Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland: Red Devils Struggle To Beat Black Cats On Fergie’s Big Day (Photos)

Alan Duffy

6th, November 2011


By Alan Duffy

Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland – Premier League – 5th November 2011

United’s 1-0 victory against Sunderland won’t go down as one of their better performances during Fergie’s 25-year reign, as the home side failed to match the occasion with a big performance.

Indeed, it was one of Ferguson’s former players, Wes Brown, who, somewhat ironically, was to score the only goal of a disappointing game, putting through his own net just before half-time.  Steve Bruce’s side had a penalty given and then not given (a correct decision by Lee Mason) while Nicklas Bendtner almost spoiled the party late on. However, given Bruce’s dismal record against his former club, a win for the home side was almost inevitable.

When Fergie does eventually step down, they’ll be some boots to fill. Interestingly, Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in the crowd.


Fergie is applauded onto the pitch. Even the ref is clapping.

Commemorative programmes at Old Trafford

Danny Welbeck jumps for the ball

Ji-Sung Park evades United old-boy Phil Barsdley

United celebrate the only goal of the game

Brown gives Fergie a special gift

Tough guys: Rooney and Cattermole battle it out

Connor Wickham receives treatment for a serious knee injury

Photos: PA

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  1. KJM says:

    Nice. But its not really that surprising the Ole was in the crowd. You’d actually expect him to be there to commemorate SAF’s big milestone wouldn’t you?

  2. makoto says:

    wes brown corrupted by scum fergie!

  3. Faron says:

    Manchester United moved another step closer to winning their h Premier League title as they eased to a 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

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