Christian Benteke’s first half header gave Aston Villa a precious 1-0 win away at Spurs. Photograph: PA

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Aston Villa 1Christian Benteke scored his eighth goal in six games to hand Tim Sherwood a winning return to Tottenham and ease Ast(...)

Northumbria Police have said they will take a zero tolerance approach to any supporters causing trouble at Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Getty

Northumbria police have warned Sunderland and Newcastle United supporters that anyone caught provoking trouble during Sunday’s derby at the Stadium of(...)

Gus Poyet has been fired as manager of Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Gus Poyet has parted company with Sunderland after the club decided to fast-forward plans to replace him in the summer.The Uruguayan’s sacking ends an(...)

Gus Poyet is set to be sacked by Sunderland after taking charge of his final training session. Photograph: Getty

Gus Poyet took what seems certain to be his final training session on Monday morning at Sunderland’s weekday headquarters, the Academy of Light.When t(...)

Sunderland’s manager Gus Poyet in the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct over his touchline confrontation with Hull counterpart Steve Bruce, the Football Asso(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson has been released on bail after allegations were made he slept with a 15-year-old. Photograph: PA Wire

England footballer Adam Johnson has been bailed until the middle of the month after police arrested him on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl un(...)

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16, sources said. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.The England in(...)

Neither Sunderland’s  Wes Brown or John O’Shea  will miss the club’s next match as Brown’s suspension has been overturned. He was mistaken for O’Shea during the match with Manchester United and wrongly sent off. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Sunderland have succeeded in overturning the red card shown to defender Wes Brown against Manchester United on Saturday.Brown was dismissed by referee(...)

Wayne Rooney scored form the spot as Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sund(...)

Victor Moses celebrates after his late penalty gave Stoke a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, consigning Tim Sherwood to defeat in his first game as Villa boss. (Photograph: Reuters / Darren Staples)

Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 2Stoke dramatically spoiled Tim Sherwood’s debut as Aston Villa boss after Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty gave them a 2-1 (...)