Sunderland Stats: Everton Six Minutes of Hell, Penalties & Premier Centurions

After last weeks vital win against Southampton, Sunderland will be heading into this game full of confidence in picking up another much needed three points. Opponents Everton failed to do Sunderland a favour against Aston Villa last week, although they had been on a great run of form previous to that game. Sunderland have played Everton 178 times in the clubs history and only played against Aston Villa more often. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Record-Equalling Stoke & League Doubles

After a weeks break due to Arsenal's FA Cup commitments, Sunderland will be looking to avenge the pathetic 4-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace at the first attempt as we continue to slip closer to the relegation zone with games running out. Opponents Stoke won their most recent game and find themselves in 9th position in the league. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Derby Hangover & the Lone Ranger

Sunderland come into this game against Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace on the back of a much needed three points against local rivals Newcastle thanks to Jermain Defoe's wonder strike. Opponents Palace have been in Champions League form since the arrival of Pardew in January and have won their last 4 of their last 5 games including a victory over reigning champions, Manchester City. [More]

Peter Reid & the Wear-Tyne Derby

Twenty years feels like quite a significant milestone, and Peter Reid’s tenure as Sunderland manager was a significant period in my life let alone the club’s history. With another season-defining derby (they all seem to be like that these days) not even a week away, there couldn’t be a better time to reminisce about the two. [More]