- Date of Birth: 13 February 1981
- Birthplace: Cork (city)
- Position: Midfielder
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Sunderland AFC news and transfer rumours: Phil Parkinson linked with managerial return as Liverpool striker joins League One rivals
. Forward joins Sunderland’s League One rivals Sunderland were linked with Liverpool forward Liam Miller in the summer, yet the Canadian
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The January Transfer window is closed, Andrei Arshavin, Robbie Keane, Ricardo Quaresma hit the headlines. Eyefootball lists the club-by-club transfer deals of January.
Sunderland earned the bragging rights to the Tyne-Tees derby after a well earned 3-2 victory over Middlesbrough to secure Premiership survival for the Black Cats and Roy Keane.
New Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has revealed his first preliminary squad for the training camp in Portugal in May.
Sunderland boss Roy Keane has revealed the real reason why Liam Miller will be leaving the club - because he is persistently late for training. The Irishman has been told he is being transfer listed and several Championship clubs are considering a move.
All of todays live premier league action including: West Ham (Ljungberg 7min 21) 1 - 1 Birmingham (Mcsheffrey 17min 49 pen) (FULL TIME) Boro (Aliadiere 13min 42) 1 - 0 Fulham (FULL TIME) Everton (Phil Jagielka 62min 54) 1 - 0 Reading (FULL TIME) Derby 0 - 3 Tottenham (Keane 72min 21, Keane 86 21, Berbatov 92min 12 pen) (FULL TIME) Bolton 0 - 1 Portsmouth(Diarra 81min 11) (FULL TIME) Sunderland (Etuhu, 43min 47, Murphy 76min 40) 2 - 0 Wigan (FULL TIME) Early kick off Aston Villa (Bouma 47min 28, Carew 50min 01, Carew 71min 25, Carew 90min 52) 4-1 Newcastle (Owen 3min 51) (FULL TIME)
A crucial battle between two Premiership relegation battlers takes place on Saturday as Steve Bruce's Wigan travel to Roy Keane's Sunderland. Both have identical records and are 2 points above the relegation zone.
Sunderland and Aston Villa go head to head at the Stadium of Light with the Black Cats looking to pick up points to help ease them off the bottom end of the table, whilst Villa will be looking for a recovery after their 3-1 home defeat to Portsmouth last weekend.
Andriy Shevchenko and Frank Lampard scored two goals as Chelsea homed in on a fantastic three points and a 2-0 victory over relegation doomed Sunderland. Avram Grant will be delighted with moving up to third spot in the Premiership.
Arsenal had their work cut out in an epic match at the Emirates Stadium as they battled to a 3-2 victory over Sunderland. It looked as if Sunderland might cause an upset as they equalised to make it 2-2, but Robin van Persie scored twice including in the 80th to send Arsenal back to the Premiership summit.
Arsenal 5-0 Derby. Derby suffered another big away defeat, this time at the hands of table topping Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Elsewhere, Liverpool dropped points in their Premiership chase as they drew 0-0 with Birmingham.