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(...)

Danny Graham scored his first goal for Sunderland as his side picked up a priceless three points away at Everton. Photograph: Getty

Everton 0 Sunderland 2Sunderland striker Danny Graham’s first goal for the club may have been a fluke but its significance could not be under-estimate(...)

Tom Cleverley and Christian Benteke were both on the scoresheet for Aston Villa as they beat Everton 3-2 at Villa Park. Photograph: PA

Aston Villa 3 Everton 2Christian Benteke’s brace inspired Aston Villa to a vital 3-2 victory over lacklustre Everton. The red hot striker scored his n(...)

 Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming, Durham Police said. Photo: Dave Howarth/PA

Footballer Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming.The 27-year-old Sunderland p(...)

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(...)