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Leicester City in relegation fight admits Claudio Ranieri after Sunderland close gap to champions

Manager of the year Claudio Ranieri admitted Leicester CIty are in a relegation battle after losing 2-1 at Sunderland.

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Jermain Defoe celebrates his eighth goal of the season. Picture by FRANK REID

Jermain Defoe fantastic but Victor Anichebe unbelievable again for Sunderland

Victor Anichebe did not find the net, but boss David Moyes rated the in-form striker's display as key to Sunderland's critical win over Leicester City.

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Jan Kirchhoff wins a header.

Richard Mennear's analysis: Momentum firmly behind Sunderland after superb win over Leicester

The Sunderland revival under David Moyes continues to gather pace, with victory over Leicester City the club's third win in four top flight games.

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Jan Kirchhhoff gets up for the header which led to the opening goal. Picture by FRANK REID

David Moyes salutes "best performance" after Sunderland move closer to safety in 2-1 win over Leicester

David Moyes saluted his players for their "best performance" of the season after seeing Sunderland clinch their second successive home win, against Leicester City.

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Jermain Defoe celebrates his goal.

Sunderland hero Jermain Defoe reflects on 2-1 win over Leicester City

Jermain Defoe's winning goal in Sunderland's 2-1 victory over Leicester City was his 250th goal in English club football.

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Sunderland fans celebrate victory against Leicester today. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland 2 Leicester City 1: How Black Cats fans enjoyed slaying the champions on Twitter

Sunderland climbed off the foot of the Premier League with a tremendous 2-1 win over defending champions Leicester City.

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Duncan Watmore fires in a shot. Picture by FRANK REID

Sunderland 2 Leicester City 1: Match ratings, Defoe on mark again in vital win

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The Sunderland players celebrate

Sunderland 2 Leicester City 1: Black Cats just a point off safety after superb win over champions

Sunderland have moved to within a point of safety after a superb 2-1 win over champions Leicester City at the Stadium of Light.

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Steve Martin has been mistaken for a football referee following Newcastle v Nottingham Forest.

Hollywood actor Steve Martin trolled by Newcastle fans after he is mistaken for referee

Known for his roles in Father of the Bride, Planes Trains & Automobiles and The Man With Two Brains, actor Steve Martin isn't necessarily famed for his prowess on the football pitch.

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South Hylton Metro station

Sunderland Metro services restored after failed train cleared

Metro services between Park Lane and South Hylton are running again.
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Steven Pienaar: sent off at Bournemouth

Three Sunderland players walk yellow card tightrope against Leicester City

Three Sunderland players are today walking a yellow-card tightrope for the visit of Leicester City.

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Sunderland manager David Moyes.

Sunderland v Leicester City team news: David Moyes makes one change for the visit of the Champions

David Moyes has made one change to his Sunderland team for the visit of Leicester City, with Papy Djilobodji recalled to the starting line-up.

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Westmount (red) take on TC in the Sunderland Sunday League recently

Sunderland Sunday League: TWR roar back in style to make County Cup progress in shoot-out drama

Hylton Castle TWR staged a fine fightback before clinching a last-16 spot in the Durham County Sunday Cup.

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Connor Wickham scores Sunderland's opening goal in their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City two years ago today. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland on this day: The last 10 games on December 3

Sunderland look to kick off a busy December with three points against champions Leicester City in the Premier League today.

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Ex-Sunderland loanee Nicklas Bendtner pokes home Nottingham Forests equaliser against Newcastle  last night . Picture by Frank Reid

Third successive setback for Mags as ex-Sunderland loanee helps clinch dramatic win

Newcastle United suffered a third successive setback by succumbing to a 2-1 Sky Bet Championship defeat at Nottingham Forest last night.

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Forest keeper Vladimir Stojkovic enjoys last nights winner

Forest chief salutes his side’s patience in victory over Magpies

Philippe Montanier praised his Nottingham Forest side for their patience after seeing them finally break the stubborn resolve of nine-man Newcastle to claim a grind out 2-1 City Ground win last night.

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Sunday League action between Westmount (red) and TC at Silksworth Sports Complex

Sunderland Sunday League: Four-goal Laing sparks Millfield Oddies triumph

David Laing was toast of the town after his four-goal haul inspired Millfield Oddies to a 4-3 Third Division win over unlucky Ryhope New Railway.

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Jack Rodwell misses a glorious chance for Sunderland in last season's home clash with Leicester. It was 1-0 at the time, before Leicester ran out 2-0 victors. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland v Leicester City: The last six Stadium of Light meetings remembered

Sunderland take on Leicester looking to make it three wins in four games as David Moyes’ men battle to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.

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Victor Anichebe and Jermain Defoe will lead the line for Sunderland today.

Sunderland v Leicester City LIVE: Build-up, action and reaction from the Stadium of Light

Sunderland host Champions Leicester City at the Stadium of Light today - and we've got it covered.

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Boro boss Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough v Hull City: Karanka urges Boro to keep up momentum

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka acknowledges that Monday night’s home Premier League clash with Hull City is a real six-pointer.

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