Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC

RECAP: Donald Love and Lynden Gooch strike to send Sunderland through against Carlisle United

Sunderland are in the hat for the third round of the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 win over Carlisle United- and we had it covered.
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Grayson was impressed with Robbin Ruiter

Simon Grayson reacts to Robbin Ruiter's performance and Carlisle United win

Simon Grayson says his fringe players have added competition for places after the 2-1 win over Carlisle United.

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Lynden Gooch celebrates

Carlisle United 1 Sunderland AFC 2: Stunning Lynden Gooch goal secures Carabao Cup win

Sunderland are through to the third round of the Carabao Cup after a thoroughly entertaining 2-1 win over Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

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Ruiter was superb for Sunderland

Carlisle United 1-2 Sunderland: Two fringe players stand out as Black Cats advance

Sunderland laboured to a narrow 2-1 won over Carlisle United in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

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Police near the Stadium of Light on the day of the Sunderland vs Celtic friendly

Trainee accountant Celtic fan spared jail after suffering head injury while attacking Sunderland shop

A trainee accountant was part of a mob of Celtic fans who attacked a Sunderland convenience store before SAFC's friendly match against their team.
Carlisle United manager Keith Curle.

Scout report: What can Sunderland expect from Carlisle United in tonight's Carabao Cup clash?

Sunderland travel to Carlisle United in the second round of the Carabao Cup tonight - but what can they expect from their Cumbrian counterparts?
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Didier Ndong in action against Leeds

Cats Eye View: Why Didier Ndong would be the hardest player for Sunderland to replace

Didier Ndong was one of the few players to have emerged from last season’s relegation with any credit.

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Stadium of Light

RECAP: Sunderland AFC news - Snodgrass competition from Aston Villa plus transfer targets latest

Sunderland are in action tonight in the Carabao Cup - but the transfer activity has been in full swing today..
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Sunderland AFC 0-5 Celtic FC Dafabet Cup, Stadium of Light, Sunderland. 29-07-2027. Picture by FRANK REID

The Wahbi Khazri conundrum: Simon Grayson on his best position and first team prospects

After a sparkling start to pre-season, Wahbi Khazri’s Sunderland revival has somewhat run out of steam.

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Grayson is hoping to build greater versatility in his squad

Sunderland boss discusses his squad depth as he searches for greater versatility

Simon Grayson admits he is still searching for greater versatility after Sunderland’s first competitive defeat of the season.

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A number of sides are interested in Sunderland loan target Robert Snodgrass

Sunderland boss admits he faces Championship competition for most transfer targets

Simon Grayson has admitted that he is shopping in a crowded transfer market.
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Khazri will start at Brunton Park

The Sunderland fringe players set to be given chance against Carlisle to earn league place

Wahbi Khazri and Bryan Oviedo will start for Sunderland against Carlisle United on Tuesday night.

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Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman.

RECAP: Sunderland AFC blog - Martin Bain on reviving club's fortunes, Simon Grayson press conference plus transfer latest

Sunderland AFC manager Simon Grayson held his pre-match press conference today ahead of the Carlisle United trip - as work to bring in new players continues.
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Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson press conference: Updates on team, transfer and injury news ahead of Carlisle United v Sunderland AFC

Sunderland are set to make changes for the Carabao Cup trip to Carlisle United on Tuesday night - with Bryan Oviedo set to start.
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George Honeyman scores the winner against Bury in the second round.

If Sunderland and Newcastle reach Carabao Cup third round fans will discover next opponents on Thursday - at 4.15am!

Sunderland and Newcastle United are in Carabao Cup action this week - and if they progress fans face an early morning alarm clock to discover their next opponents.
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Lee Cattermole and John O'Shea

Simon Grayson’s two ‘deputies’ who can sort out any dressing room unrest at Sunderland

As there is still great uncertainty about who will be here and who won’t when the transfer window shuts, it must make things incredibly difficult for Simon Grayson to make plans or even know what his regular team will be in September.

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Robert Snodgrass

Gary Rowell: West Ham ace Robert Snodgrass is just the type of player this limited Sunderland squad needs

What a difference a week makes.

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Martin Bain

Martin Bain: Why Sunderland job has bigger expectation than Rangers - and his aims for 'stagnant' club

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain admits he feels the 'weight of expectation' on Wearside more than he ever did at Rangers.
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No disgrace to lose to Leeds but signings needed or ‘novelty’ will wear off quick

No disgrace to lose to Leeds but signings needed or ‘novelty’ will wear off quick

Some might say Saturday’s defeat to Leeds was a reality check. I’d disagree.

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Some familiar failings in Leeds defeat but Grayson’s Sunderland have earned patience

Some familiar failings in Leeds defeat but Grayson’s Sunderland have earned patience

Much of Sunderland’s 2-0 defeat to Leeds felt familiar – the positive start giving way to the sloppy first goal, the lack of incision and, finally, the predictable goal conceded on the counter-attack.

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