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Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0

Big spending Manchester City suffered their first defeat of the Premier League season this afternoon, losing 1-0 to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

City, who had £180m of talent on display, dominated the first half and should have gone ahead when Yaya Toure played in Carlos Tevez but the Argentina striker fired his shot over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

Sunderland grew into the game in the second half cheered on by the partisan home crowd. Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet pulled off a brilliant last minute save to deny substitute City Emmanuel Adebayor.

Just when it appeared that the game was going to finish in stalemate City defender Micah Richards fouled Darren Bent in the box to hand Sunderland a chance to take all three points.

Bent stepped up to the spot and slotted the ball past Joe Hart in the City goal to seal a famous win for the Black Cats.

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