We'll get to the bizarre decision-making of referee Roger East but the more important thing to say about Sunderland's defeat at Old Trafford is that Gus Poyet's side are lucky not to have slid deeper into relegation trouble.
Saturday's consolation was that Aston Villa, Hull City and Burnley all lost, too, but Poyet cannot rely on other strugglers and has serious problems to address.
In truth, East's blunder, which saw him appear to incorrectly send off Wes Brown instead of John O'Shea (although the...
Gus Poyet hit out at the standard of refereeing in England after he was left baffled by Roger East's decision to dismiss Wes Brown in Sunderland's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United.
Sunderland were on course for a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford before Wayne Rooney scored from the penalty spot in the 66th minute.
East awarded the penalty after Radamel Falcao went down in the box, though replays showed John O'Shea had pulled the Colombian back and Brown swept around the side of the striker as he fell to the...