Bet Live on the Capital One Cup: Sunderland vs. Manchester UnitedPublished January 7, 2014 by OCR Editor
Sunderland vs. Manchester United, 7:45 UK time.
Sunderland hosts Manchester United tonight at the Stadium of Light for a close Capital One Cup semi-final first leg. Manchester United are on a bad streak: They lost at home to Tim Sherwood's Tottenham 1-2 last Wednesday and then they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Swansea. If David Moyes can still win a cup, it's in this competition.
Home team Sunderland, although positioned at the bottom of the Premier League table, has been displaying a great performance in the cup - they won all of their matches so far, including a giant killing of Chelsea in the League Cup quarter finals. In their last 20 meetings, Sunderland have failed to beat the Red Devils, but tonight just might be their break.
Manchester United is missing first choice strikers like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie; they were also lacking players like Nani, Ashley Young and Rio Ferdinand in the Swansea match. The Reds are unbeaten away from home in their last seven games - they've won the last three. Even if they don't win this match they can take the decision back to Old Trafford which could do good to them. Sunderland will certainly be looking to fill Swansea's role today and it'll be interesting to see how David Moyes' men fare - will the post-Fergie Reds give up on all cups?
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