# Sunderland

Last month
May 2023
# championship matters
Luton progress to play-off final after second-leg comeback against Sunderland
The Hatters are targeting a return to English top-flight football after a 31-year absence.
This year
# Replay
Fulham hold on to beat Sunderland to set up FA Cup clash with Leeds
The Black Cats twice fought their way back to within a goal of the visitors.
# Championship
Sunderland close in on play-off places with victory over 10-man Middlesbrough
Ross Stewart and Amad Diallo on target for Tony Mowbray’s side.
Last year
# Championship
Sunderland boss makes a losing return to Middlesbrough
The Teessiders edged home courtesy of Riley McGree’s first-half goal.
# championship matters
Omobamidele continues to impress as Norwich pile more misery on Sunderland
Josh Sargent’s fourth goal in three games sealed a 1-0 win for the Canaries.
# next chapter
Aiden McGeady on the hunt for new club after five-year Sunderland stay ends
‘Thank you, Geads,’ the club posted.
# Going Up
Sunderland end play-off hoodoo to secure promotion to the Championship
Goals from Elliot Embleton and Ross Stewart earned the Black Cats a 2-0 win over Wycombe.
# Drama
Stoppage-time goal sees Sunderland book place in Wembley play-off final
Patrick Roberts grabbed the late goal to ensure a 2-1 aggregate win over Sheffield Wednesday.
# Change It Up
Alex Neil on verge of becoming Sunderland boss after Roy Keane deal falls flat
The club could not finalise a deal to bring the Corkman back to the Stadium of Light.
# Roy's not keen
Keane rules out return to Sunderland according to reports
The former Ireland and Manchester United captain was interviewed twice for the vacant post.
# roy is keen
'We'll see how things take shape over the next few days' - Keane addresses reports of Sunderland return
Keane has been heavily linked with a sensational return to the club at which he took his first steps in management.
# new chapter
Former Sunderland star Kevin Phillips lands first managerial role
The 48-year-old has been appointed the new boss of Northern Premier League club South Shields.
# In form
Irish U21 striker Scully on target in Lincoln victory, Sunderland miss chance to go top of League One
Scully hit his 12th goal of the season.
All time
# Black Cats
Sunderland improve promotion prospects with commanding win
The Black Cats moved into the Sky Bet League One automatic promotion plac
Teenage Irish duo make Brighton first-team debuts and O'Brien scores Sunderland hat-trick
It was a huge night in the careers of Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran.
# black cats out of luck
Two assists from Aiden McGeady not enough for Sunderland as Lincoln edge to League One play-off final
Sunderland threatened an unlikely comeback but were ultimately beaten 3-2 on aggregate.
# League One
McGeady hits key goal for Sunderland on a good day for Irish players chasing promotion
Ronan Curtis and Alan Judge also netted today in the League One action.
# Championship
Sunderland end 48-year Wembley hoodoo with McGeady assist for only goal of the game
The Owls are seven points from safety.
# card collector
Lee Cattermole announces retirement following spell in Holland
The midfielder has quit playing at the age of just 32, and wants to move into coaching,
Sunderland sign Irish international Aiden O'Brien on two-year-deal
The striker-cum-winger has scored one goal in his four international appearances for Ireland.
# Drumaville
Now more than ever Irish football needs another Sunderland to happen
Between 2006 and 2008 Sunderland had a uniquely Irish flavour – owners, chairman and manager all coming from here. Now, with so many Ireland players struggling for game-time in England, there is a pressing need for a Drumaville sequel.
# Upheaval
Stewart Donald resigns as Sunderland chairman
He became a household name after prominent role on Netflix show, Sunderland ‘Til I Die, but Donald quit club today.
# Butler service
‘I swapped a Volkswagen Golf for a BMW and thought I’d made it’
Named man of the match on his full Premier League debut, Tommy Butler was dubbed the new Damien Duff. But injuries ruined the career of one of the brightest prospects Irish football ever had.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now
The second series of the fly-on-the-wall documentary has been released on Netflix.
'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away'
Jonathan Wilson tells the tale as our latest guest on Behind the Lines.
# Rod for his back
Wilder comes to Rodwell's defence as Sheffield United take a chance on ex-England international
Jack Rodwell has signed a short-term deal with the Blades.
# Bit Harsh
Sunderland sack manager Jack Ross after 18 months in charge
The Black Cats currently lie sixth in the League One table.
# mr versatile
'Sheasy could play anywhere. He could be centre back, right back, holding midfield, in goals too'
Wes Brown recalls fond memories playing with John O’Shea at Man United and Sunderland.
# The Magnificent Seven
Ireland goalkeeper Talbot among seven re-signed by Bohs for 2020
Influential midfield trio Danny Mandroiu, Conor Levingston and Keith Buckley all put pen to paper on extended deals at Daylmount.
# Scenes
Late, late drama at Wembley as last-gasp winner secures promotion for Charlton after brilliant recovery
Patrick Bauer’s 94th-minute goal saw them past Sunderland and into the Championship.
# wembley awaits
Sunderland reach League One play-off final after hard-fought draw with Portsmouth
It finished scoreless at Fratton Park this evening, meaning the Black Cats progressed on a 1-0 aggregate scoreline.
# What could have been
'It was never going to work' - Ex-Spurs forward recalls awkward Roy Keane meeting at Pizza Express
Mido points to a strange encounter with the former Sunderland boss as the reason behind his failed move to the Black Cats.
# Wembley Way
McGeady double not enough as Portsmouth beat Sunderland to lift Checkatrade Trophy
The Ireland winger scored in the final minute of extra-time to bring the game to penalties.
# Irish Eye
'I'm within touching distance and it's nice to have that recognition from my country'
21-year-old Sunderland defender Jimmy Dunne talks about comparisons with Steve Staunton, his international prospects and lining out at Wembley Way.
# leave means leave
Nigel Farage begins 435km march against 'Brexit betrayal', but admits he won't actually finish it
Around 100 Brexit supporters have joined the march from Sunderland to the House of Commons.
# Back Home
'It’s not a good place. People think you’re living the dream but you’re not'
Bohs’ goalkeeper James Talbot talks to The42 about the other side to life with a big club in England, and finding happiness at home.
# efl trophy
Cheshire smiles for Black Cats as Sunderland book Wembley final date against Portsmouth
The two former Premier League sides will meet in the EFL Trophy final on 31 March.
# Brexit
Nissan confirms new car model will not be built in Sunderland factory
The car giant announced in 2016 that it planned to build the model at its plant in Sunderland.
# Irish Eye
Irish duo on target in League One as McGeady continues impressive Sunderland form
Paddy Madden bagged a brace of goals for Fleetwood Town in their clash with Doncaster Rovers.
# Out the door
Sunderland sack record signing Ndong after he went AWOL all summer
The midfielder’s dismissal comes just two weeks after Papy Djilobodji was also sacked by the League One club.