Martin O'Neill makes loan move for Danny Rose

SUNDERLAND will look to end a successful transfer window by brokering a loan move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose – who will replace Fulham-bound Kieran Richardson after the former Manchester United man agreed terms with the West London club.

Alan Pardew pleads guilty to misconduct charge

ALAN Pardew has pleaded guilty to the FA’s misconduct charge for pushing assistant referee Peter Kirkup in the 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur – but he admits he is looking no further than steering his side to victory over Atromitos tonight.

Alan Pardew's charged by FA for his push on ref

ALAN PARDEW was last night charged with misconduct by the FA for his push on referee’s assistant Peter Kirkup during Saturday’s Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew waits to learn his fate

ALAN Pardew should find out in the next 48 hours whether he will face a FA disciplinary charge for shoving assistant referee Stuart Burt during the second half of Saturday’s home win over Tottenham.

Sunderland AFC set to swoop for Jermain Defoe

SUNDERLAND were last night on the verge of making a bid for Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe.

Shola Ameobi: I feel sharp – and want to play

SHOLA Ameobi last night told his manager Alan Pardew that he is the man to lead the line against Tottenham when the season begins a week on Saturday.

Alan Pardew rules himself out of Spurs manager job

ALAN Pardew has ruled himself out of contention for the Tottenham vacancy, insisting he wants to be part of Newcastle’s “bright” future.

Newcastle United braced for Demba Ba bid from Spurs

NEWCASTLE United are braced for interest from Tottenham in Demba Ba – but are much more confident of keeping Cheick Tioté and Papiss Demba Cissé on Tyneside this summer.

Sunderland boss longs for the day of an even keel

AN unapologetic Martin O’Neill is hoping for the day when Sunderland can face Tottenham Hotspur on equal terms.

Sunderland 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0

IN the latest skirmish in his continuing PR battle, Steve Bruce again stressed the quality of the signings he made as Sunderland’s manager.

Martin O'Neill: We still have something to play for

On paper, Sunderland have little to play for at home to Tottenham Hotspur today.

Gunners not on Sunderland striker's mind today

NICKLAS Bendtner has more reason than most to want to do well against Tottenham Hotspur in today’s lunchtime kick-off.

Nothing to fear for Newcastle United in Europe race

TOTTENHAM and Chelsea need continental football next season, Newcastle do not.

Tim Krul: Let's forget all about Spurs defeat

NEWCASTLE United goalkeeper Tim Krul is determined to prove to the club’s supporters that their 5-0 defeat at Tottenham was just “a little hiccup”.

Mike Williamson: We can still mix with the elite

MIKE Williamson has reminded Newcastle United that despite being outclassed by Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, they can still mix it with England’s elite.

United to learn from Spurs says Shola Ameobi

SHOLA Ameobi believes today’s opponents Tottenham Hotspur are an ideal model for Newcastle United.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sunderland 0

TOTTENHAM moved up to third place in the Barclays Premier League after returning to winning ways against Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

Alan Pardew: We're closing the gap on the Big Four

ALAN Pardew feels Newcastle United have closed the gap on the Premier League’s Big Four after watching his side go toe-to-toe with Champions League challengers Tottenham.

We fear no one at St James', claims Pardew

NEWCASTLE face the sternest test of their season against Tottenham tomorrow, claims Alan Pardew – but the United boss insists his side fear no one at St James’ Park.

Alan Pardew’s nerves eased as NUFC stars return

ALAN Pardew says his Newcastle charges are “raring to go” ahead of this weekend’s visit of Tottenham – as he breathes a huge sigh of relief over his international stars reporting back for United duty safe and well.

Black Cats' in £10million bid for Peter Crouch

SUNDERLAND have made a £10million bid for Spurs striker Peter Crouch, with the move potentially funded by Anton Ferdinand's departure to Premier League newcomers Queens Park Rangers.

George McCartney out but wait goes on for Nico Kranjcar

SUNDERLAND will be made to wait by Spurs in their bid to broker a loan deal for Nico Kranjcar – despite finally managing to unload Northern Ireland flop George McCartney.

Newcastle United cool interest in £9m Peter Crouch

NEWCASTLE United have enquired about signing England striker Peter Crouch – but they have been quoted £9 million by Tottenham.

Sunderland 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

SOMETIMES in life you do not realise what you are missing until it is not there.

Boss hopes side can earn its Spurs in style

AFTER Stoke City’s beastly excuse for football last week, Sunderland’s supporters should be able to look forward to a beautiful game tonight.

Titus Bramble braced for Spurs match

LAST week, Sunderland knew exactly what they were facing, but failed to deal with it.

NUFC exceeding expectations of Lovenkrands

PETER Løvenkrands knows Newcastle United have exceeded expectations this season as they are finding it difficult to shake off the disappointment from their exciting draw with Tottenham.

Magpies duel with Spurs for David Beckham

NEWCASTLE United have made their bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane on loan at the same time as they try to snatch David Beckham from under their noses.

Magpies' Robbie Keane pursuit in doubt

NEWCASTLE United’s second attempt to sign Robbie Keane this season is in doubt as Tottenham Hotspur would like to sell the striker rather than loan him to a Premier League rival.

Pardew admits Newcastle need new signings

ALAN Pardew admitted Newcastle United’s second-half surrender to ten-man Spurs hammered home the need for quality reinforcements when the January transfer window swings open this weekend.

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.

Redknapp's game will not work with Mapgies

TAP the words ‘Harry Redknapp’ and ‘Wheeler Dealer’ into Google and you get a pretty succinct answer from the Tottenham manager to accusations that he plays the spiv in the transfer market.

Gyan finds the net again as Cats beat Spurs

STEVE Bruce praised his side’s “bottle” after they withstood a Tottenham onslaught to claim a point at White Hart Lane last night.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sunderland 1

SUNDERLAND continued their habit of upsetting the big boys with a hard-earned point at White Hart Lane.

Craig Gordon back in goal for Tottenham trip

Gordon is again the No 1 for Black CatsCRAIG Gordon will play his first game for six months at the ground where his injury problems began tonight.

Chelsea Carling Cup win the stuff of broken dreams

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

Andy Carroll hailed as future as Spurs link is trashed

CHRIS Hughton has hailed the growing maturity of Andy Carroll on and off the pitch after laughing off the “annoying” rumours linking him with Spurs.

Chris Hughton is content with players he's got

CHRIS Hughton was happy to enjoy a quiet transfer deadline day as he shrugged off the disappointment at missing out on Tottenham striker Robbie Keane.

SAFC shocked by price for right-back Alan Hutton

TOTTENHAM have astonished Sunderland by demanding more than £9million for right-back Alan Hutton.


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