Sunderland destroyed Manchester United’s hopes of winning the Premier League title with a 2-1 win on Saturday. It was their first Premiership victory over the Devils at the Stadium of light. The Black Cats started the game strong, when Wahbi Khazri gave Sunderland an early lead in the first few minutes. Red Devils equalized thanks to French youngster, Anthony Martial who took advantage of Manone’s defensive error, but it was not enough to pick up some points at Stadium of Light.

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Louis van Gaal’s side arrived to Wearside looking to get three easy points, after their draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge a week ago. Louis van Gaal decided to make only one substitution, as French defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin replaced Marouane Fellaini in the middle of the park. On the other side, Sam Allardyce selected new players - Dame N’Doye and Wahbi Khaziri to start their first Premier League games for Sunderland.

Great start 

Both debutants made the perfect start as they took a part in attack, that led to the first goal of the game.

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Khazri’s free-kick from the left side went past United defence before it nestled in the corner of David de Gea’s goal. After falling behind United kicked into gear, but they struggled to break down Sunderland’s defense, when Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial wasted great opportunities in front of Vito Manone’s goal.

However, the Red Devils slowly started to take domination of the game. Manchester United pushed forward and finally succeeded in the 40th minute, when Mannone denied Juan Mata, but unfortunately for the Italian goalkeeper Anthony Martial was the fastest to react and the youngster chipped him from close distance to make it 1-1.

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Huge surprise 

The hosts started the second half in the same style to which they had the first. They should have been awarded with penalty-kick, when Wayne Rooney handled John O’Shea’s shot. Few minutes later N’Doye failed to beat David de Gea in one-on-one situation. Just before the end of the game Kone rose highest in the United’s penalty box to meet Wahbi Khaziri’s corner kick and his strong header forced David de Gea to concede for the second time.

It was Sunderland’s first home league win over Manchester United since 1996.

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