Aston Villa v Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa v Sunderland Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a bad Boxing Day for both sides involved in this fixture, Aston Villa will hope to make amends when they take on Sunderland at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon. Villa suffered a disappointing defeat to Swansea City on Boxing Day but will have some positives to reflect on coming into this match, given that they managed to get a draw when they last played at home against Manchester United. Paul Lambert will surely see this game against Sunderland as …
Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland face a difficult encounter at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with the blue half of Merseyside - one of the in-form teams in the Premier League - looking to carry on their fine form in their quest for Champions League qualification. The Black Cats, however, need a miracle to stay up, according to the Uruguayan manager Gustavo Poyet; and will need to start their unlikely survival with three points over the Toffees if they have any chance catching …
Arsenal vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Arsenal vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

These two teams head into the upcoming Premier League weekend with very different objectives and very surprising form. Former league leaders Arsenal have endured a somewhat rocky two weeks, with a heavy defeat to Liverpool and a crucial home leg loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League giving a louder voice to claims that their season is on the brink of falling apart at the dreaded February stage of the year. It could be worse, the Gunners sit in …
Manchester City v Sunderland Preview | Facts, Team News & Key Men

Manchester City v Sunderland Preview | Facts, Team News & Key Men

Wednesday night will see a dress rehearsal of the Capital One Cup Final take place at The Etihad Stadium as Manchester City welcome Sunderland. Both teams are coming off the back of poor results on the weekend, with Sunderland losing 2-0 at home to Hull City and Manchester City failing to score for the second consecutive game, resulting in a 0-0 away draw at Norwich City. Manchester City will be aiming to get back to winning ways at The Etihad …
Newcastle vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Newcastle United welcome rivals Sunderland to St James' Park on Saturday lunchtime, but will be missing their best players so far this season - as Yohan Cabaye made his £19m move to PSG on Wednesday, and Loic Remy is suspended after his altercation with Bradley Johnson; Luuk De Jong has been brought in on loan for the rest of the season from Borussia Monchengladbach. Team News According to Physioroom.com, Yoan Gouffran, Gabriel Obertan and Papiss Cisse took knocks against but …
Adam Johnson: A World Cup Option?

Adam Johnson: A World Cup Option?

After a week that saw Theo Walcott ruled out of the World Cup in the summer, Adam Johnson’s hat-trick – the first non-Suarez hat-trick since May 2013 – has unsurprisingly seen his name mooted as a replacement. The Sunderland winger, who hasn’t featured for England since August 2012, also added an assist to his 3 goals against Fulham on Saturday and Johnson still holds hopes for breaking into the England squad before this summer’s tournament. The talent is clearly evident …
Sunderland Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Sunderland Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manager-less Sunderland host Liverpool live on SkySports on Sunday in their first Premier League game without Paolo Di Canio. Sunderland find themselves bottom of the Premier League table without a win in their opening five games, their only point coming in a 1-1 draw away at Southampton in the second game of the season. Liverpool, on the other hand find themselves 5th after taking 10 points from their opening 5 games, with their only defeat coming last weekend at home …
Sunderland vs Reading | Match Preview & Player Stats

Sunderland vs Reading | Match Preview & Player Stats

Much was expected of Martin O’Neil’s Sunderland side this season, yet The Black Cats currently are placed in the drop-zone after an awful start. Their visitors on Tuesday night are Reading, who also have struggled this season and find themselves starting to get cut adrift in the bottom-three. The match is a re-arranged fixture after the initial game between the two-sides was postponed and both teams will be looking at this match as one to kick-start their season. Past Meeting …
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