After the huge letdown at Swansea, Newcastle fans needed a signing like Thauvin.Read the full story ›
The fans’ confidence was so sapped that most of us were hoping for “anything but a thumping” from Swansea, just to steady the ship.Read the full story ›
Morning rain clearing northern Northumberland, then dry and bright.
A few showers are expected later in the day, with the chance of further rain developing.
Winds mainly light. Certainly a fresher feel compared to the past couple of days, but remaining fairly pleasant in any sunshine. Highs 19-22°C.
Jermain Defoe answered Sunderland's call in their hour of need to hand the Black Cats their first point of the season.Read the full story ›
Further rain, heavy at times, for Sunday evening. Fresher conditions into Monday but unsettled with the risk of showers laterRead the full story ›
Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat has praised his players for summoning up the spirit of their successful fight against relegation last season to secure their first point this Premier League campaign.
The Black Cats fought back after going behind to clinch a 1-1 draw with Swansea at the Stadium of Light.
Watch Dick Advocaat's full post-match press conference here:
Full Report: Defoe rescues Sunderland against Swansea
Isolated thunderstorms spread into the Tyne Tees region last night. Here are a selection of your photographs and videos.Read the full story ›
A dry day with plenty of sun, though turning cloudier from the south in the evening, with rain moving north (potentially heavy and thundery).
Feeling warm inland, though cooler on coasts in brisk easterly breezes. Highs to 23°C
Sunderland's chairman Ellis Short reaffirmed his ambition for the club today, as did Jermain Defoe, who scored their equaliser after 62 minutes.
Their first point of the season. Martyn McFadden's blog follows.
Some heavy, persistent & at times thundery rain developing this evening. By dawn it's warm & sunny for the second half of the weekendRead the full story ›