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De Gea own goal hands Sunderland vital win

Football Soccer - Sunderland v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light - 13/2/16 Manchester United's David De Gea looks dejected after Lamine Kone scored the second goal for Sunderland Reuters / Phil Noble Livepic
Football Soccer - Sunderland v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light - 13/2/16Manchester United's David De Gea looks dejected after Lamine Kone scored the second goal for SunderlandReuters / Phil NobleLivepic

Feb 13 (Reuters) - David de Gea's late own goal earned Sunderland a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Saturday and a vital three points in their bid for Premier League survival.

Tunisian Wahbi Khazri gave the hosts the lead after three minutes when his wide free kick from 30 metres eluded everyone on its way into the far corner of the net.

Anthony Martial grabbed the equaliser six minutes before halftime, the young French striker dinking the ball in from a tight angle after Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone had saved Juan Mata's firm shot.

De Gea made fine saves to deny Dame N'Doye and Lamine Kone but the Spanish keeper failed to deal with Kone's powerful header eight minutes from time, deflecting the ball over the line to leave United six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

(Writing by Ed Osmond; Editing by Tony Jimenez)

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