Wear and tear for Moyes

Published: 08/01/2014

Fabio Borini’s winner lifted Sunderland’s hopes of Capital One Cup success as Manchester United slipped to a third successive defeat.

The Italian’s 65th-minute penalty handed Gus Poyet’s men a precious 2-1 first-leg advantage in their semi-final against United, who misfired once again on Wearside.

Borini, the man whose goal secured derby victory against their north-east Newcastle earlier this season, nervelessly converted to condemn the visitors to three defeats in a row for the first time since May 2001, and the result will send Sunderland to Old Trafford on January 22 with high hopes of reaching their first major final since 1992.

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