Sunderland manager Gus Poyet issues instructions to his players during his side’s defeat to Bradford City in the FA Cup Fifth round match at Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade. Photograph: Getty Images

Gus Poyet’s position at Sunderland is under no immediate threat with the board confident the Uruguayan can ride out a current rough patch and keep the(...)

Jon Stead scores Bradford’s second goal in their FA Cup fifth-round clash against Sunderland at Valley Parade. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Jon Stead has been there and worn the T-shirt during a career spanning 13 years and 10 clubs. But once things got so bad that his own supporters actu(...)

Leroy Fer and Bobby Samora scored QPR’s goals as they secured their first away win of the season against Sunderland. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Sunderland 0 QPR 2Caretaker boss Chris Ramsey presided over QPR’s first Barclays Premier League away win of the season as chairman Tony Fernandes clos(...)

Harry Redknapp resigned as Queens Park Rangers manager a day after chairman Tony Fernandes tweeted there would be “no more cheque book” at the London club as the January transfer window closed. Photograph: Getty

Ended by a fall from a window. If this is how Harry Redknapp’s managerial career has been terminated, it seems quite fitting. Redknapp was alwa(...)

Manchester United’s  Marcos Rojo  heads home  their second goal past Cambridge United Chris Dunn during the FA Cup fourth-round replay  at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0Manchester United enjoyed the kind of relaxed evening that eluded Louis van Gaal’s men in the first game of this(...)

Adam Johnson of Sunderland will miss the club’s FA Cup replay with Fulham. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is out of Tuesday night’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at Fulham after undergoing surgery.The 27-year-old midfielder has (...)

Jonathan Walters bagged a hat-trick as Stoke City saw off QPR 3-1 at the Britannia Stadium. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Stoke City 3 QPR 1 QPR remain without an away point this season and second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League after Jonathan Walters’ hat-tr(...)

Yaya Sanogo celebrates after Marouane Chamakh puts Crystal Palace 3-2 up against Southampton. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Liverpool 0 Bolton 0Liverpool’s avoided an FA Cup upset at home to Bolton but even on a day of shocks it was not much of an achievement after a tooth(...)

 Eljero Elia of Southampton celebrates with manager Ronald Koeman after his first goal at St James’s Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Eljero Elia scored twice to fire Southampton back into third place in the Barclays Premier League with a hard-fought victory at Newcastle. The Dutchma(...)

 Jermain Defoe says   ‘can’t wait’ to start scoring for Sunderland after his move from Toronto FC. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Sunderland have completed the signing of Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC with Jozy Altidore heading in the opposite direction.The Black Cats have confir(...)