Coverage of the EFL Cup clash between Carlisle and Sunderland.
Next Game: Barnsley vs. Sunderland - Saturday, August 26 at 3pm in Championship
Aston Villa join race to sign West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass?Aston Villa reportedly join the race to sign West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass, who will leave the Hammers before the end of the transfer window.
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson: 'The final ball let us down'Simon Grayson insists that Sunderland did not deserve to fall a goal down following a "dominant" start against Leeds United, which they failed to recover from.
Aug 19, 21:03
Sunderland to make approach for West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass?Sunderland manager Simon Grayson suggests that he is likely to make an approach for West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass, who has been made available for transfer.
Aug 18, 10:32
Simon Grayson happy with Sunderland's start to the seasonSunderland manager Simon Grayson admits that he is happy with his side's unbeaten start to the campaign after their poor showing in pre-season.
Aug 17, 12:30
Result: Honours even between Sheffield Wednesday, SunderlandSunderland hold Sheffield Wednesday to a 1-1 draw in the Championship clash at Hillsborough.
Aug 16, 21:43
Simon Grayson: "It was a pleasing afternoon"Sunderland manager Simon Grayson praises his team's "work ethic" after their first win of the Championship season.
Aug 13, 20:36
Result: Lewis Grabban scores brace and own goal as Sunderland win at Norwich CityLewis Grabban scores three goals - one of them into his own net - as Sunderland claim their first win of the 2017-18 Championship season away at Norwich City.
Aug 13, 15:30
Grant Leadbitter to rejoin Sunderland from Middlesbrough?Sunderland are reportedly keen to re-sign veteran midfielder Grant Leadbitter from rivals Middlesbrough.
Aug 10, 22:38
Sebastian Larsson signs for Hull City on a free transferSebastian Larsson signs a one-year deal at Hull City after ending a six-year spell at Sunderland.
Aug 9, 11:36
Ipswich Town snap up Martyn Waghorn from RangersMartyn Waghorn joins Ipswich Town from Rangers on a two-year deal, despite suggestions that he was close to a reunion with Sunderland.
Aug 7, 13:05
Jeremain Lens leaves Sunderland to join BesiktasSunderland confirm that Netherlands international Jeremain Lens has completed a move to Turkish giants Besiktas.
Aug 6, 16:15
Simon Grayson pleased with Sunderland performanceSunderland manager Simon Grayson is pleased with his side's performance during his first match at the helm, despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home.
Aug 4, 22:24
Tom Huddlestone: 'Draw with Sunderland a fair result'Derby County midfielder Tom Huddlestone believes that his side were worthy of a point from their 1-1 draw with newly-relegated Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Aug 4, 22:17
Lee Cattermole: 'Sunderland lacking confidence'Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole admits that the team are short of confidence following their relegation from the Premier League last season.
Aug 4, 22:10
Result: Sunderland held by Derby County in Championship openerSunderland are held to a 1-1 draw at home by Derby County in their first match back in the Championship.
Aug 4, 21:40
Live Commentary: Sunderland 1-1 Derby County - as it happenedRelive the 1-1 draw between Sunderland and Derby County as the Black Cats are held to a home draw on the opening day of the Championship season.
Aug 4, 18:45
Simon Grayson: Darron Gibson "bang out of order"Sunderland manager Simon Grayson describes Darron Gibson's disparaging remarks about the club as "bang out of order".
Aug 3, 16:57
Sunderland close to completing Ross McCormack capture?A report claims that Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack is on the brink of joining Sunderland on a season's loan, with minor details left to thrash out.
Aug 2, 21:57
Report: Joe Lolley on Sheffield United, Sunderland, Barnsley radarHuddersfield Town midfielder Joe Lolley is said to be a transfer target for Championship trio Sheffield United, Barnsley and Sunderland.
Aug 1, 21:02
Report: Robbin Ruiter on verge of Sunderland moveFormer Utrecht goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter will fly into the North-East on Wednesday to undergo a medical with Sunderland, according to reports.
Aug 1, 19:45