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Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Wigan - Stewart and McGeady score as Lads secure win

Despite going behind in the game, goals from Aiden McGeady and Ross Stewart handed Sunderland three points against Wigan. Here’s how our Andy rated the Lads after today’s performance...

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Lee Burge: 7/10

Did not have a chance with the opening goal of the game and thereafter only had a couple of comfortable saves to make.

Carl Winchester: 6/10

Put a shift in out of position at right back and supported Lynden Gooch going forward but a little slow to react to Wigan’s goal.

Tom Flanagan: 7/10

Was not troubled at all by Charlie Wyke and looks to be building a good partnership with Callum Doyle at the heart of defence.

Callum Doyle: 8/10

How is this lad only 17? Carries himself like a senior professional and reads the game so well.

Dan Neil: 6/10

Was caught out a few times in the first half but to be expected as Wigan targeted him, that problem was overcome in the second half and played some dangerous balls in attacking positions.

Corry Evans: 7/10

The steady presence we expected from Grant Leadbitter, helps that he is clearly more mobile. Can see why he was made captain.

Luke O’Nien: 8/10

A typically industrious performance by O’Nien, stopped Wigan’s long balls to Wyke by making it difficult for the former Sunderland striker and made some important challenges.

Aiden McGeady: 7/10

Clearly not completely match fit but scored a penalty, put in some dangerous crosses and even made an important tackle in his own box during the first half.

Elliot Embleton: 7/10

It was from a great corner from Embleton that Sunderland scored the winner and could have scored himself, only to head over when he should have done better.

Lynden Gooch: 9/10

Had the beating of the Wigan full-back all game, hit one shot against the crossbar and then did a job for the team at right-back when Winchester had to be subbed.

Ross Stewart: 8/10

Scored the winner and won the penalty. Led the line brilliantly, never stopped running and clearly makes a difference to how the team plays.


Subs

Aiden O’Brien: 6/10

Came on for McGeady as Sunderland looked to see out the game, could maybe have set up a third but his pull back to Embleton was blocked.

Jack Diamond: 6/10

Similar to O’Brien, came on as we were looking to hold on to the three points and did a job for the team.

Bailey Wright: 6/10

Late sub as Lee Johnson switched to a back three and snuffed out any late danger


Man of the Match: Lynden Gooch

Although not involved in either goal, Gooch tormented the Wigan defence all game, was unlucky to see a great shot come back off the crossbar and then moved to right back and looked comfortable.

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