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Sunderland beats Newcastle in online popularity league

Sunderland have finished two places above Newcastle in the league - when it comes to online popularity, that is.

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez

Marcelino: Rafa Benitez ‘courageous’ for taking on Newcastle United job ahead of Sunderland derby

Marcelino says Rafa Benitez showed great “courage” in taking on the challenge of keeping Newcastle United in the Premier League.

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Sunderland's Fabio Borini

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini says I want to silence 50,000 Newcastle United fans again

Fabio Borini believes the business end of the campaign brings out the best in him, particularly if there’s 50,000 Newcastle fans baying for his blood.

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Jermain Defoe scored against Southampton

Defoe: There will be more pressure on Newcastle than Sunderland in relegation derby clash

Jermain Defoe believes there is more pressure on Newcastle’s shoulders in this weekend’s Tyne-Wear derby showdown, despite the desperate need of both North East clubs for precious points in the relegation battle.

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Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle United and Sunderland derby will be biggest game of Sissoko’s career

Moussa Sissoko’s ready for the biggest game of his Newcastle United career.

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Seb Larsson

‘Three points at St James’s Park would set us up nicely,’ says Sunderland midfielder Larsson

Seb Larsson insists Sunderland’s players should relish the Tyne-Wear derby, rather than be overawed by the £100million at stake for both North East clubs.

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Liam Agnew

Bradford City take a second look at Sunderland midfielder Agnew

Sunderland midfielder Liam Agnew is spending a second week on trial at League One Bradford City.

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Margaret Byrne

Sunderland will take time over a successor to Margaret Byrne

Sunderland will take their time over the appointment of a new chief executive after Margaret Byrne’s resignation at the Stadium of Light.

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Sunderland rue a missed chance in th midweek defeat to Manchester City. Picture by Frank Reid

Jermain Defoe MUST overcome mini-barren spell for Sunderland to survive

Sam Allardyce admits Sunderland desperately need Jermain Defoe to overcome a mini-barren spell after just one goal in his last six games.

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Wahbi Khazri. Picture by FRANK REID

Sunderland’s rivals warned shattered Lamine Kone and Wahbi Khazri will come back even better after their break

Sunderland’s rivals have been warned shattered January signings Lamine Kone and Wahbi Khazri will come back even better after the break.

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Sam Allardyce says any M’Vila deal depends on Sunderland survival

Sam Allardyce says any M’Vila deal depends on Sunderland survival

Sam Allardyce is heartened by Yann M’Vila’s desire to stay at Sunderland, but warns that any summer recruitment plans are irrelevant if the Black Cats fail in their survival mission.

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Sunderland striker Dame N'Doye

Do Sunderland need to ‘gamble’ in the relegation dogfight? Sam Allardyce responds

Understandably, Sam Allardyce was asked this week whether Sunderland needed to start gambling in the relegation battle.

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Sebastian Larsson in action for Sunderland against Aston Villa.

Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson could return from injury to face West Ham

Seb Larsson could be involved at West Ham when Sunderland resume their survival bid after the fortnight’s break from Premier League action.

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Sunderland's Yann M'Vila

Yann M’Vila wants to stay at Sunderland next season if they are still in the Premier League

Yann M’Vila has made it crystal clear that he wants to stay at Sunderland next season, if the Black Cats are still in the Premier League.

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Deadline Day LIVE: Latest from Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough

Deadline day is finally upon us - and we’ve got it covered.

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Ola Toivonen.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce rules out early end to DeAndre Yedlin and Ola Toivonen loans

Sam Allardyce expects loanees DeAndre Yedlin and Ola Toivonen to still be at Sunderland after the transfer deadline, despite their minimal involvement in recent weeks.

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Jan Kirchhoff.

Sunderland boss faces ‘massive decision’ whether to recall Jan Kirchhoff to starting line up

Sam Allardyce admits it’s a “massive decision” over when to throw Jan Kirchhoff into the starting XI after holding his hands up over the centre-half’s debut.

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Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini expected to remain at Sunderland despite speculation of swap deal for Andre Ayew

Fabio Borini is expected to remain at Sunderland beyond the January transfer window, despite speculation that he could be offered in a swap deal for Black Cats target Andre Ayew.

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Danny Graham in action against Burnley. Picture by FRANK REID

Forgeotten man Adam Matthews to follow Dannt Graham out of Sunderland exit door

Forgotten man Adam Matthews is a target for two Championship clubs, as Sunderland look to continue offloading those considered surplus to requirements.

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Dame N'Doye

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce believes new signing Dame N’Doye will relieve pressure from Jermain Defoe

Sam Allardyce believes new signing Dame N’Doye will offer something different to the Sunderland attack - and relieve some of the pressure from Jermain Defoe.

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