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VIDEO: All goals (0-1), Sunderland Vs Manchester United, EPL 2013

Sunday 31 Mar 2013 3:16 a.m.

Robin van Persie has a shot deflected into the side netting to go 1-0 up (Reuters)

Robin van Persie has a shot deflected into the side netting to go 1-0 up (Reuters)

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Manchester United relied on a first-half own goal by Titus Bramble to beat Sunderland 1-0, securing a seventh straight Premier League win to inch the runaway leaders closer to a 20th English title.

Robin van Persie's shot in the 27th minute was heading wide but Bramble stuck out a leg and deflected the ball into the corner of his own net, rewarding United for its early dominance at the Stadium of Light.

The visitors, who came into the match holding a 15-point cushion at the top, sat back in the second half but held on relatively comfortably. Only the biggest meltdown in Premier League history would stop them reclaiming the title off second-place Manchester City.

AP

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