MATCH ARTICLES

Saturday 5 October 2013
Barclays Premier League

Sunderland: Westwood; Celustka, O'Shea, Roberge, Colback; Gardner (Larsson 56), Cattermole, Ki (Wickham 74), Johnson (Dong-won 64), Giaccherini; Altidore. Subs: Cabral, Cuellar, Borini, Mannone.

United: De Gea; Rafael (Smalling 85), Vidic, Jones, Evra; Nani (Valencia 76), Carrick, Cleverley, Januzaj (Welbeck 76); Rooney, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Giggs,  Kagawa, Hernandez. 


05/10/2013 15:20, Report by Adam Marshall
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through towards goal.

78' Rafael receives a yellow card with referee Foy taking his time before producing it.

76' A double change for the Reds. Danny Welbeck and Antonio Valencia replace Januzaj and Nani. The two-goal hero may still be affected by that challenge a few moments ago.

74' Rooney blasts off target after a bright run by Rafael. Januzaj picked up a knock in the build-up but looks fine to continue. Ki is off with striker Connor Wickham pepping up the home attack.

70' Vidic goes into the book for a foul on Altidore as the Black Cats looked to break.

68' Januzaj has a new chant from the United fans. It's basically a recycling of the old Nicky Butt song to the tune of KC and the Sunshine Band's 80s hit 'Give it Up'. The attendance has been announced as 45,426.

67' United are, so far, showing great stamina after the draining trip to Donetsk in midweek. That's a testament to everybody behind the scenes but let's hope it continues in the closing stages.

64' It was O'Shea's header out that led to the goal but what an explosive finish from Januzaj. Great technique. 

62' United have turned things around and it's all down to the teenager Januzaj. Meanwhile, Ji Dong-won is on for Johnson.

61' GOAL! Januzaj is stamping his class all over the game. The full debutant unleashes a sublime volley with his left foot that flies past Westwood's despairing dive and nestles in the far corner of the net.

60' John O'Shea, the former Red, makes a risky headed pass back to Westwood but the keeper clutches bravely as van Persie challenges in the air.

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