Prediction & Preview: Sunderland Vs Manchester United

As the FA Cup sideshow reaches a pretty pleasant interlude - the main event (part 1) is finally here! Yes ladies and gents, today we have the opportunity to set a tentative foot into the final of the Capital One cup. It would be our first final since 1992. Surely we're all clamming for this! [More]

Sunderland 3-1 Carlisle: Why Aye We Love a Cup Run! Analysis & Reaction

Dare I suggest the possibility that we are on two good cup runs this season? Not only do we dump a spirited Carlisle side with relative composure, we get a pretty nifty draw in the 4th round too where we will play either League One Peterborough United (once again) or Conference Premier’s Kidderminster Harriers. It feels like we got through this with a smidge of ease, but that’s not to say we were hugely impressive by any means. Quality was the difference – not often you get to say that as a Sunderland supporter. [More]

Fancy Another Cup Run? Sunderland Vs Carlisle: Preview & Prediction

Going into our home FA Cup tie against Carlisle United, you could forgive everyone associated with Sunderland if they all had an eye on Tuesday's Capital One cup semi-final. However, the way this season's FA Cup has begun, there's a real possibility we could find ourselves on two cup runs this season. [More]

Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa: Match Reaction & Analysis

It's just excruciating, isn't it? The stage couldn't have been set more perfectly for a Phoenix-like rise from the Premier League dungeon. Four league games unbeaten, facing an Aston Villa side in truly awful form, on New Year's Day, at home - it was destined to go wrong, wasn't it? We've done this whole Sunderland supporting thing too long to think any different. [More]

Cardiff 2-2 Sunderland: Player Ratings

The incredible comeback can't completely cover the cracks evident particularly in our back four, neither can its importance be undervalued. Not only does it continue our unbeaten run into a huge January - but it ensures we creep that bit closer to 17th. It's that grit and determination which could ensure our Premier League survival. Time to rate some players then… [More]