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Arbenit Xhemajli made his first team return last night after a year on the sidelines with a serious knee injury Arbenit Xhemajli took another step on the comeback trail in Sunderland's EFL Trophy game against Oldham - but Lee Johnson says the defender is not yet ready to be plunged back into the League One fray.
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Lee Johnson hailed Arbenit Xhemajli's encouraging return from injury on Wednesday night, but added that the defender is still in the early stages of his journey back to regular senior football. Xhemajli played his first senior game since September last year in the 1-0 defeat to Oldham Athletic, and produced a composed display at the middle of the back three.
THE Papa John’s Trophy may not feature high on the priority list but after a troubled start to the season, the competition continues to provide Latics with some welcome respite. Despite their league struggles and a chastening defeat at Salford only four days earlier, Oldham found midweek joy on Wearside, as they turned in a splendid team performance to eliminate Sunderland, knocking out the holders and causing a notable upset.
All the important details ahead of the draw for the last-16 of this year's EFL Trophy, which has seen Premier League development sides struggle to make an impression The Papa John's Trophy is getting towards the latter stages. This year's competition has once again seen 16 Premier League sides invited to compete, but unlike recent years they have struggled massively.
A young Sunderland side crashed out of the EFL Trophy after losing to Oldham Athletic at the Stadium of Light Lee Johnson admits Sunderland's youngsters lacked the necessary quality as the Black Cats' EFL Trophy defence ended with a second round defeat at the hands of League Two strugglers Oldham Athletic.
Lee Johnson admitted his young Sunderland side were found wanting as they were knocked out of the Papa John’s Trophy in the first knockout round. Harry Vaughan’s goal early in the second half proved to be the difference between the two sides, with the Black Cats struggling to muster a response.
Sunderland 0-1 Oldham player ratings as youngsters fail to seize their chance to shine in EFL Trophy
How the Black Cats players rated following the Papa John's Trophy second-round defeat to Oldham Athletic at the Stadium of Light Sunderland's EFL Trophy run is over, with the holders dumped out of the competition at the second round stage by League Two strugglers Oldham. Harry Vaughan's goal early in the second half proved decisive at the Stadium of Light, to send Oldham into the last 16.
'Lee Johnson cannot motivate' - Sunderland fans unhappy as Oldham Athletic knock out Papa John's Trophy holders
Sunderland fans have been quick to react to the Black Cats’ result against Oldham Athletic this evening. The pair faced off in the second round of the Papa John’s Trophy at the Stadium of Light. The first-half finished goalless but both teams had chances to put their side ahead.
Sunderland’s Papa John’s Trophy defence was ended in the first knockout round by a spirited Oldham Athletic side. The struggling League Two side took the lead through Harry Vaughan early in the second half, and in truth it was fair reward for their direct but dangerous display.
Sunderland were beaten by League Two Oldham Athletic in the second round of the EFL Trophy Sunderland's defence of the EFL Trophy ended with a limp second round defeat against League Two Oldham Athletic at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats, holders of the trophy following their Wembley win in March, made multiple changes for the last 32 tie and they produced a disjoined display against an Oldham side that deserved their victory.
Sunderland mum Leigh Potts drove to her ex-partner’s home while over twice the limit - with her seven-year-old daughter in her car An angry Sunderland mum drove to her ex-partner’s home while over twice the limit – with her seven-year-old daughter in her car. Part-time receptionist Leigh Potts, 35, then attacked his new girlfriend, leading to an undignified fight in his front garden in Portsmouth Road, Pennywell.
Sunderland vs Oldham Athletic LIVE: Updates as Arbenit Xhemajli starts and Black Cats return to Papa John's Trophy action
It is match day once again as Sunderland take on Oldham Athletic in the second round of the Papa John’s Trophy at the Stadium of Light this evening. The Wearsiders defeated the League Two outfit last season en route to winning the competition at Wembley Stadium against Tranmere Rovers.
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Sunderland fans ask transfer question as Arbenit Xhemajli starts for Lee Johnson against Oldham Athletic
Sunderland fans have delivered their verdict on Lee Johnson’s starting XI to face Oldham Athletic tonight. The pair face off in the second round of the Papa John’s Trophy at the Stadium of Light this evening. The Wearsiders defeated the League Two outfit last season en route to winning the competition at Wembley Stadium against Tranmere Rovers.
Pupils at a Sunderland school were surprised to find a ‘naughty visitor’ spreading Christmas cheer at their school gates this morning. Buddy the Elf greeted children and their families at St. Paul's CE Primary School in Sunderland this morning, December 1 to spread some festive cheer on the run up to Christmas.
Here is a round up of people who were jailed for various crimes during November. They all pleaded guilty and were jailed at Newcastle Crown Court unless otherwise stated. Here is a round up of people who were jailed for various crimes during November. They all pleaded guilty and were jailed at Newcastle Crown Court unless otherwise stated.