Man United 3 Sunderland 1

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Sun­der­land 1, Old Traf­ford Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Dec­ember 26, 2016. Zlatan Ibrahimovic re­gistered his 50th goal for club and coun­try in all com­pet­i­tions in 2016 as Man­chester Uni­ted com­fort­ably de­feated Da­vid Moyes´s Sun­der­land 3-1 at their Old Traf­ford fort­ress. The ho­me vic­tory ag­ainst The Black Cats meant that Uni­ted had now won nine­teen Pre­mier Lea­gue mat­ches on Box­ing Day; more than any oth­er team.

Man­chester Uni­ted came in­to the fix­ture ag­ainst re­leg­a­tion can­did­ates Sun­der­land on the back of a re­as­sur­ing 2-0 suc­cess over West Brom­wich Al­bion at The Haw­thorns. Uni­ted, who con­trolled pro­ceed­ings from the very be­gin­ning, fi­nally broke the dead­lock when Da­ley Bli­nd power­ed the ball pa­st away goal­keeper Jor­dan Pick­ford and in­to the bot­tom right cor­ner of the net wi­th six min­utes left of the fir­st ha­lf. Man­chester Uni­ted kept on dom­in­at­ing af­ter the break and doubled their lead as Zlatan Ibrahimovic fou­nd the tar­get in the 82nd min­ute. Wi­th the ga­me en­ter­ing the clos­ing sta­ges, sec­ond ha­lf sub­sti­tute Hen­rikh Mkhitary­an hit a third goal for Uni­ted on 86 min­utes be­fore Fa­bio Borini notched up a con­sol­a­tion for Sun­der­land in stop­page time. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Mar­cos Rojo, Da­ley Bli­nd, Phil Jones, An­tonio Va­lencia, An­der Her­rera, Mi­chael Car­rick, Ju­an Ma­ta, Jesse Lin­gard, Paul Po­gba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Sub­stitutes: Mar­cus Rash­ford, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Mat­teo Dar­mian, Chris Small­ing, Hen­rikh Mkhitary­an, An­thony Mar­tial, Ser­gio Rom­ero. Sun­der­land Te­am: Jor­dan Pick­ford, Ja­son De­nay­er, Pa­py Djilobodji, Billy Jones, Lam­ine Kone, Patrick van Aan­holt, Se­basti­an Larsson, Didi­er Ndong, Vic­tor Anichebe, Fa­bio Borini, Jer­main De­foe. Sub­stitutes: Don­ald Love, John O’Shea, El­li­ot Em­b­leton, Ge­orge Hon­ey­man, Joel As­oro, Wahbi Khazri, Vito Mannone.


Manchester United Quickfacts

Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Sun­der­land 5-0 at Old Traf­ford on the 26th of Nov­ember 1966 thanks to four goals by Scot­tish centre for­ward Da­vid Herd and a single from fel­low coun­try­man De­nis Law.


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