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Sunderland to make loan move for West Ham ace Robert Snodgrass - with permanent deal ruled out

Sunderland will enquire about the possibility of taking West Ham United ace Robert Snodgrass on loan - with Simon Grayson ruling out a permanent move.

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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson: Sunderland fully prepared should they lose any key players this summer

Simon Grayson insists Sunderland have targets lined up should he lose any of his key players before the transfer window closes - as the work continues to bolster the squad.

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Sunderland have an early effort cleared off the line

'Easily beaten by cheating Leeds team who won't do anything' - Sunderland fans react on Twitter to defeat

Sunderland lost their unbeaten record this season as they came back down to earth with a thud against Leeds United.

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Leeds celebrate their opening goal

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds United: Player ratings as visiting attackers impress

Sunderland fell to their first competitive defeat of the season against Leeds United.

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Sunderland were comfortably beaten

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds United: Disappointing Black Cats suffer first loss of the season

Sunderland were inches away from taking what could have been a precious lead here, but few could argue that Leeds United were well worthy of their victory.

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Sunderland goalkeeper Anthony Patterson the hero as they grab derby draw with Newcastle

The spoils were shared as Sunderland opened their season with an entertaining 1-1 draw against old rivals Newcastle at the Academy earlier today.

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Sunderland are unchanged again

Sunderland v Leeds United team news: Star striker misses out for visitors

Simon Grayson has named an unchanged league side for the fourth time this season.

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Gary Rowell, opening-day match-winner against Charlton, tries a shot for Sunderland against West Ham later in the 1978-79 season.

Ha’way Back When: Trick’s a treat for Gary Rowell as Sunderland get a flier against Charlton

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Sunderland opened their Second Division campaign on a winning note against Charlton – but the performance left a lot to be desired.

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TC Plastics (blue) battle it out with Victoria Gardens in the Sunday League last week. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Sunday League: Livewire Cassidy the inspiration as Victoria Gardens make super start to life in the Premier

Victoria Gardens started their Premier Division adventure in style, with an easy 6-1 win over TC Plastics.

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TC Plastics (blue) take on Victoria Gardens last weekend.

Sunderland Sunday League: Forrest fire as Thorney Close make statement of intent

Thorney Close Inn made an opening-day statement in Division One with a dominant performance in a 4-1 victory at Ashbrooke Hendon.

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Sunderland striker James Vaughan.

RECAP: Sunderland AFC 0 Leeds United 2 - Unbeaten run comes to end, Simon Grayson provides transfer update

Sunderland were beaten 2-0 by Leeds United tonight - and we had it covered.
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Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen.

Scout report: Spotlight on Leeds United's tactics and key players ahead of Sunderland game

Still unbeaten Sunderland welcome fellow promotion hopefuls Leeds Untied to the Stadium of Light this evening in a televised clash.

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Simon Grayson in his Leeds manager days

Simon Grayson reflects on time at Leeds United and pinpoints what Sunderland must do better tonight

Tonight’s game hold a special resonance for Simon Grayson, a boyhood Leeds fan who had a significant impact on the club’s modern history.

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Michael Cockburn with two of the bigger-sized Sunderland shirts he has been able to buy in the past.

Sunderland AFC fan’s anger as new away shirt not sold in 3XL size

A taxi driver is getting shirty over Sunderland AFC’s new away strip.

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TC Plastics take on Victoria Gardens (red) in the Sunderland Sunday League last weekend. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Durham Sunday League: Great Scott at the double as Hetton Social Club secure opening-day success

Hetton Social Club enjoyed an excellent start to the season, running out 4-1 winners at Sedgefield SC in the Castle Insurance Alan Smith Trophy.

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Simon Grayson in his Leeds manager days

Simon Grayson relects on time at Leeds United and pinpoints what Sunderland must do better tonight

Tonight’s game hold a special resonance for Simon Grayson, a boyhood Leeds fan who had a significant impact on the club’s modern history.

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Joselu gets in a header during Newcastle's midweek open training session at St James's Park.

Benitez pledges to unlock £5million Joselu’s potential at Newcastle

Rafa Benitez believes he can unlock Joselu’s “potential” at Newcastle United.

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Aiden McGeady congratulates George Honeyman at Hillsborough

How Aiden McGeady’s ‘buffet balls’ have transformed Sunderland’s set piece threat

Last season it was one of many major gripes from the dugout to the terraces.

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West Ham United ace Robert Snodgrass.

Simon Grayson to keep tabs on Robert Snodgrass and Ross McCormack situations

Robert Snodgrass is the latest player Simon Grayson is considering reuniting with at Sunderland.

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Magpie boss Rafa Benitez

Transfer activity will go to the wire, fears Newcastle boss

Rafa Benitez fears Newcastle United’s transfer business will go to the wire.

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