Manchester United re-established their six-point advantage at the top of the Premier League by sweeping Sunderland aside 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Manchester United's forward Robin van Persie controls the ball during their English Premier League football match against Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on December 15, 2012. Manchester United won 3-1.
Manchester City had trimmed United's lead to three points by winning at Newcastle United earlier in the day, but Alex Ferguson's men reasserted their authority with a convincing display against the Black Cats.
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