|Calum Davenport (Paul McShane, 73)|
|Andy Reid (Daryl Murphy, 80)|
|Teemu Tainio (Dwight Yorke, 85)|
|Jonny Evans, J|
|Ji-Sung Park (Cristiano Ronaldo, 69)|
|Carlos Tevez (Luis de Abreu Anderson, 82)|
|Dimitar Berbatov (Federico Macheda, 75)|
Full-Time: SUNDERLAND 1-2 MAN UTD. The final whistle goes and United have done just enough against a spirited Sunderland side.
Carlos Edwards sends in a high ball which drops behind for a goal-kick.
Carlos Edwards's tired-looking ball is cut out by Paul Scholes.
There are four minutes of added time.
Time is running out for Sunderland to get the equaliser.
Djibril Cisse's shot is deflected behind for a corner, which is headed clear by Nemanja Vidic.
Dwight Yorke comes on for Teemu Tainio.
Sunderland are deflated by that lucky strike and United are enjoying a lot of possession.
Luis de Abreu Anderson replaces Carlos Tevez.
Daryl Murphy comes on for Andy Reid.
Sunderland had been defending well before that deflection and must build all over again.
SUNDERLAND 1-2 MAN UTD. Michael Carrick's shot is deflected into the net by MACHEDA, the substitute putting United ahead with his first touch.
Dimitar Berbatov makes way for Federico Macheda.
Kenwyne Jones chases down Jonny Evans and wins a throw-in.
Paul McShane replaces the injured Calum Davenport.
Manchester United appeal for a penalty from Grant Leadbitter's handball but the referee was unsighted and waves the appeals away.
John O'Shea and Cristiano Ronaldo trade passes and win a corner.
Djibril Cisse has an overhead kick from six yards out that goes into the side-netting.
Ji-Sung Park is replaced by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Michael Carrick tries to find his way through the Sunderland defence but they are standing firm.
Phil Bardsley is okay to continue.
Dimitar Berbatov tries to place his shot but gets too much on it and it flies over the bar into the United fans.
Carlos Tevez has another shot which is blocked by the Sunderland defence, while Phil Bardsley is down receiving treatment.
Carlos Tevez runs into the area but good defending from Carlos Edwards prevents a shot.
Carlos Tevez's free-kick is up and over the wall but goes behind for a goal-kick.
Dimitar Berbatov is challenged by Calum Davenport and the referee gives a free-kick to the disgust of the home fans.
Paul Scholes's effort flashes just wide as United come forward with more urgency.
The noise levels have increased inside the Stadium of Light as the fans look for their team to move clear of the relegation zone.
SUNDERLAND 1-1 MAN UTD. JONES bundles the ball into the net from Teemu Tainio's cross to level the scores at the Stadium of Light.
Michael Carrick lets fly just outside the area but his effort is high over the bar.
Djibril Cisse sends a low ball across the face of goal which is just too far ahead of Kenwyne Jones.
The corner is eventually cleared.
Wayne Rooney has a shot which is deflected and Manchester United have a corner.
Paul Scholes has a shot which bounces off the referee but United pick up the ball again and Wayne Rooney has a shot from 30 yards out which is just wide of the post.
Sunderland appeal for a handball against Gary Neville but the referee is not interested.
Anton Ferdinand is booked for a foul on Carlos Tevez.
The second half gets underway.
Half-Time: SUNDERLAND 0-1 MAN UTD.
Ji-Sung Park shoots from inside the area but it flies just wide.
There is one minute of added time.
Sunderland are finishing the half strongly but can't make that final breakthrough.
Wayne Rooney tries to curl his shot goalwards but it drifts wide.
Manchester United break but Gary Neville's cross is wayward.
Sunderland hit the post from Carols Edwards' cross and the rebound is put out for a corner.
Andy Reid's free-kick is up and over the wall but goes behind for a goal-kick.
Wayne Rooney is booked for a handball and Sunderland have a free-kick.
Grant Leadbitter's corner is directed goalwards by Teemu Tainio but his shot is blocked.
Sunderland are playing at a high tempo and not allowing Manchester United any time on the ball.
Kenwyne Jones heads goalwards and Ben Foster makes the save.
Gary Neville's cross is headed away and Sunderland look to break.
Kenwyne Jones has a right-foot shot from Phil Bardsley's cross and feels he should have a corner off Nemanja Vidic.
There is a large gap between Sunderland's midfield and attack and they're finding it difficult to put attacks together.
Calum Davenport is down and receiving treatment.
The ball flashes just wide from Calum Davenport from a dangerous Phil Bardsley cross.
Anton Ferdinand does well to usher the ball out against Ji-Sung Park and Sunderland have a goal-kick.
The corner is cleared by United.
Carlos Edwards almost takes advantage of hesitation in the United defence but is forced wide and Sunderland have a corner.
Michael Carrick almost finds Ji-Sung Park with a ball from the halfway line.
Sunderland have a free-kick but a couple of players go for the same ball and it goes behind for a goal-kick.
Sunderland are already dropping back and the crowd voice their frustration.
Carlos Tevez has a shot which is charged down.
SUNDERLAND 0-1 MAN UTD. Wayne Rooney finds SCHOLES in the area with a pinpoint cross and the midfielder heads United in front.
Nemanja Vidic's header from Wayne Rooney's corner is cleared off the line and Vidic then has an overhead kick from the rebound which goes wide.
Ben Foster is eventually able to claim the ball from the corner after Calum Davenport takes a tumble.
Djibril Cisse has a shot which is charged down and Sunderland have a corner.
Manchester United are settling into the game and are starting to enjoy more possession.
Gary Neville is booked for a dive just outside the Sunderland area.
Paul Scholes lets fly from outside the area and his shot is deflected away for a corner which is cleared.
The Sunderland fans are urging their players on.
Ben Foster loses the ball from Andy Reid's free-kick and there's a moment of panic in the Manchester United defence but a free-kick is awarded to the visitors.
Kenwyne Jones flicks the ball up from a throw-in into the box but Ben Foster is able to make the catch.
Wayne Rooney is flagged offside from a long ball downfield.
Kenwyne Jones comes forward but is blocked by Nemanja Vidic.
There is a great atmosphere inside the Stadium of Light with both sets of fans making a lot of noise.
United attack immediately and Wayne Rooney's effort is just wide of the post.
The game gets underway.
Edwin Van der Sar is rested while Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrice Evra are on the bench, with Dimitar Berbatov returning up front.
Sunderland captain Dean Whitehead has failed a late fitness test but Teemu Tainio and Calum Davenport are able to play.
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