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Aleksandar Kolarov was involved in an argument with a fan

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Champions visit St James' Park this weekend

Kompany limped off during Sunday's derby defeat

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Martin O'Neill asks to be judged at end of difficult season for Sunderland

Black Cats face Reading tonight in crucial encounter

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Flying start not enough for Dutchman

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