Sunderland win 1-0 at Old Trafford

Relegation looked certain a few weeks ago, until Sunderland began their great escape.

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Sunderland beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford

Sunderland's great escape continued with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United. A few weeks ago, relegation from the Premier League looked a certainty. Now though, Gus Poyet's side are three points above the drop zone, with a game in hand.

Gus Poyet celebrates as Sunderland become the first side to beat Manchester United since Ryan Giggs took charge Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Sunderland travel to Old Trafford as fight for survival goes on

Talking tough: Gus Poyet has managed to lift his team out of the relegation zone. Credit: PA
The Chosen One? Ryan Giggs is in charge of Manchester United on a temporary basis. Credit: PA
Hitting form: Connor Wickham has become Sunderland's danger man in recent games. Credit: PA

Sunderland are travelling to Old Trafford for a key clash in their battle to stay in the Premier League.

With recent results going their way, the Black Cats are now out of the relegation zone. But their position is still precarious: they are 17th in the league with three games left.

Ryan Giggs, Manchester United's interim manager, will be keen to get a result and improve his chances of securing the job on a long-term basis.

Meanwhile, Gus Poyet will hope that his in-form striker Connor Wickham, who was named Player of the Month for April yesterday, can help his team get a crucial result.

Kick-off is at 3pm. You can see more on all the day's action here.


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