FT: Man United 0 Sunderland 1

It's all over at Old Trafford! Sunderland move out of the relegation zone with a vital, vital win. For United, Moyes may be gone, but the same problems remain, where do they go from here?

90+4
Jones with a late foul there. This should be the last kick of the game.

Jason Lotz: @ Gordon , next season mate, I think you guys did enough to stay up.

Gordon Henshaw: Cardiff and Fulham both losing so if we hold on then even if we lose our last 2 games at home against Swansea and west brom - norwich will have to beat chelsea and arsenal with about a 14 goal difference for us to go down!!!

90+2
Four minutes added on. Cattermole, somehow, finds himself in space in the box, but scuffs his shot and De Gea can gather.

90+1
Vidic booked for a dangerous two-footed sliding tackle on Altidore.

90
Carrick's shot takes a deflection and is flung up in the air, Mannone just about manages to gather the ball.

89
United win the ball back from a Sunderland throw in.

Ben Merlin: @colm. Who are you kidding. Rooney is sooo overrated.

88
Looks like both players will be fine and play is under way.

87
Borini and Evra both receiving treatment after a clash of heads.

86
United have the ball again and are passing it in and around the box. Van Persie caught offside again.

84
Sunderland keeping the ball better and Borini is played through in the box, he cuts in and fires a brilliant curled effort at goal, but agonisingly strikes the cross bar. So close.

Colm Keane: Perfect representation of Utd's season this match. No Rooney, no win. He's been carrying Utd all season, would have made all the difference for Chelsea if was signed last summer.

83
The ball is played to Van Persie on the edge of the area, but he chooses to let the ball run and Sunderland can clear easily.

82
United piling on the pressure now, moving it side to side along the edge of the box.

81
Evra with a good ball into the box and Hernandez takes a first-time shot on goal, but puts it over the bar again.

80
Carrick looks to put Welbeck through on goal, but puts the pass out of play instead.

80
Sunderland taking their time with a free kick for a foul on Borini.

79
Van Persie looks like he got clear of the defence, but was half a yard offside.

78
Sunderland with a rare spell of possession, but again it's not long before United have it back.

77
The space opens up nicely for Welbeck on the edge of the area, but he drives his effort over the bar and into the crowd.

76
The Black Cats opt to try and keep a bit of possession, though, and Mannone gives a way a throw.

75
Jones has a low cross cleared and Sunderland can break.

74
Bridcutt comes on to replace goalscorer Larsson.

73
At the other end, Van Persie comes in at the near post and just edges his shot wide of the upright.

72
Altidore links up well with Borini on the flank and crosses it in to Giaccherini, who strikes the left-hand upright with his first-time effort. Colback can only hit the side-netting with his follow-up.

71
Goal kick for Sunderland as another speculative cross goes astray.

Andrew Jones: If the score remains the same the poor MOTD pundits will have to rewrite the script. I look forward to the post match Rooney interview with interest tonight! Shall we see the 'In Giggs we trust' banner displayed at 4.45pm

70
Januzaj then crosses the ball over all three United strikers in the box and out for a goal kick.

69
Januzaj does well to win the ball back from Giaccherini near his own box.

68
Sunderland have a throw right by the corner flag as Altidore does well with his first touch of the ball.

67
Januzaj launches a free kick into the box, but it is initially cleared. Jones gets a shot off, but it's well wide of the mark.

66
Van Persie coming on to replace Mata, while Welbeck is on for Young.

65
Wickham is being replaced by Jozy Altidore.

Jason Lotz: @ Gordon, watch how things unfolds!

64
Chaos in the box from Mata's corner, the ball falls to Jones, who scuffs his shot before Mannone fails to gather the ball from the follow up. Sunderland do eventually manage to get it clear.

63
Young wins a corner.

62
Januzaj with a deep cross from this near side, again well over everyone in the box.

61
Young is back on the far flank and has another cross blocked and cleared.

60
Sunderland have a rare touch of the ball, but ultimately give possession back.

59
Young looks to play the ball back into the box, but curls it well over everyone and out for a goal kick.

58
Hernandez wins a corner as Vergini is forced to clear a Mata cross.

57
Giaccherini comes on to replace Adam Johnson.

56
United come again, but Jones' cross into the box is cleared once more.

55
Mannone nearly makes a huge blunder as he fails to gather the corner. Luckily his defender gets the ball clear.

55
Januzaj cuts inside and seems to run out of ideas. Does win a corner, though.

54
United piling on the pressure now, Sunderland struggling to get clear of their own half when they do get the ball.

53
Sunderland finally get a bit of breathing room and break on the counter. However, it's not long before Johnson is dispossessed.

52
Januzaj comes on to replace Nani.

51
Jones launches the ball into the box again and Vidic gets a header just wide of goal. The defender appeals for handball, but replays show that the ball went clean through.

50
Nani with a back heel to Evra on the wing, the Frenchman plays a dangerous ball across the box, which is just about cleared by O'Shea.

49
The Red Devils win a corner. Mata plays it in, but Sunderland clear their lines.

48
United playing the ball around with no real purpose at the moment.

47
Borini brought down in the final third, but nothing given. United have the ball with Jones on the far side.

46
Sunderland with the early possession.

Second half
Sunderland get the ball rolling for the second half.

Ayesha Ziya: Seems like utd are back to playing how they have been for the whole season. Poor. Unimpressive team. 2 nil to Sunderland. Oh I am a Liverpool fan so this does feel good.

Ifzal Naseer: DO IT FOR GIGS AND YOUR TEAM.

Andrew: Welcome to the world of Premiership football Ryan. All the fanfare and hype surrounding your appointment will soon be forgotten if Sunderland win today. I hope they do and a certain Mr Moyes has a giggle.

Ciaran Sweeney: Amazing how Cardiff are one of the the only bottom half teams that Sunderland have beaten this year and yet they have beaten City and Chelsea in the league, and United and Chelsea in the cup. Definition of giant killers. I'm saying score will stay the same, United 0-1 Sunderland final score.

Logan Peachey: What is going on with united?! Sloppy passes, no pace, no quick counter attacks and no one capable of getting to Ashley Young's great crosses! Giggs needs to give the players a kick up the back side and take young/Nani off and put Van Persie on! Final prediction, united 2-1 Sunderland

Rifat Ahmed: The quality of football from Nani and Young is just dreadful, you guys are playing for Man Utd for gods sake just grow up and perform because none of you guys deserve to play for UTD and in the summer I hope they go. Still going for my boys to win this comfortably....3-1 to UTD

Sunderland upsetting the odds once again as they lead 1-0 at the half against Manchester United.

45+1
Just one minute added on at the end of the half. Sunderland gifted possession again, but it's another let off for United, as Borini can't get a shot off.

45
Juan Mata with a driven effort at goal, but Mannone gets down to make the save.

44
Sunderland have a dangerous free kick. Johnson swings it in, but it's easily gathered by De Gea.

43
Jones giving possession away now, passing the ball straight to Colback.

42
De Gea passes the ball straight to Johnson, but the winger can't quite get a shot off and United can clear.

41
United struggling to find a way through in the final third.

40
United attacking again, playing the ball around the box.

39
Colback takes a poor touch in the center circle and gifts United the possession. However, Mannone can come out and gather the ball quickly.

38
Sunderland gifted possession in the final third as Vidic slipped, but can't capitalise as Johnson also slips as he tries to play it in.

37
Evra testing his goalkeeper's footwork with a rather awkward long back pass. De Gea does well and can set his side away on the counter.

36
Cattermole gives away a free kick for a foul on Young.

35
Borini holds off the challenge from Jones to win a goal kick and ease some pressure.

34
United now have the ball again and are looking for that final ball. Sunderland defending well at the moment.

33
Colback commits the foul as Sunderland looked to clear their lines. United take it quickly, but lose possession almost immediately.

32
United have a handfull of crosses cleared by Sunderland in the last minute.

31
Alonso goes into the book for a reckless challenge on Young.

30
GOAL! Wickham with a fick-on in the box, but he can't quite find the target. Sunderland come again, and Larsson with a first-time volley from a excellent Wickham cross.

29
Evra gets wll forward, but his cross is cleared by O'Shea.

28
United charging forward again...

27
Vergini finds him self in space in the box, but lays the ball off instead. Alonso gets a shot off, but drags it well wide of goal.

26
Carrick goes into the book for a needless sliding tackle on Borini.

25
Vidic commits another foul. This time charging into the back of Borini.

24
United playing the ball around the box, it's played in to Hernandez, but O'Shea gets the clear.

23
United with possession.

22
United playing the ball out from the back. Mannone comes charging out to try and gather the long ball ahead of Hernandez, and gets lucky as the ball runs out of play.

21
Sunderland with possession around the center circle.

20
United corner. Evra gets his head to the ball, but Mannone gets down well to make the stop.

19
United go on a charging counter-attack following the free kick, Brown makes a great stop initially, but the ball comes back to Nani, who can only put the ball in the crowd.

18
Vidic gives away a free kick for a charge on Wickham.

17
United win a corner, as O'Shea puts the ball just wide of his own goal. Mannone gathers the set play easily, though.

16
Vidic nearly gifts the ball to Wickham in the final third, but just about manages to get it clear before any damage can be done.

15
United forced to pass the ball all the way back to De Gea.

14
Sunderland with a good attacking move, Johnson does eventually get a shot off, but it's just wide of the far post.

13
Fletcher gives away a foul for charging into the back of Borini.

12
Young gets a header on goal, but it's well wide of the mark.

11
United get a free kick for a late tackle on Fletcher.

10
Sunderland keeping the ball well, pinning United back into their own half. Ferdinand nearly messes up a clearance in front of Wickham.

9
Sunderland now passing the ball around at the back again moments after Mata fired high and wide of the mark.

8
SUnderland now with a spell of possession, Johnson tries the over-the-top ball to Wickham, but can only pick out De Gea.

7
Young with a scuffed first-time shot inside the six-yard area. Mannone gathers very easily.

6
Carrick tries to put Young through in the box, but his pass is a bit heavy and Sunderland have a goal kick.

5
Brown does well to clear a Young cross into the box. Jones with a shot/cross, but this is gathered by Mannone.

4
But it comes to nothing as Sunderland clear their lines.

3
Young wins a corner for United.

2
United passing the ball around the midfield area.

Gordon Henshaw: "a stroll in the park" ???? @ Jason "Keep off the grass" That's what Chelsea thought hahaha MUFC 0 - 2 SAFC

Kick-off
Here we go, United getting the ball rolling for the first half...

Jason Lotz: I say its going to be a stroll in the park for united but they will start off slow but end up winning 4-1 , two for Januzaj, Mata and Van persie adding to score line and of course Wickham adding a consolation for Sunderland. I do feel that Sunderland will still eventually stay up .

Mark: Heading home to Cyprus. If Sunderland can get anything from this game it will be a bonus. I feel our last two home games are much more winnable but as Sunderland always do will take it to the wire. 1-1 will be a fantastic result.

Mohammed Usmaan: I'm expecting United to win 3-1 with Hernandez scoring twice and Ashley Young. I'm happy Nani is playing as he needs a string of games. And Mata starting is reassuring.

Eimantas Noreikis: It is tough to decide the winner for today but I am going for a 2-1 win to Sunderland... They have been in full confidence during the past 3 games and I'm going for Wickham and Giaccherini of the bench to score the winner and Hernandez for United.

Gordon Henshaw: 2-0 to Sunderland today - O,Shea will get one and Wickham the other.

Emlyn Miftari: Looking at the United team sheet he's obviously gone for pace up top, though I still can't understand why Januzaj isn't starting as he is only one with proven good form. Still think it will be an easy 3-1 to United. Mata and Henandez will prove too quick for Brown and O'Shea.

Logan Peachey: Manchester United need to win today and take revenge on Sunderland who 2 seasons ago celebrated when Man city beat us! We will win today and send them ever closer to relegation! Also, Van Persie in subs? He needs to be either first team or get to play today! Manchester United 4-1 Sunderland

Mark Waters: I love the starting line up that Giggs has chosen for today's game oozing with natural talent. I think we are in for a footballing treat and look forward to seeing at least 3 or 4 goals from Utd. Great to see Nani and Hernadez playing.

SAFC Subs
Bardsley, Altidore, Ba, Giaccherini, Bridcutt, Scocco, Ustari.

SAFC XI
Mannone, Vergini, Alonso, Brown, O'Shea (c), Cattermole, Larsson, Colback, Johnson, Borini, Wickham.

United subs
Amos, Smalling, Valencia, Fellaini, Januzaj, Welbeck, Van Persie.

United XI
De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Young, Mata, Hernandez.

Welcome to Old Trafford where Manchester United host Sunderland in today's game. Can Ryan Giggs get a second win under his belt or will the Black Cats boost their survival hopes with another upset today.? Send your views / predictions for today's game to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

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