After next Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Scotland, England will move on to the mid-week friendly against Spain. November marked the last time England hosted La Roja at Wembley back in 2011, with Frank Lampard scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win. Insignificantly Jack Rodwell came on for Phil Jones as a 56th minute 

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Sunderland have officially completed the signing of full-back Javier Manquillo on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid. Manquillo becomes the third youngster to arrive at the Stadium of Light following the acquisition of Donald Love and Paddy McNair [both from Manchester United], perhaps a show that the youth- much like in his teams at Everton 

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We are Sunderland Football Club, and we’re searching for a new manager, We’ve lost Sam Allardyce – and now we feel real anger. He was poached by the elite, of the English FA, To take up a new job – as England manager, we are now in disarray! But we are still in the English 

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Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes is the newly appointed Sunderland boss: the club confirmed through a statement released to the press. The Scot takes over from Sam Allardyce who has likewise been appointed as manager, but this time for the England national team following Roy Hodgson’s resignation after a disastrous Euro 2016 

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Roy Hodgson’s 26 man preliminary squad for Euro 2016 included five strikers with Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and most surprisingly Marcus Rashford preferred to Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe. Unquestionably, Defoe had an outstanding season with the 33 year old netting 15 goals and playing the pivotal role in his side’s ultimate survival 

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When Sam Allardyce took over at Sunderland last October they were rooted in the relegation zone and they were back there at the beginning of May. Between the 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion which marked Allardyce’s first game in charge and the 3-2 win over Chelsea, a gap of 28 games, Sunderland had spent 

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What do Harry Kane and Riyad Mahrez have in common? And how about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? Well all of them are seasoned goal scorers, although two are human while the other two are extra-terrestrial. The point is everyone loves a player who can score goals. That is why we watch the game; that 

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There have been few positives this season at Sunderland, on or off the pitch, but the form of Patrick van Aanholt has certainly been one of them. He is starting to live up to the promise he showed as a youngster and is perhaps benefiting from a more settled home after numerous loan spells in 

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As Leicester City continue their charge towards Premier League glory, they now only have seven games to go before they could lift the title in England’s top division. Coming from a team who were last season battling relegation it is a miracle, but will it be the biggest upset? Which other teams have gone on 

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After taking five points from their last four Premier League outings, Sunderland have lifted themselves out of the relegation zone – they are now level on points with 18th placed Norwich City with a better goal difference. Can Sam Allardyce keep the Black Cats in the Premier League come the end of the season? At 

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If Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce needed his players to back him up when he was voicing his concerns over the hectic festive period and the naivety of the Premier League schedule that hosts a full round of mid-week fixtures after the third round of the FA Cup, then Yann M’Vila got the memo. “It’s diabolical. 

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Manager A shrewd, experienced and highly decorated manager, Dick Advocaat etched his name into Sunderland folklore last season as he steered the club to English Premier League safety in the season’s penultimate game. The Dutchman was appointed on a temporary basis, replacing the sacked Guys Poyet and coaxing a series of determined, disciplined team performances 

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