Alan Pardew, the Crystal Palace manager, still believes Allardyce is one of the strongest in the Premier League
Steve McClaren criticised referee Robert Madley after the incident, which did his team few favours in their unsuccessful attempt to avoid a sixth successive derby defeat to their rivals
The last Sunderland manager to lose a derby was Steve Bruce in 2011
Dick Advocaat has admitted his Sunderland squad were simply not good enough to avoid another scrap for Premier League survival.
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The midfielder joins from Brighton
A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium
28-year-old arrives from Internacional in Brazil
Di Canio's comments are the latest in a long line of criticisms against the players at his former club after he was sacked in September
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will wrap up permanent deal for Fabio, with Zaha expected to join on loan
A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup fixture at the Stadium of Light
Wenger is not happy with having to play a stronger United but David Moyes must use his latest signing to turn around fortunes at Old Trafford
The Black Cats lead 2-1 from the first leg
The Manchester United captain was shown a straight red card
Vidic's side will be six points off Chelsea should they become the first team to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the league under Jose Mourinho
The uncertainty that engulfed Southampton in the wake of chief executive Nicola Cortese's resignation was reduced further when the club's owner, Katharina Liebherr, pledged not to sell any players during the transfer window.