Hong Kong Stadium

Black Cats to face City

by Stuart Vose

Pellegrini's side secure place in final.

Sunderland will play Manchester City in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy on Saturday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side set up a clash with the Black Cats with a 1-0 win over local side South China last night.

Like Sunderland's 3-1 victory over Spurs in the early game, City's fixture was reduced to 80 minutes due to the inclement weather conditions at the Hong Kong Stadium.

Edin Dzeko settled matters in the 21st minute, heading home James Milner's cross from close range.

South China will now face Spurs on Saturday prior to the final.