RECAP: Sunderland AFC news - Moyes given more time to explain 'slap' comment, relegation woe deepens, Manchester United build-up

Jermain Defoe in action for Sunderland
Jermain Defoe in action for Sunderland
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The bad news keeps coming for Sunderland. The club's relegation plight deepened after Hull City's victory over rivals Middlesbrough sees the Black Cats 10 points clear of safety.

It has been a bruising week on and off the pitch for Sunderland ahead of Sunday's home game with Manchester United. Click refresh and scroll down for the latest Sunderland AFC news, analysis and opinion.