Quinn hospitalised - February 1, 2001

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1

Niall Quinn left the pitch after 28 minutes of a match in which referee Graham Poll flashed three red cards. And the Irish striker spent the night under observation in hospital after injuring his neck.

It's another blow for Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, who is already without Gary Kelly and probably Mark Kinsella for the friendly against Denmark and who is anxiously awaiting word on the extent of Dean Kiely's injury.

To make matters worse for Sunderland, Quinn was injured in an incident in which he appeared to be fouled by Mikael Silvestre - but, to the fury of the Mackem fans, Poll awarded a free to United!

International team-mate Kevin Kilbane replaced the injured Quinn and, after Andy Cole had put United ahead, the Irish winger almost pulled the game out of the fire - racing onto Phillips' through ball and bringing a magnificent save out of Fabian Barthez.

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