Articles by: Chris Thornley

  • Sheffield Wednesday knock Sunderland out of the League Cup

    Sheffield Wednesday knock Sunderland out of the League Cup

    August 17, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Goals from Marco Matias and Adam Reach saw Sunderland eliminated from the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle. Sunderland started the game brightly playing some quick, incisive football but couldn’t get the goal that their early dominance would’ve reflected. Elliot Embleton had the Black Cats best chance, dragging his effort […]

  • Sunderland's Josh Maja scores the first goal against Luton Town during the Sky Bet League One match at Kenilworth Road, Luton.

    Sunderland held to draw away to Luton

    August 13, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Sunderland had to share the spoils at Kenilworth Road after Luton Town’s Matty Pearson cancelled out Josh Maja’s second goal of the season. Their were three changes from the side that beat Charlton on the opening day of the season with Jack Baldwin replacing Alim Ozturk at the heart of […]

  • Charlton Athletic's Ezri Konsa holds off Bradford City's Charlie Wyke

    Sunderland complete signing of Charlie Wyke

    August 2, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    With just two days until the start of the season Sunderland have finally secured the signing of Charlie Wyke from Bradford City, the centre forward they are hoping will contribute heavily in their promotion push. There had been plenty of rumours around Sunderland’s interest in Wyke all summer and it […]

  • Hearts Jon McLaughlin during the Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.

    Looking at Sunderland’s summer transfer business – Ins

    July 31, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Life in League One kicks off on Saturday at home to Charlton Athletic for Sunderland and with plenty of new faces expected to be on show we have a look at the signings The Blacks Cats have made during the transfer window. Notable Ins Jon McLaughlin The goalkeeper joined Sunderland […]

  • Sunderland's Jack Rodwell rues a missed chance during the Premier League match at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Looking at Sunderland’s summer transfer business – Outs

    July 19, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    After relegation to League One plus a change in ownership and management it was always going to be a testing summer at the Stadium of Light. Getting the high earners off the wage bill and replacing them with players ready to help Sunderland bounce back to the Championship at the […]

  • Shaw and Hodgkinson victorious at Sunderland 5k

    Shaw and Hodgkinson victorious at Sunderland 5k

    July 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Dominic Shaw was a convincing winner in the Men’s race at the Sunderland 5k while Danielle Hodgkinson took the victory in the Women’s race as Sunderland Harriers’ women took an unlikely team victory. The race at Silksworth Sports Complex incorporated the Northern Championships, adding an extra dimension to proceedings. The […]

  • England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves a penalty from Colombia's Carlos Bacca during the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.

    Last 16 Round Up Part 2: England win a penalty shoot-out, Belgium come from behind and Sweden knock out Switzerland

    July 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Belgium, England and Sweden completed the quarter-final line up with dramatic victories in their last 16 ties. Belgium 3-2 Japan Belgium recovered from 2-0 down to defeat Japan as Nacer Chadli’s last second goal clinched the Red Devils’ place in the last eight. After a slow opening 45 minutes the […]

  • France's Kylian Mbappe, 10, celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the round of 16 match between France and Argentina, at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Last 16 Round Up Part 1: Spain shocked by Russia, Portugal and Argentina heading home while France and Brazil march on

    July 4, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    In a World Cup full of shocks the round of 16 ties threw up further upsets as the line up for the quarter-finals was confirmed. France 4-3 Argentina 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe stole the show and announced himself on the biggest stage of all with a virtuoso performance that sent Lionel […]

  • Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma, left, celebrates with his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring his side's first goal during the group B match between Iran and Portugal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Group B Round Up: Spain & Portugal through

    June 26, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Portugal 1-1 Iran VAR was once again the second of attention as Portugal drew 1-1 with Iran to book their place in the last 16 and send Iran home. Ricardo Quaresma had given Portugal the lead with an outstanding effort before Cristiano Ronaldo squandered the opportunity to put his side […]

  • Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrate after scoring his side's opening goal with Spain's Isco during the group B match between Iran and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Group B Report: Iran 0-1 Spain

    June 21, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Spain secured their first win of the tournament after a fortuitous Diego Costa goal broke through Iran’s stubborn resistance and handed the much fancied Spaniards a 1-0 victory. Iran, who had won their first match of the tournament against Morocco in dramatic circumstances, knew they couldn’t match the technical gifts […]