Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview & Prediction
Feb13

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview & Prediction

Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland will be hoping to recover from a turbulent week off the field as they look to claim a first home league win over Manchester United in nearly two decades. It was March 1997 – just a month after United left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was born – when Sunderland last earned all three points against the Red Devils at the Stadium of Light, with their winless run in this fixture now at 13 games....

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Head-to-Head: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) vs Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Feb13

Head-to-Head: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) vs Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Saturday’s early kick-off sees Sunderland host Manchester United in a game which carries significance at both ends of the table. Black Cats striker Jermain Defoe has been in sparkling form as he has almost single-handedly kept his side in with a chance of avoiding relegation this season. The former England forward has scored six goals since the turn of the year, including a vital late equaliser against Liverpool last time out. The...

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Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more
Feb12

Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, we at Shoot decided that we would come up with a love-themed Premier League squad, with a chairman, manager and stadium. Yes, of course we’ve updated some names so they fit into the criteria by being as imaginative as we can, but Jason ‘Puncheon above your weight’ is brilliant, right? Let us know @_shootfootball if you think any other names could have made it into our...

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Sunderland are looking good again, but is it all too late?
Feb12

Sunderland are looking good again, but is it all too late?

Sunderland’s new signings have impressed since being introduced to the first team and the side are slowly looking more and more like a Sam Allardyce outfit. But, has it all come too late? The defence, bar Billy Jones, is looking tighter and that is mainly due to the arrivals of Lamine Kone and Jan Kirchhoff. At the other end of the field, Wahbi Khazri has impressed the fans as he is willing to run all day long and has a wicked set...

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Sunderland’s Valentine Star: Who is the Black Cats’ most loved player?
Feb11

Sunderland’s Valentine Star: Who is the Black Cats’ most loved player?

Name: Jermain Defoe Position: Striker Just under 13 months into his Sunderland career, Jermain Defoe has already flourished into a fans favourite up at the Stadium of Light. The 33-year-old, who joined the Black Cats from Major League Soccer side Toronto FC only last January, has scored a crucial 17 goals in just 41 first-team appearances for the Premier League club during back-to-back relegation threatened campaigns. Defoe; who...

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Crystal Palace captain set to become summer target for Chinese Super League giants
Feb10

Crystal Palace captain set to become summer target for Chinese Super League giants

Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak could become the latest transfer target for the lucrative Chinese Super League, according to the Mirror. The Australia international would not count as a foreign player under China’s top-flight regulations due to his AFC Nation Status. The 31-year-old, who has 61 international caps for his country, has made 19 appearances in all competitions for Alan Pardew’s side so far this season. However Jedinak...

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