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Sunderland 0-2 Swansea: Player Ratings & MOTM Poll - VOTE!

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Soulless Sunderland sat back as the Swans plucked the remnants of dignity from them in their last home outing as a Premier League side. Here’s how they were rated...

Sunderland v Swansea City - Premier League Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Jordan Pickford - 6

Largely at fault for Swansea’s opener when he raced off his line, but couldn’t have done anything about their second. Didn’t have much to do otherwise.

Billy Jones - 5

Could’ve done a lot better on the follow-up from Khazri’s free-kick in the second half. Pretty average otherwise, nothing to distinguish him from the general mediocrity on show from the home side today.

Javier Manquillo - 6

Got forward every now and then in the first half, asked a few questions of the Swansea defense with the odd cross and through ball, drifted away in the latter half of the game.

John O’Shea - 5

Played a bunch of safe passes, involved in the mix-up with Pickford which lead to the visitors taking the lead.

Lamine Kone - 6

Didn’t do a terrible job dealing with Sigurdsson.

Jason Denayer - 3

Gave us nineteen minutes of negativity as he sat back, then went off injured. Will we see him play again in a Sunderland shirt? Does anyone care enough to wonder?

Didier NDong - 6

A component of an unserviceable midfield engine that made a bunch of sideways passes and took turns losing the ball. Suppose he had the most intent going forward out of the lot of them.

Seb Larsson - 4

Hit a free-kick off the wall and swung a corner straight out of play. Goodbye, Seb, I hope we can remember you for what you once were.

Fabio Borini - 4

Think I saw him hit the side-netting a couple times.

Victor Anichebe - 3

Went off injured in the first half and did nothing of significance prior to that.

Jermain Defoe - 4

Had half a chance with the rebound from Khazri’s shot in the second half.

Darron Gibson (For Denayer in 19th Minute) - 3

Non-entity.

Wahbi Khazri (For Anichebe in 36th Minute) - 4

Caused a stir in the Swansea back-line but ultimately never gave Fabianski much to worry about. Completely lost Naughton for Swansea’s second.

Man of the Match - Bradley Lowery

This season I’ve witnessed bravery personified, and I’m certainly not talking about the players or manager. Young Bradley Lowery, smiling and cheering no matter what obstacles life presented. He’s our Man of the Match - none of those alleged professionals dragging their heels around the pitch today could even hope to compare.

Poll

Who was your Man of the Match?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jordan Pickford
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Billy Jones
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    Javier Manquillo
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Lamine Kone
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    John O’Shea
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Jason Denayer
    (2 votes)
  • 7%
    Didier NDong
    (81 votes)
  • 0%
    Seb Larsson
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Fabio Borini
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Victor Anichebe
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Jermain Defoe
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Darron Gibson
    (7 votes)
  • 2%
    Wahbi Khazri
    (21 votes)
  • 84%
    Bradley Lowery
    (853 votes)
1015 votes total Vote Now