Manchester United v Sunderland, 26 December 2016

Score3-1 to Manchester United
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,325
Kick-off: 3.00pm Manchester United had now won 22 of their 31 Premier League meetings with Sunderland (lost three).

Goals:

Daley Blind 39 G
Zlatan Ibrahimović 82 G
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 86 G

Goals:

Fabio Borini 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Jason Denayer
Defender Papy Djilobodji
Defender Billy Jones
Defender Lamine Koné
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson
Defender/Midfielder Didier Ndong
Forward Victor Anichebe
Forward Fabio Borini
Forward Jermain Defoe

Substitutions:

Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Jesse Lingard 62
Anthony Martial for Juan Mata 74
Marouane Fellaini for Ander Herrera 84

Substitutions:

Wahbi Khazri for Seb Larsson 83
Donald Love for Didier Ndong 86

Cards:

Daley Blind 19 Y

Cards:

Fabio Borini 61 Y
Lamine Koné 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Chris Smalling
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Anthony Martial

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Defender Donald Love
Defender John O'Shea
Midfielder Elliot Embleton
Midfielder George Honeyman
Forward Joel Asoro
Forward Wahbi Khazri

Comments:

League position: 6th Manchester United had now won 19 Premier League games on Boxing Day; more than any other club. This was only the second season that United have been outside of the Premier League's top five at Christmas (also 2013-14 under David Moyes). Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his 50th goal for club and country in all competitions in 2016 to equal his highest total for a calendar year (also 2012).

Comments:

League position: 18th Sunderland manager David Moyes faced Manchester United in this game for the first time since being sacked as the Red Devils' boss in April 2014. The Black Cats had now lost six of their last seven away games in the Premier League. They had now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 away games in the Premier League.