Sunderland 1-2 Man City Highlights

Darius Vassell’s scuffed winner gave Manchester City victory over Sunderland after a dramatic final 10 minutes.

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City were under the cosh until Nyron Nosworthy tangled with Daniel Sturridge in the area and Elano stepped up to fire home the penalty. Sunderland levelled immediately when Andy Reid crossed for Dean Whitehead to volley home at the near post. But City won it when Elano slid Vassell clear and his shot bobbled past Craig Gordon and into the corner of the net. The late goal glut was both unexpected and welcome, especially for City who had not managed a shot on goal until Elano’s spot-kick.

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