Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon shoots at  goal during last night’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Crystal Palace 0 Sunderland 1 Sam Allardyce’s team recorded a victory earned on the back of hard graft and a late winner from Jermain Defoe t(...)

Sunderland captain John O’Shea limped off during the first half of the Tyne-Wear derby. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland captain John O’Shea limped off with a suspected hamstring injury during the first half of the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light. Sam (...)

West Brom’s James McClean clashes with Sunderland’s Lee Cattermole and Danny Graham at full time after celebrating in front of Sunderland fans. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

James McClean was involved in an altercation on the Hawthorns pitch after West Brom’s 1-0 win over Sunderland this afternoon. The Irish winger (...)

Manuel Lanzini’s late goal helped West Ham sink 10-man Crystal palace. Photograph: Getty

Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 3 Late goals from Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet floored 10-man Crystal Palace as West Ham snatched a dramat(...)

Ashley Young is out of Manchester United’s clash with Everton after picking up an injury against Arsenal two weeks ago. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

SATURDAY Chelsea (16) v Aston Villa (18) Striker Diego Costa is available for Chelsea after serving a three-match ban for violent conduct, (...)

Sam Allardyce is the new manager of Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Sunderland have named Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal. The Premier League club announced the news on Friday evening, having open(...)

Memphis Depay celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal Photograph: Andrew YatesReuters

Wayne Rooney ended his 11-match goal drought as Manchester United climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over two yea(...)

Nathan Redmond scored Norwich City’s third goal as they picked up the first win of their return to top flight football away at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 3 Norwich play-maker Wes Hoolahan turned in a master class as Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat witnessed another horror s(...)

Riyad Mahrez scored an early brace as Leicester City blew away Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Leicester City 4 Sunderland 2 A first-half blitz from Leicester blew away Sunderland to hand new boss Claudio Ranieri a dream start. Riyad Mahrez’s do(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson has largely been used as a substitute since Dick Advocaat replaced Gus Poyet. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AP Photo

Dick Advocaat will wait until next week before telling Sunderland whether he wants to remain in the manager’s chair for next season or retire. Althou(...)