Very little change on the top of the premiership after the new year fixtures were played. Manchester United who were hot on the heels of Manchester City were beaten yesterday by Blackburn. If Manchester City had beating Suntherland today, they would have open up a significant lead over United, their Manchester rival. Instead, a last minute stoppage time strike by Ji Dong-won saw Suntherland dent Manchester City’s aura of invincibility.
An excellent report of the game on BBC website goes something like this:
Ji Dong-won’s injury-time winner earned Sunderland a superb victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City.
City were aiming to capitalise on Manchester United’s loss to Blackburn, but came up against a determined display by Martin O’Neill’s side.
Nicklas Bendtner and Stephane Sessegnon were denied a goal either side of the break, with Edin Dzeko and Micah Richards both hitting the woodwork.
But with the last kick of the game, Ji rounded Joe Hart to win it.
It was a breathless end to a pulsating second half as the Korean substitute latched onto Sessegnon’s through ball following an isolated counter-attack, before calmly finishing.
And it was a rich reward for a performance which would leave defensive coaches drooling such was their energy all over the pitch and their steel at the back.
you can read the full BBC report here: news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16328586.stm
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