Geoff Cameron in action for Stoke City

Sunderland target Stoke City midfielder Geoff Cameron

USA international Geoff Cameron is wanted by Sunderland, who may be close to giving up on Fabio Borini

Phil Bardsley of Sunderland

Long-serving Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley joins Stoke City

Stoke City snap up Long-serving Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley after his contract runs out

Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross and Sunderland's Fabio Borini jump for the ball

Sunderland 1 Stoke City 0: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Sunderland coach Gus Poyet can breathe a sigh of relief as the Black Cats climbed out of the relegation zone last night with a win over Stoke City

Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet during training

Sunderland v Stoke City preview: Gus Poyet gives Wembley the silent treatment

Qualifying for a cup final has brought back painful memories for Gustavo Poyet. No wonder he has been saying “basta” a lot, writes Stuart Rayner

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet

Gustavo Poyet accuses Mark Hughes of stoking trouble

Gustavo Poyet has questioned why there has been so much smoke surrounding Stoke City's interest in Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole but no fire

Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle United in action against Stoke City at St James' Park

Newcastle United 5 Stoke City 1: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

Martin Atkinson's Christmas cards to Stoke City in three manic minutes allowed Newcastle United to take it steady on Boxing Day

Newcastle United's Mike Williamson

Newcastle United v Stoke City preview: Williamson giving away no gifts

Mike Williamson's recent form puts him top of the stoppers in the Premier League and is determined to keep up the good work

Sunderland head coach Gustavo Poyet during his side's match against Stoke City

Wes Brown's red card 'a hammer to the head' - Gus Poyet

Sunderland's Gustavo Poyet has called Wes Brown's dismissal at Stoke City "a hammer to the head" and asked referees to explain controversial decisions

John O'Shea of Sunderland and Marko Arnautovic of Stoke City battle for the ball

Stoke City 2 Sunderland 0: Stuart Rayner's match analysis

The search for Sunderland first away win of the season goes on. Whether they are getting any closer under Gustavo Poyet is hard to tell

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland are edging to safety after draw against Stoke City

SUNDERLAND'S spirited 10 men kept their relegation fate in their own hands courtesy of a stirring second half fight-back against Stoke City.

Adam Johnson in action against Stoke City

Sunderland 1 Stoke City 1 - Mark Douglas' match analysis

Tonight, for one night only, Wearside will be twinned with South Wales

Sunderland's Adam Johnson

Preview: Sunderland v Stoke City

ADAM Johnson enjoyed – actually endured is a better word – a nervous final day of last season.

Steven Taylor

Newcastle United stoked up for visit of Anzhi believes Steven Taylor

STEVEN Taylor believes Newcastle United’s dramatic win over Stoke City has set his side up perfectly for Thursday’s European tie with Anzhi Makachkala.

Newcastle United's James Perch

NUFC begin 'biggest week of the season' says James Perch

JAMES Perch believes Newcastle United begin their “biggest week of the season” when Stoke City come to Tyneside tomorrow.

Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse

Pardew hopes to see Papiss Cisse return from illness

ALAN Pardew is hoping that Papiss Cissé’s illness won’t keep him out of Sunday’s Premier League game with Stoke.

Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse

Papiss Cisse renaissance will help NUFC rediscover winning touch

PAPISS Cisse's Newcastle United career is ripe for a renaissance after his “re-energised” performance at Stoke.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew

Real Stoke choker, but Alan Pardew is given hope

ALAN Pardew felt that Newcastle United’s performance provided hope that they will escape from a fight at the bottom of the Premier League despite a devastating fourth straight defeat.

Tony Pulis

Old pals reunion as Martin O'Neill calls on Tony Pulis again

MARTIN O’Neill likes to paint himself as a managerial loner, but the Sunderland boss makes an exception for Stoke boss Tony Pulis.

Tim Krul

Tim Krul ready for Newcastle United Euro push

TIM Krul has ramped up the pressure in the race for the Champions League by claiming that Newcastle United do not deserve a top-four place if they can’t beat Stoke City and Wigan over the next fortnight.

Kieran Richardson tackles Stoke City's Andy Wilkinson

Stoke City 0 Sunderland 1

ON paper it was the biggest away win of Martin O’Neill’s embryonic Sunderland career.

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