Manchester United went top of the Premier League after a 4-0 romp at Sunderland on Wednesday with Arsenal and Chelsea dropping points. Gerard Pique came on as a as substitute for Vidic at 73.
Sunderland: Gordon, Whitehead, McShane, Higginbotham, Collins, Wallace (Leadbitter 46), Etuhu, Yorke (Richardson 61), Waghorn, Jones, Chopra (O'Donovan 86).
Subs Not Used: Ward, Cole.
Booked: Whitehead, McShane.
Man Utd: Kuszczak, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic (Pique 73), Brown, Ronaldo (Park 57), Fletcher, Carrick, Nani, Rooney, Saha.
Subs Not Used: Heaton, Evra, Tevez.
Goals: Rooney 20, Saha 30, Ronaldo 45, Saha 86 pen.
Ref: Uriah Rennie (S Yorkshire).