Date:Sunday November 6 2011
WES BROWN handed his old boss a belated anniversary gift with an own-goal that sealed a win for Manchester United on the weekend of Sir Alex Ferguson`s 25th year in the dug-out at Old Trafford.
Brown's own-goal, which came in first-half injury time was enough to hand United all three on Ferguson's big day.
Steve Bruce brought Kieren Westwood and Phil Bardsley in for the injured Simon Mignolet and John O'Shea whilst Lee Cattermole returned for David Vaughan.
Ferguson kept everyone guessing as usual with Anders Lindegaard playing instead of the rested David De Gea. Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez were all selected in an attack-minded side.
The United goal came when Welbeck met a Nani corner to nod goalwards, Brown getting the final touch.
Welbeck came close from a similar position in the second-half but Hernandez blocked his team-mate's effort.
Sunderland were awarded a penalty which was correctly overturned as the offending hand to have touched the ball was that of Black Cats striker, Ji.
Westwood kept Sunderland in it late on when he palmed a ferocious Rooney effort over from close-range on his full debut.
The Premier League breaks for 10 days now with Fulham our next opposition.
Manchester United: Lindegaard; Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic (c), Evra; Park (Carrick), Fletcher (Fabio), Rooney, Nani; Welbeck (Berbatov) & Hernandez.
Subs not used: De Gea (gk); Evans, Biram Diouf & Valencia.
Sunderland: Westwood; Bardsley, Turner, Brown, Richardson; Larsson, Cattermole (c), Colback (Meyler), Sessegnon (Elmohamady); Bendtner & Wickham (Ji).
Subs not used: Carson (gk); Gardner, McLean and Egan.
Attendance: 75 570
Referee: Mr L Mason
Date:Sunday November 6 2011
Lee Probert In Charge Of Everton Clash (Wednesday May 6 2015)
Wes Brown Nears First Team Return (Wednesday May 6 2015)
Fletcher Fit For Action Again (Wednesday May 6 2015)
Black Cats Showing Richards Interest? (Wednesday May 6 2015)
Koeman Bemoans Penalty Decisions (Sunday May 3 2015)
Advocaat Pleased With Win over Southampton. (audio) (Sunday May 3 2015)
No Repeat Says Advocaat (Saturday May 2 2015)
The Sunderland FC Walking Wounded List! (Friday May 1 2015)
Cattermole Takes Confidence From Stoke Game. (Thursday April 30 2015)
Sunderland - The FSF's April Newsletter (Thursday April 30 2015)
|14. Aston Villa||35||9||8||18||-21||35|
|16. Leicester City||35||9||7||19||-15||34|
|17. Hull City||35||8||10||17||-15||34|
|Stoke's April goal of the month
» Stoke : 06/05/2015 22:22:01
|Ref Watch: Clattenburg to referee Stoke v Spurs
» Stoke : 06/05/2015 22:12:01
|Arnautovic wins Sunderland man of the match poll
» Stoke : 06/05/2015 21:41:01
|Swansea City Set For Gomis Boost
» Swansea : 06/05/2015 21:23:01
|Sherwood Wants Cleverley to Stay!
» Man Utd : 06/05/2015 19:16:01