Tottenham Hotspur Vs Sunderland: Player Ratings

Ian Walton

For the final time this season we dish out some reviews on the players' performances in red and white. Who had one last hurrah and who fizzled out? Find out our opinions here!

Simon Mignolet - 8

Another decent outing for Mignolet. Especially given that his defence seemed hell-bent on giving away as many penalties as possible and forcing him into more work with a succession of poor back-passes. He ends the season on a high.

Seb Larsson - 5

Installed as an emergency right-back in the wake of Casnio-gate and did about as well as you would have expected. Struggled through large parts, "gave away" a stonewall penalty which wasn't given and generally spent a lot of the time waving his arms around and blaming everyone else for his misfortune.

John O'Shea - 7

A reasonable outing. Marshalled the makeshift defence well and barring one horrendous back-pass which nearly cost us, he was much as he was all season - solid and unspectacular.

Carlos Cuellar - 7

One of a many players who on any other day gave away a penalty. It wasn't given though and away from that he made a few good blocks to help us out of trouble.

Jack Colback - 9

In at left-back where we know already he's quite dependable but he really did have an exceptional game. More on this further down...

Adam Johnson - 5

Johnson reverted to type for his final game of the season. Spent most the game on the fringes of the action and when he was involved he basically just overhit a lot of crosses, because that's what he does all the bloody time.

Alfred N'Diaye - 6

Not as stellar as he was for the last few games but still a bit of a beast in midfield. Did well to impose himself on Tom Huddlestone and really nullified his influence on the game. Sure to have an even bigger role next season, he finished this one strong-ish. Didn't quite see much of the ball though.

David Vaughan - 4

Didn't do much again apart from spin-around on the ball. His sending off was ridiculous. On a yellow card he clattered into Aaron Lennon when he didn't need to at all. Reckless and stupid even if it wasn't malicious. He'll be suspended for the start of next season, although that's unlikely to be a problem for Paolo Di Canio.

James McClean - 4

Wish I could say something about him but he was completely anonymous throughout. Rumoured to be on his way out of the club and on the basis of performances like this it's unlikely he'll be missed. A poor performance and was eventually replaced by debutant Billy Knott.

Connor Wickham - 7

Linked up well with Graham on one or two occasions in the first half but his attacking threat faded in the second when more hard-work was needed. Ran about a fair bit, put in a shift. He has a career-defining summer ahead of him now and while he did well, he can't afford to rest on that performance.

Danny Graham - 5

Much like Wickham's performance. There was a brief spell where he linked up with Wickham well but that was soon put to an end by the incompetence of both of them. Still doesn't look like he fits in at all and not at all like a footballer. Extra point for actually outpacing/getting past someone. Seriously, watch Football First later.

Billy Knott - 4

Was put in a difficult position as seconds after coming on to the left wing he was moved inside on account of Vaughan's silly sending off. Rarely had a kick, although that wasn't his fault at all.

Mikael Mandron - 5

Same as Knott really. Was forced immediately out to the left-wing. Still looked managed to look slightly better the Graham just on the fact he's got more mobility than a housing estate. Picked up a silly booking.

Adam Mitchell - 4

Did little but show Bale inside for that goal. A great strike, and not Mitchell's fault at all. Sadly though it was his only contribution to the game.

Man Of The Match - Jack Colback

A brilliant game from Colback today. Now let's not get carried away here, Rose is obviously still a better option, but Colback once again defied his critics and put in a superb performance. He'll be a very handy player for us to hold on to next season, and who knows, should the price tag be a little high on Rose he'd not be the worst replacement. A good end to the season for Colback though, and hopefully it shut a few up. Mignolet ran him close for today's awards though, that has to be said.

Find more reaction to today's game in the coming week right HERE in our Match Stream.

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