FINAL WHISTLE: Sunderland 1-0 Man City

Sunderland have netted a late penalty to clinch a surprise victory over Manchester City at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland: 1 (Darren Bent (p) 90’) Manchester City: 0

Sunderland have netted a late penalty to clinch a surprise victory over Manchester City at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland: 1 (Darren Bent (p) 90’)
Manchester City: 0

Venue: Stadium of Light - Sunderland
Crowd: 38,610
Referee: Mike Dean
Yellow cards: SU - nil
MC - Nigel de Jong 87’, Micah Richards 90’, Kolo Toure 90’

Man City lost for the first time this season when referee Mike Dean awarded a penalty at the death when Micah Richards had impeded Darren Bent as he strived to get to Ahmed Al Muhammadi’s cross.

The Black Cats striker stepped up to the plate and put it past City keeper Joe Hart to give the home side maximum points when they were seemingly unlikely pre-match.

Starting Line-Ups

SU
Simon Mignolet (gk), Titus Bramble, Michael Turner (Bardsley 45’), Kieran Richardson, Anton Ferdinand, Lee Cattermole, Jordan Henderson, Darren Bent, Steed Malbranque, Fraizer Campbell (Welbeck 45’), Ahmed Al Muhammadi

Subs - Trevor Carson (gk), Boudewijn Zenden, Philip Bardsley (45’), Cristian Riveros, Martin Waghorn, Danny Welbeck (45’), Jack Colback

MC
Joe Hart (gk), Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Joleon Lescott (Adebayor 75’), Micah Richards, Gareth Barry, Nigel de Jong, Yaya Toure, James Milner, Adam Johnson (Silva 81’), Carlos Tevez (Jo 90’)

Subs - Shay Given (gk), Shaun Wright-Phillips, Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Adebayor (75’), David Silva (81’), Pablo Zabaleta, Jo (90’)

 
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