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Championship: Sunderland Relegated For Second Season In Row After Defeat To Burton (Photos)

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Sunderland have been relegated for the second successive season following defeat to Burton Albion at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Paddy McNair had given the Black Cats an early lead, only for ex-Sunderland striker, Darren Bent, and then Liam Boyce late on, to secure a win for the visitors.

Desperate Measures: Sunderland Remove Cash Turnstiles To Prevent Newcastle Fans Infiltrating Stadium Of Light To ‘Gloat’ About Impending Relegation

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Sunderland have reportedly taken steps to prevent Newcastle fans sneaking into their stadium as the club prepares for a potential second straight relegation down into League One.

The Black Cats are currently second-bottom of the Championship, six points adrift of safety with four matches remaining, and are concerned that rival supporters might be planning to infiltrate their remaining games to 'gloat' about the club's impending doom.

Sunderland: Newcastle Fan Wins Half-Time Crossbar Challenge And Celebrates Like Alan Shearer On Nightmare Afternoon For Black Cats (Video)

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Sunderland endured yet another afternoon to forget at the weekend, as the Championship strugglers lost 2-0 at home to Preston.

The Black Cats, who now find themselves bottom of the second-tier and heading for a second straight relegation, had defender Jake Clarke-Salter, just back from a ban for a red card, sent off again for a second bookable offence.

‘The Ready And White Army Are Heading For Exits And You Can’t Blame Them’ – Sunderland Twitter Account Loses Faith Before Black Cats Stage Dramatic Comeback Against Bristol City (Photo)

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Sunderland pulled off a dramatic comeback away to Bristol City on Saturday, with the Black Cats netting three second-half goals to secure a 3-3 draw.

However, after the hosts had gone 3-0 up within the first 40 minutes, Sunderland's Twitter account was as despondent as the away fans who had made the 290 mile trip south.

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Sunderland relegated to third tier for first time in 30 years

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London (AFP) – Sunderland were relegated to England’s third tier for the first time in 30 years on Saturday as the Championship’s bottom club lost 2-1 to fellow strugglers Burton.

Chris Coleman’s side have crashed into League One only a year after being relegated from the Premier League.

Wolves held by 10-man Sunderland

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London (AFP) – Wolverhampton Wanderers could see their lead in The Championship reduced to two points if Cardiff beat Reading on Monday after they were held 0-0 by 10-man Sunderland on Saturday.

Wolves dominated the game with 24 shots against second from bottom Sunderland who showed a resilient side to their character lacking in the first part of the season especially after Lee Cattermole was sent off in the 62nd minute.

Wolves held by 10-man Sunderland

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London (AFP) – Wolverhampton Wanderers could see their lead in The Championship reduced to two points if Cardiff beat Reading on Monday after they were held 0-0 by 10-man Sunderland on Saturday.

Wolves dominated the game with 24 shots against second from bottom Sunderland who showed a resilient side to their character lacking in the first part of the season especially after Lee Cattermole was sent off in the 62nd minute.

Klopp buries hatchet with Allardyce

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he doesn’t harbour any grudges against Sam Allardyce despite his past clashes with the new Everton boss.

Klopp rowed with Allardyce after the then Sunderland manager branded him a “soft German” two seasons ago.

Klopp was so furious with a tackle by Sunderland’s Jeremain Lens on Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho that police stepped in to calm the tension between the two benches.

Coleman faces daunting task as Sunderland break record

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London (AFP) – Sunderland earned the unwanted record of becoming the first English club to go 20 home games without a win on Saturday, illustrating the size of the task facing new manager Chris Coleman.

The Black Cats - whose last win at the Stadium of Light came on December 17 last year - managed at least to secure a point against Millwall with a 2-2 draw in their Championship clash.

English Premier League

Newcastle looking to raid rivals for attacking duo, Arsenal interested as well

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Newcastle are looking to sign the highly talented Sunderland duo, Joel Asoro and Josh Maja, at the end of this season.

Both players are out of contract at the end of this season and the Magpies are ready to pounce on the free transfers.

Asoro and Maja have been scouted heavily this season and Newcastle believe that the two attackers would improve their youth team.

On This Day in Football: Stoke put ten past WBA, Sunderland complete record transfer

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On this day in 1937, Stoke City hammered West Bromwich Albion 10-3 in a First Division fixture thus recording their biggest win in the league.

The previous game between the two clubs had ended in 2-2 and only six spots separated the two on the league table with Stoke at 14th and West Brom at 21st, one spot above the bottom.

Jack Rodwell: From young Everton prodigy to a trial at Vitesse Arnhem

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Jack Rodwell was described by many as ‘one for the future’. What happened to his promising career?

Born in nearby Southport, Rodwell joined Everton as a seven-year-old. He progressed through the youth ranks at an alarming rate – Making his under-18 debut at only 14 years of age, and then a year later went one better by turning out for the reserve team.

On This Day in Football: Arsenal score 26, Sunderland destroy Newcastle

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On this day in 1905, Arsenal beat a Paris XI side by the incredible score line of 26-1.

Led by the Scotsman Phil Kelso, the Gunners were still known as Woolwich Arsenal back then. Kelso had taken over the newly promoted Arsenal side in the previous season and guided them to a respectable tenth place finish.

English Championship

Report suggests Sunderland will persuade three players to leave in the summer

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According to reports from The Sun, Sunderland are planning a massive clear-out in the summer transfer window.

The Black Cats find themselves 23rd in the Championship, and it will need a herculean effort to get themselves out of the relegation zone.

At the moment, it looks like they will be demoted to League One, and should that happen Sunderland wouldn’t be able to afford their top earners.

Report claims Newcastle sniffing around exciting attacker, face competition from three clubs

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According to reports from the Sunderland Echo, Premier League club Newcastle United are showing interest in Josh Hawkes.

The 19-year-old plays for Hartlepool United. He is a highly rated young talent who plays as an attacking midfielder, and scored on his full debut for Hartlepool United in the 2-1 win over Bromley at the end of March.

Report: Sunderland looking to sign 24-year-old from rival club on free transfer

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According to reports from the Sunday People (printed edition; 01/04/2018 – page 52), Sunderland are looking to sign Jonathan Bond from Reading in the summer.

The Black Cats lost a top class goalkeeper in Jordan Pickford who joined Everton last summer, and Chris Coleman is looking to bolster that department.

Sunderland ace posts seven word message after win; fans react on Twitter

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Sunderland ended their dismal run of ten games without a win with a fantastic 4-1 victory against Derby County on Friday in the Championship.

After the match Sunderland midfielder Lynden Gooch took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction. He posted this message:

What a win tonight!

Popular pundit reacts to Sunderland result on Twitter

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Former Sunderland player turned popular football pundit Michael Gray has praised Chris Coleman’s side after Sunderland won their Championship game on Friday.

The Black Cats earned an emphatic 4-1 win against Derby County away at Pride Park, and moved off the bottom of the Championship.

Gray took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after the Black Cat’s victory.

Alex Rae reacts to Sunderland win vs Derby on Twitter

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Back to the wall, Sunderland produced a spirited performance as they earned an emphatic 4-1 win over Derby County in the Championship clash on Friday.

The Black Cats earned a fantastic 4-1 win at Pride Park to move off the bottom of the Championship table.

Former Sunderland player, Alex Rae, took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after the game.

'Big factor': January signing reveals he spoke with Coleman's top target before joining Sunderland

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Liverpool owned exciting young midfielder Ovie Ejaria has revealed that he spoke with Ben Woodburn before joining Sunderland on loan in the January transfer window.

The 20-year-old joined the Black Cats on the transfer deadline day in January. He says that he had a chat with Liverpool teammate Woodburn who spoke highly about Chris Coleman.

'I believe I’m good enough': 26-year-old wants Coleman to play him every week at Sunderland

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Sunderland winger Callum McManaman scored the crucial equaliser for the Black Cats in the 3-3 draw against Middlesbrough last week.

The 26-year-old struggled for regular games at Sunderland. He has started just nine Championship matches, and has been mostly used as a sub by Chis Coleman.

However, his confidence will be sky high after netting the final goal in the 3-3 draw that helped Sunderland avoid yet another defeat.

Middlesbrough tipped to deliver 15/2 blow to Sunderland's survival hopes

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Championship pundit David Prutton believes Middlesbrough will inflict more woe on local rivals Sunderland this weekend.

Boro head into the game at the Stadium of Light eighth in the table, three points behind the play-off places, while Sunderland remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Chris Coleman’s side have won just one of their last eight games and Prutton is backing the visitors to run out 2-0 winners on Saturday (15/2 with Sky Bet).

'Absolute garbage': Sunderland fans slaughter 22-year-old on Twitter

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It’s going bad to worse for Sunderland. Five defeats in the last five games, and sitting rock bottom in the Championship table, Sunderland are fighting a grim battle to save themselves from getting relegated.

The pessimism among the fans has reached its zenith as the Black Cats lost 1-0 away to Bolton on Tuesday night – a game they should not have lost.

14-goal international striker heading for exit at Burnley

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Sunderland are hoping to seal a loan deal for Burnley striker Jonathan Walters.

The 34-year-old joined the Clarets last summer from Stoke City , but he has made just three league appearances this season.

Sunderland are currently in the Championship relegation zone and desperately need reinforcements if they are to avoid the drop.

Top pundit backs Wolves to crank up the pressure on Sunderland

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Championship expert David Prutton has tipped Wolves to pile more misery on struggling Sunderland this weekend.

Chris Coleman’s appointment as manager at the Stadium of Light has failed to spark a revival in the club’s fortunes, with the Black Cats still stuck in the bottom three.

Wolves have lost just three out of 20 games this season and Prutton has predicted a comfortable 3-0 victory for the home side (7/1 with Sky Bet).

Injured Sunderland striker receives letter from Real Madrid

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Sunderland fans are all too familiar with striker Duncan Watmore’s heartbreaking struggle with injuries.

The 23-year-old had to undergo a cruciate knee operation that will effectively keep him sidelined until next season. This latest setback came just days after returning from a similar injury that had kept him out for 10 months.

Sunderland plotting January swoop for highly rated Newcastle player, he would be perfect

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Sunderland are thought to be interested in signing the highly talented Newcastle winger Alex Gilliead.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Bradford City and he has been a key player for the League One side so far this season.

According to reports, Sunderland, Hull City and Millwall are interested in securing Gilliead’s services in January.

A Fulham thriller, Chris Coleman and the miss of the season…Names of the Football League, week 15

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Coleman opens up about Sunderland's January budget, he will move for these 2 players

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New Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is already preparing his January transfer plans and it seems that the former Wales boss is lining up loan moves for Liverpool duo Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn.

The Black Cats are in desperate need of new signings and the likes of Ward and Woodburn would be terrific additions for them.

International boss ready to join Sunderland, he would be a terrific choice; Fans will love him

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Sunderland could appoint Chris Coleman as their next manager this month.

The 47-year-old is set to hold crunch talks with the Welsh FA later today and his future should be sorted out soon.

According to Mirror, Coleman wants to take over at Sunderland and it would be a massive coup for the Black Cats if the deal goes through.

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‘I’ve Had A Few Cans, I Just Fancy A Chat’ – Tipsy Sunderland Fan Rings Radio Phone-In For Pleasant Natter With Chris Coleman (Video)

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Two games into his tenure as Sunderland manager, Chris Coleman appeared on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport radio phone-in on Thursday night to discuss his start to life at the Stadium of Light.

However, Coleman had the limelight stolen when a Sunderland fan by the name of Steve rang in for nothing more than a chat with the new Black Cats boss.

Liverpool pair linked with moves to Sunderland

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Sunderland To Open Stadium Of Light As Emergency Shelter For Homeless And Vulnerable People During Cold Snap

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Sunderland have announced that, while the team is away this weekend, the Stadium of Light will be opened as a shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in the local area.

With the Black Cats playing at Millwall on Saturday, their ground will be made available to help vulnerable people make it through the sub-zero temperatures forecast in the city over the next few days.

Tahith Chong mocks Sunderland players in heated U-18 game

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Manchester United's U-18 team beat Sunderland on Saturday thanks to two goals from Tahith Chong. Chong has missed 10 months with a serious knee injury but since returning he has made six appearances for the U-18s and U-19s, where he's scored four goals and won two penalties.

This game wasn't without incident though, with Sunderland going down to 10 men when the game was level.

Sunderland: Duncan Watmore Receives Surprise Letter Of Support From Real Madrid After Rupturing Knee Ligament Twice In 10 Months (Photo)

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Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore is facing yet another prolonged spell on the sidelines after rupturing his second anterior cruciate ligament in the space of 10 months.

Having missed the previous eight months, Watmore succumbed to injury yet again just six games into his comeback, the 23-year-old lasting just 42 minutes of the Black Cats' draw against Millwall on 18th November before suffering an identical knee injury.

Shit-Show: Disgruntled Sunderland Fan Does No. 2 In Stands As Black Cats Lose Again (Photo)

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Chris Coleman's first home game in charge of Sunderland ended in a 3-1 defeat to Reading, as the Championship strugglers continue to toil.

The Black Cats' hopes of securing a long-awaited victory at the Stadium of Light weren't helped by the first-half dismissal ofCallum McManaman's first-half red card, with Reading netting three goals in the second-half, via DaveEdwards and a brace from Modou Barrow.

Bradley’s Shirt: Sunderland Launch Limited Edition Home Jersey To Raise Money For Bradley Lowery Foundation (Photo)

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As part of a special campaign in his memory, Sunderland have sought to help raise money for the Bradley Lowery Foundation by unveiling a new limited edition home kit.

As you well know, Bradley was the little Sun'lan fan who warmed the cockles of a nation, befriended Jermain Defoe and fought like a champ before finally losing his fight with terminal cancerearlier this year, aged just six years old.

Three (3) Sunderland Fans Make Trip To Grimsby As Checkatrade Trophy Endures Appalling Attendances Once Again (Photo)

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Grimsby were eventually toppled by Sunderland Under-21s (Photo: @officialgtfc/Twitter)

The Checkatrade Trophy continues to lurch from strength to strength, with this week's first round fixtures attracting miserly numbers in terms of derrieres on seats.

With all prestige being systematically siphoned from the competition by the EFL, Charlton drew the biggest crowd of the round on Tuesday when 1,307 fans turned out to watch their 0-1 defeat against Portsmouth.