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Football: Sunderland AFC

Chester-le-Street Advertiser: Sunderland AFC

News & Match Reports

SUNDERLAND: Chris Coleman promises he 'won't be pulling any punches' - and issues Jack Rodwell with a direct challenge

Chester-le-Street Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 25th November 2017

CHRIS COLEMAN has promised he will “not be pulling any punches” with his underperforming Sunderland squad, and has issued a direct challenge to Jack Rodwell to prove how much he wants to play for the Black Cats.

SUNDERLAND: Lewis Grabban happy to be shouldering Black Cats' goalscoring responsibilities

Chester-le-Street Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 25th November 2017

LEWIS GRABBAN is happy to continue shouldering Sunderland’s goalscoring responsibilities, but is confident some of his team-mates will start to come to the fore once results begin to turn.

SUNDERLAND: Black Cats boss confident Duncan Watmore will return a 'better player' despite second cruciate operation

Chester-le-Street Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 24th November 2017

CHRIS COLEMAN is confident Duncan Watmore will return a “better player” despite having undergone a second cruciate ligament operation that will rule him out of the rest of the season.

SUNDERLAND: Former players recall how team "were struggling at the time" in fresh Tales from the Red and Whites

Chester-le-Street Advertiser: TALK-IN: Co-authors (from left) Graeme Anderson, Rob Mason and Lance Hardy, watch compere Phil Hourigan (far right) show off his wine-balancing trick. Pictures: Paul Vincent @pauljkvincent

4:20pm Friday 24th November 2017

A NEW book celebrating the enduring appeal of Sunderland Football Club, told by those lucky enough to pull on the famous red and white stripes, hit the bookshelves this week.

SUNDERLAND: Chris Coleman confirms Duncan Watmore operation - and also reveals Didier Ndong is set for a spell on the sidelines

Chester-le-Street Advertiser:

3:46pm Thursday 23rd November 2017

DUNCAN WATMORE is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing cruciate ligament surgery earlier today.

SUNDERLAND: 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' - Chris Coleman's approach to leading the Black Cats

Chester-le-Street Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 23rd November 2017

CHRIS COLEMAN doesn’t strike you as a fervent student of German philosophy, but the new Sunderland boss has spent his first three days on Wearside channelling his inner Friedrich Nietzsche.

SUNDERLAND: Chris Coleman says 'by hook or by crook we have to get out of this' after Aston Villa defeat and Watmore blow

Chester-le-Street Advertiser: LOSING START: Sunderland manager Chris Coleman at Aston Villa. Pictures: Alan Hayward (MI News & Sport Ltd)

6:00am Wednesday 22nd November 2017

CHRIS COLEMAN has had to learn quickly about the sort of problems he will encounter at Sunderland, but he has told every member of the squad he has inherited that ‘only us can lift the doom and gloom’ on Wearside.

IN PICTURES: Chris Coleman's debut as Sunderland manager

Chester-le-Street Advertiser:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd November 2017

NEW Sunderland boss Chris Coleman was the focus of attention on Tuesday night.

MATCH REPORT: Aston Villa 2 Sunderland 1

Chester-le-Street Advertiser: LOSING START: Sunderland manager Chris Coleman at Aston Villa. Pictures: Alan Hayward (MI News & Sport Ltd)

9:42pm Tuesday 21st November 2017

CHRIS COLEMAN was quite reserved in his technical area at Villa Park last night, standing more often than not with his hands in his pockets.

SUNDERLAND: Duncan Watmore set for another extended spell on the sidelines with latest knee injury blow

Chester-le-Street Advertiser: EYES DOWN: Sunderland's Duncan Watmore and Bristol City's Joe Bryan battle for the ball

4:41pm Tuesday 21st November 2017

DUNCAN WATMORE has been rocked by another serious injury blow and is set miss the rest of the season with a second cruciate ligament injury to the same knee.

Fixtures and results

Date Home team Score Away team
3:00pmSat 17/08/13 Arsenal 1 - 3 Aston Villa
3:00pmSat 17/08/13 Liverpool 1 - 0 Stoke City
3:00pmSat 17/08/13 Norwich City 2 - 2 Everton
3:00pmSat 17/08/13 Sunderland 0 - 1 Fulham
3:00pmSat 17/08/13 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1 Southampton
3:00pmSat 17/08/13 West Ham United 2 - 0 Cardiff City
5:30pmSat 17/08/13 Swansea City 1 - 4 Manchester United
1:30pmSun 18/08/13 Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
4:00pmSun 18/08/13 Chelsea 2 - 0 Hull City
8:00pmMon 19/08/13 Manchester City 4 - 0 Newcastle United
7:45pmWed 21/08/13 Chelsea 2 - 1 Aston Villa
12:45pmSat 24/08/13 Fulham 1 - 3 Arsenal
3:00pmSat 24/08/13 Everton 0 - 0 West Bromwich Albion
3:00pmSat 24/08/13 Hull City 1 - 0 Norwich City
3:00pmSat 24/08/13 Newcastle United 0 - 0 West Ham United

Table

Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Manchester City 38 27 5 6 65 86
2 Liverpool 38 26 6 6 51 84
3 Chelsea 38 25 7 6 44 82
4 Arsenal 38 24 7 7 27 79
5 Everton 38 21 9 8 22 72
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 6 11 4 69
7 Manchester United 38 19 7 12 21 64
8 Southampton 37 15 10 12 8 55
9 Stoke City 39 13 12 14 -7 51
10 Newcastle United 38 15 4 19 -16 49
11 Crystal Palace 38 13 6 19 -15 45
12 Swansea City 38 11 9 18 0 42
13 West Ham United 38 11 7 20 -11 40
14 Sunderland 38 10 8 20 -19 38
15 Aston Villa 38 10 8 20 -22 38
16 Hull City 38 10 7 21 -15 37
17 West Bromwich Albion 38 7 15 16 -16 36
18 Norwich City 38 8 9 21 -34 33
19 Fulham 38 9 5 24 -45 32
20 Cardiff City 38 7 9 22 -42 30
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