Sunderland continues to play well under manager Martin O'Neill and did Manchester United a huge favor.
Ji Dong-Won scored just seconds before the end of stoppage-time winner to lift Sunderland to a 1-0 victory over Manchester City.
It was just the second Premier League defeat of the season for Manchester City while Sunderland has won three of five under O'Neill who came on as manager on Dec. 5. City and United are tied with 45 points in 19 games but City is first on goal differential.
Manchester United lost 3-2 to Blackburn on Saturday but City could not take advantage.
Dong-Won took a pass from Stephane Sessegnon and got around City goalkeeper Joe Hart to tap into an empty net with just four seconds left in injury time. City has now been blanked in its last two matches with Sunday's loss coming six days after a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion.
Also Sunday Everton posted a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion as Victor Anichebe came off the bench to score his first Premier League goal of the season.
Anichebe scored the game-winner with just three minutes left in regulation in his second league appearance of the season.
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