Man United thrash Sunderland, Leicester end unbeaten run

Man United thrash Sunderland, Leicester end unbeaten run

Sunderland’s hopes of avoiding relegation this season suffered another setback as Manchester United grabbed a 3-0 victory over them on sunday.

The win meant United have climbed to fifth in the table, above Arsenal, and are four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with one game in hand.

Sunderland played with 10 men for more than 45 minutes after Sebastian Larsson’s controversial red card for a challenge on Ander Herrera, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic had already put United ahead with a sublime, curling 20-yard effort.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 on 49 minutes, before Marcus Rashford drilled in the third to complete the scoreline before the final minute.

United will play Anderletch on Thursday for their first leg Europa League quarter-finals tie, and manager Jose Mourinho said after the game: “We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible. The Premier League we cannot win, but Europa League we can.”

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Later on Sunday, England champions Leicester City ended their five game winning streak after suffering a 4-2 defeat against Everton at the Goodisn Park.

Davies scored for the home team in the first minute of the game, Lukaku scored a brace in the 23rd and 57th minutes, while Jagielka scored the third on 41st.

For Leicester, Slimani equalised the first in the 4th minute, followed by another finish from Albrighton six minutes later.

Victory for Leicester at Goodison Park would have extended their winning streak in the league to six matches – more than they achieved at any point in last season’s title- winning campaign. However, they will travel to Crystal Palace next at the weekend.


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