Fortune smiles as Sunderland flee drop zone
Fortune smiles as Sunderland flee drop zone

Scrappy second-half efforts from strikers Danny Graham and Jermain Defoe earned Sunderland a 2-0 victory at Everton on Saturday that fired them out of the Premier League relegation zone.

EPL's Gameweek 31 highlighted by series of astonishing goals

Not many times has the English Premier League witnessed a flurry of extraordinary goals in one Gameweek.

Newcastle boss defends Tim Krul over Jermain Defoe gesture
Newcastle boss defends Tim Krul over Jermain Defoe gesture

Newcastle United manager John Carver sprung to the defence of goalkeeper Tim Krul after the Dutchman was seen joking with Sunderland`s Jermain Defoe as they walked off at halftime in the North East derby on Sunday.

Dick Advocaat looks to build on Defoe wonder winner
Dick Advocaat looks to build on Defoe wonder winner

Dick Advocaat thinks Jermain Defoe`s wonder-strike in the Wear-Tyne derby could give Sunderland the perfect boost to keep Premier League football at the Stadium of Light next season.

EPL Gameweek 31: Jermain Defoe wonder goal settles Wear-Tyne derby, Tottenham held at Burnley
EPL Gameweek 31: Jermain Defoe wonder goal settles Wear-Tyne derby, Tottenham held at Burnley

Jermain Defoe scored a sensational long-range volley as Sunderland leapt three points clear of the Premier League relegation zone by beating derby rivals Newcastle United 1-0 on Sunday.

EPL Gameweek 31: Super Sunday - As it happened...
EPL Gameweek 31: Super Sunday - As it happened...

With the win, Sunderland have jumped to 15th place and can afford to plan other things than worrying about playing in the Championship next year. Earlier in the day, Burnley hold Tottenham to a goal-less draw at home to share the spoils. All in all, weekend's football actions from EPL have been exceptional, with lots of great goals and that usual swing of fortunes for teams.

Jermain Defoe can resurrect England career, says Gus Poyet
Jermain Defoe can resurrect England career, says Gus Poyet

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has backed Jermain Defoe to resurrect his England career after the striker struck his second goal in as many games in a 1-1 draw at Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. 

Jermain Defoe's goalscoring debut record ends as Sunderland lose
Jermain Defoe's goalscoring debut record ends as Sunderland lose

Jermain Defoe`s record of scoring on his first appearance for every club he has played for came to an end as Sunderland lost 2-1 at his former club Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

Sunderland sign Jermain Defoe in swap deal
Sunderland sign Jermain Defoe in swap deal

England striker Jermain Defoe is to return to the Premier League after signing for Sunderland from FC Toronto, with Jozy Altidore heading to Canada as part of a swap deal, it was announced Friday.

Defoe, Cahill, Keane among MLS All-Stars

English standouts Jermain Defoe and Bradley Wright-Phillips, Australian Tim Cahill and Ireland`s Robbie Keane were among those named Saturday to the Major League Soccer All-Stars who will play Bayern Munich.

Defoe waits to see if MLS adventure will end World Cup bid

England forward Jermain Defoe will wait for a phone call this weekend that will determine if his North American adventure has cost him a World Cup dream.

Two-goal Defoe dreams of England recall

Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe slammed in two goals on his debut for Toronto FC in North America`s Major League Soccer at the weekend, rekindling hopes of an England recall for the 2014 World Cup.

Defoe brings Toronto hope as MLS season opens

Major League Soccer`s 19th season opens Saturday but Toronto fans will have another week to wait before former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe makes his debut for the Canadian club.

MLS boss: Defoe, Beckham moves key to future

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and retired England star David Beckham are the type of player Major League Soccer needs to achieve its goals, MLS commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday.

Emotional Jermain Defoe says farewell to Tottenham Hotspurs

Jermain Defoe admitted he was overcome with emotion as the Tottenham striker said farewell to White Hart Lane on Thursday.

No fairytale finish for `legend` Defoe

Jermain Defoe was hailed as a Tottenham Hotspur "legend" as he prepared to bid farewell to the north London club.

Defoe begins long goodbye from Spurs with typical goal

England striker Jermain Defoe began his long goodbye from Tottenham Hotspur with his first Premier League goal of the season as the home side recovered from a poor first half to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday.

Lamela not leaving Spurs, says Sherwood

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood says that misfiring record signing Erik Lamela will not be allowed to leave the club during the January transfer window.

Tottenham`s Defoe to join Toronto at end of February

England striker Jermain Defoe will join MLS side Toronto FC at the end of February, Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur confirmed on Friday.

Roma agree $10 million Bradley deal with Toronto

Roma agreed to sell US international midfielder Michael Bradley to Major League Soccer club Toronto for $10million on Thursday.