Rodwell open to centre-back switch

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell says he is happy to fill in at centre-back should manager Sam Allardyce need him to following their 6-2 drubbing by Everton.

Fletcher: Sunderland are improving

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher believes the club have improved under new manager Sam Allardyce despite their 6-2 drubbing by Everton at the weekend.

M'Vila quells Sunderland exit talk

Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila has dismissed talk about his future at the club as he looks get his career back on track.

Allardyce slams M'Vila mistake

Sam Allardyce has criticised Yann M'Vila for giving away a penalty in Sunderland's 1-0 defeat to Southampon and insists the club must cut out their mistakes.

Sunderland v Southampton

Sunderland welcome Southampton to the Stadium of Light on Saturday hoping to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Everton last time out.

Saints add to Sunderland woes

Southampton piled further misery on Sunderland as they battled to a 1-0 win over the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon.

Black Cats stun Crystal Palace

Sunderland secured a much-needed 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in a tightly-contested affair at Selhurst Park on Monday evening.

Defoe: I hope it's not ligaments

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe is keeping his fingers crossed that the ankle injury he suffered against Crystal Palace is not too serious.

Allardyce: We lost control

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was left to rue his team's indiscipline after their 6-2 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Kone hat-trick secures Toffees win

Arouna Kone scored three times in a sensational 6-2 win for Everton over struggling Sunderland at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday.

Allardyce: Not all doom and gloom

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is aware of the challenge facing his struggling side, but wants his players to enjoy their football.

Everton v Sunderland

Sunderland will be looking to climb out of the relegation zone for the first time this season when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday.

Fletcher heaps praise on Allardyce

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher has hailed the influence of new manager Sam Allardyce after their first victory of the Premier League season.

Allardyce: 'Great relief' after first win

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was delighted to see his team record their first win of the season by beating Newcastle United 3-0 at Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Black Cats clip Magpies' wings

Sunderland once again claimed the bragging rights as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.

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