Martin O’Neill is under pressure to deliver results, which makes today’s home match against Reading a must-win for the Black Cats. A loss for Sunderland could see them drop to second from bottom.
With the pressure on, O’Neill has come out fighting. The Northern Irishman says that he’s the best man for the job and that no one else can do a better job. Plus he’s asked Sunderland fans to judge him at the end of the season, not now. Depending on what O’Neill does today, he may or may not be there at the end of the season to be judged.
Here are today’s Premier League news headlines:
- Martin O’Neill: I am the best man for Sunderland, no one else can do a better job — The Telegraph
- Gareth Barry charged by The FA for abusive and/or insulting words towards ref — MCFC
- Tell me why … we want to bury to Stuart Hall before his right to a fair trial? — Sporting Intelligence
- Players and managers set for ‘cultural lessons’ — The Independent
- Mancini and Hart in dressing-room bust-up after Man City game — The Telegraph
- Martin O’Neill asks to be judged at end of difficult season for Sunderland — The Independent
- Tottenham would be top of the Premier League if matches ended on 80 minutes — 101GG
- Arsenal defender Jernade Meade ready for Bradford Capital One Cup tie — The Mail
- Mario Balotelli is not for sale insists Roberto Mancini, despite latest rift — The Independent
- Shay Given set for Aston Villa return in Capital One Cup clash with Norwich — The Mail
- Scott Parker could be back for Tottenham vs Swansea — Three & In
- Bradford must use ‘passion of the crowd’ to beat Arsenal says manager Phil Parkinson — The Independent
- Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott out injured for Capital One Cup quarter-final — The Mail
- Application to quash the original Hillsborough inquest verdicts is made — BBC News
- Oriol Romeu out for season with cruciate knee ligament damage — The Mail
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