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Short corner taken by Ryan Giggs.
Ryan Giggs takes a short corner, clearance by James McClean.
Titus Bramble challenges Wayne Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Wayne Rooney from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Wickham on Antonio Valencia. Ryan Giggs crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Simon Mignolet.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Giggs by Craig Gardner. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.
Foul by Ryan Giggs on James McClean, free kick awarded. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Ashley Young leaves the field to be replaced by Luis Nani.
Ashley Young has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ryan Giggs takes the outswinging corner, Wayne Bridge manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Ryan Giggs. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Shot from just outside the area by Paul Scholes hits the post.
Wayne Rooney challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Connor Wickham coming on for David Vaughan. Titus Bramble restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Rooney fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Patrice Evra takes the free kick.
Paul Scholes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ahmed Elmohamady. Paul Scholes receives a caution. Free kick taken by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Jones on James McClean. Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.
The ball is sent over by Wayne Rooney, clearance by Michael Turner.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Young, save by Simon Mignolet.
Foul by Michael Turner on Paul Scholes, free kick awarded. Michael Turner is cautioned. Ryan Giggs has an effort direct from the free kick. The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
James McClean challenges Antonio Valencia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James McClean, save by David De Gea.
James McClean sends in a cross, Phil Jones manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Young, Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by Ahmed Elmohamady. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.
Phillip Bardsley fouled by Antonio Valencia, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Bridge joins the action as a substitute, replacing Phillip Bardsley. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Bridge.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Gardner.
Corner taken by Ryan Giggs played to the near post, Effort on goal by Michael Carrick from 20 yards. Blocked by Phil Jones.
Phillip Bardsley crosses the ball, David De Gea makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Ryan Giggs results in a free kick. The referee cautions Ryan Giggs for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Craig Gardner.
The ball is sent over by Craig Gardner.
The ball is delivered by James McClean, Phillip Bardsley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jonathan Evans gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Paul Scholes by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scholes.
Ashley Young fouled by Ahmed Elmohamady, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Young produces a cross, Phil Jones has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Patrice Evra concedes a free kick for a foul on Ahmed Elmohamady. Craig Gardner restarts play with the free kick.
Wayne Rooney produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Patrice Evra crosses the ball, Antonio Valencia takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Ashley Young produces a cross.
Volleyed left-footed shot by David Vaughan. Blocked by Michael Carrick.
Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross, clearance made by Phil Jones.
Ahmed Elmohamady comes on in place of John O'Shea.
The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia, Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Ashley Young crosses the ball.
Shot from 20 yards from James McClean. Blocked by Jonathan Evans.
The ball is delivered by David Vaughan, Patrice Evra makes a clearance.
Phil Jones challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Jones receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Stephane Sessegnon crosses the ball, Shot by Fraizer Campbell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Centre by Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young takes a shot. Close range shot by Wayne Rooney goes wide of the left-hand post.
Antonio Valencia challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Young by Phillip Bardsley results in a free kick. Phillip Bardsley goes into the referee's book. Free kick taken by Patrice Evra.
Titus Bramble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney. Strike comes in from Wayne Rooney from the free kick.
Ryan Giggs takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Paul Scholes fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Giggs has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Fraizer Campbell results in a free kick. Fraizer Campbell goes into the referee's book. Rio Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McClean on Phil Jones. Jonathan Evans takes the direct free kick.
Wayne Rooney grabs a headed goal from close range. Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Phil Jones.
Ashley Young challenges Phillip Bardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phillip Bardsley takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Giggs from the left by-line, Phil Jones produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Giggs, clearance made by Titus Bramble.
The ball is swung over by Craig Gardner.
The ball is swung over by Ashley Young, save by Simon Mignolet.
Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Giggs to the near post, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
Corner crossed in by Ashley Young, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.
The ball is swung over by Patrice Evra, clearance made by Michael Turner.
A cross is delivered by Antonio Valencia, clearance made by Michael Turner.
Antonio Valencia delivers the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.
Shot by David Vaughan. Save made by David De Gea.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Giggs on Phillip Bardsley. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
James McClean has an effort at goal. Save by David De Gea.
Duo out for United
Chris Smalling and Danny Welbeck will miss Manchester United's final Premier League game of the season at Sunderland.
Smalling (groin) is set for a summer operation that will rule him out of Euro 2012, while Welbeck (ankle) has not recovered from the injury that he sustained during last month's Manchester derby.
It means Phil Jones should start alongside Rio Ferdinand in central defence as United look for the win that would allow them to retain the title if Manchester City fail to beat QPR.
Skipper Patrice Evra believes the key to a final title twist will be for the Red Devils to hit the front quickly at Sunderland.
It looks like a hopeless cause given QPR have an abysmal record away from home, whilst City have only dropped two points at the Etihad Stadium this term and on their last outing secured a deserved triumph over the Red Devils.
Yet Evra accepts United cannot just abandon all hope.
And he feels if his side can get their noses in front, and secure the league leadership on a very temporary basis as City are still trying to break the deadlock, it may prove to be the start of a glorious day.
"We cannot think about what Manchester City are doing," said Evra.
"We just have to make sure we win.
"The Sunderland game isn't easy but if we score first then maybe the City fans in the stadium will start to get nervous.
"When you are nervous then you can rush things and you don't do things as well as you'd like."
As Evra acknowledges, it is a long shot. But straw clutching is the only sport United have available to them now.
"You have to believe," he said.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has no fresh major injury concerns.
Former United defender Wes Brown has returned to training following a lengthy lay-off with a knee problem dating back to the end of January, although the game is likely to come too soon for him.
Centre-half Titus Bramble (Achilles) is likely to be included in the squad once again after making the bench at Fulham last week, but full-back Kieran Richardson and midfielder Sebastian Larsson (both hernia surgery) will miss out.
Captain Lee Cattermole said: ""It's a great game to be involved in. Obviously, the position we are in in the league, there is nothing much for us to play for at the minute other than trying to finish in the top 10 if we can beat Manchester United.
"But United have obviously got a title on the line and if Manchester City do slip up, United want to pounce, so it is going to be a competitive game."
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