Gus Poyet has been appointed as the new Sunderland manager on a two-year deal. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Gus Poyet was today handed the task of dragging Sunderland out of relegation trouble after being named as Paolo Di Canio’s successor.The 45-year-old U(...)

Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United scores his team’s second goal against  Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Photograp:  Michael Regan/Getty Images
De Gea saves United blushes
  • Soccer
  • October 7, 2013, 01:08

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 2During an opening period in which United’s defending was the stuff of comic cuts – as highlighted by Nemanja Vidic’s e(...)

Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United scores his  second goal during the  Premier League match against Sunderland  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester Utd 2: Teenager Adnan Januzaj blasted Manchester United to a face-saving victory at Sunderland with a superb double on his fir(...)

Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna will miss the league leaders’ trip to West Brom on Sunday with a hamstring

Saturday, October 5thCardiff (11) v Newcastle (16)Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has almost a full squad to select from. Andreas Cornelius, who continue(...)

Sunderland caretaker manager Kevin Ball will be in charge for the weekend’s game against Manchester United. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Kevin Ball will send Sunderland into battle with Manchester United on Saturday after his spell as interim manager was extended.The 48-year-old, who wa(...)

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his second and his side’s third goal during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 1 Liverpool 3: Luis Suarez may have damaged Liverpool’s “brand” when he bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last season but the striker’s firs(...)

Paolo Di Canio has been sacked after only winning two of his 12 matches since being appointed manager in March. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has urged owner Ellis Short not to appoint a journeyman manager as Paolo Di Canio’s replacement.The Texan is c(...)

The former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland will not rush to replace Paolo Di Canio as they launch the search for their latest manager.Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo was immedi(...)