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Big Sam hails 'miraculous' Sunderland win

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has hailed his side's 3-2 comeback win over Chelsea as 'miraculous'.

The Black Cats twice came from behind to level the match at 2-2 before Jermain Defoe scored the winning goal on 70 minutes to send the Stadium of Light into raptures.

The result, coupled with Newcastle United's 0-0 draw away to Aston Villa, lifts Sunderland out of the bottom three knowing that victory over Everton on Wednesday night will guarantee Premier League survival.

Karanka: 'Mourinho will learn from Chelsea woes'

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says close friend Jose Mourinho will learn from his recent struggles with Chelsea.

The Premier League champions won the title at a canter last season, but are currently 15th in the table this term after suffering five defeats from their opening ten games.

However Karanka, who was Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, thinks the Portuguese will come back even stronger from the experience. He said:

It's the first time that he is in that position.

But he's the best, he's the strongest and I'm sure that he's going to be successful again.

– Aitor Karanka, Head Coach of Middlesbrough FC

Chelsea travel to Stoke City in the Capital One Cup Fourth Round tonight.


Chelsea the 'biggest challenge so far' for Sunderland

Gus Poyet says this weekend's game against Chelsea will be 'the biggest challenge so far' for Sunderland.

The Black Cats welcome Chelsea to the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with Jose Mourinho's side sitting top of the Premier League and currently unbeaten in all competitions this season.

Chelsea beat German club Schalke 5-0 away in the UEFA Champions League last night, with a performance which Mourinho described as 'perfect'. Speaking ahead of Saturday's match, Poyet said:

Yes, I watched the game. It was impressive. Lets hope they are not perfect again [on Saturday].

– Gus Poyet, Sunderland AFC Head Coach

Karanka happy with Omeruo loan deal

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has expressed his delight at the club's loan deal for defender Kenneth Omeruo.

The 20-year-old has re-joined Boro on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Boro's Head Coach said:

He is a very important player to us.

He's someone I love to have with us because he's a player who came here from Chelsea and his mood was always perfect.

He was always happy and fighting for his position.

He was handed the opportunity to play in the World Cup and he is now coming back to us a better player.

– Aitor Karanka, Head Coach of Middlesbrough FC


Omeruo returns to Middlesbrough on loan

Kenneth Omeruo has returned to Middlesbrough on a season-long loan Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Middlesbrough have re-signed Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old made 14 appearances for Boro last season after joining the club on loan in January. The Nigeria international impressed during his previous spell and will now spend the new campaign back at the Riverside.

Omeruo featured in all four of Nigeria's matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Kenneth Omeruo returns to Middlesbrough FC

Kenneth Omeruo returns to the Riverside after a successful loan spell last season. Middlesbrough FC announced the signing of the centre back, adding that it's down to the fans.

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