Monday 25 August 2014

Manchester United Draw with The Black Cats


Louis Van Gaal, who was wanting to improve from his 2-1 defeat to Swansea City last Saturday, managed only a 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
The game was played at The Stadium Of Light and kicked of at 16.00 hours.

It was a very quick start for Manchester United, Juan Mata scored in the 17th minute. It was a close ranged shot assisted by Antonio Valencia.
A few chances followed but in the 30th minute Sunderland's new signing from Manchester City Jack Rodwell equalised with a header from the centre of the box, assisted from a corner by Sebastian Larsson.

13 minutes later United made a substitution, off came Chris Smalling, because of an injury and on came the young star Michael Keane.

Half time: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United.

After kick off a few chances were created by both sides, but at 61minutes Ashley Young was shown a yellow card.
One minute later Robin Van Persie, who has just come back from injury, was replaced by Danny Welbeck.
Adnan Januzaj also replaced the Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher.
Meanwhile, Sunderland brought on Jordi Gomez, who arrived on the 1st July 2014 on a free transfer from Wigan, and he replaced the goal scorer Jack Rodwell.

After another 4 minutes Tom Cleverly was shown a yellow card for a bad foul.
At the 76 and the 78th minute Sunderland made two changes, Jozy Altidore came on for Steven Fletcher and Liam Bridcutt replaced William Buckley.
A couple more chances were created by both sides but all were squandered and the match ended Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United.

Click here for my previous match report on Manchester United V Swansea.

This is what Louis Van Gaal had to say in his post match interview:


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