Man United push Moyes Sunderland deeper into relegation

"The game was good and we get 1-0 (up) and they get the red card".

Sunderland have now lost six of their past seven games, with their last win coming at Crystal Palace in February.

"After Manchester City and Liverpool's victories yesterday [against Hull City and Stoke City respectively] it was very important for us to win this match and to stay there putting pressure on them".

Sergio Romero deputised for the Spain global and is in line to keep his place for the first leg of United's Europa League quarter-final away to Anderlecht on Thursday.

Sunderland manager David Moyes attributed defeat to referee Craig Pawson's controversial decision to send off Black Cats midfielder Sebastian Larsson for a studs-up tackle shortly before half-time.

Leicester struck back three minutes later though with a trademark counter-attack, Demarai Gray bursting deep into home territory before he slipped the ball to Islam Slimani and the Algerian coolly side-footed past Joel Robles.

Collecting the ball back-to-goal on the edge of the box, the veteran span his marker and fired an unstoppable shot inside the far post to give his side a vital lead. "It was good to protect him". We were playing quite compact and quite solid, but sometimes you need these players to break it and normally every top team has a few players who can make a difference. In away games we have to do the same.

With the result, United overtake Arsenal to fifth place on 57 points.

"And they will need him to keep scoring goals from now until the end of the season".

The FA does operate a fast-track system for FA disciplinary matters, though, so issues like this can be resolved before a team's next game so clubs and players know where they stand selection-wise. I believe in what I do and I just play my game and try to enjoy it.

Giggs added that he hoped Lingard would be motivated by the new contract to score more, easing the load on Ibrahimovic. "It was "yes"." The result left Sunderland 10 points adrift of safety at the foot of the table and Mourinho said they had played like a team who were "close to relegation".

Brown is now playing and coaching at Blackburn but he was at Sunderland between 2011 and 2016, and fears his old club are facing certain relegation. We had great movement between the lines. "Two players on a high level but the whole team played well".

Everton's Joel Robles saves from Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa.

  • Julie Sanders