Dick Advocaat braced for derby baptism of fire
Dick Advocaat braced for derby baptism of fire

Dick Advocaat could not have asked for a more dramatic introduction to life at the Stadium of Light as his first home match in charge of Sunderland will be a fiercely-contested derby against Newcastle on Sunday.

Euro 2016 qualifier: Scotland smash Gibraltar, but a new 'Rock star' emerges
Euro 2016 qualifier: Scotland smash Gibraltar, but a new 'Rock star' emerges

Gibraltar could at least savour the consolation of unearthing a policeman-turned-footballing `Rock star` as they reprised their new role as the whipping boys of the Euro 2016 qualifiers with a 6-1 hammering by Scotland in Glasgow on Sunday.

Adam Johnson`s late strike gives Sunderland win at Newcastle
Adam Johnson`s late strike gives Sunderland win at Newcastle

Adam Johnson scored a dramatic 90th minute winner for Sunderland as they beat Newcastle United 1-0 and claim a third successive victory over their north-east rivals.

Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Gus Poyet
Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Gus Poyet

Sunderland manager Guy Poyet appeared to criticise the club`s transfer policy on Thursday when asked if he was going to strengthen his struggling squad in the January transfer window.

Shaun Maloney strike gives Scotland victory over Ireland
Shaun Maloney strike gives Scotland victory over Ireland

Scotland boosted their European Championship qualification chances as Shaun Maloney`s superb strike handed them a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in Group D on Friday.

Jordi Gomez and Steven Fletcher combine to sink Palace
Jordi Gomez and Steven Fletcher combine to sink Palace

Sunderland climbed out of the relegation zone after Jordi Gomez`s late strike and a Steven Fletcher double inspired a crucial 3-1 win at fellow strugglers Crystal Palace on Monday.

Suarez saves point for Liverpool in 1-1 draw at Sunderland

Luis Suarez`s second-half strike ensured a 1-1 draw for Liverpool against Sunderland after Steven Fletcher’s put the hosts ahead in the first half.

English club Sunderland sign striker Fletcher

English Premier League club Sunderland signed Scotland striker Steven Fletcher from Championship side Wolverhampton.

Fletcher inspires Wolves comeback win over Sunderland

Steven Fletcher scored twice as Wolverhampton Wanderers staged a remarkable comeback to beat Sunderland 2-1 at Molineux.