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.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who was on Sunderland’s radar in the summer, is also being considered
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
All the news from each Premier League club
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
Four efforts saved, three attempts off-target and only three goals - was this the worst penalty shoot-out in history?
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.
Owner Ellis Short decided to dispense with his services