Arsenal rallies to advance in F.A. Cup

Jan 10, 2016

Arsenal rallies to advance in F.A. Cup

Arsenal began its F.A. Cup defense with a 3-1 comeback victory against Sunderland and was joined in the fourth round by Manchester United and Manchester City on Saturday. United labored past Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City emphatically defeated Norwich 3-0. ...

Dec 31, 2015

Benteke lifts Liverpool in Premier League clash

Christian Benteke scored a winning goal for the second straight game as Liverpool beat Sunderland 1-0 in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Wednesday. The striker pounced on a flicked pass from Adam Lallana to place ...

Okazaki stars for Leicester

Dec 20, 2015

Okazaki stars for Leicester

Shinji Okazaki won a penalty and scored the winner in Leicester’s 3-2 win at Everton on Saturday. The victory means the Foxes head into Christmas at the top of the English Premier League table. “I had the desire to score today and am relieved ...

Hiddink returns to Chelsea for remainder of season

Dec 20, 2015

Hiddink returns to Chelsea for remainder of season

Guus Hiddink returned to Chelsea for a second spell as manager on Saturday, hired until the end of the season with the tough task of turning round the struggling Premier League champions following Jose Mourinho’s firing. As Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 under the temporary ...

Mar 17, 2015

Advocaat named Sunderland boss

Sunderland has hired former Netherlands manager Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, tasked with keeping the northeast club in the Premier League. Sunderland made the appointment on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Gus Poyet with the team ...

Rooney nets pair as Man United gets controversial victory

Mar 1, 2015

Rooney nets pair as Man United gets controversial victory

Manchester United rode its luck Saturday as England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 2-0 win against struggling 10-man Sunderland, but his success was overshadowed by another refereeing controversy in the Premier League. One week on from the fury at Chelsea’s home clash ...

City fights back to beat Sunderland in League Cup final

Mar 3, 2014

City fights back to beat Sunderland in League Cup final

An exquisite equalizer from Yaya Toure sparked a second-half comeback by Manchester City in the League Cup final on Sunday, with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland giving Manuel Pellegrini his first trophy as manager. Returning to the stadium where Roberto Mancini’s City career ended ...

| Sep 27, 2013

Di Canio hiring doomed from start

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Ellis Short is a billionaire, rich beyond the dreams of most. The American owner of Sunderland achieved this by being one step ahead of his business rivals, making shrewd and correct decisions while appointing the best senior management. So why on earth did Short ...

Pilgrims see only the good in Mussolini

Apr 8, 2013

Pilgrims see only the good in Mussolini

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Behind the counter, amid the Mussolini clocks, swastika badges, fascist recipe books and busts of Hitler, Benizzi Ferrini has hung a T-shirt featuring the face of Paolo Di Canio. “When Paolo gave his salute on the pitch it was a gesture from the heart, ...