Jack Rodwell

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Sunderland
Born: March 11, 1991 (age 23)
Hometown: Birkdale
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: English
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
 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
Preview: Liverpool vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield as the Reds go in search of a third win in the space of seven days.
Dec 5, 10:32
 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
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
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal with John Terry of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match on November 8, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Chelsea's Premier League visit to Sunderland as the Black Cats attempt to become the first team to beat the Blues this season.
Nov 27, 23:40
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Gus Poyet backs Jack Rodwell to improve at Sunderland
Gus Poyet backs Jack Rodwell to find his best form for Sunderland after struggling to hold down a spot in midfield.
Nov 26, 04:58
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
Preview: Sunderland vs. Everton
Sports Mole looks ahead to Sunday's Premier League clash between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 7, 16:45
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 25, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 25, 17:37
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
Result: Sunderland mistakes gift Arsenal win
Two defensive howlers from Sunderland gift Arsenal a 2-0 win in today's Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 25, 16:54
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
Half-Time Report: Farcical goal leaves Sunderland trailing to Arsenal
A Wes Brown mistake gifts Arsenal a goal with Sunderland losing 1-0 to the Gunners in today's Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 25, 15:48
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
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
Preview: Sunderland vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Sunderland's Premier League clash with Arsenal as the Black Cats seek a response to their humiliating 8-0 thrashing at the hands of Southampton.
Oct 23, 16:33
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at The Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Humiliated Sunderland and Gus Poyet face critical month
Sports Mole looks ahead at a critical month for Sunderland and manager Gus Poyet following their 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Southampton last week.
Oct 23, 12:41
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
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Jack Rodwell enjoying advanced role at Sunderland
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell admits that he is enjoying playing higher up the pitch this season.
Oct 13, 17:50
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 hopes to be 100% fit after international break
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell is hopeful that he will be 100% fit when Premier League football returns after the international break.
Oct 9, 10:11
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: 'Dropped players will be professional'
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is confident that Adam Johnson and Jack Rodwell will cope with being dropped from the team in a professional manner.
Oct 6, 09:13
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
Live Commentary: Sunderland 3-1 Stoke City - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you coverage as Sunderland record their first win of the Premier League season with a 3-1 victory over Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 4, 14:00
Nathan Dyer of Swansea City is tackled by Billy Jones of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on September 27, 2014
Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-0 Swansea City
Sports Mole rates each player that took part in this afternoon's goalless Premier League draw between Sunderland and Swansea City.
Sep 27, 18:20
Marc Muniesa of Stoke City (R) celebrates after scoring their first goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match against Sunderland on September 23, 2014
Result: Marc Muniesa brace sees off Sunderland
Two goals by ex-Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa help Stoke City beat Sunderland 2-1 in their League Cup clash at the Stadium of Light.
Sep 23, 21:43
Sunderland forward Jozy Altidore in action against Fulham on August 17, 2013
Half-Time Report: Sunderland, Stoke City level
Goals by Jozy Altidore and Marc Muniesa ensure that the League Cup clash between Sunderland and Stoke City is level at half time with a scoreline of 1-1.
Sep 23, 20:32
Stuart Pearce speaks to members of the media during a press conference after being unveiled as the new Nottingham Forest Manager at the City Ground on April 03, 2014
Stuart Pearce: 'Ross Barkley should ignore Manchester City interest'
Stuart Pearce urges Everton's Ross Barkley to "sit tight" at the Toffees after reported interest from Manchester City.
Sep 23, 19:16
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Jack Rodwell: 'I've found it hard after Sunderland move'
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell admits that he is still getting used to playing regular football following his transfer from Manchester City.
Sep 22, 09:25
Kieran Trippier of Burnley in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Sunderland at Turf Moor on September 20, 2014
Player Ratings: Burnley 0-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole sorts the heroes from the villains in Burnley's stalemate with Sunderland at Turf Moor.
Sep 20, 18:27
Kieran Trippier of Burnley in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Sunderland at Turf Moor on September 20, 2014
Result: Burnley, Sunderland play out goalless draw at Turf Moor
Burnley and Sunderland play out a goalless draw in their Premier League clash and are still searching for their first league wins of the season.
Sep 20, 17:01
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Jack Rodwell expecting "intense" match
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell reveals that his side are not far away from clicking into gear this season ahead of his side's clash against Burnley in the Premier League.
Sep 20, 02:10
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Video: How did Sunderland fare in this summer's transfer window?
The Sports Mole Sofa takes a closer look at Sunderland's transfer business in this summer's window.
Sep 5, 15:00
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 sign Ricky Alvarez on season-long loan
Sunderland sign Inter Milan winger Ricky Alvarez on a season-long loan.
Sep 1, 19:23
Jordan Mutch of QPR heads the ball under pressure from Jack Rodwell of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on August 30, 2014
Player Ratings: Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole rates all the players from the Premier League clash between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road, which the Hoops won 1-0.
Aug 30, 18:28
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal for Queens Park Rangers during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on August 30, 2014
Result: Charlie Austin strikes gives Queens Park Rangers first win of season
Queens Park Rangers have their first win of the Premier League season following a single goal from Charlie Austin in their 1-0 win over Sunderland at Loftus Road.
Aug 30, 17:01
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
Real Madrid's Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia vs Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on December 22, 2013
Jamie Redknapp: Manchester United are "desperate" for Angel di Maria
Jamie Redknapp feels that Manchester United are in dire need of the quality of potential signing Angel di Maria to aid their struggling side.
Aug 25, 04:47
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
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
 Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United walks to his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2014
Louis van Gaal: "We lacked creative passes"
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal bemoans his side's lack of a creative spark in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
Aug 24, 19:00
Danny Welbeck of Manchester United attempts to control the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2014
Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United
Sports Mole assesses the individual performances during Manchester United's 1-1 draw at Sunderland in the Premier League.
Aug 24, 18:58
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