Vito Mannone– 6
Could have done better with Afobe’s goal and he hadn’t a lot to do in the second half
Billy Jones– 5
Had a difficult day up against Stanislas and took his frustrations out on the attacker late on with a terrible tackle. Jones had a free header saved early in the second half.
Patrick Van Aanholt– 7
Looked good going forward but still question marks defensively, as Bournemouth’s goal came from a cross from his side. He scored another great goal to get Sunderland level and looks to be playing with a lot more confidence.
Wes Brown – 5
Looks tired and switched off when Grabban was played clean through late on.
John O’Shea – 5
Defence looked open at times especially in the first half and he shouldn’t have let Afobe get his header on target for his goal
Lee Cattermole– 6
Usual workhorse in midfield continually battling away however a couple of misplaced passes when trying to create stopped attacks.
Yann M’Vila – 6
First half performance was awful however second half performance was a lot better in every area as Sunderland got forward a bit more.
Adam Johnson – 6
Johnson kept receiving the ball to deep and was unable to get forward quick enough to create a lot.
Fabio Borini– 6
Was subbed early in the second half looking frustrated. He played a lovely ball to Van Aanholt for the goal.Three times in the second half he made runs but was ignored every time when he should have received the pass. But a good shift from Borini.
Jeremain Lens– 6
Sunderland kept forcing passes all day but Lens’s work rate in attack and defence is a lot better than it was.
Jermain Defoe– 5
Never really had a sniff all day apart from chances he created himself as the service to him was poor.
Duncan Watmore– 6 (Sub)
Full of running and energy and he gave Sunderland a bit more life when he was introduced but he was unable to create too much.
Jack Rodwell– 4 (Sub)
Unsure why he was brought on instead of another striker as he didn’t really do much.
Man Of The Match – Patrick Van Aanholt
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