Sunderland 0 Man United 4
Sunderland 0 Manchester United 4, The Stadium of Light, English Premier League, December 26, 2007. Manchester United, who had beaten Fulham, Derby County, Liverpool, and Everton in their last four Premiership games, trashed Sunderland 4-0 on Boxing Day 2007 through a Louis Saha brace, including a penalty, and a goal each by Wazza and Ronaldo.
Sir Alex Ferguson´s Manchester United side trashed Sunderland 4-0 at The Stadium of Light to gain their fifth successive Premier League victory. Wayne Rooney opened the scoring account for the visitors after twenty minutes when he received a magnificent through pass from defender Wes Brown and coolly struck the ball beyond the arms of Sunderland shot stopper Craig Gordon and into the bottom right-hand corner of the net from eighteen yards out. The goalscorer then turn provider as he crossed for French international striker Louis Saha who clinically volleyed the ball past Gordon and into the back of the net on the half-hour mark. Manchester United stretched their advantage further through Cristiano Ronaldo who curled in a free-kick in the 45th minute before Saha scored the final goal of the game from the penalty spot on 85 minutes to secure a comprehensive 4-0 away win for The Reds against The Black Cats. Sunderland Team: Craig Gordon, Paul McShane, Danny Higginbotham, Danny Collins, Dickson Etuhu, Dean Whitehead, Ross Wallace, Michael Chopra, Kenwyne Jones, Dwight Yorke, Martyn Waghorn. Substitutes: Kieran Richardson, Grant Leadbitter, Roy O’Donovan, Andy Cole, Darren Ward. Manchester United Team: Tomasz Kuszczak, Rio Ferdinand, Wes Brown, Nemanja Vidic, John O’Shea, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Cristiano Ronaldo, Louis Saha, Wayne Rooney, Luis Nani. Substitutes: Gerard Pique, Ji-Sung Park, Patrice Evra, Carlos Tevez, Tom Heaton.
Manchester United Quickfacts
Manchester United beat Sunderland 5-1 at Roker Park on the 7th of November 1981.