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Sunderland 3-0 Hull: Black Cats Maul The Tigers - Player Ratings & MOTM Poll

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Sunderland battered Hull City this afternoon at the Stadium of Light - who was your man of the match? Vote in our poll!

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Jordan Pickford - 9

Outstanding. His save from Curtis Davies' header was breathtaking but it was't the only spectacular thing he did this afternoon. I'm over the moon that he got his first clean sheet of the season too.

Patrick Van Aanholt - 7

Got forward well but was suspect defensively again - not a bad performance by any stretch, though. Set up Anichebe's first and was generally a threat.

Papy Djilobodji - 7

I probably would have rated him higher had he not been sent off. Covered superbly whenever Van Aanholt got caught up the pitch and was the better of the two central defenders again, like he was at Bournemouth. It's a shame he won't be able to capitalise on his last two performances with another good showing at Liverpool, but he only has himself to blame for that.

Lamine Kone - 6

Did enough. Still not the same player that he was last season but he did alright and the clean sheet should give him a confidence boost too.

Billy Jones - 8

Fantastic again. He's played well in pretty much every game since he returned to the side in the cup game at Southampton. Manquillo doesn't stand a chance of getting back in the side whilst he's in this form.

Jason Denayer - 7

Doesn't look out of place in midfield at all and he shielded the back four superbly. Should keep his place at Anfield next weekend.

Dider Ndong - 8

His best game since arriving at Sunderland. Very tidy, kept things simple and intercepted well.

Paddy McNair - 7

Another that went under the radar with his performance. Hopefully his injury isn't too bad.

Duncan Watmore - 8

Can't fault his effort and today he showed quality too - the flick on which led to Defoe's opener was top notch and yet another example of why he's far better down the middle than out wide. Still, though, he gave Elmohamady a tough afternoon.

Jermain Defoe - 9

Scored a superb opener and then set up Anichebe's second brilliantly. Scored his 150th Premier League goal this afternoon - here's to many more.

Victor Anichebe - 10

Yep, a ten. He was a pleasure to watch yet again. Took both his goals well and his face will haunt the dreams of the Hull left back for many months to come. He got stuck in, worked hard, held it up, played others in, passed it, crossed it, defended - he just did everything.