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Burnley 4-1 Sunderland: Player Ratings & MOTM Poll

Sunderland were trounced today by Burnley - here's how our rabble of flops rated. Vote for your man of the match in the poll below the article.

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Vito Mannone - 4

The gulf in class between him and Pickford could hardly be clearer, his decision making was poor, and shot stopping sub-par especially on Burnley's first. The nervousness that spread throughout the team started with him and Djilobodji.

Billy Jones - 4

As bad as anyone in a Sunderland shirt. Constantly caught napping at the back post, also guilty of letting players run in behind him. Jones isn't good enough going forward to justify this defensive output.

Lamine Kone - 6

Was as robust and reliable as he has been in recent weeks prior succumbing to injury 25 minutes in.

Papy Djilobodji - 3

Really poor, especially defensively. You wouldn't expect Andre Gray to run off Championship defenders so easily. His game reading and decision making was among some of the worst seen in the Premier League.

Patrick Van Aanholt - 5

Ironically Sunderland's best defender, was still poor. He doesn't look as composed and direct when the pressure's on away from home.

Sebastian Larsson - 4

A reminder as to why managers haven't played Larsson in a midfield two, too lightweight, doesn't offer enough composure or quality to mask his lack of physicality, the foul for the penalty was unforgivable.

John O'Shea - 4

Really poor performance, his previous physicality issues were emphatically highlighted against Barnes, his football brain also failed him on Burnley's third goal. He looked way short of a Premier League level defender.

Adnan Januzaj - 5

Outside of his wonderful solo run, the loanee was frustratingly quiet. It's time for David Moyes to find a system that gets the best of this precocious talent.

Fabio Borini - 5

Not offering enough quality or attacking intent to justify his place in the team. Still looks like a player without a position in which he can be consistently effective at this level.

Victor Anichebe - 7 (James' MOTM)

Provided two moments of attacking threat in just 45 minutes, a big improvement on many of his Wearsider colleagues. Dreadful blow to lose the man mountain to injury.

Jermain Defoe - 6

Was forced to look on as his teammates threw the game away. Another frustrating afternoon for the Wearside talisman , hopefully his head isn't turned away from the Stadium of Light.

Didier Ndong - 5

Looked inexperienced and out of his depth as Sunderland were visibly overrun in the second half. Ndong doesn't look built for a relegation battle.

Steven Pienaar - 4

Seems to be ageing by the day. His slip for Burnley's third characterised an awful display.

Donald Love - 5

Came on with the game lost was no worse than the other failing Sunderland players on show.

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