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Sunderland 1-0 Vila: Dunne own goal hands win to Black Cats

Sunderland have managed to move up to seventh on the Premier League table following their fortunate 1-0 win over Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Richard Dunne's 25th minute own goal was the difference between the two sides as Villa left the Wearside ruing a host of missed chances.

It was Sunderland's first win in six league matches, continuing Villa's poor run in the northeast this season following their 6-0 loss to Newcastle United early on and forcing them down to 10th.

Sunderland: 1 (Richard Dunne (og) 25') Aston Villa: 0

Venue: Stadium of Light, SunderlandCrowd: 41,506 Referee: Mark Halsey Yellow cards:SU - Phillip Bardsley 65' AV - Emile Heskey 73', Stephen Warnock 87'

Starting Line-Ups

SU Simon Mignolet (gk), Nedum Onuoha, Titus Bramble, Phillip Bardsley, Michael Turner, Lee Cattermole, Steed Malbranque (Mensah 81'), Ahmed Al Muhammadi (Zenden 90'), Jordan Henderson, Darren Bent, Danny Welbeck (Gyan 65')

Subs - Craig Gordon (gk), Asamoah Gyan (65'), John Mensah (81'), Boudewijn Zenden (90'), Anton Ferdinand, Cristian Riveros, Paulo da Silva

AV Brad Friedel (gk), Habib Beye, James Collins, Richard Dunne, Stephen Warnock, Stewart Downing, Stiliyan Petrov (Sidwell 40'), Ashley Young, Nigel Reo-Coker, Stephen Ireland (Albrighton 55'), Emile Heskey

Subs - Brad Guzan (gk), Steve Sidwell (40'), Marc Albrighton (55'), Barry Bannan, Ciaran Clark, Carlos Cuéllar, John Carew

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