Clayton Donaldson of Birmingham City tangles with Wes Brown of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup second round match between Birmingham City and Sunderland at St Andrews on August 27, 2014
Sunderland score three late goals to beat Birmingham City 3-0 in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Next Game: Queens Park Rangers vs. Sunderland - Saturday, August 30 at 3pm in Premier League
Argentina's midfielder Ricky Alvarez (C) celebrates after scoring against Slovenia during a friendly football match at La Plata stadium in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 7, 2014
Sunderland 'in talks to take Ricky Alvarez on loan'
Sunderland reportedly enter talks with Inter Milan to secure a loan deal for midfielder Ricky Alvarez.
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Clayton Donaldson of Birmingham City tangles with Wes Brown of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup second round match between Birmingham City and Sunderland at St Andrews on August 27, 2014
Result: Sunderland leave it late to beat Birmingham City
Sunderland score three late goals to beat Birmingham City 3-0 in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
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Kevin Phillips of Leicester City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Leicester City at Elland Road on January 18, 2013
Kevin Phillips predicts Sunderland struggle
Ex-Sunderland star Kevin Phillips thinks that the Blakc Cats will struggle this season.
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Bremen's midfielder Ludovic Obraniak on the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Weder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund in Bremen, northern Germany on February 8, 2014
Sunderland, West Ham United chase Ludovic Obraniak?
A report in France claims that Sunderland and West Ham United are looking to sign Werder Bremen's Ludovic Obraniak.
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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'Beating Birmingham City could help Premier League form'
Gus Poyet believes that a win in the Capital One Cup will hand Sunderland a boost heading into Saturday's meeting with Queens Park Rangers.
Aug 27, 03:08
Vito Mannone of Sunderland celebrates victory during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on December 17, 2013
Vito Mannone: 'We need to rekindle cup spirit'
Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone feels that a run in the Capital One Cup could benefit his side as it did last season when they reached the final of the competition.
Aug 26, 20:52
Vito Mannone of Sunderland celebrates victory during the Capital One Cup Quarter-Final match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on December 17, 2013
Vito Mannone: 'We need to rekindle cup spirit'
Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone feels that a run in the Capital One Cup could benefit his side as it did last season when they reached the final of the competition.
Aug 26, 20:52
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Sunderland's Jack Rodwell pleased with performance
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell admits that he was delighted to mark his home debut for the Black Cats with a crucial goal in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
Aug 26, 19:57
Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (2nd L) celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against Sunderland on August 24, 2014
Premier League in numbers: Week 2
Sports Mole looks back over the second weekend of Premier League action with a selection of facts and figures.
Aug 26, 12:04
Stevan Jovetic of Manchester City celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on August 25, 2014
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole selects a Team of the Week from the second round of Premier League encounters.
Aug 26, 10:55
Sunderland's Modibo Diakite in action against West Brom during their Premier League match on September 21, 2013
Sunderland's Modibo Diakite wanted by 10 clubs
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet reveals that 10 clubs are chasing defender Modibo Diakite.
Aug 26, 08:58
James McArthur (R) of Wigan Athletic in action with Andy King of Leicester City during the Sky Bet Championship match on April 1, 2014
Report: Trio keen on Andy King
Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion are all reportedly monitoring Andy King's contract situation at Leicester City.
Aug 25, 20:14
Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short, during the launch of a pioneering partnership between Invest in Africa and Sunderland AFC at Stadium of Light on June 25, 2012
Video: Sunderland's Ellis Short 'to fine' Adam Johnson for bucket challenge nomination
Sunderland owner Ellis Short will fine Adam Johnson for nominating him for the ice bucket craze and picks Newcastle United trio to take up the challenge.
Aug 25, 10:28
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 29, 2014
Steven Fletcher elated with Sunderland start
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is elated with the way his side have begun the new Premier League season, taking two points from two matches.
Aug 25, 04:17
 Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates with Adam Johnson as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on May 7, 2014
Report: Fabio Borini prefers loan move to Sunderland
A report suggests that Liverpool forward Fabio Borini is willing to move to Sunderland this season, but only on loan.
Aug 25, 02:16
Manager Gustavo Poyet of Sunderland gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2014
Gus Poyet delighted with Will Buckley debut
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is happy with how Will Buckley fared on his full debut for the club.
Aug 24, 22:32
Manchester United's English midfielder Ashley Young falls to the ground after a challenge by Sunderland's English defender Wes Brown during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Manchester United at The Stadium of Light in Sunde
Gus Poyet defends Ashley Young over diving claims
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet believes that Manchester United winger Ashley Young was unfortunate to be booked for diving during this afternoon's match between the sides.
Aug 24, 22:21
Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou shoots for goal while on international with Ivory Coast on March 05, 2014.
Report: Sunderland interested in Salomon Kalou
Sunderland are reportedly preparing a bid for Lille striker Salomon Kalou if they fail to agree terms with Liverpool forward Fabio Borini.
Aug 24, 21:19
Manchester United's Chris Smalling in action against AIK during a friendly match on August 6, 2013
Manchester United confirm Chris Smalling groin injury
Manchester United confirm that defender Chris Smalling injured his groin during the club's 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the Premier League.
Aug 24, 20:33
Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Capital One Cup Final between Manchester City and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium on March 2, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'Fabio Borini decision taking too long'
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet believes that Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is taking "too long" to decide whether he will join the club on a permanent basis.
Aug 24, 19:59
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