Vito Mannone for Sunderland on October 18, 2014
Coverage of the EFL Cup clash between Sunderland and Shrewsbury.
Next Game: Southampton vs. Sunderland - Saturday, August 27 at 3pm in Premier League
Eddie Howe looks on during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Chelsea on April 23, 2016
EFL Cup roundup: Bournemouth, Sunderland edge through
Sunderland and Bournemouth see off lower-division opposition to reach round three of the League Cup.
21:39
Claudio Yacob and Jan Kirchhoff in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion on April 2, 2016
Sunderland's Jan Kirchhoff sidelined until after international break
Sunderland boss David Moyes says that he does not expect Jan Kirchhoff to return to action until after the international break in September.
10:50
Manchester United manager David Moyes look on against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
David Moyes: Sunderland relegation claims "realistic"
David Moyes reiterates that he has a "difficult" job on his hands if he is to avoid a relegation battle in his first season as Sunderland manager.
Aug 23, 18:30
Vito Mannone for Sunderland on October 18, 2014
Vito Mannone to undergo scan on arm injury
Sunderland manager David Moyes reveals that goalkeeper Vito Mannone will undergo a scan on his arm after picking up an injury in training.
Aug 23, 15:29
Lamine Kone waves after scoring the match-winner during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester United on February 13, 2016
David Moyes: 'Lamine Kone going nowhere'
Sunderland manager David Moyes insists that wantaway defender Lamine Kone will not be leaving the club this summer, despite reported interest from Everton.
Aug 23, 14:21
Manchester United manager David Moyes look on against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
David Moyes expecting another relegation battle for Sunderland
Sunderland manager David Moyes warns fans that it is unrealistic to expect the team to steer clear of another relegation battle this season.
Aug 22, 14:22
Vito Mannone for Sunderland on October 18, 2014
Vito Mannone talks up League Cup importance
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone talks up the importance of the League Cup ahead of his side's second-round clash with Shrewsbury Town.
Aug 22, 12:08
Liverpool's Spanish defender Javier Manquillo runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on August 31, 2014
Report: Watford, Sunderland interested in Atletico Madrid full-back Javier Manquillo
Watford and Sunderland are both keen to sign Atletico Madrid full-back and former Liverpool loanee Javier Manquillo, according to reports.
Aug 21, 17:03
David Moyes the Manchester United manager looks on prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on February 22, 2014
David Moyes refuses to criticise Sunderland players
Sunderland boss David Moyes insists that his team "played well" in their 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough in the Premier League.
Aug 21, 15:58
Patrick van Aanholt celebrates during the game between Spurs and Sunderland on January 16, 2016
Patrick van Aanholt "very positive" despite defeat
Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt takes the positives from his team's 2-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon.
Aug 21, 15:48
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Result: Cristhian Stuani hits brace in Middlesbrough win
Middlesbrough continue their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Aug 21, 15:23
Lamine Kone waves after scoring the match-winner during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester United on February 13, 2016
David Moyes 'issues ban to Lamine Kone amid transfer unrest'
Sunderland defender Lamine Kone is sent into temporary exile by David Moyes until the transfer window closes, according to a report.
Aug 21, 14:37
Belgium's forward Adnan Januzaj gives his first press conference with the national team on May 19, 2014
Team News: Four Sunderland players to make home debuts against Middlesbrough
Sunderland boss David Moyes hands home debuts to Adnan Januzaj, Paddy McNair, Donald Love and Papy Djilobodji in Sunday's Premier League clash against Middlesbrough.
Aug 21, 12:41
David Moyes manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on March 8, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 1-2 Middlesbrough - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the Premier League clash between Sunderland and Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light.
Aug 21, 12:30
Danny Hylton and Alfie Mawson in action during the League Trophy final between Oxford United and Barnsley on April 3, 2016
Report: Sunderland interested in Barnsley defender Alfie Mawson
Sunderland want to sign 22-year-old Barnsley defender Alfie Mawson as a replacement for the wantaway Lamine Kone, according to reports.
Aug 21, 09:37
Manchester United manager David Moyes look on against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter final match on April 9, 2014
David Moyes: 'Sunderland reluctantly let Younes Kaboul leave'
Sunderland manager David Moyes admits that he was reluctant to let Younes Kaboul leave the club for Watford.
Aug 19, 21:34
Younes Kaboul of Sunderland clears the ball from Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light on September 13, 2015 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.
Younes Kaboul completes Watford move
Watford confirm that they have completed a deal to sign Younes Kaboul from Sunderland on a three-year contract.
Aug 19, 19:24
Lamine Kone waves after scoring the match-winner during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester United on February 13, 2016
David Moyes: 'Lamine Kone has rejected new Sunderland contract'
Sunderland manager David Moyes reveals that defender Lamine Kone has turned down the club's offer of a new contract.
Aug 19, 17:20
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
Versatile John O'Shea 'happy to fill in' for Sunderland
John O'Shea tells new Sunderland boss David Moyes that he is happy to "fill in if needed" in a number of positions this season.
Aug 19, 15:28
Lamine Kone waves after scoring the match-winner during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester United on February 13, 2016
David Moyes: 'Lamine Kone has back injury'
Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone will miss Sunday's Premier League clash against Middlesbrough with a back problem.
Aug 19, 14:48

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1Manchester CityMan City22006246
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd22005146
3Hull City22004136
4Chelsea22004226
5Everton21103214
6Middlesbrough21103214
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs21102114
8Burnley21012113
9West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom21012203
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham21012203
11Liverpool210145-13
12Swansea CitySwansea210112-13
13Arsenal201134-11
14Watford201123-11
15Leicester CityLeicester201112-11
16Southampton201113-21
17Stoke CityStoke201125-31
18Sunderland200224-20
19Crystal Palace200202-20
20Bournemouth200214-30