Sunderland defeated Manchester United 2-1 in a premier league game played this afternoon to pile more pressure on manager Louis van Gaal amid rumours of the imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho.
The home side raced into a shock lead in the first half when new signing Wahbi Khazri from Tunisia scored three minutes into his home debut for the Black Cats.
|Khazri scored from a free kick to put the black cats in front|
The home side battling relegation came out fighting in the second second but David de Gea stood between them and a second goal with some brilliant saves but could do nothing as Ivorian centre back Lamine Kone powered in a header for a precious winner.
The win takes Sunderland to 21 points, three points away from safety while Manchester United remain fifth with 42 points after 26 matches in the premier league this season