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May 13, 2012 3:00 PM BST
Stadium of Light — Sunderland
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 46452‎
 
 
Wayne Rooney 20′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-1 Manchester United

Wayne Rooney winner is not enough to earn heartbroken Red Devils a 20th domestic title as City score twice in extra-time to seal their first championship since 1968

By Rob Stewart at the Stadium of Light

  • Simon Mignolet
    35
    6
    4.00

    Simon Mignolet

    If it wasn't for the Belgian then United would have been out of sight before the nerve finale as he pulled off a series of brilliant saves.

  • Phil Bardsley
    8
    9
    3.00

    Phil Bardsley

    He looked up for the fight and was unlucky to be booked for a challenge on Ashley Young before going off injured following a collision with Mignolet.

  • Michael Turner
    2
    15
    2.50

    Michael Turner

    He was as bad with the ball as he was without it which was saying something.

  • John O'Shea
    4
    33
    2.00

    John O'Shea Flop of the Match

    He was outpaced every time Antonio Valencia got the ball before limping off injured.

  • Titus Bramble
    7
    7
    3.00

    Titus Bramble

    Off the pace and rusty on his surprise return to the side but got better as the game went on.

  • Craig Gardner
    5
    8
    3.00

    Craig Gardner

    He did his best to keep his team in it and a brave block to deny United underlined his commitment to the cause.

  • Jack Colback
    3
    10
    2.50

    Jack Colback

    He has been compared to Paul Scholes but was nowhere near his peer's class.

  • David Vaughan
    2
    12
    2.50

    David Vaughan

    The amount of times he was caught in possession showed he was out of his depth.

  • James McClean
    22
    4
    3.50

    James McClean

    What was arguably his worst 45 minutes in a Sunderland shirt was followed by one of his best.

  • Stéphane Sessegnon
    10
    6
    3.00

    Stéphane Sessegnon

    He looked busy but there was no end product.

  • Fraizer Campbell
    4
    11
    2.50

    Fraizer Campbell

    The former United striker missed a sitter for the second week running.

Substitutions

  • Wayne Bridge
    8
    7
    3.00

    Wayne Bridge

    He struggled to halt Valencia.

  • Connor Wickham
    5
    9
    2.50

    Connor Wickham

    He was sent on to add a phsyical presence to the Sunderland attack but failed to make an impact.

  • David de Gea
    46
    7
    3.00

    David de Gea

    He rose to the challenge of keeping Sunderland at bay with a steady show.

  • Patrice Evra
    48
    12
    4.00

    Patrice Evra

    Strong and committed he looked as though as he back at his best.

  • Phil Jones
    40
    7
    3.00

    Phil Jones

    He kept James McClean very quiet and not many defenders can say that.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    31
    12
    3.00

    Rio Ferdinand

    He looked very comfortable at the back throughout as he eased his team towards the finishing line.

  • Jonny Evans
    38
    8
    3.00

    Jonny Evans

    On his return to Sunderland he looked very assured.

  • Ryan Giggs
    37
    11
    3.00

    Ryan Giggs

    As busy as ever creating openings left, right and centre and would have scored but for Mignolet's heroics.

  • Michael Carrick
    32
    9
    3.00

    Michael Carrick

    He was needlessly booked for a challenge on McClean but then kept his team on the front foot in the closing stages.

  • Ashley Young
    35
    16
    3.00

    Ashley Young

    He surrendered possession too easily when looking for the killer pass and missed a good first-half chance.

  • Paul Scholes
    106
    15
    4.00

    Paul Scholes Top of the Match

    A class act, the old stager looked full of energy as he pulled the strings and would have sealed the game but for the width of the post.

  • Antonio Valencia
    46
    11
    3.00

    Antonio Valencia

    He tore former United defender O'Shea in the first half.

  • Wayne Rooney
    69
    15
    3.50

    Wayne Rooney

    He broke the deadlock with what seem likely to be the title-clincher but missed two excellent openings.

Substitutions

  • Nani
    33
    13
    3.00

    Nani

    He gave United extra impetus in the closing stages.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2