Manchester United v Sunderland, 28 February 2015

Score2-0 to Manchester United
RefereeRoger East
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,344
Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Wayne Rooney penalty 66 P
Wayne Rooney 84 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender Marcos Rojo
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Angel Di María
Forward Radamel Falcao
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender Wes Brown
Defender John O'Shea
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson
Midfielder Lee Cattermole
Midfielder Jordi Gómez
Midfielder Adam Johnson
Forward Jermain Defoe
Forward Connor Wickham

Substitutions:

Adnan Januzaj for Angel Di María 46
Marouane Fellaini for Radamel Falcao 68
Juan Mata for Wayne Rooney 86

Substitutions:

Danny Graham for Jermain Defoe 67
Santiago Vergini for Connor Wickham 67
Steven Fletcher for Adam Johnson 81

Cards:

Antonio Valencia 45 Y

Cards:

Patrick Van Aanholt 79 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard
Defender/Midfielder Paddy McNair
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder Juan Mata
Forward James A Wilson

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Defender Santiago Vergini
Defender/Midfielder Liam Bridcutt
Forward Steven Fletcher
Forward Danny Graham
Forward Duncan Watmore

Comments:

League position: 3rd Wayne Rooney had now become the first player to score ten or more goals in eleven successive Premier League seasons. He had also scored his 100th Premier League goal in home matches; seven for Everton at Goodison Park and 93 for United at Old Trafford. His goals in this match ended a run of eight league matches without scoring. He had never gone nine Premier League matches without scoring since joining Manchester United in 2004. United had now taken 34 out a possible 42 points in their home games in the Premier League so far in this season. Antonio Valencia was booked in the first minute of added time in the first half.

Comments:

League position: 16th Wes Brown was sent off in the 65th minute but, in a case of mistaken identity by the referee, it was his fellow former United defender John O’Shea who made the tackle that led to the given penalty. Referee’s body PGMOL released a statement after this match: "From his position Roger East, the match referee, believed he saw contact from John O’Shea and Wes Brown. "As he thought Brown made a foul on Falcao as he was in the act of shooting, he dismissed Brown. "After the incident, the match referee consulted with his team of officials, but none were better placed to offer guidance." However, Brown's claim for wrongful dismissal was upheld and the red card withdrawn but not transferred to O'Shea. Sunderland had now lost 150 away Premier League matches and conceded 450 goals. They had now won only only one of their last 26 Premier League meetings with Manchester United and lost 11 of their 14 Premier League visits to Old Trafford.