Sunderland facing a battle to keep Alan Hutton

SUNDERLAND will be frustrated if they hope to quickly make right-back Alan Hutton’s loan from Tottenham permanent.

Darren Bent left with a feeling of closure

DARREN Bent says helping Sunderland to beat former club Tottenham with a remarkable brace means he can finally draw a line under his White Hart Lane misery.

Sunderland 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1

DARREN Bent had his Stuart Pearce moment on Saturday but by the time he’d taken leave of this pulsating clash on 79 minutes, it was a comparison that cut a bit too close to the bone for the Sunderland striker.

No love lost wiith Redknapp and Bent

HARRY Redknapp couldn’t resist a subtle dig at Darren Bent, even after seeing his former striker help Sunderland sink Spurs.

Cats boss keen to seal deal for Alan Hutton

STEVE Bruce will look to turn Alan Hutton’s loan move from Tottenham Hotspur into a permanent switch at the end of the season.

Steve Bruce set to move for Spurs midfielder

SUNDERLAND are preparing a summer bid for Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara – and hope to sign his Spurs team-mate Alan Hutton on a permanent basis if they win their battle against relegation.

Better as a Black Cat, says Darren

DARREN Bent believes he has become a better striker since joining Sunderland in the summer having already scored more league goals for the Black Cats than he managed in either of his two seasons at Tottenham Hotspur.

Steve Bruce rules out move for Michael Dawson

STEVE Bruce will not make a move for Tottenham defender Michael Dawson until the summer as he once again refused to be rushed into doing any transfer business in January.

Sir Alex’s kids earn their Spurs

DARRON Gibson led the charge of the youth brigade as Manchester United marched into the Carling Cup semi-finals last night.

Wigan 1, Sunderland 0

WIGAN produced the ideal response to last week’s 9-1 thrashing by Tottenham as Hugo Rodallega’s solitary goal was enough to beat Sunderland.

Silver boots suit Jermain Defoe

JERMAIN Defoe revealed how he made a last-minute change of boots before his goalscoring frenzy against Wigan that sent Tottenham Hotspur back into the Barclays Premier League top four.

Jermain Defoe to blame for injury - Gordon

CRAIG Gordon has blasted Spurs striker Jermain Defoe for the “poor challenge” that broke his arm and left him on the sidelines until the New Year.

Fraizer Campbell unsettled by defeat at Spurs

FRAIZER Campbell would normally enjoy the opportunity to recharge his batteries during an international break – but the Sunderland striker fears it will be ruined by the frustration of last weekend’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Bruce backs Darren Bent despite penalty miss

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STEVE Bruce has urged Darren Bent not to dwell on his costly penalty miss against Tottenham Hotspur as he delivered a withering response to criticism of his striker following the 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane, writes LUKE EDWARDS.

Broken arm devastating for Black Cats keeper

CRAIG Gordon could be ruled out of action until after Christmas after breaking his arm in a collision with Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe during the painful 2-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur 2, Sunderland 0

TOTTENHAM Hotspur had plenty to laugh about at the weekend and most of the jokes were at Darren Bent’s expense.

Goals in store for firing Gunners

ARSENAL are playing stunning football at the moment and continued their amazing knack of scoring in both halves last weekend against Tottenham and landing one of my punts of the weekend at odds of 7-4.

Bruce confident Darren Bent will make World Cup squad

STEVE Bruce has revealed the signing of Darren Bent was his first priority when he became Sunderland manager as he thanked Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp for falling out with the striker.

No hard sell needed to become a Cat says Turner

SUNDERLAND new boy Michael Turner might have been interesting Liverpool, Aston Villa and Spurs over the summer but he says that no hard sell was required to convince him to join the Black Cats revolution.

Bent out for revenge after bruising Britannia battle

DARREN Bent wants revenge on Stoke City after getting “beaten up” at the Britannia with Spurs last season.

Bassong was Alan’s tip, says Redknapp

HARRY Redknapp has revealed it was Alan Shearer who first recommended Sebastién Bassong to him, but the Tottenham Hotspur boss believes he would never have signed the defender had Shearer been installed as Newcastle United manager, writes STUART RAYNER.

Darren Bent: I was never happy at Tottenham

DARREN Bent has revealed his relief at playing at a club where he feels wanted after admitting he was never happy playing for Harry Redknapp at Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs to step up Bassong pursuit

TOTTENHAM Hotspur are preparing to step up their pursuit of defender Sébastien Bassong this week as the long-awaited St James’s Park clear-out starts to get under way.

Cats up bid for Darren to £12m

SUNDERLAND have made a second and improved offer for Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent and hope to be able to confirm his transfer later this week.

Bruce gets tough with Tottenham over Bent

STEVE Bruce has warned Tottenham Hotspur he will not wait around forever to sign Darren Bent as talks between the two clubs broke down last night.

Steve Bruce faces a signing struggle

STEVE Bruce admits Sunderland will still struggle to lure big-name players as Peter Crouch prepares to sign for Tottenham.

Bruce is aiming to close out Bent deal

STEVE Bruce will return from holiday to begin his Sunderland revolution this week by trying to finalise a deal for Tottenham striker Darren Bent.

Troubled United may lose Sebastien Bassong

TOTTENHAM and Arsenal are readying imminent bids for Sebastien Bassong as they look to exploit the growing confusion and turmoil at Newcastle United.

Spurs striker Darren Bent is Bruce’s priority target

SUNDERLAND are set to step up their interest in Darren Bent after Steve Bruce spent last week compiling character references on the Spurs striker.

Alan Shearer wants to move for Spurs defender Chris Gunter

ALAN Shearer will make a move for promising Tottenham Hotspur defender Chris Gunter if he is confirmed as Newcastle United’s permanent manager.

Cats star Kieran Richardson has no interest in going

KIERAN Richardson has pledged his future to Sunderland – despite claims that Tottenham are interested in the Black Cats midfielder.

Sunderland U-18s 1, Tottenham U-18s 2

TWO quickfire goals just before half-time killed Sunderland off and sent Spurs through to the Premier Academy Youth League play-off final.

Three up front gives us fresh hope

ONCE again, this time at Tottenham on Sunday, a poor first half is our undoing.

Alan Shearer bemoans his slow starters as relegation nears

ALAN Shearer last night complained about his players’ lack of urgency as Newcastle United slipped another step closer to relegation following a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

Viduka ready for Shearer mission

MARK Viduka will make a welcome return to bolster Newcastle United’s desperate survival mission against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow following a personal plea from Alan Shearer to help save the club.

Sunderland keep an eye on Spurs striker Darren Bent

SUNDERLAND are continuing to monitor Darren Bent’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur ahead of a possible summer bid for the striker.

Banned Kieran is blaming Keane

KIERAN Richardson has pointed his finger at Roy Keane as he tried to explain the two-match suspension he picked up following his tenth yellow card of the season during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunderland 1, Tottenham 1

KIERAN Richardson mentioned Europe in his post-match dispatches, but the Black Cats’ failure to hang on to the slender lead he gave them against Tottenham ensures they must keep one eye fixed on the relegation scramble below them.

Win thrown away says Sbragia

RICKY Sbragia admitted he is running out of patience with his players after they failed to hang on to their lead against Tottenham Hotspur.

Kenwyne Jones has no regrets over Spurs snub

KENWYNE Jones maintains he has no regrets about turning down a move to Spurs, insisting his focus ahead of today’s crucial game against the Londoners is solely on atoning for his shocking midweek miss at Anfield.


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