UK time is: 08:23:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sunderland Have Half Time Advantage Over United

Sunderland condemned Manchester United to a third straight defeat for the first time in 13 years as they won the first leg of the Capital One cup semi final 2-1.

The Red Devils lost to Tottenham on New Year's Day, then were dispatched out of the FA Cup by Swansea City before Sunderland made it a hat-trick of defeats for the once high and mighty reds.

Of course the tie is still far from over but it's better to go to Old Trafford with a goal advantage than start with a level playing field.

Sunderland took the lead in first-half stoppage time when 40-year-old United midfielder Ryan Giggs inadvertently bundled the ball into his own net while under pressure from Phil Bardsley.

Nemanja Vidic tied the score when he scored on a header in the 52nd minute, but Fabio Borini converted a penalty kick for the hosts in the 65th after Tom Cleverley fouled Adam Johnson.

Of course, Moyes had his excuses for the defeat, ironically this time he bemoaned the referee and his assistants, the very same people who have given United everything going over the last few years under the guidance of Bacon Face

'I feel we are having to play the opposition and the officials at this moment in time,' Moyes said after the match.

'Maybe I've got to understand that's what happens at Man United. But if we do, we certainly aren't getting much in our favour at this moment in time.'

Diddums.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: JoJo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 8 2014

Time: 6:07AM

Your Comments

must say i was surprised at how easy it was to win
Rick Oshea
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Totally Deserved, says Gus Poyet (Monday December 22 2014)

Sunderland Beat Newcastle Yet Again (Sunday December 21 2014)

Stats: Newcastle v Sunderland (Sunday December 21 2014)

Tyne-Wear Derby: Team News (Sunday December 21 2014)

Pardew In Confident Mood (Sunday December 21 2014)

Newcastle vs Sunderland... Draw Likely? (Sunday December 21 2014)

Germans Looking At Jozy (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Book Thief 17
2. Barry Green 14
3. smegma 6
4. andyj1973 5
5. Dirty Dave 5
6. roggy 5
7. Alan Hedley 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Everton 17 5 6 6 0 21
12. Aston Villa 17 5 5 7 -10 20
13. Stoke 16 5 4 7 -3 19
14. Sunderland 17 3 10 4 -9 19
15. WBA 17 4 5 8 -6 17
16. Q.P.R. 17 5 2 10 -12 17
17. Crystal Palace 17 3 6 8 -8 15

Breaking League News

Vital Report: Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal
» Liverpool : 22/12/2014 08:20:00
Totally Deserved, says Gus Poyet
» Sunderland : 22/12/2014 01:34:00
Pardew Will Have To Live With 4 In A Row Tab.
» Sunderland : 22/12/2014 01:12:00
4 In A Row @NUFC
» Newcastle : 22/12/2014 00:52:00
Sunderland Beat Newcastle Yet Again
» Sunderland : 21/12/2014 22:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Toon
Suggested By:  
Pantilimon 1%
Vergini 0%
Coates 0%
Brown 0%
O'Shea 0%
Cattermole 0%
Johnson 33%
Larsson 33%
Gómez 0%
Wickham 0%
Fletcher 33%
(Bridcutt - 70' ) 0%
(Buckley - 81' ) 0%