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Swansea 2-4 Sunderland: Player Ratings

Sunderland won a completely emotionally draining encounter at the Liberty, here's how the lads did.

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Vito Mannone - 5

He loses points just for the moment of madness which led to their disallowed goal. Couldn't have done much about the penalty or their goal. Flapped at a few crosses.

Billy Jones - 7

Really solid game from Jones. Looked good going forward and really battled. Ended up with a real shiner too.

John O'Shea - 7

Cut out some really important balls from the Swansea midfield and kept Brown in check......mostly.

Wes Brown - 6

Mixed evening for the veteran defender, gave away the "Penalty" as well as the ball a few times late on. Regardless he looked mostly solid and by far the best option alongside O'Shea.

Patrick Van Aanholt - 9

Unbelievable going forward, the pace he showed throughout the game was electric. Still looks suspect defensively but if he continues to be that much of a threat going forward then he has to play. Got a goal and an assist for his endeavours. Would be MOTM on any other day.

Yann M'Vila - 6

Solid performance from the Frenchman, as usual he controlled our passing for long periods, without really providing a 'killer ball'. Got bucket loads of abuse from the Swansea fans, no doubt the red card was harsh but it was a really silly tackle from Naughton.

Lee Cattermole - 5

Mixed performance by Catts, gave the ball away on multiple occasions and was subbed after 70 minutes. Hopefully he'll be back to his influential best against Spurs.

Adam Johnson - 3

Really poor throughout. Missed an absolute sitter in the first half which could have really cost us.

Jeremain Lens - 4

Not too much better than Johnson, his delivery from wide areas was particularly poor. I always feel like there is a moment of madness in Lens' game, on a few occasions he was caught in possession and feared a repeat of the West Ham red card.

Fabio Borini - 3

Looked all out of sorts. Looked lost going forward and gave the ball away frequently. We really need to see more from the Italian if he is to continue in the side.

Jermain Defoe - 10 - Man Of The Match

Scored 3 and took home the match ball. It shows the difference a good striker makes and he has to start every game. Jermain Defoe may be the difference between us staying up and going down.

Jack Rodwell - 5

Didn't do too much right or wrong during his 20 minute cameo.

Danny Graham - 5

Held the ball up a few times. No real time to impact the game

Duncan Watmore - 5

Showed some good pace and energy to help run down the clock.

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