Mowbray ready to give loan striker a Carling Cup cameo

TONY Mowbray is ready to give Manchester City loan striker Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely a Carling Cup cameo - as he eyes a result to extend the "momentum" of Middlesbrough's bright Championship start.

Alex Nimely is a timely signing for Boro

MIDDLESBROUGH’S striking worries are at an end after manager Tony Mowbray sealed the loan signing of Manchester City youngster Alex Nimely.

Durham City 3 Trafford 4

A CONTROVERSIAL late penalty denied Durham City a point after the Citizens had clawed their way back from a two-goal deficit against Trafford to level matters with eight minutes to go.

Steve Bruce keen on Craig Bellamy

STEVE Bruce admits that Manchester City's Craig Bellamy is one of the names being considered to fill his left-wing vacancy.

Sunderland consider move for Wright-Phillips

SUNDERLAND have asked Manchester City to name their price on England winger Shaun-Wright Phillips.

Keiren Westwood on brink of Sunderland AFC move

SUNDERLAND are on the brink of clinching a deal for highly-rated Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood after beating off competition from Manchester City and Wolves.

Cats defender Nedum trips the Light fantastic

MANCUNIAN Nedum Onuoha missed out on being at Wembley as Manchester City won their first trophy in 35 years, but claimed he would not swap it for the season he has had at Sunderland.

Sunderland U18s 2 Manchester City U18s 0

CHAMPIONS Sunderland played a youthful side but still finished their League programme with a final flourish to beat powerful Manchester City at the Academy.

Sunderland Res 2 Manchester City Res 0

SUNDERLAND’S goal kings Craig Lynch and Ryan Noble were on target against Manchester City as the Black Cats rounded off their Premier Reserve League campaign with a win at Eppleton.

Lee Cattermole believes Man City nightmare can be a blessing

LEE Cattermole believes Sunderland’s biggest defeat this season was a blessing in disguise – because it stopped them brushing their problems under the carpet.

'Brutal' loss has Steve Bruce worried

SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce lamented a "brutal performance" as he saw his side crash to a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Manchester City 5 Sunderland 0

IT WAS not long ago that those of a red-and-white persuasion were contemplating the prospect of Sunderland playing in Europe next season.

Boudewijn Zenden says team spirit keeps Sunderland AFC strong

SUNDERLAND’S mettle will be put to the test tomorrow. Even for a side with a respectable recent record against Roberto Mancini’s men, Manchester City is not a great place to be when you are down on your luck.

Time to change football's winter schedule?

Newcastle United’s bedraggled players arrived in London last night to prepare for their match against Tottenham Hotspur still recovering from a Boxing Day defeat to Manchester City.

Tim Krul will keep place for Tottenham trip

TIM Krul will keep his place in goal against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow night as Alan Pardew refuses to punish the young goalkeeper for the error which set Manchester City on their way to a Boxing Day victory.

City are out to make a Citizens’ arrest

DURHAM City face a tough task tomorrow as they battle both the elements and top-of-the-table Chester City at the Diva Stadium.

Lee Cattermole stands up for Nigel De Jong

LEE Cattermole has denied English football has become violent as he tried to defend Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong for the tackle which broke Hatem Ben Arfa’s leg.

Newcastle United seek FA action over de Jong challenge

NEWCASTLE United are still seething about the reluctance to punish Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong for the horror tackle which broke Hatem Ben Arfa’s leg in two places last weekend.

Michael Turner confident of maintaining momentum

HAVING beaten Manchester City and drawn with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United already this season, Sunderland are getting used to rising to challenges.

Mike Williamson: Penalty was the turning point

MIKE Williamson believes guesswork decided Newcastle United’s game at Manchester City.

Chelsea Carling Cup win the stuff of broken dreams

CHELSEA, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Bolton Wanders, Fulham, Blackburn Rovers.

Injury-list woe for Durham

DURHAM City will be down to the bare bones when they take on Ossett Albion tonight in the Presidents Cup, according to Citizens’ boss Lee Collings.

Fraizer Campbell injury rules him out for six months

STEVE BRUCE has confirmed that Fraizer Campbell will be sidelined for “at least six months” by the cruciate knee ligament injury he sustained against Manchester City.

Fraizer Campbell may miss the rest of season

FRAIZER Campbell could be out for the rest of the season after suffering cruciate ligament damage in Sunderland’s victory over Manchester City.

Brilliant Titus Bramble praised by Steve Bruce

STEVE Bruce hailed a magnificent defensive display from Titus Bramble as Sunderland secured a memorable victory over big-spending Manchester City.

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0

MONEY cannot buy you happiness, but it definitely makes life a whole lot easier.

Steve Bruce to shuffle defensive pack again

SUNDERLAND will send out their third different defensive line in as many games this season against Manchester City with Steve Bruce craving continuity at the back.

Manchester City's spending in a different league

WHEN Manchester City ripped Adam Johnson out of his grasp back in January it was a slap in the face which told Steve Bruce football in this country had changed forever.

Michael Turner playing a game of patience

MICHAEL Turner has had to be patient at the start of the new season and hopes Sunderland fans will do likewise, but the centre-back is still optimistic of a first league win at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

We have got to improve says Steve Bruce

STEVE Bruce admitted Sunderland must improve to kick start their Premier League season against Manchester City this weekend.

Sense of being wanted refreshing for Nedum Onuoha

STEVE Bruce’s “faith” persuaded Nedum Onuoha to join Sunderland after deciding to leave the Manchester City circus, but the versatile defender will not be rushed into deciding whether he wants to stay.

Nedum Onuoha joins Mensah at Sunderland

SUNDERLAND manager Steve Bruce swelled his defensive ranks further with the capture of Manchester City centre-back Nedum Onuoha, who yesterday joined John Mensah in agreeing a season-long loan deal at the Stadium of Light.

Steve Bruce eyes Manchester City players

STEVE Bruce has made an enquiry about Manchester City’s unwanted defender Nedum Onuoha – and confirmed he is hoping to pounce for more of the big-name players frozen out by the continued spending at Eastlands.

City valuation of Nedum Onuoha too steep for NUFC

NEWCASTLE United will have to persuade Manchester City to significantly drop their valuation of Nedum Onuoha if the Nigeria-born defender is to move to St James’ Park.

Fitness D-day for midfielder Gareth Barry

GARETH Barry is facing his World Cup D-day. It had been thought the Manchester City midfielder had an appointment with his specialist today to assess his recovery from an ankle ligament injury which threatens his participation at the World Cup.

Marton Fulop may leave Sunderland for Manchester City

MÁRTON Fülöp could end the season by securing a place in the Champions League for Manchester City as Roberto Mancini looks for an emergency replacement for Shay Given.

The worst is behind us – SAFC keeper Gordon

CRAIG Gordon reckons Sunderland have put their disappointing winter behind them despite suffering last gasp disappointment against Manchester City.

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 1

FOR all of the far-flung nationalities that make up Manchester City’s lavishly assembled League of Nations, Sunderland were last night left to curse an assassin reared on their own doorstep for denying them their first back-to-back victories for 15 months.

Cats new boy Benjani relishes challenge

BENJANI has promised he is fit and ready to make up for lost time after his two years of frustration at Manchester City.

Benjani transfer from Man City to Sunderland confirmed

BENJANI Mwaruwari’s loan move from Manchester City to Sunderland has been given the go-ahead by the Premier League.

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