1. One down, four to go for Manuel Pellegrini in his challenge to win five trophies in five years for Manchester City.
2. That was probably the best possible result for Sunderland in the long-term. They played well, weren’t humiliated but didn’t end up with the trophy that often results in teams clocking off in the league. Back to the relegation battle for Gus Poyet and his side.
3. The last time Sunderland witnessed a comeback as quick as City’s it was the return of tomato ketchup after Paolo Di Canio’s sacking. read more »
Sunderland’s suits for Sunday’s Capital One Cup final appearance will be supplied by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
Black Cats fans imagining their team arriving at Wembley in Donnay shell suits, fear not: the gear isn’t coming from Sports Direct. read more »
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has promised he side will be better for this weekend’s Capital One Cup final against Manchester City than they were against Arsenal last weekend.
The underwhelming Black Cats were torn apart at the Emirates last weekend. Poyet knows his side face an equally tough challenge against City on Sunday, but is expecting more from his players. read more »
Arsenal are scored a beautifully ‘Arsenal’ goal to make it 3-0 before half-time against Sunderland.
After some lovely one-touch passing, Czech midfielder Tomas Rosick played a one-two on the edge of the box and dinked the ball past Vito Mannone. read more »
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has advised Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger to give Mesut Ozil a rest ahead of this weekend’s meeting between the two sides.
The Gunners’ record signing was heavily criticised for his work-rate against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, and Poyet believes the German star might need to recuperate in order to rediscover his best form. read more »