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Dan’s Player Ratings: Wigan 0-2 Sunderland - The Lads are in the last 16!

A 2-0 win away at Wigan puts classy Sunderland through to the last 16 of the EFL Cup. Here’s how Dan Gething rated the Lads tonight, live from the DW Stadium!

Lee Burge: 6/10

Had barely anything to do but when he has, he’s stayed calm and collected and distributed well from the back.

Dennis Cirkin: 7/10

Providing good defensive and attacking movement. Almost scored a hell of a goal by running from his own half and striking well.

Frederik Alves: 5/10

Giving the ball away and putting other players in danger with nonsensical passes. Once calmed down, started to play better.

Bailey Wright: 7/10

Strong from the back and winning the ball. Picking out some brilliant cross field passes.

Niall Huggins: 9/10

Driving forward, linking up well with the middle for one two passing and created one of the best chances. Linked up well with Broadhead for the second goal. Had no fear at all when taking on defenders and ended off creating more than one chance on goal.

Luke O’Nien: 8/10

Passing well and linking up with the defence. Putting himself about as usually and showing determination to win the battle in the middle. Drove forward and got the second goal with an effortless finish.

Corry Evans: 7/10

Provided good cover for the defence and always seemed to be in the right place when he was needed. Linked up well with O’Nien and Pritchard.

Alex Pritchard: 8/10

Dictating the play with clever movement on and off the ball. Always hungry to win the ball. Provided a perfectly weighted pass for Broadhead to score his first in red and white colours.

Aiden O’Brien: 7/10

Almost scored with a 20 yard half volley from outside of the box in the first half. Continuously showing his presence on the wing and through the middle.

Leon Dajaku: 6/10

Wanted to be involved from the beginning. Turned a few players inside out and put a good ball into the box. Could have had his first goal in a 1v1 but the defender recovered brilliantly. Linked up well with Huggins to provide the second goal.

Nathan Broadhead: 7/10

Making the right runs and showing a willingness to want the ball with good first touches. Overlapping run from a ball over the top and he makes spaghetti legs out of the defender before cooly slotting home in the far corner.


Elliot Embleton: 5/10

Ran himself into trouble with some silky moves and lost the ball which resulted in him receiving an unfair yellow card. Helped run down the clock with continuous passing and moving.

Ross Stewart: 5/10

Almost had a chance to grab the third but the strike hit the defender. Held up the ball well when he needed to.

Dan Neil: n/a

Done what was needed when he came on and broke down the play.

Man of the Match

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