Sunderland secured a surprising 2-1 victory over Manchester United on February 13th and Sam Allardyce took the chance to express just how important it was for him and his team to win the game and it represented more than just 3 points.
Manchester United had the upper hand in terms of possession as they enjoyed having 66% but it wasn’t enough for them to win the game as the team of Louis van Gaal struggled to actually launch goal-scoring shots while Sunderland did manage to make the most from their chances and scored twice which was enough for them to seal the important victory which is a huge accomplishment for a club that is struggling just to get out of the bottom relegation zone.
“You get the big boys and if you can beat them now and again it’s always an added bonus. This is more than an added bonus for us; this is a massive, massive three points’’
“I don’t think anyone expected us to get the result today based on the form of Manchester United in 2016. Injuries have caused us a problem this week and selection-wise we didn’t have too many players available so the team kind of picked itself’’ Sunderland’s Sam Allardyce said after the match ended as he stated just how important it was to win their recent league match against Manchester United.
February has been a rough month for Sunderland as they have had to face off against top clubs in the Premier League including: Manchester City, Liverpool and more recently Manchester United but they have managed to do fairly well as Sam Allardyce’s team was able to draw with Liverpool and defeated Manchester United.