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West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Sunderland: Player Ratings

Sunderland lost at the Hawthorns, here’s how the lads played.

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Costel Pantilimon – 4

Seems to be making mistakes regularly now and although he may have been fouled for the goal he should still have dealt with the cross easily.

Billy Jones – 7

One of Sunderland best performers on the day. He got forward when he could and defended well. He was unlucky not to score as Myhill made a great save to deny him.

DeAndre Yedlin– 6

Average enough game from Yedlin. He’s getting used to the pace of the game so should keep getting better.

John O’Shea– 6

Both centre backs did well today as West Brom looked like the away team in the first half and very little was created through the middle.

Younes Kaboul – 6

Much like O’Shea, he looked more comfortable today as Berahino and Rondon never looked like scoring until Pantilimon’s mistake.

Yann M’Vila – 6

Good solid outing again from M’Vila. Sunderland dominated the midfield in the first half and he was instrumental in that. He tackled well and generally kept things ticking over.

Lee Cattermole – 6

Controlled the midfield with M’Vila in the first half but when West Brom scored they sat too deep for a period in the second half.

Seb Larsson– 5

Plenty of effort in closing down but he was a bit anonymous throughout as he didn’t take any set pieces.

Jordi Gomez– 5

Didn’t really do much apart from keeping possession mostly in unthreatening positions.

Fabio Borini – 6

No real end product from Borini but the effort was there as he was always looking for the ball.

Steven Fletcher– 5

Couldn’t make it stick up front. He didn’t have the same impact as he did against West Ham.

Adam Johnson– 5 (Sub)

Tried to create things when he came on but more often than not he started the play from too deep when he should have been nearer the box himself.

Jermain Defoe– 5 (Sub)

Didn’t really get many touches.

Danny Graham– 5 (Sub)

Had a chance from a Johnson cross but he headed wide other than that Sunderland didn’t create too much in the dying minutes.

Man Of The Match – Billy Jones

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