Manchester United 3 - 1 Sunderland

Match info: Premier League at Old Trafford

Date: 15/12/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: C Foy Att: 75,582

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man Utd

Robin van Persie 16
Tom Cleverley 19
Wayne Rooney 59



Fraizer Campbell 72

FT (ht: 2-0)

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  • Ferguson is up and out the dug-out to shake hands with counterpart O'Neill, United's six-point lead at the top restored.

  • Sessegnon, again, looking to lead from the front with a surge down the left, but the final ball lack the required finesse to make this a dramatic finish.

  • Young's teasing ball into the box beats Rooney, but almost finds an unmarked Valencia at the far post with an open goal agonisingly gone a-begging.

  • As the official on the touchline signals three minutes of added time, Untied continue to press forward in the hope of putting away O'Neill's charges at the death.

  • The Red Devils break out down the left flank with Young leading the charge, but the England flyer is bundled over and poached of the ball before getting off a pass to a waiting Rooney.

  • Evra gives away an attacking free-kick after rash challenge, but the Black Cats fail to really capitalise from out on the right touchline into the box.

  • McFadden's ball across the face of goal beats every one, including his own players with an open goal at their mercy.

  • Van Persie, again, soars inside the area to make a headed attempt on goal but his effort is wide of the mark.

  • James McFadden make his appearance with Colback going the other way to the bench.

  • Valencia gets a bit of a talking to for a late challenge on Jack Colback.

  • The Red Devils trying to kill off the game on the counter, Giggs eventually taking aim form range but the Welshman's attempt is wide of the mark.

  • Wickham, again, with a shot on goal that this time test De Gea. the Spaniard making a fine stop with his legs from close-range.

  • United's latest counter-attack sees Valencia burst down the right only for the cover defence to close him down.

  • The Black Cats manage to hold off United and launch an attack of their own, culminating Gardner's attempt from the left that doesn't worry De Gea too much.

  • Van Persie coolly tees up an onrushing Scholes inside the are off a one-two, but ginger-haired attacker is cut down before getting a shot off.

  • Bramble does well to get across the back and cut off Rooney's breakout down the right.

  • The Red Devils doing what they can to contain this late fightback from the visitors.

  • United withstand another Sunderland barrage, this time it's Bramble popping up the 18-yard area to cause some problems.

  • Jones, again, being called into action as the United defender throws his legs at Campbell's effort on goal form the right of the area.

  • Jones manages to hold Sessegnon as the Cats man continues to make a nuisance of himself at the late stage of this match.


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