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 (...)

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 scored Bradford City’s second as they rocked Premier League Sunderland 2-0 at Valley Parade to reach the FA Cup quarter finals. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Bradford City 2 Sunderland 0Bradford reacted to their television snub by adding another Premier League scalp to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for th(...)

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(...)

Sadio Mane wheels away after scoring Southampton’s late winner in their 1-0 victory over QPR at Loftus Road. (Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images)

QPR 0 Southampton 1Sadio Mane scored an injury-time winner to give Southampton a 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory and ensure QPR began life after (...)