Connor Wickham

Position: Striker
Team: Sunderland
Born: March 31, 1993 (age 21)
Hometown: Hereford, England
Height: 6'3"
Nationality: English
Sunderland's English striker Connor Wickham celebrates scoring the opening goal as Stoke City's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Stoke City at The Stadium of Light in Sunde
Connor Wickham "excited" over Sunderland future
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham admits that he is "excited" over his future at the club after penning a four-year contract extension with Gus Poyet's side.
Dec 14, 05:05
Sunderland's English striker Connor Wickham celebrates scoring the opening goal as Stoke City's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Stoke City at The Stadium of Light in Sunde
Connor Wickham confident goals and wins will come
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham believes that his side are close to turning their draws into wins in the Premier League following their point against West Ham United.
Dec 14, 02:17
Sunderland player Seb Larsson celebrates after he had scored the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014
Sebastian Larsson: 'We need to start winning'
Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson admits that his team need to start picking up victories in the Premier League after they drew for the 10th time this season.
Dec 13, 17:30
Jordi Gomez #14 of Sunderland scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on December 13, 2014
Result: Sunderland, West Ham United share the spoils
Sunderland and West Ham play out a lively 1-1 draw in their Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 13, 16:56
West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll celebrates scoring their first goal to equalise during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Swansea City at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, in east London on December 7, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole previews West Ham's Premier League visit to Sunderland as Sam Allardyce's men go in search of a fourth straight win which would see them regain third place.
Dec 12, 09:11
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Gus Poyet hails "mature" Connor Wickham
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says that Connor Wickham "keeps improving" and that there is "more to come" from the striker.
Dec 11, 22:58
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match on April 16, 2014
Connor Wickham's Sunderland stay delights Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet speaks of his happiness upon learning that Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has extended his contract with the club.
Dec 9, 15:24
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Wickham signs new Sunderland deal
Connor Wickham ends speculation surrounding his future by signing a new contract with Sunderland until the summer of 2019.
Dec 9, 14:53
Sunderland's English striker Connor Wickham celebrates scoring the opening goal as Stoke City's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Stoke City at The Stadium of Light in Sunde
Report: Connor Wickham signs new five-year deal with Sunderland
Connor Wickham reportedly signs a new five-year contract with Sunderland to keep him at the club until the end of the 2019-20 season, ending speculation over his future.
Dec 7, 03:43
Jozy Altidore of Sunderland battles for the ball with Kolo Toure and Alberto Moreno of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match on December 6, 2014
Match Analysis: Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Liverpool's goalless draw at home to Sunderland in the Premier League.
Dec 6, 17:31
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool battles for the ball with Jordi Gomez and Liam Bridcutt of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match on December 6, 2014
Result: Liverpool drop down to ninth
Liverpool drop down to ninth in the table after playing out a 0-0 draw against Sunderland at Anfield.
Dec 6, 16:50
Jordan Henderson of Liverpool battles for the ball with Jordi Gomez and Liam Bridcutt of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match on December 6, 2014
Half-Time Report: Liverpool, Sunderland goalless
Liverpool and Sunderland go into half time with the score at 0-0 after both sides struggle to take control in a scrappy half.
Dec 6, 15:47
 Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the most impressive performers during the 14th round of Premier League fixtures.
Dec 4, 11:13
Sergio Aguero of City celebrates after scoring the first Manchester City goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'Sergio Aguero changed the game'
Gus Poyet admits that Sunderland were beaten by one of the best strikers around following Sergio Aguero's fine display in the 4-1 loss to Manchester City.
Dec 4, 02:44
Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City
Sports Mole rates the best and worst players in the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 3, 23:09
 Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 3, 22:26
 Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Result: Manchester City hit four at Sunderland
Manchester City maintain second place in the Premier League table with a 4-1 win at Sunderland.
Dec 3, 21:37
Sergio Aguero of City celebrates after scoring the first Manchester City goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Half-Time Report: Stevan Jovetic puts Manchester City in front
Manchester City overturn an early deficit to lead Sunderland 2-1 at half time at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 3, 20:34
Sergio Aguero of City celebrates after scoring the first Manchester City goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 1-4 Manchester City - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 3, 18:45
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Connor Wickham delighted with Sunderland display against Chelsea
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham reveals that he is pleased with the way that his side fought to earn a vital point in their Premier League clash against Chelsea.
Nov 30, 03:02
Eden Hazard of Chelsea takes on Santiago Vergini of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on November 29, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea
Sports Mole runs the rule over the frenetic goalless draw between Sunderland and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Nov 29, 19:53
Eden Hazard of Chelsea takes on Santiago Vergini of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on November 29, 2014
Result: Chelsea held by spirited Sunderland at Stadium of Light
Sunderland hold Premier League leaders Chelsea to a 0-0 draw at the Stadium of Light, becoming the first team to stop the Blues scoring all season in the process.
Nov 29, 19:19
Eden Hazard of Chelsea takes on Santiago Vergini of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on November 29, 2014
Half-Time Report: Chelsea, Sunderland level at break
Sunderland remain level with Premier League leaders Chelsea at half time of their Premier League match at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 29, 18:17
Eden Hazard of Chelsea takes on Santiago Vergini of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Chelsea at Stadium of Light on November 29, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive the frenetic goalless draw between Sunderland and Chelsea in the Premier League, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Nov 29, 16:30
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Connor Wickham: 'We need to keep creating for Steven Fletcher'
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham believes that he and his teammates need to keep feeding Steven Fletcher chances despite his rare misses against Leicester City.
Nov 25, 02:29
Lee Cattermole of Sunderland scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014
Team News: Lee Cattermole returns for Sunderland
Lee Cattermole returns for Sunderland as the Black Cats' only change ahead of facing Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Nov 22, 14:40
Wes Brown of Sunderland tackles Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Sunderland at The King Power Stadium on November 22, 2014
Live Commentary: Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League match between Leicester City and Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.
Nov 22, 14:00
Danny Graham of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on February 23, 2013
Wolverhampton Wanderers sign striker Danny Graham on loan
Wolverhampton Wanderers confirm that they have signed Sunderland striker Danny Graham on loan until December 31.
Nov 14, 13:14
Everton defender Seamus Coleman in action against West Brom on August 24, 2013
Seamus Coleman: 'Connor Wickham should have been sent off'
Everton defender Seamus Coleman believes that Sunderland could have had Connor Wickham and Jordi Gomez sent off in their Premier League clash.
Nov 11, 05:30
Leighton Baines of Everton (3) celebrates with Ross Barkley as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland on November 9, 2014
Roberto Martinez left fuming over Connor Wickham decision
Everton boss Roberto Martinez slams referee Lee Mason for not sending Connor Wickham off in the 1-1 draw away to Sunderland
Nov 9, 17:15
Leighton Baines of Everton (3) celebrates with Ross Barkley as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland on November 9, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 1-1 Everton
Sports Mole casts a close eye over the 1-1 draw between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 9, 15:54
Phil Jagielka of Everton makes a spectacular clearance from Steven Fletcher of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match on November 9, 2014
Result: Leighton Baines rescues hard-fought point for Everton
Leighton Baines fires a 76th-minute penalty to earn Everton a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.
Nov 9, 15:31
Sunderlands Uruguayan manager Gus Poyet reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northeast England, on October 25, 2014
Half-Time Report: Sunderland, Everton goalless at the break
Sunderland and Everton play out a goalless first half at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 9, 14:28
Sunderland's English striker Connor Wickham celebrates scoring the opening goal as Stoke City's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Stoke City at The Stadium of Light in Sunde
Gus Poyet: 'Connor Wickham needs to make his decision'
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet believes that striker Connor Wickham needs to make the decision over his future at the club himself as his contract ends in the summer.
Nov 8, 05:52
Despair for goalkeeper Vito Mannone and the Sunderland defence as Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the eight goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on October 18, 2014
Team News: Costel Pantilimon starts for Sunderland
Costel Pantilimon starts in goal for Sunderland in their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Nov 3, 19:13
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park.
Oct 31, 17:06
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie fires home the equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Premier League weekend: Five talking points
Following the conclusion of the ninth round of Premier League matches, Sports Mole selects five of the biggest talking points.
Oct 28, 13:00
Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland during the Premier League football match between Sundeland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Team News: Two changes for Sunderland, Theo Walcott on Arsenal bench
Sunderland make two changes to their lineup for this afternoon's Premier League clash with Arsenal, while Theo Walcott is on the bench for the Gunners.
Oct 25, 14:12
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal outpaces Wes Brown of Sunderland to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 25, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 25, 14:00
Ronald Koeman, manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on August 17, 2014
Preview: Southampton vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between hosting Southampton and Sunderland, who have not lost in their last eight matches against the Saints.
Oct 16, 20:50
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