Sunderland 1-0 Man City Highlights and Stats
Phil Bardsley scored the only goal in the first half when he shrugged off James Milner and curled in a low shot.
City dominated thereafter but were thwarted by a well-organised Sunderland defence and goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
Sergio Aguero headed wide from close range and had a shot palmed away by Mannone as the Black Cats held on.
1-0 Bardsley 21′