Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat insists he will continue to selecting Adam Johnson, despite the winger landing in trouble with the law.
Stoke City will be targeting more of the same when stragglers Sunderland make the trip to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming.
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat believes his side needs six points from their remaining six games to secure their safety from relegation this season.
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat conceded his side were unable to cope with the pace of Crystal Palace on Saturday after suffering a 4-1 home defeat.
A rampant Crystal Palace heaped further misery on stragglers Sunderland as they cruised to a 4-1 victory at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
Crystal Palace will be targeting more of the same when they make the long trip to the north-east to face Sunderland on Saturday.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe has declared his derby winner against Newcastle on Sunday as the second-best goal of his career.
A superb Jermain Defoe volley right on the stroke of half-time gave Sunderland a crucial 1-0 derby win over Newcastle at the Stadium of Light on Sunday evening.
An old rivalry continues when Newcastle face Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
Sunderland defender John O'Shea believes the club needs a win as soon as possible to re-energise the squad for the fight against relegation.
West Ham United will be hoping to end a worrying run of results when they welcome stragglers Sunderland to Upton Park on Saturday evening.
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher believes the arrival of Dick Advocaat has given the squad 'a big chance' at avoiding relegation from the Premier League.
Newly-appointed Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat reveals he is more interested in winning matches than getting his team to play stylish football.
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- West Ham 1-0 Sunderland
- Black Cats lift Johnson ban
- Advocaat lands Sunderland job
- Sunderland part ways with Poyet
- Poyet can't explain collapse
- Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa
- Sunderland v Aston Villa
- Wickham shoulders the blame
- Wickham willing to work
- Poyet slapped with FA charge
- No regrets for Poyet
- Hull City 1-1 Sunderland
- Sunderland suspend Johnson
- Brown wins red card appeal
- Hull v Sunderland
- Brown red card to be contested
- Poyet: Refereeing mistakes rife
- Manchester Utd 2-0 Sunderland
- Man Utd v Sunderland
- Season likely over for Giaccherini
- Cattermole confident of survival
- Sunderland 0-0 West Brom
- Sunderland v West Brom
- O'Shea: No panic here