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Phil Smith analysis: Sunderland's regression becoming increasingly painful to watch

The game was already up, but it was a move of such ineptitude that it summed up another painful afternoon.

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Victor Anichebe: Back in action as second-half sub. Picture by FRANK REID

David Moyes: 'Poor goals' cost Sunderland as Black Cats go bottom

David Moyes was left to rue Sunderland conceding "two poor goals" as the Black Cats returned to the bottom of the Premier League table.

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Anichebe and Denayer both go down hurt in today's defeat. Picture by Frank Reid

West Brom 2 Sunderland 0: How Black Cats fans reacted to another sorry away day at The Hawthorns

Sunderland’s miserable form continued with a 2-0 defeat at high-flying West Brom today.

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Jermain Defoe:  Tried hard up top. Picture by FRANK REID

West Brom 2 Sunderland 0: Match ratings, another black day as Cats go bottom


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Denayer watches Brunt's second go in

West Brom 2-0 Sunderland: First-half goals from Fletcher and Brunt enough to tame sinking Black Cats

Sunderland's deficiencies were again laid bare as they crashed to the bottom of the table, this time in a 2-0 defeat to West Brom.

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Sunderland U18s 1 Middlesbrough U18s 5: Young Black Cats outgunned by clinical Boro

Sunderland crashed to a heavy Under-18 Premier League Northern Division defeat at the hands of Teesside rivals Middlesbrough at the Academy of Light today.

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Anichebe is back in the squad

West Brom v Sunderland team news: Anichebe on the bench and Honeyman keeps his place

George Honeyman makes his first Premier League start at the Hawthorns this afternoon.

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David Moyes: Worrying stats

West Brom-Sunderland: Black Cats must cut out the set-pieces

The Hawthorns has regularly been a graveyard to Sunderland teams.

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Sunderland boss David Moyes takes his side to West Brom today. Picture by Frank Reid

Recap: West Brom 2 Sunderland 0 - Relive the day on our matchday blog

Sunderland endured another dismal away day at The Hawthorns to slump to the foot of the Premier League today as West Bromwich Albion eased to a 2-0 victory.

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Acrobatic: Kevin Ball twists to hit Sunderland's winner in a dramatic clash at The Hawthorns in 1998. Picture by Kevin Brady

West Brom v Sunderland: Five memorable clashes at The Hawthorns

The Red and Whites have managed just a single point in their last seven matches at The Hawthorns.

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Wearmouth Old Boys (stripes) attack against Durham County in the Over-40s League last week. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Sunday League: Hodgson steals the show as Dolphin make a big splash

The Dolphin upset the form book with an unlikely 4-3 win over Wear United in Division Three.

Oops. Sunderland keeper Costel Pantilimon drops a cross to allow Saido Berahino to fire home West Brom's winner in last season's meeting at The Hawthorns. Picture by Frank Reid

West Brom v Sunderland: The last five matches at The Hawthorns – and it’s not a pretty tale for the Black Cats

Sunderland have endured a dismal time in recent visits to The Hawthorns.

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Over-40s action: Durham County (yellow) take on Wearmouth Old Boys

Sunderland Sunday League: Super Southwick melt Plastics in cup stormer

Red-hot Southwick melted TC Plastics’ hearts with a tremendous 8-0 demolition to reach the Hendersons Butchers-backed League Cup semi-finals.

Wearmouth Old Boys (red and white) take on Durham County in the Over-40s League last week. Picture by Tim Richardson

Peterlee Sunday League: Pounder and Saliki steer Horden fighters into County Cup quarter-finals

Horden CW Supporters defied the big freeze to storm into the quarter-finals of the Durham County Sunday Cup.

Wearmouth Old Boys battle Durham County (yellow) in the Over-40s League last week. Picture by Tim Richardson

Durham Sunday League: Magnificent seven maintains East Rainton title push

East Rainton maintained their title push in Division Four with a 7-2 success against Durham Buffaloes Head.

Rafa Benitez. Picture by Frank Reid

Newcastle boss Benitez: It’s hard to attract players to the Championship

Rafa Benitez feels it would be easy to convince Premier League players to sign for Newcastle United.

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Durham County (yellow) battle Wearmouth Old Boys in the Over-40s League last week. Picture by Tim Richardson

Durham Sunday League: Wild Boar surge into Trophy semi-finals in super style

Houghton Wild Boar All-Stars earned a semi-final place in the Stepy’s Coaches President’s Trophy, defeating Chester BarSeven 5-2.

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Mags get Mitrovic boost for FA Cup trip to Oxford

Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to give injury-hit Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez a big lift – by declaring himself fit for next week’s FA Cup fourth round tie.

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Joleon Lescott is training with Sunderland

Sunderland boss David Moyes: We’ll be careful in hunt for new signings

Joleon Lescott is training with Sunderland as David Moyes looks to add depth to his depleted squad.

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Anichebe is nearing a return

Key players nearing return but Sunderland boss says this is worst injury crisis of his managerial career

Steven Pienaar and Victor Anichebe are nearing a return to Sunderland action, but David Moyes says he has never had an injury crisis like this one in his entire managerial career.

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