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Sunderland drew 0-0 against West Brom yesterday (Saturday, April 2) - but not for lack of trying.
The Blackcats bombarded the goal, particularly in the second half, but just couldn't break through the last line of defence - goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Speaking after the game, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce said: "I don't know what else we can do, I don't know what else I can say."
Watch Allardyce's reaction to yesterday's game here:
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Former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has officially lodged an appeal against his conviction for one count of sexual activity with a child, Bradford Crown Court has confirmed.
The 28-year-old is also reported to be appealing his six year prison sentence, which was imposed last week for two counts of sexual activity with a child, and grooming.
The former Sunderland winger was jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a teenage fan.Read the full story ›
Our correspondent Gregg Easteal has followed the trial of Adam Johnson at Bradford Crown Court since the very start.
Today the former Sunderland player was sentenced to 6 years behind bars for sexual activity with a child.
Nicky Harkin, CEO of Arch North East (Rape and Sexual Abuse Counseling & Advisory Service) has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees in the light of the Adam Johnson sentencing.
Adam Johnson's jailing means it can now be reported the former England footballer was also arrested for possessing extreme pornography.
Images, thought to be of a "jokey nature" but bestiality-related, were found on his computer.
The arrest was mentioned in hearings at Durham Crown Court prior to Johnson's trial for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
The ex-Sunderland winger has been jailed for six years for engaging in sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan.
Police confirmed he has now been released from his bail in relation to the extreme pornography matter and no further action will be taken.