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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Premier League club Sunderland signed Scotland striker Steven Fletcher from Championship side Wolverhampton.
Steven Fletcher scored twice as Wolverhampton Wanderers staged a remarkable comeback to beat Sunderland 2-1 at Molineux.
Day in Pics: 28th February
Showbiz World - February 28, 2015
Lingerie Fashion Night