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Rafa Benitez: No time for excuses at Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez says it’s NOT the time to make excuses at Newcastle United – as the solutions to the club’s problems must come from within the dressing room.

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Lynden Gooch impressed.

Chris Coleman on Aiden McGeady, John O’Shea and Sunderland’s change of system

Chris Coleman says his selection for the 0-0 draw with Wolves was ‘horses for courses’, meaning Aiden McGeady could make a quick return to the starting XI next weekend.

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Chris Coleman

Sunderland stopper explains the difference Chris Coleman has made and hails travelling support

Robbin Ruiter hailed Chris Coleman’s tactical switch and says the Black Cats manager’s faith in the squad will help haul them away from trouble.

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Hayley Sharp had a tough game at Everton.

Sunderland Ladies suffer heavey defeat at Everton

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk and Danielle Turner both bagged doubles to help Everton to a convincing FA WSL1 victory over Sunderland in wintry conditions.

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Sunderland AFC transfer news - Championship rivals Aston Villa weigh up January move for Black Cats striker

Aston Villa are the latest Championship club to be linked with a January move for Sunderland loanee Lewis Grabban.

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Ben Woodburn in action.

Sunderland U23s 1 Liverpool U23s 4 - January target Ben Woodburn scores as Black Cats suffer home defeat

January loan target Ben Woodburn scored a stunning goal in Liverpool's 4-1 win over Sunderland Under-23s at the Stadium of Light.

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Tommy Robson

Sunderland duo set to sign for Scottish side Falkirk

Scottish side Falkirk are set to raid Sunderland for reinforcements - with duo Andrew Nelson and Tommy Robson on their radar.

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Lynden Gooch in action at Wolves. Pictures by Frank Reid.

Six things learned from Wolves draw - Youngsters step up, Lee Cattermole should know better, bold Sunderland selection pays off

Sunderland picked up their fourth point on the road since Chris Coleman arrived on Wearside thanks to a resilient defensive display against Wolves.

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John O'Shea helps Sunderland earn a point.

Wolves boss aims dig at Sunderland after Molineux stalemate but Black Cats gameplan worked a treat

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said there was "only one team looking for the three points" at Molineux, but Chris Coleman praised his players for executing his gameplan.

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Darron Gibson makes a block in the draw with Wolves.

Sunderland boss hails Darron Gibson after leading role in draw with Championship leaders Wolves

Chris Coleman said there were some "huge performances" in the goalless draw at Wolves, with Darron Gibson singled out for praise.

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Sunderland skipper John O'Shea.

RECAP Sunderland hold on for superb point at Wolves despite Lee Cattermole red

Injury-ravaged Sunderland secured a superb point at Wolves in the Championship despite playing a half an hour with ten men after Lee Cattermole saw red.
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Lee Cattermole goes down the tunnel after his red card.

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman reacts to hard-earned point at Wolves and Lee Cattermole's red card

Chris Coleman praised his Sunderland players after a resilient display earned a hard-fought point at Wolves, playing the final half hour with ten men.

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Coleman oversaw a resilient performance from Sunderland

Sunderland dig deep to secure excellent point against Wolves after another unnecessary red card

It is to Sunderland’s immense credit that this week another unnecessary red card did not lead to their downfall.

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Sunderland held on despite a red card shown to Lee Cattermole

Wolves 0-0 Sunderland: Player ratings as superb rearguard seals valuable point

Sunderland held on to secure a point against the league leaders despite Lee Cattermole seeing red in the second half.

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Lynden Gooch and Donald Love start for Sunderland

Wolves v Sunderland team news: Donald Love a surprise starter as Chris Coleman makes changes

Donald Love makes his first league start of the season as Chris Coleman switches to five at the back against Wolves.

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Lakeside (red/white) take on Wear United last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Sunderland Sunday League: Gales force blows away Athletic as The Park produce devastating performance

Last week’s unforgiving weather severely affected the fixture list and only four matches went ahead, all thanks to Silksworth Sports Complex’s 4G pitches.

Sunderland forward Bryan Robson puts the skids on to try to beat Liverpool's Ray Kennedy. Picture by Gilbert Johnston

Ha’way Back When: Snow go for Sunderland as star-studded Liverpool turn on the style

Sunderland 2 Liverpool 4 – November 29, 1980

Sunderland got a reality check for their ambitions as champions Liverpool shrugged off the Roker Park snow to cruise to a commanding victory.

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Lakeside (red/white) take on Wear United in the Sunderland Sunday League last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Peterlee Sunday League: Dawdon spot on for confidence boost ahead of FA Sunday Cup tie

Dawdon Welfare Park warmed up for their return to FA Sunday Cup action by progressing to the Tommy Burrell Memorial Cup semi-finals.

Jamaal Lascelles

Lascelles back with a shout for Newcastle

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has been leading from the sidelines during his time on the sidelines.

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Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison.

All Hartlepool United manager Craig Harrison wants for Christmas is points

All Craig Harrison wants for Christmas is .... a load of points.

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