Manchester United, the leading team in the English Premier league has achieved a fifth consecutive championship victory, beating Sunderland at Old Trafford 3-1. To Sunderland, this was the third defeat in the last four rounds.
Road to the expected victory of Alex Ferguson´s team was started when the Dutch Robin van Persie, scored with his left foot in the 16th minute his 12th goal of the season. Just three minutes later Cleverley increased the advantage of United with a precise shot,
In the 59th minute Wayne Rooney scored from close range on assistance of Van Persie. For guests Campbell reduced the score in the 72nd minute.
This was United’s fourth consecutive victory over Sunderland in their mutual duels. Red Devils again now have six points ahead of city rivals Man City.