Suarez-Sturridge combo the best, lauds Liverpool boss

Suarez sends a message of love to his family and new-born son Benjamin after scoring one of his first goals. Photo: Reuters

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool have the best strike pair in the Premier League after watching Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge cement their growing partnership.

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013, 1:36am

Sunderland worries not over, says Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland's Italian manager Paolo Di Canio celebrates his team's victory during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Everton on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Paolo Di Canio might have transformed Sunderland's fortunes in the past three weeks, but the Black Cats manager claims his side cannot take Premier League safety for granted.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Manchester City to face league rivals in Soccer Sevens

Tony Bratsanos, chairman of the HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

Manchester City will find Sunderland barring the way when they make their debut in next month's HKFC Citibank International Soccer Sevens.

18 Apr 2013 - 5:18am

Sunderland's Di Canio vows to keep cool as pressure mounts

Paolo di Canio at his first match against Chelsea as Sunderland's manager. Photo: Reuters

Paolo Di Canio vowed to keep his volatile temper under control after the controversial Italian’s debut as Sunderland manager ended in a frustrating 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

Di Canio’s two-year spell in charge at Swindon was described as “management by hand grenade” by the club’s former chairman and his reign with the Black Cats has the potential to be equally explosive.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Paolo Di Canio can halt Black Cats' relegation march, says John Terry

John Terry

Di Canio's arrival on Wearside as successor to the sacked Martin O'Neill triggered a storm of negative headlines about the Italian's notorious political views.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Sunderland sacks manager Martin O'Neill

Facing the threat of relegation, Sunderland has sacked manager Martin O'Neill. Photo: AFP

Sunderland reacted to the looming prospect of relegation from the English Premier League by firing manager Martin O’Neill on Saturday, hours after a 1-0 loss to Manchester United left the club just a point clear of the bottom three.

31 Mar 2013 - 12:11pm

Liverpool cruise as new boy Sturridge looks on

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool's fresh signing from Chelsea, Daniel Sturridge, was in the stands to watch his new teammates get the New Year off to a winning start by defeating Sunderland 3-0 at Anfield to move up to eighth place in the Premier League.

4 Jan 2013 - 1:40am

Joe Hart says Man City still have chance of winning title

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart reacts after his side lost 1-0 at Sunderland on Boxing Day. Photo: Reuters

Joe Hart has told his Manchester City teammates to forget about their defeat by Sunderland and focus on getting their title ambitions back on track at Norwich today.

The Premier League champions trail seven points behind leaders Manchester United after the 1-0 defeat to Sunderland on Wednesday and now face a tricky trip to take on giant-killers Norwich at Carrow Road.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am

Short Soccer, December 29, 2012

David Villa

Schalke 04 midfielder Lewis Holtby will leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season after the Germany international turned down a contract extension, the club said yesterday.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:34am

Mancini blasts referee after shock defeat at Sunderland

City's Pablo Zabaleta beats Adam Johnson. Photo: Reuters

Roberto Mancini refused to blame goalkeeper Joe Hart for damaging Manchester City's title challenge as the champions slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.

England midfielder Adam Johnson claimed the only goal against his former club to end City's eight-month unbeaten away league record.

28 Dec 2012 - 2:20am

Title blow for Manchester City after 1-0 loss at Sunderland

Sunderland players celebrate after midfielder Adam Johnson (second left) scores the opening goal against Manchester City. Photo: AFP

Seven months after winning the Premier League with Manchester City, Adam Johnson inflicted a blow to his former club’s title defence by clinching a 1-0 victory for Sunderland on Wednesday.

27 Dec 2012 - 9:53am

Manchester teams can open Premier League gap

Under Roberto Mancini, City have won all four matches against Newcastle home and away. Photo: AFP

With Chelsea on a leave of absence from the English Premier League, the two Manchester leviathans are presented with the opportunity to open an even more significant gap on their nearest pursuers this weekend.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:34am

Asia Trophy set for Hong Kong return

Richard Scudamore

The English Premier League (EPL) Asia Trophy is set to return to Hong Kong next summer, just two years after the showpiece was last staged in the city.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and other league executives were expected to be in town this week to iron out the details, a source close to the deal said yesterday.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:59am

Alex Ferguson targets epic Manchester derby triumph

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson lit the fuse on a potentially explosive showdown with Manchester City as the Manchester United manager claimed a victory at Eastlands would be one of his club's greatest-ever results.

8 Dec 2012 - 2:35am

Honours even in hard-fought Tyne-Wear derby

Sunderland's Scottish striker Steven Fletcher vies with Newcastle United's captain Fabricio Coloccini. Photo: AFP

Sunderland rescued a 1-1 draw against 10-man Newcastle yesterday as Demba Ba's late own goal cost his team a victory over their bitter rivals in the Tyne-Wear derby.

Martin O'Neill's team had laboured in vain to break down the Newcastle defence despite having the numerical advantage following Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote's 25th-minute dismissal.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:41am