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  • Date:15 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Old Trafford
  • Attendance:75,582
  • van Persie (15) Cleverley (18)
    Rooney (58)
  • Campbell (71)
Goal!

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92:11 +2.11

Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

89:17

Wayne Rooney decides to take a short corner.

87:08

Fraizer Campbell fouled by Patrice Evra, the ref awards a free kick. Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick. Connor Wickham has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

85:38

Robin van Persie has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

83:59

Foul by Antonio Valencia on Jack Colback, free kick awarded. James McFadden is brought on as a substitute for Jack Colback. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Robin van Persie.

82:53

Ryan Giggs produces a cross, clearance made by Titus Bramble.

82:16

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

81:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Antonio Valencia by Jack Colback. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jones.

81:16

The referee blows for offside. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

80:05

Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

79:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Paul Scholes. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

77:58

Robin van Persie takes a short corner.

76:54

Unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Fraizer Campbell results in a free kick. Ashley Young takes the direct free kick.

75:34

Unfair challenge on Robin van Persie by John O'Shea results in a free kick. Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.

75:06

Titus Bramble concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Rooney. Patrice Evra takes the direct free kick.

74:52

The ball is crossed by Fraizer Campbell, clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

72:58

Ryan Giggs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Cleverley.

71:23

The ball is swung over by Stephane Sessegnon, Fraizer Campbell finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man Utd 3-1 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Stephane Sessegnon.

70:36

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea. Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

69:11

Foul by John O'Shea on Robin van Persie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

67:34

Adam Johnson goes off and Fraizer Campbell comes on.

67:04

Nemanja Vidic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rio Ferdinand.

65:38

Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Paul Scholes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.

64:29

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand. Shot from just outside the box by Craig Gardner goes over the crossbar.

60:53

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line played to the near post.

60:16

Unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Ashley Young results in a free kick. Adam Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Smalling makes a clearance.

60:00

Patrice Evra fouled by Stephane Sessegnon, the ref awards a free kick. Patrice Evra restarts play with the free kick.

58:08

Wayne Rooney scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 3-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Robin van Persie.

57:27

Shot from just outside the area by Connor Wickham goes over the bar.

56:47

Antonio Valencia challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. John O'Shea takes the direct free kick.

55:11

The ball is sent over by James McClean, blocked by Paul Scholes. Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

53:35

Foul by Chris Smalling on Connor Wickham, free kick awarded. John O'Shea takes the direct free kick.

52:30

Carlos Cuellar concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Smalling. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

52:12

The referee blows for offside. Rio Ferdinand takes the indirect free kick.

51:05

Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young. Paul Scholes takes the free kick.

48:50

Effort from the edge of the box by Robin van Persie goes wide of the left-hand post.

47:29

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Save by David De Gea. Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by David De Gea. Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson, David De Gea makes a save.

46:12

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Shot by Ashley Young from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

45:01

Michael Carrick leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Scholes. Connor Wickham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Fletcher.

44:42

James McClean takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

41:38

Wayne Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.

40:59

Antonio Valencia produces a cross, clearance made by Titus Bramble.

39:26

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie played to the near post, Patrice Evra produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

38:23

Tom Cleverley takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

36:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Rio Ferdinand. Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Patrice Evra gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sebastian Larsson, save by David De Gea. David De Gea fouled by Titus Bramble, the ref awards a free kick. David De Gea takes the direct free kick.

35:32

Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Ashley Young results in a free kick. Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

34:33

Michael Carrick takes a shot. Blocked by Titus Bramble. Corner from left by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.

31:19

Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie.

25:39

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Carrick. Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson to the near post, David De Gea makes a save.

24:50

The referee blows for offside. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.

23:54

James McClean takes a shot. David De Gea gets a block in.

23:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Tom Cleverley. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

22:10

Centre by Patrice Evra, Headed effort from inside the area by Wayne Rooney misses to the left of the goal.

21:16

Wayne Rooney produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

19:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Cleverley on Sebastian Larsson. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

18:36

A goal is scored by Tom Cleverley from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland.Assist by Michael Carrick.

17:47

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line played to the near post, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.

17:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Valencia on Jack Colback. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

15:01

A cross is delivered by Ashley Young. Robin van Persie scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Man Utd 1-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Ashley Young.

12:22

Unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Adam Johnson results in a free kick. Tom Cleverley takes the direct free kick.

9:46

Wayne Rooney takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Steven Fletcher. Shot from deep inside the area by Patrice Evra goes over the bar.

5:34

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie, Simon Mignolet makes a clearance. Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Inswinging corner taken by Wayne Rooney from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Simon Mignolet.

4:03

Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick. John O'Shea takes the direct free kick.

1:31

The ball is sent over by Phil Jones, save made by Simon Mignolet.

Match Preview

Vidic back for United Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Nemanja Vidic will return to the Manchester United squad for the encounter with Sunderland. Vidic has been out since September following another bout of knee surgery and, while Ferguson has not decided whether to start with the Serbian at Old Trafford, he confirmed it was a major boost to have him back. "Nemanja is back in the squad," said Ferguson. "He is a top defender and our captain." Ferguson also confirmed Shinji Kagawa would begin training with the first-team again after a two-month absence. However, Jonny Evans has been ruled out of the game with a hamstring injury. "I felt it would be a problem for Jonny at the start of the second half last week," said Ferguson. Meanwhile, Ferguson insists revenge will not be a factor for his side. The United camp were irritated at the way Sunderland fans reacted so gleefully when Sergio Aguero scored his injury-time winner at the Etihad Stadium to earn Manchester City the title last term. After beating Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, the Red Devils players were still on the pitch when Aguero's strike went in. At the time, Ferguson was unhappy, while Wayne Rooney said in his autobiography that Sunderland was a fixture he would be looking out for more keenly than usual this term. However, it seems that will not be part of the Scot's team talk. "It was disappointing given the number of players we have given them down the years, but there was no malice in it and there is no element of revenge," said Ferguson. "Winning the game is more important for us given what we achieved last week. "Now we really need to kick on and make sure we retain our lead at the top of the league." Meanwhile, Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has challenged his side to play with more freedom against the Barclays Premier League leaders following their morale-boosting win over Reading. The Black Cats boss celebrated a year in charge of the club with a 3-0 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night which lifted his side out of the relegation zone. It was Sunderland's third league win of the season was very timely ahead of a tricky set of fixtures which will see them take on Man Utd, Manchester City, Southampton and Tottenham before the New Year. However, O'Neill is refusing to see the next run of games as a barren patch when it comes to points, especially after their performance earlier this week. "Of course winning matches is very important but it's given everyone that confidence boost and hopefully we will be able to continue that between now and the Christmas period and into the New Year," O'Neill told reporters. "We have a real battle on of course against Manchester United but we can go there with some confidence because of the result during the week and actually go and play with some freedom as well. "Someone was suggesting a few days ago that these are not our battles but that's not the point but that's too easy. "We have to go and compete every single week in this league and I don't think you can start to allocate points here and take points away there. Go and play." If Sunderland were to win at Old Trafford it would be the first time they have done so since 1968. O'Neill could be forced into making some changes after the win over Reading came at a cost. Winger Adam Johnson suffered a dead leg and Danny Rose was also replaced after he picked up a knock on his ankle. Defender Phil Bardsley looks set to be ruled out and joins captain Lee Cattermole on the sidelines after he damaged knee ligaments in Tuesday's match. However, O'Neill remains hopeful that striker Steven Fletcher could feature despite an ongoing ankle problem.

Formation:442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

Formation: 4411Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

  • David De Gea
  • Phil Jones
  • Chris Smalling
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • Patrice Evra
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Michael Carrick
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Ashley Young
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Robin van Persie
  • SUBS
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Javier Hernandez
  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Paul Scholes
  • Darren Fletcher

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Form Guide

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  • Man Utd
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • WLDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 13/05/2012
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 05/11/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 26/12/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 02/10/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 02/05/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 03/10/2009

Top Scorers

Man Utd

  • R van Persie 10
  • W Rooney 5
  • JB Hernandez 5
  • P Evra 2
  • R Da Silva 2
  • J Evans 2
  • S Kagawa 2
  • P Scholes 1
  • D Fletcher 1
  • LC Nani 1
  • T Cleverley 1
  • OL Anderson 1
  • D Welbeck 1
  • A Buttner 1
  • N Powell 1

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 7
  • S Sessegnon 3
  • A Johnson 2
  • C Gardner 2
  • J McClean 1
  • CJ Cuellar 1

Goals

Man Utd

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 40
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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