Ji Dong-Won nets injury-time winner to shock Man City
By AFP | Posted 02-Jan-2012
Sunderland's Ji Dong-Won scores injury-time winner to shock Man City 1-0
South Korea's Ji Dong-Won struck in injury time as Sunderland dramatically beat Premier League leaders Manchester City 1-0 at the Stadium of Light yesterday.
Ashamed? Man City players Edin Dzeko (left) and Sergio Aguero (right) cover their faces after yesterday's loss. Pic/Getty Images
The result left City ahead of second-placed Manchester United on goal difference alone after they failed to make the most of their local rivals' shock 3-2 defeat by relegation-threatened Blackburn at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Winner: Sunderland's Ji Dong-Won (left) goes around Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart to score a late goal in yesterday's EPL match. Pic/AFP
There were barely 10 seconds left of added on time when Ji, on as a substitute, was played in by Stephane Sessegnon and beat England goalkeeper Joe Hart from close range, although replays suggested the goalscorer was offside.
Victory lifted Sunderland to 13th place, six points clear of the relegation zone. City substitute Micah Richards nearly won the match for the visitors with two minutes left when he saw a header come back off the crossbar.
In the first half, City striker Edin Dzeko's 32nd minute shot was blocked by the keeper and three minutes later the forward clipped the bar while Samir Nasri's effort was cleared off the line by Craig Gardner.
Late win for Everton In the day's other Premier League match, Victor Anichebe came off the bench to score the only goal of the game in Everton's 1-0 win away to West Brom, the Nigeria striker on target three minutes from time.