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

Nikica Jelavic tries the spectacular

David Moyes takes no chances as strong Everton side crush Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town 1 Everton 5

Loic Remy

Transfer Talk: Joleon Lescott to Aston Villa; Danny Graham to Reading; Loic Remy to Newcastle

The Independent's Martin Hardy analyses today's January transfer window stories and separates the reality from the rumour

The Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, congratulates Jordan Henderson last night

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David Meyler

Sunderland midfielder David Meyler in talks with Hull over possible transfer

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Steven Gerrard (L) of Liverpool celebrates with his team-mate Luis Suarez

Martin O'Neill warns Sunderland about Liverpool's 'quality players'

Black Cats travel to Anfield this evening

Ji Dong-won

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill may allow Ji Dong-won out on loan

The South Korea international has had limited chances

Harry Redknapp

FA contact Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp over referee comments

Pair made post match comments about the officials

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Joe Hart calls for response from Manchester City

Champions were beaten by Sunderland in their last outing

A view of the Stadium of Light

Sunderland suspend season tickets of those who persistently stand during matches

Black Cats take action after increase in complaints

Joe Hart: City goalkeeper defended his actions that led to United’s late winner in Sunday’s derby

Premier League title race far from over insists Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart

Manchester United have opened up a seven point gap

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini: 'It's no problem, seven points'

Manchester City relaxed about United's advantage

'I am happy with the players I have got,' said Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini expects a quiet transfer window for Manchester City

The night before Manchester City's last game at Sunderland, their opponents tomorrow, was New Year's Eve and in the team hotel Roberto Mancini gathered his players and drank a toast to 2012 and the championship.

Magical memories of 2012 - Football:'After losing the title in the cruellest way, Sir Alex Ferguson stood firm'

13 May: United are denied the title in heart-breaking style

Connor Wickham

Martin O'Neill challenges Sunderland striker Connor Wickham to take his chance

Sunderland travel to Southampton this weekend

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

Premier League: Manchester United v Sunderland match preview

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