It's a double for Rooney in Manchester United's win

Former English Premier League winners bounce back from Swansea defeat to beat 10-man Sunderland.

    United were missing Van Persie with an ankle problem [Getty Images]
    United were missing Van Persie with an ankle problem [Getty Images]

    Wayne Rooney ended his Premier League goal drought with a brace as Manchester United beat 10-man Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford.

    United's win was overshadowed when referee Roger East dismissed the wrong Black Cats player after awarding United a penalty.

    Radamel Falco was felled by John O'Shea but it was his teammate Wes Brown who was sent off. Rooney converted in the 66th to end his eight-game barren spell in front of goal, before adding a second from close range in the 85th.

    Elsewhere, Saido Berahino struck after only two minutes to steer improving West Bromwich Albion to a 1-0 win over Southampton and extend its unbeaten run to five games.

    The striker netted his 17th goal of the season when he latched on to the ball and fired a firm left-foot shot home from 15 metres.

    It wrecked Southampton's bid for a record fifth consecutive away win in the league and, after a bright start to the season, they have won only once in five league games and are slipping out of contention for a Champions League slot.


    West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace

    Burnley 0-1 Swansea

    Man Utd 2-0 Sunderland

    Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa

    Stoke 1-0 Hull

    West Brom 1-0 Southampton



    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.