Vito Mannone– 6
Could have palmed the ball away for a corner instead of giving Martial a chance to score from the rebound. He made a couple of straightforward saves and one decent one from Memphis near the end.
Patrick Van Aanholt – 8
Getting better defensively and he continues to play an important role in attacks which he seems to be doing most weeks.
DeAndre Yedlin– 8
Sunderland looked a lot more balanced with pace on both flanks, and Yedlin goes forward with more purpose than Jones. A great performance both in attack and more importantly defence from Yedlin.
John O’Shea– 8
The partnership between Kone and O’Shea seems to be working very well and both look completely comfortable in defence. A solid performance from O’Shea against his former club.
Lamine Kone – 9
Allardyce has unearthed a real gem in Kone. A proper no nonsense performance and a constant threat from set pieces. The defence looks a good unit with him adding much needed pace.
Jan Kirchhoff – 6
Went off injured early on without making much impact, although he looked a bit slow on the ball at times.
Lee Cattermole – 7
A better performance from Cattermole today as the Sunderland midfield really hunted in packs today and he was at the heart of that.
Yann M’Vila – 7
Same as Cattermole especially in defensive areas although his passing in recent weeks hasn’t been as good as it has been, but a good solid shift from M’Vila.
Wahbi Khazri – 9
Another gem found by Allardyce, Khazri’s delivery from set pieces was a threat all day. He scored from a free kick and he took the corner for Kone’s goal. Also plays his part in defensive areas too.
Dame N’Doye– 6
Was played clean through on goal in the second half but was denied by De Gea. He didn’t look comfortable on the wing but he did a lot better when he played through the middle.
Jermain Defoe– 7
Full of running and he generally made a nuisance of himself in the United defence. He went close early in the game but he couldn’t get good enough contact on the ball.
Jack Rodwell– 6 (sub)
Battled hard in the middle and made a great block in the second half to deny a potential goal. A lot better from Rodwell.
Fabio Borini– 6 (sub)
Another good shift from Borini, constantly running trying to create.
Ola Toivonen – 6 (sub)
Came on after Kone’s goal, he added a bit more height and he made a couple of clearances.
Man Of The Match – Wahbi Khazri
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