Manchester United 1, Sunderland 0

Van Persie's deflected shot lifts United

March 30, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Titus Bramble's unfortunate own goal allowed Manchester United to tighten their stranglehold on the Premier League title with a narrow 1-0 victory at Sunderland on Saturday.

The luckless defender unwittingly turned Robin van Persie's 27th-minute shot past keeper Simon Mignolet after it had also clipped Phil Bardsley on its way to goal.

Van Persie was not too concerned with who received credit for the goal.

"We got the three points, we knew it would be tough because ...

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