Arsene Wenger grateful for Alexis Sanchez double
Arsene Wenger grateful for Alexis Sanchez double

Arsene Wenger singled-out two-goal Alexis Sanchez for praise after Arsenal avoided their worst-ever start to a season under their French manager with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Sunderland.

Eight just great for Ronald​ Koeman as Saints run riot
Eight just great for Ronald​ Koeman as Saints run riot

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said he was "in shock" after his side continued their outstanding start to the season with an 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland at St Mary`s.

Gus Poyet big role in reviving Ki Sung-yeung`s career, says Garry Monk
Gus Poyet big role in reviving Ki Sung-yeung`s career, says Garry Monk

Swansea manager Garry Monk believes Ki Sung-yeung`s impressive form this season is due in large part to the skills of Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.

Gus Poyet gets ready to work the phone lines
Gus Poyet gets ready to work the phone lines

Sunday may be a day of rest for some, but not Sunderland manager Gus Poyet who expects to spend much of it with a telephone clamped to his ear in a last-ditch attempt to buy more players.

Sunderland land winger Will Buckley

Sunderland announced on Thursday that they have signed 24-year-old winger Will Buckley from Brighton and Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.

Gus Poyet signs new contract with Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet ended speculation over his future on Wednesday by signing a new deal which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2016.

Poyet relaxed after masterminding Sunderland`s great escape

Having secured Sunderland`s Premier League status that appeared doomed at the turn of the year, manager Gus Poyet says he can finally afford to relax for the first time in seven months.

Poyet still waiting on Sunderland `miracle`

Gus Poyet has insisted Sunderland still have plenty of work to do to secure their Premier League "miracle" by remaining in the English top flight when it seemed all hope had been lost.

Chelsea can cope with double bid, says Cech

Petr Cech insists Chelsea can cope with the demands of challenging for a Premier League and Champions League double as the Blues face Sunderland at the start of an eight-day period that could define their season.

Spurs defeat leaves Sunderland on the brink, says Poyet

Monday`s 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur has left Sunderland in need of a miracle to avoid relegation from the Premier League, according to manager Gus Poyet.

Sunderland plot City ambush in League Cup final

Ten months on from their shock FA Cup final defeat by Wigan Athletic, Manchester City find themselves again cast as potential Goliaths ahead of Sunday`s League Cup decider against Sunderland.

Poyet baffled by disparity between cup and league form

Sunderland Manager Gus Poyet admits he is at a loss to explain why they cannot transfer their impressive cup performances to the Premier League.

Long and Jelavic strike to give Hull welcome win

Steve Bruce made a winning return to Sunderland on Saturday as his side Hull ended a winless run of five matches with a 2-0 win over the hosts who played almost the whole match with only 10 men.

Poyet "fed up" with nervy Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is losing patience with his side`s shoddy defending, accusing his players of thinking as individuals rather than a team.

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini hospitalised

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini was taken to hospital during the club`s 2-2 draw at Cardiff City on Sunday after complaining of feeling unwell, manager Gus Poyet revealed.

Poyet and Sunderland aim to rub salt in Cardiff`s wounds

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will seek to rub salt into Cardiff City`s wounds when his improving team visit the newly-managerless Welsh club on Saturday.

Mannone was outstanding, says Sunderland boss Poyet

The Black Cats goalkeeper was in superb form for the 1-0 win at Everton on Boxing Day, making a string of saves to give the bottom-placed club more hope of Premier League survival

Poyet calls for Premier League mid-season break

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet wants the Premier League to introduce a mid-season break that lasts from Boxing Day to mid-January.

Dortmund target Sunderland midfielder Ji

Borussia Dortmund have made Sunderland`s South Korean midfielder Dong-Won Ji a prime target in the forthcoming transfer window, the popular tabloid Bild reported on Monday.

Manchester City stunned by Sunderland, Newcastle sink Spurs

Gus Poyet`s struggling Sunderland jolted the Premier League with an electrifying 1-0 win over big-spending Manchester City at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.