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LIVE: Sunderland AFC news - David Moyes sets win target, Jordan Pickford praised and reaction to Everton defeat

David Moyes has revealed Sunderland will need five more wins to stand a chance of staying up this season.

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Dejected Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jonjo Shelvey (right) wait to restart the game after Bristol City's second goal on Saturday

Mags keep faith in misfiring Mitrovic

Rafa Benitez has backed Aleksandar Mitrovic after the misfiring striker drew another blank for Newcastle United.

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Nathan Thomas pushes for a late Pools equaliser at Colchester on Saturday. Picture by Lawrence Smith/AHPIX.com.

Hartlepool United’s players told to believe in themselves ahead of Crewe crunch

Dave Jones says Hartlepool United’s players must start to believe in themselves.

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Jermain Defoe stretches to get a shot away in a crowded box in the 2-0 weekend defeat at Everton. Picture by Frank Reid

David Moyes calls on Sunderland attackers to improve as he targets a total of 10 Premier League wins

David Moyes is targeting 10 Premier League wins to secure Sunderland’s safety, but has called on his front players to improve their service to Jermain Defoe.

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Oviedo faced a tough battle against Coleman

Sunderland defender highlights key element of defeat to Everton

Sunderland left-back Bryan Oviedo admits that Seamus Coleman made for a difficult opponent at Goodison Park.

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Jordan Pickford despairs as Idrissa Gana Gueye races away to celebrate hitting Everton's opener in Saturday's 2-0 win. Picture by Frank Reid

David Moyes reacts to Jordan Pickford’s display on return to Sunderland side

David Moyes praised Jordan Pickford on his return to the Sunderland side – even if he looked a “little rusty” after two months out.

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Josh with Sunderland manager David Moyes.

Sunderland supporter, 10, sees dream come true as he leads team out

It may not have been a memorable day on the pitch for Sunderland AFC - but one supporter had an experience he'll never forget at Goodison Park yesterday.

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GALLERY: Can you spot yourself in the Sunderland away end at Everton?

Sunderland were backed by 1,500 fans at Goodison Park on Saturday - can you spot yourself in our fan gallery?

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Sunderland forward Adnan Januzaj in action

Everton were 'too comfortable' against Sunderland, says Toffees boss Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman believes his Everton side were "too comfortable" in their 2-0 win over Sunderland at Goodison Park.
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David Moyes slams first-half Sunderland display in Everton defeat

Sunderland boss David Moyes slammed his side's first half display in the 2-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.
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Low-key return to Goodison Park for David Moyes

More needed from Fabio Borini and Adnan Januzaj plus five other things learned from Sunderland's defeat at Everton

Sunderland's survival hopes took another blow with the defeat to Everton, with the Black Cats going down 2-0 to the Toffees.

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Sunderland were beaten 2-0 by Everton at Goodison Park

Match of the Day pundit 'confused' by Sunderland style and says too much pressure on Jermain Defoe

Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas says he is "confused" by Sunderland's style - and says they rely too heavily on Jermain Defoe.

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SAFC 10 YEARS AGO:

SAFC 10 YEARS AGO:

Here’s what the Echo was reporting on SAFC 10 years ago.

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Scott Harrison beats Tom Lapslie. Picture by LAWRENCE SMITH/ AHPIX

Colchester United 2 Hartlepool United 1: Match ratings/ statistics

MATCH RATINGS

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Defoe came close but Sunderland were outclassed

Phil Smith analysis: Sunderland didn't buckle but in pace and precision, Everton were just a class apart

A free-kick, moments before the end.

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Sunderland stopper Jordan Pickford

David Moyes explains Vito Mannone's absence from Sunderland squad

David Moyes has explained Vito Mannone's absence from the Sunderland squad.

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RECAP: Everton 2 Sunderland 0 - Relive the Black Cats’ disappointing day

Sunderland succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Everton today, to stay at the foot of the Premier League table.

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Scorer Nathan Thomas on the attack for Pools

Colchester United 2 Hartlepool United 1: Dave Jones bemoans lapses in concentration

Dave Jones bemoaned lapses of concentration after Hartlepool United went down to a 2-1 defeat at Colchester United.

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See Sunderland superfan Bradley Lowery on the Everton pitch with his proud dad

Brave Bradley Lowery warmed up for his big day like all professional athletes do.
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Seb Larsson tracks Everton dangerman Romelu Lukaku. Picture by Frank Reid

Everton 2 Sunderland 0: How SAFC fans reacted on Twitter to Goodison defeat

Sunderland’s miserable record at Goodison Park continued with a 2-0 defeat to Everton today, leaving the Black Cats rooted to the foot of the table.

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