Manchester City bombarded Sunderland hitting the cross bar, trying shots from inside and outside the area but no cigar. During the three minutes stoppage time, Sunderland scored on a break-away to steal three vital points and to thwart Manchester City from jumping ahead of Manchester United.
Luckily for Manchester City at the start of the second half of the season, other rivals also seem to be running out of steam. Manchester United were defeated by lowly placed Blackburn. Manchester United rallied from a 2-0 deficit to draw even only to be beaten by a belated third goal.