SUN
MUN
90+4'
Not overly impressive from United it must said. 1-1. A first point for United, but Sunderland well worth their draw.
90+'
We are into four minuites of time added on.
89'
Poyet giving Wes Brown a few pointers. Rooney picks out Welbeck. United push it side to side before Jones wins a tackle from Altidore on the break. Game going from end to end, but no nearer a goal.
88'
Larsson picks out Wickham on the run, but he can't control the ball. Ends up slipping. Young then skips up the park at the other end, but his drive is safely into the arms of Mannone.
87'
Bit of panic in the Sunderland box ends with Young seeing a shot blocked by a home shirt. Brown then gets the ball back to Mannone. Somehow. A better cross that time from Young.
86'
Jozy Altidore has scored two Premier League goals in 60 appearances. His last (and only) goal for Sunderland came on 4 Dec 2013, in a 4-3 home loss to Chelsea.
85'
Jones with the clearance to ensure Altidore can't inflict any damage upon United. Sunderland inside the visiting half here.
84'
Rooney comes up with the cross that time, but another misdirected ball can only find Mannone's hands.

81'- Just under 10 minutes to go. #mufc's fans continue to sing their hearts out. Sunderland sub: Buckley off, Bridcutt on. #MUFClive

82'
Altidore can't get the ball under control on the edge of the United area as Jones sweeps clear. This match remains firmly in the balance with eight minutes remaining.
81'
 
Off goes Buckley for the home side as Bridcutt is introduced.
80'
Januzaj sends a shot well over the bar from 22 yards out. Sunderland set to make another change here.
80'
No team has scored more goals in the last 15 minutes of matches than Man Utd (307) in the Premier League era.
Sunderland Substitution
79'
Mannone races from his line to make a vital block on Young. Had to get there first. And did. Just. Impressive decision-making.
78'
 
Jozy Altidore is introduced for Sunderland as Fletcher sees his number come up.
Sunderland Substitution
77'
Adnan Januzaj scored his first ever Premier League goal in this fixture last year (2-1, 5 Oct 2013). Can he come up with the winning goal on this occasion?
76'
Welbeck tries to take on O'Shea, but the former United defender gets a vital foot in. Mannone then picks the Mata corner out of the air.
75'
Larsson with the free-kick, but the ball is about three or four yards wide of the visiting goal. United look to break.
75'
Gomez takes a dive under pressure from Keane, but he somehow earns his side a free-kick. 24 yards from the United goal. Larsson standing over this one.
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PIC: Wayne Rooney bends a shot past Sunderland goalscorer Jack Rodwell. #MUFClive http://t.co/LkPNlHfDDu

73'
Van Gaal sporting a big smile on the United bench. Looks to be a bit rueful as he shakes his head. Not sure his notepad and pen are any use now.
72'
United looking a bit sharper due to the changes, but will they be enough to turn one point into three here? Still huge question marks.
71'
Substitute Keane meets the Mata corner, but the header is straight into the arms of Mannone in the home goal. All too predictable,.
70'
Young with a high looping ball, but Cattermole is on hand to head behind for a United corner.
69'
Adnan Januzaj back to make a telling challenge on Larsson. Sums it up really. United do well to deal with the corner before breaking to the other end.
68'
 
Cleverley is the latest man into the book after barging into the side of the rampaging Cattermole. Not a bad one to take with Sunderland trying to break there.
Manchester United Yellow card

Sunderland

Man Utd

67'
Danny Welbeck was the highest scoring number '19' in the Premier League last season, with nine PL goals. Demba Ba and Jonathan Walters are joint-second, with five each.
66'
Larsson with the corner for Sunderland, but Santiago Vergini couldn't keep the header down. We remain at 1-1 here.
65'
Santiago Vergini made a decent tackle to prevent Van Persie gettting a shot at goal a few moments ago before he is caught late by Mata. And Sunderland have a corner here.
64'
 
On comes Jordi Gomez for Sunderland with Jack Rodwell departing the scene for the home side.
63'
 
Adnan Januzaj replaces Fletcher for United with Danny Welbeck taking over from Van Persie. United have used all their substitutes now.
Sunderland Substitution
Manchester United Substitution
Manchester United Substitution
62'
 
Young has been booked for a dive. No contact from Wes Brown. And that is a dive. Referee called it right.
Manchester United Yellow card

Sunderland

Man Utd

61'
Van Persie fed by Fletcher, but Mata can't control the little through ball from Van Persie as Mannone races from his line to grasp the loose ball.
60'
Van Gaal and Giggs deep in conversation in the United technical area as this match reaches the hour-mark with neither side aware of what they will be picking up from the day. A draw not certain for either team.
59'
United have a corner here. Mata to throw this one into the box, but Mannone does well before Fletcher comes up with a clearing header seconds later.
58'
Surely the change has to come from Van Gaal. Blackett with a cross from the other side, but all too easy for O'Shea to make the clearing header.
57'
Valencia thumps a cross miles over the heads of all his companions. Can't believe that. Well, actually I can. Mata played provider. Just abject stuff in attack again from United.
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PIC: #mufc's current Player of the Year David De Gea pounces on a Connor Wickham shot. #MUFClive http://t.co/ySQhxiYlDt

55'
Young takes up a good position out wide, but he can't come up with the cross in a golden position. To say this is a shadow of United at their best, is a bit of an understatement.
54'
Sunderland have few problems breaking up play before Cattermole is late on Mata. United caught dwelling on the ball in the central midfield areas.
53'
Sunderland fans continue to make themselves heard. United tried to break through Rooney, but there is a shortage of pace in the visiting side's ranks. Fletcher goes left to Cleverley. Possession play, but Sunderland have the bodies behind the ball.
52'
Almost a second for Sunderland as Blackett is back near his line to deflect the Wickham volley past a post. That could easily have ended up in his own net. United then survive the home corner.
51'
What will Van Gaal come up with? There surely needs to be a change or two as Sunderland pick up the tempo.
50'
Wes Brown rolls the ball back to Mannone who clears, but United come again seconds later. Young with a cross straight into the arms of Mannone.
49'
Buckley wins the ball from Cleverley. Cleverley perhaps fortunate to be awarded the foul. Buckley was in for a shot at the United goal.
48'
 
Some of the attacking play in this match has been so slow. Too predictable. Van Persie caught offside as Wes Brown steps up.

46'- Sunderland kick off in the second half. United will be looking to improve. No changes at the break. #MUFClive

46'
Sunderland get the second half off and running. Perhaps with the wind in their sails.
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HT: Sunderland 1 United 1. All to play for after an evenly contested, and at times feisty, first half. #MUFClive http://t.co/XXZcTMb8ar

45+2'
There goes the whistle for the break. 1-1 at half-time. Wouldn't put your money on United winning this match. A draw looks good for them at the moment.
45'
We are into two minutes of time added on to this first period. Sunderland will be the happier side heading for the break. Vergini overhits a cross from out wide.
44'
Wonder when Louis van Gaal will be greeted with the chant "Are you David Moyes in disguise?" It has not been much better from United than what we witnessed last season.
Manchester United Substitution
43'
 
And that change has been confirmed as Smalling departs the scene to be replaced by Keane.
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PIC: Mata celebrates his eighth goal in his last nine competitive games for the Reds. #MUFClive http://t.co/pAqdD8jUfB

41'
Looks like Smalling is finished for this match. Apparently has a hamstring problem. Michael Keane getting ready to come on.
40'
Fletcher tries an overhead kick. Audacious attempt with Jones watching him, but the ball is wide of the United goal. Was certainly worth the effort.
39'
Sunderland have now scored in three consecutive Premier League matches against Man Utd, after managing only a single Premier League goal in their previous seven matches against the Manchester club.
38'
Sunderland trying to keep the ball after restoring parity. Must be said, they look the more settled side at the moment as Mata is penalised for a late foul.
35'
Buckley can't get beyond Blackett out wide. That will be a goalkick to the visiting side. United with only two shots on goal so far. One of which was the goal.
35'
Rooney gets the free-kick over the wall, but Mannone just watches the effort sail a few yards wide. Will take those all day long.
34'
Man Utd have now failed to keep a clean sheet for five consecutive Premier League away matches.
33'
Jack Rodwell scores his first Premier League goal for Sunderland on his PL home debut. It is his seventh career PL goal, the first of which also came against Man Utd, in a 3-1 Everton win on 20 February 2010.
32'
The Sunderland fans come to life. Not that they really stopped. United look to build from the back and steady themselves. Larsson late on Rooney 35 yards from goal.
30'
Poyet is off his bench to celebrate that goal. Superb stuff from Sunderland. And no more than they have merited. More problems for United.
30'
 
GOAL! Rodwell arrives to power home the header from the Larsson corner. Brilliant finish. No chance for De Gea. Sunderland level at 1-1.
Sunderland Goal

Header - Bottom Right

28'
Sunderland last came from a losing position to win a Premier League match on 19 April 2014, when they came from 1-0 down to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
27'
Sunderland earn a corner here that they can thrown into the box. United have to be on their guards from these set-pieces.
26'
Buckley showing some willingness out wide, but United holding firm so far. They continue to cling to this lead.

After starting brightly #SAFC look to have been left stunned by that United goal as the visitors now seeing a lot more of the ball #SUNMUN

Mata pokes the ball over line after Valencia escapes his man and squares the ball across to him. United in front against run of play #SUNMUN

22'
Sunderland have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four Premier League home matches against Man Utd.

Mata pokes the ball over line after Valencia escapes his man and squares the ball across to him. United in front against run of play #SUNMUN

20'
Fletcher with a late flick of the boot on Smalling. De Gea can launch the free-kick down the park. Pressure off them for the moment.
19'
After failing to score in his first nine Premier League appearances for Man Utd, Juan Mata has scored seven goals in seven matches since.

15'- Sunderland continue to enjoy the upper hand and #mufc have had to clear two Larsson free-kicks from the right. #MUFClive

17'
GOAL! Mata taps the ball into the net from the deflected cross. Superb play by Valencia. And United lead 1-0 against the run of play.

Against the run of play, Valencia drives in a low cross from the right and Mannone can only parry the ball into Mata's path on the goalline.

Manchester United Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

16'
Sunderland have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four Premier League home matches against Man Utd.
14'
Would you believe this? United have done litte or nothing of great note. Yet they grab the lead. Will Louis van Gaal look to change it now?
14'
 
GOAL! Mata taps the ball into the net from the deflected cross. Superb play by Valencia. And United lead 1-0 against the run of play.
13'
Fletcher gives the ball away, but De Gea makes solid stop to deny the Wickham drive. Poor stuff by United.
12'
Sunderland have scored six goals in their last three Premier League home matches, last failing to score on 12 Apr 2014, in a 1-0 loss to Everton.
11'
United continue to give the ball away needlessly. Very poor as Sinderland continue pressing the ball. And their high tempo approach is working.
10'
Blackett with a hopeful ball forwards, but straight into the arms of Mannone in the Sunderland goal.
9'
Plenty of aggression out there as Cleverley is penalised for a late challenge out wide. But on we go with the scoreline level at 0-0.

10’- Still no real chances but Cleverley has curled over from outside the box. #MUFClive

7'
Valencia with a run down a flank. Picks out Cleverley, but he lifts the ball miles over the bar from 35 yards out. Poor, poor finish from him.
6'
Smalling with a timely clearance as Sunderland continue these forward advances. Gus Poyet must be pleased with this start.

5’- #mufc’s fans are in fine voice but Sunderland have started brightly. Young made a last-ditch interception and Cattermole fired wide.

4'
Sunderland won their last match against Man Utd, on 3 May 2014 (1-0), and could win consecutive top flight league matches against Man Utd for the first time since they won three in a row between 1950 and 1951.
3'
Super charging run by Wickham, but Jones on hand to block Fletcher. Lee Cattermole then thrashes a shot a few yards wide. Bright start by Sunderland.
2'
Ashley Young almost penalised for giving the ball away needlessly, but Jones races back to make a vital tackle before De Gea wallops clear.
1'
United get the first half off and running. United in blue, Sunderland in traditional red and white.
16:00
Sunderland are winless in their last 12 Premier League home matches against Man Utd, and have lost their last three in a row. Their last home win against the Manchester club came on 8 March 1997 (2-1).
15:55
Wayne Rooney was involved in 27 Premier League goals last season for Man Utd (17 goals, 10 assists), at least 12 more than any other player at the club.
15:55
Steven Fletcher is making his 50th appearance in the Premier League for Sunderland (14 goals), and his 146th in total (44 goals). He hasn't scored in six PL matches, since 28 Dec 2013, in a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City.
15:55
Wes Brown and John O'Shea, who both start today, made a total of 480 Premier League appearances for Man Utd between 1998 and 2011. Brown scored three goals in 224 matches, while O'Shea managed 10 in 256.
15:50
Robin van Persie has scored six goals in 11 Premier League appearances against Sunderland. He has only scored more goals against five other clubs (Wigan, Newcastle, Fulham, Stoke, Blackburn).
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Van Gaal on Van Persie: "He brings quality, experience and hopefully goals." #SUNMUN http://t.co/Qx9K6Gt1Sk

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Van Gaal confirms @Persie_Official is fit and adds: "He brings quality, experience and, hopefully, goals." #MUFClive http://t.co/1d2fZfTGyJ

2 - Manchester United have conceded just two goals in their last seven trips to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League. Secure.

15:30
So that's three home debuts for Sunderland - Jack Rodwell, Patrick van Aanholt and Will Buckley; and one other change from last week's team as Santiago Vergini comes in for Valentin Roberge.
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.@Persie_Official, seen here arriving at the Stadium of Light, starts his first #mufc game under van Gaal. #MUFClive http://t.co/xyW1wuXPqe

Manchester United continuing the brave policy of playing their League Cup team in the Prem I see.

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Illness keeps Adam Johnson out of the squad today with Will Buckley taking his place for a first @premierleague start http://t.co/vaJHfFWlzf

15:15
TEAMS: Sunderland: Mannone, Vergini, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Buckley, Wickham, Fletcher. Subs: Pantilimon, Jones, Bridcutt, Gomez, Altidore, Mavrias, Roberge. Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Blackett, Valencia, Cleverley, Fletcher, Mata, Young, Rooney, van Persie. Subs: Amos, M. Keane, James, Kagawa, Hernandez, Welbeck, Januzaj.
15:15
Good afternoon, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Sunderland v Manchester United. The attention may have been on the incoming signings at Old Trafford, but they've got to rely on who they've already got in situ for this afternoon's match...the same squad that lost to Swansea last weekend.

Starting Line-ups

Sunderland
Manchester United
    • 25
      Mannone
    • 3
      van Aanholt
    • 5
      Brown
    • 16
      C
      O'Shea
    • 27
      Vergini
    • 8
      Rodwell
    • 6
      Cattermole
    • 7
      Larsson
    • 10
      Wickham
    • 9
      Fletcher
    • 30
      Buckley
Team Manager:  Dick Advocaat
    • 20
      van Persie
    • 10
      C
      Rooney
    • 8
      Mata
    • 25
      Antonio Valencia
    • Fletcher
    • Cleverley
    • 18
      Young
    • 4
      Jones
    • 12
      Smalling
    • 42
      Blackett
    • 1
      de Gea
Team Manager:  Louis Van Gaal
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Mannone 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Roberge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
B. Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
W. Brown 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. O'Shea 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
P. van Aanholt 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
S. Vergini 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Mavrias 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
L. Cattermole 0 0 1 28 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
S. Larsson 0 1 1 49 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 90
J. Rodwell 1 0 1 21 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 63
Jordi Gómez 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 27
L. Bridcutt 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Wickham 0 0 3 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
W. Buckley 0 0 0 13 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 79
S. Fletcher 0 0 1 8 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 77
Jozy Altidore 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. de Gea 0 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
P. Jones 0 0 0 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
T. Blackett 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Michael Keane 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 46
C. Smalling 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 44
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Kagawa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
Antonio Valencia 0 0 0 59 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
A. Young 0 0 1 33 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
T. Cleverley 0 0 1 82 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
D. Fletcher 0 0 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
A. Januzaj 0 0 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Hernández 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 92
J. Mata 1 0 1 59 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 90
W. Rooney 0 0 1 48 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
R. van Persie 0 0 0 15 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 63
D. Welbeck 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
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