Moyes tells fans to prepare for relegation battle

​ Sunderland boss David Moyes has told fans to prepare for another relegation battle this season after Sunday's 2-1 defeat by Middlesbrough. The club have lost the opening two games under Moyes, who replaced England manager Sam Allardyce this summer. Asked about fans fearing another struggle, he said: "Well, they would probably be

Stats from Saturday’s Barclays Premier League

​Here's a round up of some stats from Saturday's Premier League...  Hull City 2-1 Leicester City Leicester City were the first reigning top-flight champions to lose their opening game of the following league season since Arsenal in 1989/90 - the Gunners lost 1-4 away at Manchester United on August 19, 1989. This was

Sunderland sign United duo

​Sunderland have completed the signing of Manchester United's Paddy McNair and Donald Love for a combined £5.5m. Both 21-year-olds have signed four-year deals and are reunited with former United boss David Moyes on Wearside. Full-back Love, meanwhile, leaves United after making just two senior appearances, both under Louis van Gaal last season. Moyes

Chelsea’s Ramires out for weeks

Chelsea midfielder Ramires might not play again this season because of the illness that knocked him out of Sunday's Premier League title celebrations. The Brazil international was taken to hospital before the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace with a kidney-related problem. Jose Mourinho had named Ramires in his starting line-up but he

Adam Johnson charged with sex offences

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one of grooming. Johnson was initially arrested on Monday March 2 and was charged after he answered his police bail on Thursday at Peterlee police station. The charge was confirmed by Durham Police

Sunderland beat Fulham in FA Cup fourth round replay

Sunderland capitalised on Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli's embarrassing fumble to overcome the spirited Championship side 3-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Craven Cottage. Hugo Rodallega gave the Londoners a first-half lead just before the half-hour mark until an unfortunate own goal from the otherwise impressive Bettinelli was followed up

Stefan Jovetic enjoying City’s current run

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic is confident the Premier League champions can continue their impressive winning run. Manuel Pellegrini's side wrapped up a fourth consecutive victory by overcoming Sunderland 4-1 at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening - keeping the gap on leaders Chelsea to six points in the process. With

Manchester City down Sunderland 4-1

Manchester City kept pace with Premier League leaders Chelsea on Wednesday night, coming from behind to defeat Sunderland 4-1 for their first victory at the Stadium of Light since 2008. Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic scored in the first half for City after Connor Wickham had given Sunderland the lead with