PHOTO: Even Spider-Man can't help Sunderland against Manchester City

Sunderland slipped to a 4-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday despite Spider-Man dropping by to offer a helping hand.

Manchester City must be a special side at the moment as not only did they overcome Premier League rivals Sunderland on Wednesday, they saw off a resident Wearside superhero.

It is not often that you get to catch a glimpse of a legendary crime-fighter in action, but there was one in attendance at the Stadium of Light.

Spider-Man took to the field during a keenly-contested encounter in the North East and attempted to weave his web over those in blue.

City defender Gael Clichy was among those he had in his sights, but he managed to slip through the net.

In the end, the masked crusader was forced to make his way home without justice being served.

He did see Sunderland take the lead, but it was to be an evening to forget for Gus Poyet’s side as they were unable to extend a run of four successive home wins over the reigning champions.

It is back to the drawing board then for the Black Cats and their famous follower, with a 4-1 defeat suggesting that their superpowers may be on the wane.

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