Gus Poyet's side has enjoyed a rather mixed bag of results throughout October and November with goals in good supply at both ends of the pitch. It is impossible to look past the hugely surprising 8-0 defeat away to high-flying Southampton, however that aside the past two months have seen Sunderland record important victories over Stoke City and Crystal Palace, as well as holding Everton to a 1-1 draw this past weekend.
England's Football Association has charged AFC Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers FC for separate incidents of player misconduct. The Black Cats have beenindicted with failing to control their players during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Everton at the Stadium of Light. While QPR stand accused of failing to control their players during an incident in their recent match against Manchester City.
Typically, the approach to predicting the Premier League's relegation candidates in pre-season goes like this: One, include the three newly promoted sides. Two, nclude three other teams that were just above the drop the previous season. And three, choose your least favorite mid-table team and assume they will have a bad year
The evening game on Saturday between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City brought one of the most bizarre incidents of the season so far.
City were awarded a free kick inside their own penalty area. The man in the middle, Mike Dean was positioned on the halfway line. Joe Hart took the kick and seemed to pass it straight to Charlie Austin, who had no hesitation in scoring.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet faces a stern test today to convince the club's supporters that he has the future of his team in his destiny after a series of poor results. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, will hope to continue their good form under manager Neil Warnock.
Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in theUnited States:
Crystal Palace vs Sunderland, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra
Like it or loathe it,soccerteams are into the fashion of changing kits every season —even third shirts,which 75% of the teams in the Premier League currently wear and sell.
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The 2014/2015 football season in England is already 10 gameweeks old with ups and downs aplenty. Southampton have unquestionably been the surprise package thus far while the promoted trio all struggling to settle in the top flight.
Louis van Gaal's Manchester United are hardly fairing any better results-wise than when under David Moyes but the mood seems to be less demoralizing this time round at Old Trafford.
With all the criticism of Arsene Wenger on JustArsenal over the last week, an outsider looking in would think it was safe to assume that Arsenal had lost their last two games and are way behind the leaders in the Premiership. But the reality is that we have WON our last two games and are [...]
Following their victory over Sunderland, can Arsenal now go on a run of victories? by SE Arsenal went into the game against Sunderland on Saturday, having picked up a single point in their last two Premier League games. However, the Gunners had a relatively easy time of it at the Stadium of Light, as an [.
He may have had more than his fair share of criticism since signing for Arsenal from Real Madrid last summer, but there is no doubt that Arsene Wenger sees the Germany international play maker as absolutely vital to his plans for the Gunners. And even though Ozil started this season a bit slowly after his [.
Arsenal made very hard work of beating Sunderland yesterday and the relief of scoring the second goal to secure the points didn't arrive until the 93rd minute due to another defensive error from the woeful Sunderland side that were beaten 8-0 in the preceding week. Arsene Wenger must have been very relieved himself and was [.
Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal Premier League 25th October 2014
Arsenal secured a much-needed if hardly-deserved victory at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. The Gunners' best player by some distance, Alexis Sanchez, bagged both goals in a game where the hosts were once again their own worst enemies.
It seems a little bit churlish to complain about things that Arsene Wenger has done after Arsenal won an away game 2-0, but just as I look for positives after a disappointing result, I do feel that there were a few strange decisions from the Frenchman at Sunderland today. I can understand why Wenger was [.
I must admit that I am very surprised at the Arsenal starting line-up for the Premier League clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. It smacks of extreme caution to me, when I expected the Frenchman to try to build on the midweek win and take advantage of the low confidence that the Black [...
Long trip up north for the fans especially after an away CL game.
Sunderland: haveyou ever been to Sunderland? I have. Went to watch the lads at the Stadium of Light in 2003, we won 4-0 with a Freddie hayrick. Do you know they have coal on the beaches and a freezing cold wind blowing in from the sea!
Sunderland will be smarting from their 8-0 hammering last week at the hands of Southampton so I expect them to be much much tighter tomorrow against an Arsenal side who have struggled thus far in-front of goal for the amount of possession they gain expect more of the same tomorrow at the Stadium of Light.
The Arsenal manager spoke to the press today ahead of the trip north to face Sunderland in the Premier League tomorrow, as reported by The Mirror. And I don't think that Arsene Wenger needed to stretch his tactical acumen too far to realise that the home side may well concentrate on their defending after being [.
This is the Sunderland line-up today. Jozy Altidore is on the bench. #SAFC: Mannone, Vergini, van Aanholt, O'Shea (c), Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Buckley, Johnson, Fletcher. — Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 25, 2014 This was the Sunderland line-up last weekend... ya know... the one beat 8-0 by Southampton.
Sunderland are coming off a relieving 3-1 win away to Crystal Palace following a torrid couple of weeks which included an 8-0 drubbing at Southampton while Everton look to be rediscovering their form of last season having had a horrid start to the campaign.
Prediction: Everton win
Everton to win 2-1, 14/1 at Sporting Bet
Sunderland have won two of the last three Barclays Premier League games against Everton (W2 L1) after not winning any of the previous 16 (D4 L12).
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Hi. Normally I'm here on Mondays, but I didn't have the strength, apologies. Nice to see Leanne dropping all kinds of knowledge yesterday. So know, on a little lighter tone, are Tuesday's Kicks for ye.
On Traveling Support (or Rationalizing 8 Hours on a Bus to and from New Jersey) - Black And Red United: This was what I was doing Sunday night/Monday morning, in a Last Call of sorts for those who haven't seen it, and wonder why supporters travel like they do.
Sunderland finally managed to plunder themselves a victory last night by beating Crystal Palace 3-1 (their firstwin on a Monday since April 2002, fact fans) to haul themselves up out of the relegation zone.
However, it looked like the Black Cats were headed back down Crap Alley at one point, when poor old Wes Brown equalised for Palace with a bumbling own-goal an own-goal which hit 'keeper Costel Pantilimon hardest of all!
By 1970's Gooner The horrid display at Anderlecht made obvious two major weaknesses that need to be addressed for the Sunderland game and the ones that will follow. The defence is already weak and needs to be protected. Monreal is playing out of position and looks it. He is not up to it. Chambers can do so much and he is bound to start having average games.