West Ham v Sunderland

West Ham United will be hoping to end a worrying run of results when they welcome stragglers Sunderland to Upton Park on Saturday evening.

Fletcher hails Advocaat impact

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher believes the arrival of Dick Advocaat has given the squad 'a big chance' at avoiding relegation from the Premier League.

Advocaat focused on results

Newly-appointed Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat reveals he is more interested in winning matches than getting his team to play stylish football.

Advocaat looks at positives

New Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat believes his side have enough quality to avoid relegation this season, despite their 1-0 loss to West Ham on Saturday.

West Ham 1-0 Sunderland

Dick Advocaat's first game in charge of Sunderland ended in a 1-0 defeat at West Ham after a late strike by Diafra Sakho.

Black Cats lift Johnson ban

Sunderland have announced that Adam Johnson is due to return to first-team training after the club lifted his suspension on Wednesday.

Advocaat lands Sunderland job

Sunderland have confirmed the appointment of Dick Advocaat as their new head coach following the sacking of Gus Poyet on Monday.

Sunderland part ways with Poyet

Sunderland have decided to part ways with manager Guys Poyet following a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend.

Poyet can't explain collapse

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admitted he could not explain Sunderland's capitulation in their 4-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor both scored twice as Aston Villa thrashed Sunderland 4-0 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Sunderland v Aston Villa

It will be a fight for survival on Sunday when Sunderland host Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light, with both teams hoping to avoid falling into the drop zone.

Wickham shoulders the blame

Conner Wickham has conceded that Sunderland's strikers need to start putting their chances away if the club is to move away from the relegation zone.

Wickham willing to work

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham admits he needs to find more consistency if he is going to regain his place in Gus Poyet's starting line-up.

Poyet slapped with FA charge

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged by the Football Association for his confrontation with Hull City boss Steve Bruce on Tuesday.

No regrets for Poyet

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet insists he has no regrets over his touchline altercation with Hull City counterpart Steve Bruce during the sides' 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

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