Phil Bardsley

Position: Left-back
Team: Sunderland
Born: June 28, 1985 (age 29)
Hometown: Salford, England
Height: 5'11"
Nationality: English
Mame Biram Diouf of Stoke City celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Etihad Stadium on August 30, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester City 0-1 Stoke City
Sports Mole casts an analytical eye over Stoke City's 1-0 victory away at champions Manchester City.
17:17
Nikica Jelavic of Hull City celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2014
Match Analysis: Hull City 1-1 Stoke City
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium, where Ryan Shawcross struck late to snatch the Potters a draw.
Aug 24, 16:20
Nikica Jelavic of Hull City celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium on August 24, 2014
Live Commentary: Hull City 1-1 Stoke City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League draw between Hull City and Stoke City at the KC Stadium.
Aug 24, 12:30
 Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at Britannia Stadium on August 16, 2014
Match Analysis: Stoke City 0-1 Aston Villa
Sports Mole dissects this afternoon's Premier League match between Stoke City and Aston Villa, which saw the away side win 1-0.
Aug 16, 17:50
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City in action during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Team News: Stoke City start with new-look attack
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes hands debuts to strike duo Bojan and Mame Biram Diouf for their opening Premier League fixture against Aston Villa.
Aug 16, 14:35
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert and assistant Roy Keane look on during the pre-season friendly match between Mansfield and Aston Villa at the One Call Stadium on July 17, 2014
Preview: Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
Sports Mole previews the opening-day Premier League fixture between Midlands rivals Stoke City and Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium.
Aug 14, 22:20
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City is congratulated by team-mate Marc Muniesa after scoring the equaliser during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Result: Mame Biram Diouf equaliser earns Stoke City draw with Freiburg
Stoke City equalise in the first half to share a 1-1 draw with Freiburg in a pre-season friendly, with summer signing Mame Biram Diouf on the scoresheet for the Potters.
Aug 9, 18:30
Bojan Krkic of Stoke City in action during the pre season friendly match between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at Ewood Park on August 03, 2014
Result: Bojan inspires Stoke City to victory
New signing Bojan scores his third goal in as many pre-season games as Stoke City beat Real Betis 2-0.
Aug 6, 20:54
Patrick van Aanholt of the Netherlands during the UEFA European U21 Championships Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Ha Moshava Stadium on June 12, 2013
Sunderland sign Chelsea's Patrick van Aanholt on four-year deal
Sunderland's search for a new left-back leads them to the signing of Netherlands international Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year contract.
Jul 25, 19:38
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes walks to the dugout prior to the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
Three players Stoke City should sign
Sports Mole picks out three players that we believe would be positive additions for Mark Hughes's Stoke City.
Jul 21, 11:06
On loan Barcelona frontman Bojan Krkic playing for Ajax on July 25, 2013
Stoke City "quietly confident" of signing Bojan Krkic
Stoke chairman Peter Coates says that the club are closing in on the signing of Barcelona youth Bojan Krkic.
Jul 11, 23:50
Stoke manager Mark Hughes watches his team against Tottenham during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Mark Hughes: 'Departures are likely'
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes expects players to depart the club this summer.
Jul 8, 15:56
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes walks to the dugout prior to the Barclays Pemier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium on March 1, 2014
Stoke City "working on one or two things" in transfer market
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes reveals that the Potters, who have already signed four players this summer, are "working on one or two things" in the transfer market.
Jul 1, 23:50
Stoke manager Mark Hughes watches his team against Tottenham during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Stoke City: 'Emphasis now on selling'
Tony Scholes admits that Stoke City must look to let some players go after making a number of new signings.
Jun 13, 12:26
Stoke's Ryan Shawcross is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's second goal against Crystal Palace on August 24, 2013
Ryan Shawcross impressed by Stoke City signings
Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross reveals that he is impressed by the club's recent transfer business.
Jun 9, 13:20
Mame Biram Diouf of Hannover celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Artur Sobiech of Hannover the Bundesliga match between Hannover 96 and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at HDI Arena on August 31, 2013
Stoke City 'close to completing Mame Biram Diouf capture'
Stoke City are reportedly close to completing the capture of Hannover striker Mame Biram Diouf on a free transfer.
May 23, 09:48
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
Mark Hughes "delighted" to bring Phil Bardsley to Stoke City
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes believes that Phil Bardsley has "plenty of qualities" to bring to the team following his free transfer from Sunderland.
May 22, 18:57
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley in action against Chelsea on April 7, 2013
Phil Bardsley agrees three-year deal with Stoke City
Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley agrees a three-year deal with Stoke City ahead of a free transfer.
May 22, 18:16
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley in action against Chelsea on April 7, 2013
Report: Phil Bardsley undergoes medical with Stoke City
Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley reportedly undergoes a medical with Stoke City ahead of a potential summer move.
May 22, 17:47
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: 'Sunderland must keep players this summer'
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone calls on the club to keep hold of as many players as possible for next season.
May 13, 15:29
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: Sunderland vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea at the Stadium of Light, with the hosts having already secured a "miraculous" escape.
May 9, 17:51
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Preview: Manchester United vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Man United and Sunderland at Old Trafford as Ryan Giggs continues his interim reign as Red Devils manager.
May 1, 18:50
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
Team News: Phil Bardsley only on Sunderland bench for Cardiff City showdown
Gus Poyet leaves Phil Bardsley, available again after suspension, on the bench for Sunderland's huge bottom-of-the-table showdown with Cardiff, who make one change.
Apr 27, 11:36
Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech during a game against a Thailand XI on July 17, 2013
Team News: Petr Cech absent for Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is without regular goalkeeper Petr Cech in today's Premier League clash against Sunderland.
Apr 19, 16:48
Jose Mourinho manager of Chelsea looks on prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage on March 1, 2014
Preview: Chelsea vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between title-chasing Chelsea and bottom-of-the-table Sunderland, who are managed by former Blue Gus Poyet.
Apr 17, 17:50
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013
Team News: Sergio Aguero returns for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero is back in the Manchester City starting lineup for this evening's Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium.
Apr 16, 18:52
Jack Colback of Sunderland in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at the Stadium of Light on September 29, 2013
Jack Colback, Phil Bardsley to leave Sunderland regardless of relegation
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet admits that Jack Colback and Phil Bardsley are likely to leave the club on free transfers this summer, even if the Black Cats avoid relegation.
Apr 12, 08:56
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
West Ham United interested in Sunderland's Phil Bardsley?
West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley on a free transfer in the summer.
Apr 9, 10:36
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
Phil Bardsley: 'We need to give everything to beat Premier League relegation'
Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley insists that he and his teammates will 'give everything' to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League.
Apr 7, 07:07
Carlos Tevez of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal, from a penalty, with team mate David Silva (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at the City of Manchester Stadium on April 3, 2011
On this day: Manchester City net five against Sunderland
On this day in 2011, Manchester City ease to a 5-0 victory against Sunderland in the Premier League.
Apr 3, 10:04
Andy Carroll of West Ham celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
Result: West Ham United edge past Sunderland
Sunderland's Premier League survival hopes take a huge blow as they fall to a 2-1 defeat at home to West Ham this evening.
Mar 31, 21:52
Andy Carroll of West Ham celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
Half-Time Report: Andy Carroll gives West Ham United lead over Sunderland
An early Andy Carroll header gives West Ham a 1-0 lead at the halfway stage of their Premier League encounter with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this evening.
Mar 31, 20:46
Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Jordan Henderson during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on March 26, 2014
Result: Liverpool hold on to beat Sunderland
Liverpool survive a spell of late pressure from Sunderland to secure a 2-1 win at Anfield.
Mar 26, 21:51
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the opening goal from a freekick with Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool, nor
Half-Time Report: Steven Gerrard gives Liverpool lead
A free kick from Steven Gerrard gives Liverpool a 1-0 lead over Sunderland at Anfield.
Mar 26, 20:47
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley in action against Chelsea on April 7, 2013
Phil Bardsley: 'Vital for Sunderland to beat Crystal Palace'
Phil Bardsley believes that it is "vital" for Sunderland to beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend.
Mar 11, 11:11
Hull's Curtis Davies celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Sunderland during their FA Cup quarter-final match on March 9, 2014
Result: Hull City into FA Cup semi-finals
Hull City book their spot in the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Sunderland at the KC Stadium.
Mar 9, 15:51
Hull's Sone Aluko misses a penalty against Sunderland during their FA Cup quarter-final match on March 9, 2014
Half-Time Report: Hull City, Sunderland level at interval
Hull City and Sunderland enter the interval of their FA Cup quarter-final at the KC Stadium on level terms.
Mar 9, 14:46
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley in action against Chelsea on April 7, 2013
Phil Bardsley a target for Aston Villa?
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert targets a summer move for Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley, according to a report.
Mar 6, 08:48
Sunderland's Phil Bardsley celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City on November 10, 2013
Quartet to leave Sunderland?
Sunderland could be set to lose four players in the summer as contract negotiations continue at a slow pace.
Mar 6, 02:22
It took almost 12 months, but Fletcher returned as a substitute, replacing Paul Scholes, against Galatasaray in September 2012.
Darren Fletcher returns to Scotland squad, Andrew Robertson gets first call-up
Manchester United's Darren Fletcher is recalled to the Scotland squad, while Dundee United teenager Andrew Robertson receives his first call-up.
Feb 19, 11:00
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