Sport Gus Poyet hit out at Stoke’s interest in Lee Cattermole and Steven Fletcher

The Potters are reportedly interested in two of their opponents players

Sunderland's new manager Paolo di Canio during his first match English Premiere League match in charge against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Relegation clash between Sunderland and Stoke moved to Monday night

Match will be screened live on television

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Paolo Di Canio’s arrival as Sunderland coach has led many miners to want to remove their historic banner from the club in protest

Suspicious miners prepare to vote over Sunderland's appointment of Paolo Di Canio

The Italian's appointment has proved hugely controversial

Alan Pardew said there are no mission impossibles in football

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Newcastle travel to Portugal in the Europa League

Paolo Di Canio gestures to Lazio fans in 2005

Sunderland fans demand new manager Paolo Di Canio retract pro-fascist views

Italian has made inflammatory remarks in the past

Paolo Di Canio takes over at Sunderland despite a reputation for controversy

Sunderland: Paolo Di Canio to offer starkest contrast to Martin O'Neill's style

Italian as emotional and impetuous as predecessor was thoughtful and methodical

Paolo Di Canio was last night appointed as head coach of Sunderland

Sunderland take a gamble on survival with Paolo Di Canio

Black Cats act swiftly with appointment of Italian on two-and-a-half-year deal after Martin O'Neill's sacking

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1 match report: Sir Alex Ferguson lays the ghost of his darkest hour

A year ago there was gloom at the Stadium of Light as a helpless Sir Alex heard City had snatched the title. Yesterday his side made light work of preserving a 15-point gap

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Martin O'Neill has ordered Sunderland to forget about the points which have slipped from their grasp and concentrate on those they need to avoid relegation.

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Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson has admitted that his time on the sidelines has only increased his appetite to be involved in the fight for Barclays Premier League survival.

Danny Graham wants to show his commitment to Sunderland

Adam Johnson backs Danny Graham to come to Sunderland's rescue

Leading scorer Steven Fletcher out for the rest of the season

Norwich fail in appeal over Mark Bunn's red card

The Canaries confirmed on their website that the Football Association had upheld referee Chris Foy's decision

Wesley Hoolahan of Norwich scores to make it 1-0 against Sunderland. The match ended 1-1

Chris Hughton continues to target 40 points with Norwich

Hughton saw the Canaries inch to 34 with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Sunderland

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