Goals by Wahbi Khazri and Lamine Kone ensured a vital 2-1 win for Sunderland over Manchester United in a premier league game played this afternoon to pile more pressure on manager Louis van Gaal amid rumours of the imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho.
The home side raced into a shock lead in the first half when new signing Wahbi Khazri scored three minutes into his home debut for the Black Cats. The Black Cats suffered a setback a midfielder Jan Kirchhoff went off injured and replaced by former Everton and Manchester City star Jack Rodwell.
United also suffered a major injury as Italian international Matteo Darmain as he collided with goalscorer Wahbi Khazri, which gave an opportunity to Donald Love to make his senior debut on a Valentine weekend.
However, the Red Devils were level just before half-time as the most expensive teenager in world football Anthony Martial reacted first after Juan Mata’s shot was parried by Vito Mannone in goal for Sunderland and applied a cool chip to make it 1-1.
The home side battling relegation came out fighting in the second second but David de Gea stood between them and a second goal with some brilliant saves but could do nothing as Lamine Kone powered in a header for a precious winner.