Friday, April 30, 2010

Sunderland v Manchester United: match preview

Sunderland VS Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on Sunday May 2 2010, kick-off 16.00 BST.



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Tale of the game ....

United have to win, as simple as that, because by the time they go into this late Sunday game they could be four points adrift of Liverpool. But, if Chelsea have failed to win, the chance is there for United to go top with just two games to play.

United, who are unbeaten in 15 Premier League games, home and away, against Sunderland, dropped two points when they last played Sunderland, at Old Trafford in October, and they had to claw back from behind twice. Darren Bent gave Sunderland an early lead before Dimitar Berbatov equalised.

Kenwyne Jones responded quickly – but an own goal by Anton Ferdinand handed United a point after ex-United midfielder Kieran Richardson had been sent off.

Sunderland are on a good run, with three wins from their last four games. And they are unbeaten at home in their last nine League games, going back to December when Villa won 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.

United, meanwhile, boast the best away record in the division with 33 points, one more than Villa and two more than Chelsea. United have also kept four successive clean sheets in their last four away games in the Premier League.

Sunderland test midfielder Lee Cattermole and defender George McCarthy but John Mensah and Andy Reid are out. United are still without new English Footballer of the Year Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville, along with Michael Owen, Danny Wellbeck and Anderson. But Rio Ferdinand has an outside chance of returning.

Sunderland (4-4-2): Gordon; Bardsley, Turner, Kilgallon, Richardson; Campbell, Henderson, Meyler, Malbranque; Bent, Jones.
 
Manchester United (4-3-3): Van der Sar; Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Fletcher, Scholes, Giggs; Valencia, Berbatov, Nani.
 
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 26. R 5. Y 98.
 
This season: United 2 Sunderland 2.
 
Last season: United 1 Sunderland 0, Sunderland 1 United 2.
 
Stat of the game: United are unbeaten in 15 Premier League games, home and away, against Sunderland.

source : telegraph.uk
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huhu...could be a tough game as united must win in order for them to claim the EPL title..(hopefully chelsea will dropp their points soon)..Whatever the result between Liverpool and Chelsea, United will be fully focused on victory at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.. yeay.. double struggle for United.. Fergie I trust in you !! Berba+VDS+nani+Ferdinand+Giggs+scholes+vidic.. I count in you... United We Stand..

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