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Everton vs Sunderland: Match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Sunderland face a difficult afternoon on Saturday, as they travel to Goodison Park, taking on an Everton side defeated only once in their last nine outings. The game has significant importance to former Everton boss David Moyes, the latest man tasked with steering the Black Cats away from relegation. Embed from Getty Images   January’s transfer window saw something of …

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Three things we learnt from Sunderland’s heavy defeat to Southampton

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Relegation-threatened Sunderland failed to build on their victory over Crystal Palace last weekend after they were completely outclassed by Southampton at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Embed from Getty Images   After a promising opening fifteen minutes for the hosts, Southampton’s January signing Manolo Gabbiadini took centre-stage, scoring twice before half-time to give the visitors a commanding lead. A …

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Three things we learnt from Sunderland’s humiliation of relegation rivals Crystal Palace

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Four first-half goals shocked Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon as relegation rivals Sunderland piled the pressure on Sam Allardyce with a heavy victory at Selhurst Park. In a match that was the epitome of a ‘six-pointer’ at this stage in the Premier League season, Sunderland drew first blood after ten minutes when Lamine Kone reacted quickest to Sebastian Larsson’s parried …

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Three things we learnt from Stoke City’s 3-1 victory over Sunderland

Sorry Sunderland. Super Stoke. Four words that pretty much summed up Saturday’s fixture at the Stadium of Light. Stoke City were superb throughout the contest, particularly during the first half where they scored three goals in 19 minutes, whilst Sunderland produced a defensive horror show and lacked any real cutting edge in the final third. The visitors opened the scoring …

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Premier League: Team of the Week XX feat. Spurs and Arsenal stars

The story of Gameweek 20 came on Wednesday night, as Chelsea’s winning streak met its end at 13 games as Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham moved up to third with a 2-0 win over the leaders at White Hart Lane to preserve their unbeaten home record this season.   Chelsea still retain the grace of a five-point gap after second-placed Liverpool dropped …

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Is this 11-goal Sunderland star set to join West Ham?

West Ham United have stepped up their audacious efforts to re-sign Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe. According to Sky Sports, the Black Cats rejected an initial offer of £6 million on Wednesday afternoon. West Ham, who are desperate to add firepower to their squad following a difficult start to life at the London Stadium, are expected to return with an improved bid …

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Three players Sunderland should target during the January transfer window

To say that Sunderland have had a turbulent six months would be something of an understatement. After the jubilation of securing survival at the end of the 2015/16 Premier league season Black Cats supporters were fully expecting to see their club spend the summer re-building, re-moulding and re-investing in their first team squad under the guidance of Sam Allardyce. With …

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