Just after 19 minutes of the star, Manchester United went up by 2-0. The first goal was scored by Van Persie. He sealed the goal with a left-foot finish making it his 12th league goal in this season. Just three minutes later, replacement of Paul Scholes, Tom Cleverley added another goal.
English striker Wayne Rooney with assistance from Ban Persie scored the 3rd goal of the night for Manchester United. The goal came in the 59th minute of the game. Sunderland scored one consolation goal and the game ended with a score line of 3-1. With this win Manchester United is ahead of Manchester City by 6 points. United stands at 42 points while City is lagging behind United at 36 points.
In other matches Liverpool lost to Aston Villa by 1-3. Wigan Athletic was defeated by Norwich City by 2-1. In another game, Stock City drew with Everton 1-1.