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Sunderland

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Johnson A 53

Man City

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KO: 26/12/2012 - 15:00 | Venue: Stadium of Light
Johnson (L): Match winner

Johnson (L): Match winner

Adam Johnson's second-half strike proved the difference as Sunderland shocked champions Manchester City with a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light.

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The away side dominated the first-half and Vincent Kompany hit the woodwork from a corner, while David Silva and Yaya Toure forced good saves from Simon Mignolet.

Sunderland had their chances as well though, Steven Fletcher denied by a fine save from City keeper Joe Hart.

The hosts took a surprise lead on 53 minutes through former City man Johnson, who curled a left-footed shot from distance and, although Hart got a hand to it, the ball slipped off his glove and into the net.

The reigning champions continued to press for an equaliser but Sunderland stood firm and largely restricted their opponents to half-chances.

Simon Mignolet in the Sunderland goal did well to twice deny Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, while Stephane Sessegnon and Frazier Campbell could have doubled the home side's lead had it not been for some good work from Hart.

Sunderland

  22 Mignolet
  24 Cuellar
  3 Rose sub ** (88)
  4 Kilgallon
  8 Gardner
  11 McClean
  29 Sessegnon
yellow card 14 Colback
  7 Larsson sub * (78)
  9 Fletcher
  11 Johnson A

On The Bench

  20 Westwood
  18 Bardsley sub **
  Bramble
  15 Vaughan
  10 Wickham
  7 McFadden
  10 Campbell sub *

Man City

  1 Hart
  5 Zabaleta
  4 Toure K sub ** (86)
yellow card 33 Nastasic
yellow card 4 Kompany
  7 Milner
  14 Garcia sub *** (89)
yellow card 42 Toure Y
  10 Tevez sub * (72)
  16 Aguero
  21 Silva

On The Bench

  30 Pantilimon
  44 Rekik
  6 Lescott sub ***
  18 Barry sub **
  62 Razak
  10 Dzeko sub *
  11 Sinclair
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