Kevin Phillips was back at the Stadium of Light today to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Sunderland University.Read the full story ›
Kevin Phillips is due to be back in the region today to receive an honorary degree from Sunderland University.
The former Black Cats striker is receiving the award in recognition of his 20-year football career - including being named Premier League 'Player of the Season' while at Sunderland.
Gus Poyet has said Man City were better than Sunderland in "every aspect of the game" during their clash at the Stadium of Light.Read the full story ›
Police have charged a teenager in connection with a pitch invasion by a man wearing a spiderman costume at Sunderland's clash with Man City at the Stadium of Light last night.
18-year-old Bradley Minto, from the Ford Estate in Sunderland, has been charged with going into a playing area designated for football matches. He has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Sunderland later this month.
Sunderland AFC celebrated its ties with Africa at the Stadium of Light, hosting delegations from both South Africa and Tanzania.Read the full story ›
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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].
Sunderland have announced their starting XI to face Leicester City in the Premier League today:
Sunderland: Pantilimon, O’Shea, Brown, Vergini, Reveillere, Cattermole, Gomez, Larsson, Wickham, Johnson, Fletcher.
Sunderland Subs: Mannone, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Altidore, Coates, Buckley, Robson.