• Sunderland manager David Moyes. Nigel French/PA Wire.

    Four key talking points as David Moyes faces the media ahead of Everton trip

    February 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Sunderland return to Premier League action against Everton this weekend, and David Moyes has had his say ahead of the game at his weekly press conference. SportsByte rounds up the key talking points after the Sunderland boss faced the media. More Injury Concerns Moyes confirmed that ex-Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar is set […]

  • Sunderland Scholars back to winning ways with thumping of Crystal Palace

    Sunderland Scholars back to winning ways with thumping of Crystal Palace

    February 24, 2017 at 11:17 am

    By Sam Johnson, Alex Baxter and Adam Smith. Sunderland FoL scholars are back to winning ways after beating Crystal Palace B 7-1, having previously lost their last two games. After back-to-back defeats Sunderland returned to form in convincing fashion, firing seven past Crystal Palace Foundation B. Craig Ellison opened the […]

  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Sunderland U23s Thomas Robson joins Limerick in loan deal

    February 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Sunderland U23 captain Thomas Robson has left the club on loan, joining Irish side Limerick until the end of the season. The left-back played his last game of the season for the Black Cats’ U23 side last Wednesday evening, when they reached the semi-finals of the Premier League International Cup […]

  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Elliot Dickman discusses win over Athletic Bilbao

    February 16, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Sunderland under-23 boss Elliot Dickman described being part of Ethan Robson’s development as a “proud moment” following Sunderland’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. Robson’s first half strike helped secured a semi-final berth in the Premier League International Cup. Dickman said: “I’ve been around Ethan and worked with Ethan since he […]

  • Joel Asoro has shown plenty of promise for Sunderland. Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

    Young Black Cats advance to last four of International Cup

    February 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Sunderland under-23s booked their place in the semi-final of the Premier League International Cup after a feisty encounter at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday. The Black Cats opened the scoring after 25 minutes with Ethan Robson scoring from close range. And Sunderland grabbed a second two minutes after the […]

  • Sunderland's Jermain Defoe reacts with dejection after team mate's Jason Denayer scores an own goal during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Five things we learnt: Sunderland 0-4 Southampton

    February 12, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    A week is a long time in football and there is perhaps no greater proof than the last seven days at the Stadium of Light. Fans and players alike were buoyant after a 4-0 win at relegation rivals Crystal Palace, but they were brought back down to Earth with a […]

  • Adnan Januzaj celebrates Sunderland's first goal against Crystal Palace.

    Januzaj relishes working behind Sunderland talisman Defoe

    February 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Adnan Januzaj has backed “unbelievable” Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe to stay on the goal trail – even if it means he may get fewer chances to score himself. The on-loan Manchester United midfielder has played in an advanced role in support of Defoe in recent weeks, and the pair combined to superb […]

  • SAFC FOL Scholars

    Sunderland Scholars 2- 3 Coventry City: Sunderland suffer heartbreak after last gasp winner

    February 9, 2017 at 8:48 am

    By Adam Baxter and Adam Smith Sunderland FoL Scholars suffered a heart-breaking loss to table toppers Coventry City after a dramatic 90 minutes on Wednesday. Coventry scored two first half goals only for Sunderland to fight back and equalise in the last minute. But Sunderland hearts were broken after a breakaway […]

  • Sebastian Coates signs for Sporting Lisbon. Instagram @sebastiancoates16

    Coates completes permanent Sporting CP switch

    February 3, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Sebastian Coates has left Sunderland after agreeing a permanent switch to Sporting Lisbon. Uruguayan defender Coates has been on loan in Portugal for more than a year and Lisbon have decided to take advantage of their option to make the deal a permanent one. Coates, 26, made 32 appearances for Sunderland in his two […]

  • Sunderland FoL Scholars had been on a 10 match unbeaten spell.

    Highlights: Sunderland FoL Scholars’ unbeaten run comes to an end against Northampton

    February 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    By Adam Smith, Alex Baxter and Sam Johnson Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars suffered their first league defeat of the season after a 2-1 loss to Northampton Town Scholars on Wednesday afternoon. Despite an Arron Thompson penalty giving Sunderland the lead, Northampton fought back to claim all three points. After […]