Wes Brown

Position: Centre-back
Team: Sunderland
Born: October 13, 1979 (age 35)
Hometown: Manchester, England
Height: 6'0"
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
Jamie Carragher: 'Sunderland won't relish playing against Andy Carroll'
Jamie Carragher backs Andy Carroll to continue his good form when West Ham United travel to Sunderland this afternoon.
Dec 13, 14:14
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
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
Sunderland's Wes Brown: 'We're becoming hard to beat'
Sunderland defender Wes Brown believes that his side are becoming hard opposition to break down in the Premier League following their recent run of solid displays.
Dec 10, 19:51
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes down in the penalty area during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on December 6, 2014
Brendan Rodgers dismisses Raheem Sterling dive claims
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that Raheem Sterling did not dive under a challenge from Wes Brown during their goalless draw with Sunderland.
Dec 7, 12:00
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
Wes Brown: 'We could have beaten Liverpool'
Sunderland defender Wes Brown reveals that he was frustrated with himself for missing a chance that could have earned his side all three points at Liverpool.
Dec 7, 02:12
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes down in the penalty area during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on December 6, 2014
Player Ratings: Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the individual performances of those involved in Liverpool's 0-0 draw at home to Sunderland.
Dec 6, 18:21
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
Steven Gerrard of Liverpool on his knees during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on April 27, 2014
Team News: Steven Gerrard misses out for Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers drops Steven Gerrard to the substitutes' bench for his side's Premier League clash against Sunderland.
Dec 6, 14:13
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
Live Commentary: Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland - as it happened
Take a look back at Sunderland's 0-0 draw at Liverpool with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute report.
Dec 6, 13:59
 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
Darron Gibson of Manchester United celebrates with team mate Wayne Rooney (10) as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham on December 5, 2014
On this day: Injury-hit Manchester United cruise past West Ham United
On this day in 2009, a Manchester United side missing a number of key defenders beat West Ham United 4-0 at Upton Park.
Dec 5, 08:37
Dedryck Boyata of Manchester City competes with Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match on December 28, 2013
Team News: Dedryck Boyata handed Manchester City start
Defender Dedryck Boyata replaces Vincent Kompany for Manchester City's trip to Sunderland on Wednesday night.
Dec 3, 19:04
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
Aaron Cresswell of West Ham celebrates scoring opening goal past Robert Elliot of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at Boleyn Ground on November 29, 2014
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the most impressive 11 players from the 13th round of Premier League fixtures.
Dec 1, 08:30
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
Nicky Butt during a photoshoot for the documentary 'The Class of '92'
On this day: Manchester United edge out Leeds United in five-goal thriller
Sixteen years ago today, Manchester United recorded a 3-2 victory over rivals Leeds United at Old Trafford.
Nov 29, 10:05
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
Match Analysis: Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League draw between Leicester City and Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.
Nov 22, 17:34
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
Result: Leicester City slump continues in Sunderland stalemate
Leicester City remain without a win since September following a 0-0 draw with Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.
Nov 22, 16:52
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, Leicester City goalless at the break
Leicester and Sunderland hold each other to a goalless half-time draw at the King Power Stadium.
Nov 22, 15:47
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
Wes Brown: 'We've managed to get back on track'
Sunderland defender Wes Brown believes that his side have managed to restore their confidence in their past two games following their 8-0 hammering against Southampton.
Nov 15, 05:26
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his second goal with Ryan Giggs during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester United and Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on September 28, 2004
On this day: Wayne Rooney brace guides Manchester United past Newcastle United
On this day 10 years ago, Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle United 3-1 at St James' Park.
Nov 14, 09:21
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
Leighton Baines: Everton put "everything we had" into Sunderland draw
Leighton Baines admits that he is "disappointed" not to have taken all three points from today's 1-1 draw against Sunderland, but insists that his side gave it their all.
Nov 9, 16:00
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
Everton's Sylvain Distin in action against Spurs on November 3, 2013
Team News: Sylvain Distin returns for Everton at Sunderland
Sylvain Distin is picked to start in central defence for Everton against Sunderland for what will be his first Premier League appearance in over a month.
Nov 9, 12:48
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
Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
Fantasy Football advice: Week 11
Sports Mole looks ahead to the 11th weekend of Premier League action from a Fantasy Football point of view.
Nov 6, 14:02
Sunderland's English defender Wes Brown (R) scores an own goal during their English Premier League football match against Crystal Palace on November 3, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'Fighting spirit can spur Sunderland on'
Gus Poyet believes that Wes Brown's own goal against Crystal Palace on Monday night can act as a turning point in Sunderland's season.
Nov 6, 07:30
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Crystal Palace on November 3, 2014
Player Ratings: Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland
Sports Mole takes a look at who stood out during Sunderland's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this evening.
Nov 3, 23:16
Sunderland's Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during their English Premier League football match against Crystal Palace on November 3, 2014
Match Analysis: Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Sunderland's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this evening.
Nov 3, 22:36
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Crystal Palace on November 3, 2014
Result: Steven Fletcher double hands Sunderland victory against Crystal Palace
Steven Fletcher scores twice as Sunderland earn a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace in their Premier League match at Selhurst Park.
Nov 3, 21:58
Marouane Chamakh of Crystal Palace controls the ball as Anthonty Reveilliere of Sunderland closes in during the Barclays Premier League match on November 3, 2014
Live Commentary: Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland - as it happened
Relive Sunderland's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace as the Black Cats climb out of the bottom three with their first away victory of the campaign.
Nov 3, 19:00
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
Gus Poyet: 'We can't afford further mistakes'
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet insists that his side need to stop making mistakes if they are to get their season back on track ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace.
Nov 3, 03:53
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
Fantasy Football advice: Week 10
Sports Mole looks ahead to the 10th weekend of Premier League action from a Fantasy Football point of view.
Oct 30, 13:17
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
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole selects a Team of the Week from the ninth round of Premier League matches.
Oct 28, 10:55
Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland during the Premier League football match between Sundeland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Patrick van Aanholt: Sunderland have "got to move on"
Sunderland full-back Patrick van Aanholt encourages the team "to move on" from their recent errors.
Oct 27, 14:37
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
Danny Welbeck: 'Alexis Sanchez is a pleasure to play with'
Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck says that it is a "pleasure" to play alongside Alexis Sanchez, following his brace against Sunderland.
Oct 27, 10:58
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
Gus Poyet: 'Players angry after Arsenal defeat'
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet reveals that there was anger in his side's dressing room following their self-inflicted 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 26, 02:30
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
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 'Alexis Sanchez is our Luis Suarez'
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likens Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez to Luis Suarez following his brace in Saturday's 2-0 Premier League win at Sunderland.
Oct 26, 01:49
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
Arsene Wenger pleased with important win over Sunderland
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he was pleased to see his side get back on track in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 25, 17:24
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
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