Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez scores the first of his two goals past Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone during the  Premier League  match at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Premier League round-up: Southampton’s incredible start to the season continued against Stoke as Sadio Mane’s strike propelled them back to second in (...)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman commiserates with Sunderland boss Gustavo Poyet after the the 8-0 home win  at St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Gus Poyet was left bemoaning the most embarrassing moment of his football career after his Sunderland side were hammered 8-0 at Southampton. The Urugu(...)

Fabio Borini celebrates with his Sunderland  team-mates after scoring the winning penalty in the Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full (...)

Connor Wickham of Sunderland scores his  second under pressure from Fernandinho of Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2 This was a sho(...)

Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu celebrates  their winner at Sunderland. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Wes Brown’s own goal took Everton into the Champions League places as Sunderland’s relegation fears took a turn for the worse after a 1-0 defea(...)

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring the second against   Sunderland in the English League Cup final . Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 1 They were flashes of brilliance. For(...)

Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew was left alone to face a furious backlash as Newcastle succumbed to another humbling derby defeat by Sunderla(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson  scores the equaliser against Southampton . Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Adam Johnson struck for the fourth time in a week as Sunderland staged an unlikely fightback to snatch a Premier League ag(...)

Jack Colback fires in the second Sunderland goal against Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Cardiff 2 Sunderland 2: Jack Colback struck in injury time to earn Sunderland a point and stun managerless Cardiff.Playing just over 24 hours after Ma(...)

Ki Sung-Yueng of Sunderland celebrates his goal during the  Premier League match aggainst  Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images.

Sunderland received an unexpected assist in their bid for Premier League survival as Everton pressed the self-destruct button on their unbeaten home l(...)