Robin van Persie celebrates after his shot is deflected by Titus Bramble into his own net

Sunderland   0

Man United   1

Bramble (OG 27)

Saturday 30 March Stadium of Light | Attendance: 43,760

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Sunderland
22Mignolet
2Bardsleyyellow cardsub7
3Rosesub14
16O'Sheayellow card
19Bramblegoal
4N'Diayeyellow card
8Gardner
23McClean
21Johnsonsub10
28Sessegnon
9Graham
Subs:
20Westwood
10Wickhamsub21
7Larssonsub2
12Kilgallon
14Colbacksub3
18Mangane
30Mandron
Man United
1De Gea
2Rafaelsub6
12Smalling
15Vidic
28Buttner
7Valencia
8Andersonsub23
16Carrick
18Young
26Kagawasub19
20van Persieyellow card
Subs:
13Lindegaard
6Evanssub2
3Evra
23Cleverleysub8
17Nani
25Powell
19Welbecksub26

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30/03/2013 14:49, Report by Steve Bartram
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Sunderland 0 United 1

United's hunt for a second goal was shelved in place of staying tight and falling back on a defensive fortitude rekindled in 2013.

The hosts' aerial approach was repelled superbly by Vidic, Evans, Smalling and Büttner, while De Gea was up to the task when Connor Wickham registered Sunderland's first shot on target in the 90th minute. Van Persie almost added a second goal with the final kick of the game, only for Mignolet to bravely block his effort.

There have been mightier displays from Sir Alex's side en route to making history, but the numbers drown out the superlatives on this occasion: 30 matches, 25 wins and a 15-point lead over Manchester City with eight games remaining this season.

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