Sunderland dream dies as Manchester United are crowned U21 champions

Sunderland Under-21 boss Andy Welsh has led his side to the runners-up position.
Sunderland Under-21 boss Andy Welsh has led his side to the runners-up position.
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Sunderland’s Barclays U21 Premier League Division One title dream was killed off tonight as Manchester United clinched the championship.

The Black Cats – whose campaign ended last week – led United by a point ahead of kick-off, but United won the first of their three remaining games, 3-2 at Tottenham.

Donald Love and Andreas Pereira had them two up, only for William Miller and Joe Pritchard to level it up.

Guillermo Varela, though, smashed home a volley from the edge of the box to give United all three points in stoppage time.

United still have games at Southampton and Chelsea to fulfil, but are on 45 points already, two better than runners-up Sunderland.