CITY 1 SUNDERLAND 0
5th November 2007
ref Alan Wiley
A seventh straight home win makes it City’s best opening spell for more than a century.
WHAT THE PAPERS SAID
…Sven’s men weren’t at the races in the first half but they dug in and ground out a win thanks to the one moment of genuine attacking class – Darius Vassell’s twist and cross followed by Stephen Ireland’s sweetly struck volley … Sunderland just couldn’t find it in their locker to break down the defences of a team which has conceded only twice at home this season. SUNDERLAND ECHO (Graeme Anderson)
…The strike was a rare moment of quality during a frantic game. City fans may have responded to their team’s fine form this term but the only thing which raised them from their slumber was former United star Roy Keane’s slow walk to the edge of his technical area. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (Chris Bailey)