Jack Rodwell

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Sunderland
Born: March 11, 1991 (age 23)
Hometown: Birkdale
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: English
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
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
Match Analysis: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the Premier League.
Aug 24, 18:14
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Result: Jack Rodwell header denies Manchester United
Manchester United and Sunderland play out a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light to leave Louis van Gaal winless in the Premier League.
Aug 24, 17:52
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
Half-Time Report: Manchester United undone by Jack Rodwell at the interval
Sunderland and Manchester United are level at 1-1 at the interval after a first Black Cats goal for Jack Rodwell cancels out Juan Mata's earlier strike.
Aug 24, 16:46
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report of Manchester United's 1-1 draw away to Sunderland in the Premier League.
Aug 24, 14:59
Kemar Roofe (R) of West Bromwich Albion celebrates with team-mate Liam O'Neil after he scores the first goal of the game for his side during the Pre Season Friendly against Port Vale on August 5, 2014
Team News: West Bromwich Albion record signing Brown Ideye on bench
West Bromwich Albion record signing Brown Ideye is on the bench for their opening Premier League clash of the season against Sunderland at The Hawthorns.
Aug 16, 14:16
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews a Premier League opening-day game between two teams who narrowly avoided the drop last term as West Brom host Sunderland at The Hawthorns.
Aug 14, 21:38
Jack Rodwell of Manchester City during the Nelson Mandela Football Invitational match between SuperSport United and Manchester City from Loftus Versfeld on July 14, 2013
Jack Rodwell urges young players against Manchester City move
Jack Rodwell says that younger players should not move to Manchester City, following his transfer to Sunderland.
Aug 9, 00:55
Santiago Vergini of Sunderland in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at Stadium of Light on February 8, 2014
Sunderland sign Santiago Vergini on loan
Santiago Vergini signs for Sunderland on loan again after last season's spell at the Stadium of Light.
Aug 8, 07:15
Adam Johnson of Sunderland celebrates scoring a hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Adam Johnson expecting a "big change" at Sunderland
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is expecting a "big change" at the club before the end of the transfer window.
Aug 6, 21:14
Jack Rodwell of Manchester City during the Nelson Mandela Football Invitational match between SuperSport United and Manchester City from Loftus Versfeld on July 14, 2013
Report: Newcastle United turned down Jack Rodwell
A report claims that Newcastle United rejected the chance to sign Jack Rodwell from Manchester City this summer before the midfielder joined Sunderland.
Aug 6, 17:31
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