Sunderland vs Manchester United – Key moments

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THE key moments that saw Sunderland defeat Manchester United in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-fina

12 minutes: Steven Fletcher and Fabio Borini get the better of Nemanja Vidic and Rafael at the edge of the United penalty area, but the Italian forward screws his shot well wide.

21: Marcos Alonso’s deflected cross loops dangerously towards the far post, where Fletcher is just short of making contact.

23: Adnan Januzaj dances through the Sunderland midfield only to be felled 25 yards from goal by a rustic Phil Bardsley challenge.

25: Ryan Giggs attacks the space and rattles the crossbar via a deflection off Bardsley. Vito Mannone was beaten.

38: Januzaj fires goalwards only to see his shot hit the back of Giggs. He buries the rebound but the Welshman is given offside and the effort is ruled out.

42: Wes Brown scrambles Januzaj’s near-post cross out of play with Giggs lurking. Vidic heads the resulting corner wide.

45: Sunderland take the lead in first-half injury-time as Brown touches Seb Larsson’s free-kick across goal and Giggs bundles over his own line under pressure from Bardsley. 1-0.

52: Vidic climbs highest at the far post to nod home Tom Cleverley’s corner. 1-1.

62: Fine save from David de Gea keeps out Larsson’s first-time effort.

64: Borini thumps home a penalty after Cleverley trips Black Cats substitute Adam Johnson at the very edge of the area. 2-1.

65: Rafael escapes a second booking after going in late on Borini.

68: Johnson dribbles into a shooting position under tame attention from United, but shoots wide.

88: Bardsley’s slide tackle hooks the ball clear of Welbeck as United’s last real chance subsides.