Lee Burge: 6/10
Enjoyed a quiet uneventful night, barely had a save to make.
Luke O’Nien: 8/10
Got through a lot of defensive work and showed greater discipline than in previous performances in a back four under Jack Ross.
Jordan Willis: 7/10
Willis is playing with a serious amount of confidence at the moment, he even managed some impressive barnstorming runs out of defence.
Joel Lynch: 7/10
Made some telling interceptions early on and looked assured throughout.
Denver Hume: 7/10
Showed greater belief and footballing intelligence, breaking forward down the left.
George Dobson: 6/10
For all his energy and obvious talent, Dobson still needs to sharpen up his decision-making both with and without the ball, he produced an energetic if error-filled performance.
Max Power: 7/10
Looked to be positive and play forwards at pace whenever he got the ball, providing great impetus in midfield.
Duncan Watmore: 8/10
If Watmore can play at this level consistently, it could completely change the trajectory of our season. An outstanding all round performance.
Lynden Gooch: 7/10
The quietest of Sunderland’s front four, the American still managed to finish off the Black Cats best team goal of the season.
Chris Maguire: 8/10
Buried a terrific free kick and orchestrated a super team goal.
Will Grigg: 8/10
Looked sharp and confident all night, Grigg’s refound swagger was best showcased in his excellently weighted through ball for Watmore’s opener.
(SUB) Marc McNulty: 7/10
Brought further quality and arrogance to our play, the mini marksman was unlucky to see his brilliant solo effort barely sail over the crossbar.
(SUB) Conor McLaughlin: 6/10
Managed a decent cameo.
(SUB) Benji Kimpioka: n/a
Brought on in the dying minutes for his first appearance of the season.
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