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January 7, 2014 2:45 PM EST
Stadium of Light — Sunderland
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 31547‎
 
45+2′ (OG) Ryan Giggs
65′ (PG) Fabio Borini
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United

Gus Poyet's side takes a slender lead to Old Trafford in the Capital One Cup semifinal and pile more misery on David Moyes after a Fabio Borini penalty clinched a shock win.

By Jamie Dunn

  • Vito Mannone
    0
    0
    2.50

    Vito Mannone

    Nearly caught out by a deflected Giggs effort which hit the bar and could do nothing about Vidic's equalizer.

  • Phil Bardsley
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Bardsley

    In the right place at the right time to force Giggs to turn the ball into his own net. One of a handful of Sunderland players attempting to keep Januzaj quiet and was eventually booked for a foul on the playmaker.

  • Wes Brown
    0
    0
    2.50

    Wes Brown

    Showed excellent presence of mind to send Larsson's free kick across the six yard box for Sunderland to open the scoring via an own goal, but could do nothing to stop Vidic's equalizer.

  • John O'Shea
    0
    0
    2.50

    John O'Shea

    Lost Vidic too easily as the Manchester United center back scored from a corner but was otherwise solid for his side.

  • Marcos Alonso
    0
    0
    2.50

    Marcos Alonso

    Very positive on his Sunderland debut, getting to the by line and crossing whenever possible.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    0
    0
    3.50

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Looked to pull the strings for the home side, operating from a deep midfield position. Played an influential role in the first half but saw less of the ball as Manchester United chased an equalizer.

  • Sebastian Larsson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sebastian Larsson

    Sent a trademark free kick into the Manchester United penalty area for Sunderland to go in front.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    A busy but indecisive 55 minutes for the midfielder, who was booked for a handball and replaced by Adam Johnson in the second half.

  • Lee Cattermole
    0
    0
    3.00

    Lee Cattermole

    A sturdy performance from the midfielder, who shielded his defense well throughout and stayed out of the referee's book in the process.

  • Steven Fletcher
    0
    0
    3.00

    Steven Fletcher

    Presented with very few chances of his own but linked up well with Ki and Borini and presented the Italian with a chance to put the hosts back in front with a clever header which went unrewarded. Looked tired when withdrawn for Altidore.

  • Fabio Borini
    0
    0
    3.00

    Fabio Borini

    Moved to the left hand side after Giaccherini's substitution and was immediately presented with an opportunity but slashed his effort wide under pressure. Made no mistake from the penalty spot, blasting the ball into the roof of the net.

Substitutions

  • Adam Johnson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Adam Johnson

    Came on for Giaccherini with 35 minutes to play and immediately injected life into the game. Won the penalty which led to the second goal as Cleverley attempted to halt his energetic run into the box.

  • Jozy Altidore
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jozy Altidore

    A second half substitute, replacing Fletcher and getting booked almost immediately for hauling Rafael to the floor.

  • David de Gea
    0
    0
    2.50

    David de Gea

    Let down by his defense for the opening goal having not been troubled for the entire first half, but showed excellent reactions to deny Larsson. Sent the wrong way from the penalty spot by Borini.

  • Rafael
    0
    0
    2.00

    Rafael

    Booked for voicing his disapproval of Andre Marriner's decision to award a penalty and was perhaps lucky not to be sent off after a needless foul on Borini shortly after.

  • Patrice Evra
    0
    0
    2.00

    Patrice Evra

    Booked for a handball in the first half when he felt he should have had a penalty for shirt pulling by Larsson. Shot wide and cut a frustrated figure at times.

  • Jonny Evans
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jonny Evans

    Gave away a soft free kick for Sunderland to score. Hobbled off in the second half and was replaced by Smalling.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nemanja Vidic

    Lost O'Shea and towered above Brown to power in the equalizer from a corner.

  • Ryan Giggs
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ryan Giggs

    Scored an own goal from close range while attempting to keep Bardsley at bay after crashing a deflected effort against the bar and being caught narrowly offside as Januzaj attempted to open the scoring.

  • Michael Carrick
    0
    0
    2.50

    Michael Carrick

    Failed to connect with a header and clear the Larsson free kick which led to Sunderland's opening goal. An otherwise typically accomplished performance from the reliable midfielder.

  • Tom Cleverley
    0
    0
    2.00

    Tom Cleverley

    Both passing and control let Carrick's central midfield partner down at times but sent in a fine corner for Vidic to equalize. Made an untidy and unnecessary challenge on Johnson to concede a penalty, though there was minimal contact. Taken off for Fletcher.

  • Antonio Valencia
    0
    0
    2.00

    Antonio Valencia

    Rarely got beyond Alonso until the closing stages, when his low cross was nearly turned in by Januzaj. Brought off for Hernandez with the visitors chasing a goal.

  • Adnan Januzaj
    0
    0
    3.50

    Adnan Januzaj Top of the Match

    Had the ball in the net but saw his strike disallowed after Giggs was caught offside. Grew into the game after being denied time and space for the first 30 minutes and looked the most likely to make something happen for his side and was inches away from equalizing with a clever chip.

  • Danny Welbeck
    0
    0
    1.50

    Danny Welbeck Flop of the Match

    Could only carve out harmless shots from distance for himself in the first half and will be disappointed not to have tested Mannone at all, though he was largely denied any service.

Substitutions

  • Chris Smalling
    0
    0
    2.00

    Chris Smalling

    Replaced Evans for the final half an hour. Booked for a handball after failing to control under pressure from Altidore.

  • Darren Fletcher
    0
    0

    Darren Fletcher

    Continued his return to action off the bench in place of Cleverley.

Results
First Leg
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Negredo Negredo
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6 0
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4 1
Saido Berahino Saido Berahino
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4 1