England beat Australia 2-1 in a friendly at the Stadium of Light, with teen debutant Marcus Rashford scoring a brilliant goal in the second minute with only his fourth touch of the game.
Wayne Rooney smashed in a second for Roy Hodgson's side – his first England goal as a sub – before an Eric Dier headed own goal gave Australia some hope midway through the second half.
Sunderland takes centre stage tonight as England play Australia at the Stadium of Light.
The warm up friendly, ahead of the European Championships, kicks off tonight at 7.45pm. The last time the Three Lions were in the region was back in 2003 when they took on Turkey.
Sunderland have announced that England's game against Australia at the Stadium of Light on Friday night is now sold outRead the full story ›
The Three Lions will face Australia at the home of Sunderland AFC, in one of the highest profile events at the stadium since it opened.Read the full story ›
Tickets for Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour concert at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light go on Tuesday 16 February to the general public.Read the full story ›
Police have released an image of a man they would like to trace after a lit flare was thrown during derby day, last October in Sunderland.
On Sunday, October 25, a lit flare was thrown in the concourse area of the Stadium of Light.
Police investigating the public order offence are keen to identify the man pictured as it is thought he was in the area at the time.
- Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 085806F/15.
Rihanna's tour will arrive in Sunderland in June. She's set to take to the stage at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Saturday 18 June, 2016.Read the full story ›
Rugby sensation Katy Mclean has been awarded an honorary fellowship by Sunderland University, where she studied.Read the full story ›
Three Newcastle fans have been given football banning orders and fines totalling £770 after they were caught on high-tech surveillance cameras damaging seats and throwing missiles during April's derby game at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
The convictions come as a warning to fans ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby at Sunderland this weekend, when cameras will again be in force.
Kyle Binks, Michael Bland and Adam Inskip appeared before Sunderland Magistrates and received fines and three-year banning orders.
A fourth man, Aaron Carruthers, has admitted criminal damage to a seat and will be sentenced on Friday November 13th.
Sam Allardyce admitted today that he did have his doubts over taking the Sunderland job, but in the end he just couldn't resist the challenge.
The Black Cats start their traditional relegation battle early this season with Allardyce insisting he has got time to turn things round.
Watch the press conference here: