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Blacks Cats Hold Advantage From First Leg

January 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Premier League

Manchester United will have to overcome a 2-1 deficit against Sunderland in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.

David Moyes’ side suffered their third consecutive defeat, the first time that has happened since 2001.

A Ryan Giggs own-goal just before the break gave Sunderland the lead in the tie. The United winger was under pressure from Phil Bardsley and put the ball into his own net when defending a cross.

Nemanja Vidic was able to level the scores seven minutes after the interval when headed home off a corner.

However, Fabio Borini’s converted penalty just after the hour mark separated the two sides. The Black Cats were awarded the spot-kick when Tom Cleverley fouled Adam Johnson just inside the arena.

This was Sunderland’s first win over Manchester United since 2000, a run of 21 games during that 14 year period.

The two sides will meet again in the second leg on January 22 where they will compete for a spot at Wembley. The winners of the tie will then meet either Manchester City or West Ham in the final for the League Cup on March 2.

United face Swansea at home on Saturday in the Premier League where they are 1/2 with bet365 to pick up the win. They were beaten by the Swans at Old Trafford on Sunday in the third round of the FA Cup 2-1.

The reds are now 11 points off leaders Arsenal and face a fight to get into the top four at the end of the campaign.

Four days before their second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final, they face a tough away trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea, a fixture that they could struggle to overcome, according to the bet365 odds.

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