Sunderland down United

Southampton, West Brom, Watford score wins

Sunderland down United

 Manchester United’s top-four hopes suffered another setback as goalkeeper David De Gea’s own goal cost them a 2-1 defeat at Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Saturday.

Anthony Martial equalised for United shortly before halftime after Wahbi Khazri's third-minute free kick evaded De Gea who was embarrassed again eight minutes from time when he diverted Lamine Kone’s header into his goal.

Defeat boosted Sunderland's survival hopes and left United looking down rather than up as Southampton closed to within a point of them in sixth after Shane Long's goal sealed a 1-0 win at Swansea City.

West Ham United are also a point behind United after coming back from two goals down at Norwich to draw 2-2.

West Bromwich Albion eased their relegation fears, winning 1-0 at mid-table Everton, but Bournemouth’s 3-1 home defeat by Stoke City left the south coast club too close to the bottom three for comfort. Emmanuel Adebayor scored his first goal since joining Crystal Palace but could not prevent a defeat for Alan Pardew's side who were beaten 2-1 at home by Watford.

Real Madrid stay close

Meanwhile in the Spanish league, Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as Real Madrid overcame a stiff test from Athletic Bilbao to move within a point of Barcelona at the top of the league with a 4-2 win.

Ronaldo’s early opener was cancelled out by Javi Eraso before a two-goal burst from James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos put Madrid in control.

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