Shot-shy Portsmouth fall away from play-offs as another blank leads to Sunderland defeat

Pompey’s attacking impotency led to their downfall as they fell to 1-0 loss at Sunderland.

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This is how it played out as Sunderland seal a crucial and hard-fought win over Portsmouth

Sunderland got their League One campaign back on track with a narrow and hard-fought victory over Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon.

Sunderland 1 Pompey 0

Pompey’s January blues continued as they slipped to a narrow League One defeat at high-flying Sunderland.

Heart charity donates defibrillator to Sunderland AFC

A defibrillator will be installed outside the ticket office at the Stadium of Light. | ITV News Tyne Tees

'Will be a big miss': SAFC fans react to Pritchard's absence against Portsmouth as Roberts also misses out

Lee Johnson has made two changes to his Sunderland side for today’s meeting with Portsmouth – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Sunderland vs Portsmouth team news

Lee Johnson has named his Black Cats starting XI for today's big League One clash with Portsmouth at the Stadium of Light

Skipper back after four-month absence as Pompey forced to make changes at Sunderland

Clark Robertson has been handed his first Pompey league start since September as the Blues take on Sunderland.

Sunderland Team News: Batth makes Black Cats debut against Pompey

DANNY BATTH makes his Sunderland debut in this afternoon's home game with Portsmouth - but there is no place in the starting side for fellow new…

Pompey confirmed team news as Robertson and Curtis start at Sunderland

The full team news from the Stadium of Light at third-placed League One side host Portsmouth, who start the day in ninth and outside of the play-off places by five points

Three Changes At Sunderland

Clark Robertson returns to the Pompey starting line-up for this afternoon’s match at high-flying Sunderland.

Alex Bass' Pompey absence as Danny Cowley set to turn to 16-year-old keeper at Sunderland

Alex Bass is expected to miss Pompey duty today as he finalises a loan switch away from Fratton Park.

LATEST: Portsmouth set to lose out on January attacking target along with likes of Sunderland, Derby County, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City and Stoke City

Pompey look set to miss out on one of their attacking January targets with Cameron Archer set to move to the Championship, according to reports.

Sunderland transfer news on Defoe

Many Sunderland fans have been left raging over some transfer news that has emerged on Jermain Defoe.

Lee Johnson offers encouraging fitness update on Sunderland man

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson says he is confident that striker Nathan Broadhead will play for the club again before the end of this season. Broadhead joined the Black Cats on loan from Premier…

‘Absolutely crazy decision’ - Plenty of Sunderland fans react to Jermain Defoe update

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson's reluctance to do a deal is holding up a potential return to the club for Jermain Defoe, The Northern Echo's Scott Wilson has reported. Defore is currently a free agent…

Sunderland: Fans swoon as new signing is announced

Sunderland fans have had a great end to the week, with the club announcing the signing of Patrick Roberts from Manchester City on a permanent short deal.

Blackpool reportedly battle Sunderland for Stoke City player

The recent departures of Teddy Howe and Tyreece John-Jules were right for all parties concerned, according to Blackpool boss Neil Critchley.

Fresh update emerges on Jermain Defoe’s potential Sunderland return

Striker Jermain Defoe's return to Sunderland is being held up by manager Lee Johnson's reluctance to do a deal, The Northern Echo's Scott Wilson has reported. Defoe is currently a free agent after…

Danny Batth in line to make Sunderland debut against Portsmouth

The 31-year-old defender signed an 18-month deal with the Black Cats on Tuesday from Stoke City.

Sunderland team news and predicted XI to face Portsmouth

Sunderland host Portsmouth in League One this afternoon. Sunderland welcome promotion rivals Portsmouth to the Stadium of Light tomorrow afternoon, in what should be an entertaining counter - the tie consisting of two of the League One's biggest teams who are both on great form. Lee Johnson's side sit 3rd in the League One table, and have lost just two of their last 13 league outings. But, teams around them, including Rotherham United with two, have games in hand on the Black Cats making tomorrow's fixture an even bigger one. Danny Cowley's side sit in 9th-place after a shaky start

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard reveals timeline of decision on Derby, Preston and Sunderland target

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has revealed a decision will be made in the next week over whether to send Derby County, Preston North End, and Sunderland target Cameron Archer. The 20-year-old centre…

Roberts starts: The predicted Sunderland XI to face Portsmouth on Saturday

Sunderland were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw in their last League One tie against Accrington Stanley and they'll want to get back to winning ways against Portsmouth this weekend.

‘Great business’ - Many Sunderland fans react to news of player arrival

Sunderland have been linked with Patrick Roberts for most of the transfer window and he has now finally confirmed his move to the Stadium of Light. Having most recently had a failed spell at Troyes in…

Score Predictions: Will Sunderland come out on top against Portsmouth?

A couple of our panel called the draw at Accrington last time out - will they be on the ball again with their predictions today?!

The Portsmouth view on Denver Hume and what SAFC can expect from Danny Cowley's side

Sunderland are preparing to face Portsmouth in League One this weekend – but what can the Black Cats expect from the Blues?

Sunderland boss gives this upbeat injury update on Everton loanee Nathan Broadhead

Lee Johnson has said that he is now 'very confident' that Nathan Broadhead will play again for Sunderland this season.

Valued at Celtic, why it didn't work out at Middlesbrough and what SAFC fans can expect from Patrick Roberts

Sunderland have completed the signing of Patrick Roberts from Manchester City on a permanent deal – but what can fans expect?

On This Day (22 January 1997): From Senegal to Sunderland, but there’s no deal for Diallo

Peter Reid’s search for attacking reinforcements was set to continue after Senegal international Mamadou Diallo failed to earn himself a deal following a trial performance for the reserves a quarter of a century ago.

Is Patrick Roberts any good? Celtic supporter gives insight on Sunderland’s tricky playmaker

Man City and Boro fans have given their takes on Patrick Roberts, but he played 55 games for Celtic between 2016 and 2018. So we asked Glasgow is Green podcast host Reidzo to answer a few questions...

Fan Focus: Portsmouth writer Freddie is "intrigued’ by their links with Sunderland’s Denver Hume!

Ahead of Sunderland’s match today, Matty spoke to writer Freddie Webb of Portsmouth News & PompeyNewsNow to get the lowdown on Danny Cowley’s side!

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