Sunderland owner Ellis Short said he would ‘appoint the devil’ if it meant the club staying in the Premier League after the arrival of Italian firebrand Paolo Di Canio, a court has heard.
Sam Allardyce is looking for his side to pull of a few shock wins during the Christmas month.
Liam Bridcutt went to Leeds United on Thursday and went straight into the side that faced Queen's Park Rangers.
JAMES MILNER handed the armband to Jordan Henderson against Swansea as the ex-Sunderland man completed his comeback from a broken foot.
Duncan Watmore says that signing for Sunderland was an easy decision for him to make.
Patrick van Aanholt is feeling better about his performances after he admitted to not having the best of starts to the season.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes was not happy with referee Mike Dean after the official sent off Ryan Shawcross.
Philipp Wollscheid says Stoke cannot afford to drop points against the likes of Sunderland and has called for more consistency.