Sunderland vs Manchester United Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: March 30, 2013; Time: 12:45 PM UTC;
Venue: Stadium of Light — Sunderland.
The EPL leaders are in search of sixth-straight clean sheet and will be looking for another 3 points. Martin O’Neill’s team has not seen victory since January, and now they have a big problems, case will need to play without their key players Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole.
Sunderland goes 15th in the league table with 31 points from 30 games, winning 7, drawn 10 and losing 13 so far this season. They are just 4 points ahead of the relegation zone. Their present form has seen 3 losses and 2 draws from last five games. Last five home games the Black Cats have finished with 2 losses and 3 draws. They are with no wins in 7 games.
Manchester United stands at the top of the EPL with 74 points from 29 games, having 24 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses so far this season. The Red Devils currently have a 15 point lead over 2nd-placed Man City. Their present form has seen 1 loss, 1 draw and 3 wins from last five games. Last five matches away from home the Red Devils have finished with 3 draws and 2 wins. Man Utd is looking to return Premier League title, so they have won 6 straight EPL matches and are unbeaten in 17. Also, the Red Devils collected 74 points, so Sir Alex will try to break Chelsea’s EPL record with 65 points.
Sunderland left without both key players Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole for the rest of the season. Fletcher is their best scorer with 11 league goals this season. Stephane Sessegnon is expected to return from a groin injury. David Vaughan could be available, while Carlos Cuellar is a doubt cause of ankle problem. Wes Brown has a knee injury.
Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson could gave a rest to some of his key players ahead of FA Cup quarter-final replay match against Chelsea on Monday. So, Chicharito could start in attack. Ferguson will give rest to Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney. Nani is out with hamstring injury, Paul Scholes has a knee problem and Phil Jones are close to return.
Sunderland line-up: Mignolet, Gardner, O’Shea, Bramble, Rose, Johnson, Larsson, N’Diaye, McClean, Sessegnon, Graham.
Last three matches:
Sunderland 1 – Norwich City 1;
QPR 3 – Sunderland 1;
Sunderland 2 – Fulham 2.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Carrick, Giggs, Valencia, Rooney, Kagawa, Chicharito.
Last three matches:
Man Utd. 1 – Reading 0;
Man Utd. 2 – Chelsea FC 2;
Man Utd. 1 – Real Madrid CF 2.