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Summary

  1. Khazri strikes with early free-kick
  2. Martial levels from tight angle
  3. De Gea own goal restores hosts' lead
  4. Sunderland starting XI: Mannone, Yedlin, O’Shea, Kone, van Aanholt, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, N’Doye, Defoe
  5. Man Utd starting XI: De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Schneiderlin, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney

Live Reporting

By Chris Bevan

All times stated are UK

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Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

Right then, time for me to bid you farewell.

For more reaction from the Stadium of Light, including what Louis van Gaal has got to say, head here.

If you want a developing match report, you can find that here.

Cheerio.

More problems for United

Sunderland 2-1 Man United

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"Today it wasn’t about them sitting back and holding. It was the opposition worked harder, chased harder, and decided to play in a much more offensive way.

"In the end just that one moment of turning off for the second goal which was utterly unacceptable."

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Salman: 1 step forward, 2 steps back will define LVGs United. For every positive result, more poor ones follow. Time to cut our losses.

Ian Marks: Well...so far the weekend's gone really well for Jose Mourinho...

Taylor:  If that's the best they can muster then Utd's players don't deserve champions league football next season Or any Euro footy

Adam Maxwell: No guts, no quality, no depth, no desire, no leaders, no champions league but hey who cares? the finances are great 

"It will be difficult to make the top four now" - Rooney

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Wayne Rooney applauds
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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney told BT Sport: "We did not create enough chances and were not aggressive enough. We did not win enough second balls and did not defend set-pieces properly, and it has cost us.

"It will be difficult for us to make the top four now, we know that."

Sunderland have 'decent chance' of survival

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"If they finish the season in 17th position Sam has done his job. 

"They are within striking distance and have a decent chance. The way they played today, just play like that, care that much about it and you absolutely have a chance."

"We got what we deserved" - Allardyce

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Sam Allardyce celebrates
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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce told BT Sport: "Today was very similar to the way the Manchester City game went (which Sunderland lost 1-0) but this time we got what we deserved from the chances we created. 

"I thought we might be punished for not taking them and wondered whether it was going to go our way, but it ended up being an unbelievable win for us."

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A good point there by Pat Nevin about Allardyce's half-time team-talk. Not sure what Louis van Gaal said, but it clearly didn't work.

Sunderland 2-1 Man United

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"Sunderland what a story. I thought they were out at 1-1 they were second best in the first half but whatever Sam said at half-time it was the right thing. 

"Any thoughts of a draw were not in their head. They went for the win and in the end we could not argue with them."

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Manchester United players look dejected
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Man Utd, meanwhile, remain fifth. They will not be making up any ground on the teams above them this weekend, whatever happens when the top four play each other on Sunday.

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

What a noise, and what a win for Sunderland... they are still in the relegation zone, but are up to 18th place, just a point behind north-east rivals Newcastle, who play Chelsea later.

Sunderland 2-1 Man United

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"What a noise the Sunderland fans have made and it has really helped the players."

FULL-TIME

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

Vito Mannone celebrates
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History has just been made. Sunderland have beaten United in the Premier League for the first time at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

Patrick van Aanholt has been brilliant today and he goes on a solo mission for Sunderland here, breaking away down the left before firing into the side-netting. That would have sealed it.

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

Sunderland are playing a bit of keep-ball over by the left-hand corner flag but United have it back and are hoisting the ball forward. 60 seconds left.

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

A bit of respite for Sunderland as Chris Smalling pushes Dame N'Doye over by the half-way line. I can't see the Black Cats pushing too many men up for the free-kick.

INJURY TIME

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

There will be four minutes of stoppage time at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

Here is some late United pressure, though. Sunderland get a bit lucky when Memphis Depay's shot nicks off John O'Shea's waist and bounces wide. United wanted a penalty, but Andre Marriner says no.

Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

United are not exactly knocking on the door here, although Anthony Martial has had a shot pushed away by Vito Mannone.

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Ricky Lee Everett:  No way LVG stays now after losing to this miserable Sunderland side.

Kunal Gupta: Alarm bells. Issue is, they've been ringing since Christmas. For the sake of every United fan, someone please take action on LVG.

Oliver Ranson: Massive win for Sunderland if they can hold the lead! 

Sunderland 2-1 Man United

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"The marking was, I was going to say awful, but there wasn’t any to be awful. He is so far on his own after spinning away from his maker. He headed it down and there was nothing that De Gea could do."

SUBSTITUTION

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United make a change too - Will Keane, who has been in prolific scoring form for their U21 team, replaces Morgan Schneiderlin. They need another goal from him now, and quickly.

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Both Sunderland's goals have come from January signings by the way. Will they get them the three points? Sam Allardyce thinks some fresh legs are needed, bringing on Ola Toivonen for Lee Cattermole.

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AADZ :Mata and Carrick have been shocking today...Herrera?? What has he done to upset lvg?

Varun Sharma: Seriously is this the way United were thinking of challenging for title? They'll be lucky if they finish FIFth.

Job Ongaga: Creativity in ths Man Utd team must hav been forgotten somewhere...either in the training ground or changing room..

robert newman: Why does everyone have a go at Sam Allardyce? He's one of the best football managers. Look at the way Sunderland are playing. 

GOAL - Sunderland 2-1 Man Utd

David de Gea OG - 82 mins

Lamine Kone scores a header
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Wahbi Khazri's set-pieces have been Sunderland's best weapon today, and again they score through one of them. This time Khazri's corner finds Lamine Kone rising highest to power home a header that David Gea deflects in with his back.

Lamine Kone celebrates
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More good work down the left by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson who beats his man and then finds a team-mate in the middle. Memphis looks up and lets fly, but his low shot is easily snaffled by Vito Mannone.

Impossible to call

Sunderland 1-1 Man United

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"Kone had to be in the right place, he just nicked it around the corner after a great ball by Rooney. This game is almost impossible to call."

Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

Another centre-half goes close. This time Chris Smalling who stays up front following a United corner and, when Wayne Rooney curls in a deep cross, Smalling almost gets a decisive touch at the back post, only to be beaten to the ball by Lamine Kone.

Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

Into the last 15 minutes and the game is getting stretched now, with both teams leaving men up the field.

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Daryl Guard: After finishing the first half so well, United have been so poor in the second. What did van Gaal say to them?! 

Anthony Marshall: Says something about LVG and his tactics when we struggle against relegation candidates.

Makrozachopo stavros: A typical LVG-ish second half from United

Sunderland best team 'by a distance'

Sunderland 1-1 Man United

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"The odd thing is United played very well in the first half, moving the ball very quickly. In this second half they have been bullied by Sunderland so far who have been the best team by a distance."

GREAT SAVE!

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If United get a point, or more, from this game then they definitely have David de Gea to thank.

Sunderland centre-half Lamine Kone stays up the field following a free-kick and shows some neat skill to work space for a shot that is heading for the top corner until De Gea stretches out a big paw to claw it to safety.

SUBSTITUTION

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Jermain Defoe is brought off
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Time for Sunderland's second change. Fabio Borini is coming on for Jermain Defoe.

Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

Better by Manchester United, much better, with some incisive passing seeing them work the ball down the left before it is pulled back for Juan Mata inside the area. He gets plenty of power behind it but, unfortunately for United, Jack Rodwell throws himself in front of the shot to make a brave and important block.

Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

Sunderland go direct this time, with a long ball up to Wahbi Khazri on the edge of the box. He brings it down well enough, but scuffs his shot as he attempts a first-time strike.

'Brilliant' De Gea

Sunderland 1-1 Man United

Pat Nevin

Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

David De Gea of Manchester United
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"Once again, how many times have we said it? De Gea brilliant. Sunderland have been much better in this second half."

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Charles Kahanji: Sunderland have been impressive, not the type of play you associate with Big Sam.

IAMstan: Never doubt De Gea

Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

... he does as well, lifting the ball over the wall but without generating the power needed to beat David de Gea.

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More Sunderland pressure ends with Donald Love fouling Wahbi Khazri just outside the box. I think he is going to take this himself...

SUBSTITUTION

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Time for a United change - they need to try something different here, and Memphis Depay is coming on for Jesse Lingard.

GREAT SAVE!

Sunderland 1-1 Man Utd

United are yet to get going since the interval, and they have their keeper David de Gea to thank for keeping the score's level. Dame N'Doye escapes down the right and charges into the area but is denied by De Gea's outstretched right leg. A vital stop.