Newcastle win keeps pressure on Man United

 

Newcastle United moved up to second place in the English Premiership today after a hard-fought 1-0 victory at their north-east rivals Sunderland.

Newcastle, who also have a game in hand on Alex Ferguson's side, were the better team on the day and fully deserved their win, though they also needed a handful of fine saves from their Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given.

Arsenal, who also have a game in hand on Manchester United, lie third on 54 points.