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Everton 6-2 Sunderland: Player Ratings

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

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Costel Pantilimon – 5

He didn’t have to make many saves as it seemed everything Everton hit went in.

Billy Jones – 5

Looked anonymous in the defensive set up and Sunderland don’t get the right balance between attack and defence when he doesn’t play full back.

DeAndre Yedlin– 5

Didn’t seem to affect play much as a lot of Everton and Sunderland attacks mainly went down the other wing.

Wes Brown– 4

He hadn’t played since this fixture last year and that looked the case as he was several yards off the pace.

Seb Coates – 5

He was unlucky with the own goal as he had to try and do something. HiihjiHe also looked short off pace.

Yann M’Vila – 5

Not one of M’Vila’s best games as Sunderland’s midfield wasn’t there for a lot of the game.

Lee Cattermole – 6

Cattermole was substituted on 38 minutes after going down injured. He made no big mistakes, but he wasn’t as effective as usual as Sunderland sat too deep after conceding the first goal.

Patrick Van Aanholt– 5

In attack Van Aanholt was great as a lot of Sunderland’s play came down his side, however his defensive play was shocking.

Adam Johnson– 6

He tried to be Sunderland’s playermaker but more often than not he had to start play from inside his own half.

Steven Fletcher– 7

Fletcher won a lot of headers and his link up play with Defoe looks good. His all round play was good and he deserved his goal.

Jermain Defoe– 7

Tried his best to create things and he linked up well with Fletcher. He scored a great goal and had a couple of other half chances.

Jack Rodwell–  4 (Sub)

Rodwell came on for the injured Cattermole . He played in the middle but he did his usual disappearing act.

Seb Larsson– 5 (Sub)

Sunderland looked a bit better after Larsson came on as it looked like there was more balance in the team

Duncan Watmore– 7 (Sub)

For the short time Watmore was on he did a lot more than the rest did for the previous 25 minutes. He had a one on one and also created many openings with his direct running.

Man Of The Match – Steven Fletcher