Manchester United FC extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points after a late Javier Hernández goal gave them a 4-3 victory against Newcastle United FC while Sunderland beat champions Manchester City 1-0 at the Stadium of Light with Adam Johnson scoring against his former club.
The winner came just eight minutes into the second half when Johnson cut inside from the right past David Silva and unleashed a left-footed shot which squirmed under Joe Hart and into the bottom corner.
In Manchester United-Newcastle United match, James Perch pounced from close range to give the Magpies an early lead before Jonny Evans equalised in similar style then turned a cross into his own net. Patrice Evra levelled matters with a low drive before Papiss Cisse’s superb shot made it 3-2 to the Magpies. Robin van Persie equalised with a drive before Javier Hernandez slid in to convert a cross in the final minute. It was a remarkable finish to an extraordinary match which saw the home side come from behind on three occasions.
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