Sunderland 1 Tottenham 2: John O’Shea’s own goal condemned Sunderland to a demoralising home defeat as Tottenham handed under-fire manager Andre Villa(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his third goal against Sweden last night. Photogrpah: Pontus Lundahl/EPA

It was billed as a clash of the titans with Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the starring roles but at the end of last night Portugal’s captain took(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores the only goal of the game  past Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson during their World Cup qualifying play-off first leg game in Lisbon. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP Photo

PORTUGAL 1 (Ronaldo 82) SWEDEN 0 This was not quite the high-velocity collision of twin attacking greats the build-up had promised. But by the end Cri(...)

 Phil Bardsley of Sunderland scores past Costel Pantilimon of Man City in  the  Premier League match  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0: Two Manchester United old boys helped ensure that trips to Wearside are fast becoming a form of purgatory for Manchest(...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini  celebrates his late winner against Newcastle.

Sunderland 2 Newcastle United 1 Alan Pardew predicted that this latest north-east derby might be decided by a clever substitution and he was p(...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini celebrates scoring his side’s winner  during the  Premier League match against Newcastle at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 2 Newcastle 1: Alan Pardew predicted that this latest derby would be decided by an inspired substitution and he was proved right. Unfortuna(...)

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his second and his side’s third goal during the  Premier League match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 1 Liverpool 3: Luis Suarez may have damaged Liverpool’s “brand” when he bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last season but the striker’s firs(...)

Sweden have played two games to date at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, with the stadium roof closed on both occasions

The Swedish Football Federation will attempt to obtain an early ruling from Fifa on whether the roof of the Friends Arena can be closed on Friday n(...)

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