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Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 5-0 Cheltenham - The Lads go back top. Perfect!

Sunderland produced a perfect display at the Stadium of Light to see off Cheltenham Town. Here’s how Andy rated the lads.

Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Ron-Thorben Hoffmann: 10/10

Perfect performance from the goalkeeper. Kept a clean sheet and is looking increasingly assured at the back.

Carl Winchester: 10/10

No goal for Winchester today but did pick up an assist to go along with his perfect performance.

Tom Flanagan: 10/10

A perfect performance once again, having a great season so far and very comfortable today.

Bailey Wright: 10/10

Stepped in today following Callum Doyle’s injury, had a perfect performance at the back and even popped up with the opening goal.

Niall Huggins: 10/10

Perfect performance on his full league debut. A terrier out of possession and electric going forward.

Corry Evans: 10/10

Completely controlled the game, looked a class above the opposition and set up his midfield partner for the fourth goal. Perfect.

Luke O’Nien: 10/10

Scored a goal, got forward to support the attacking players and didn’t let the Cheltenham midfield have a moment’s peace. Another perfect display.

Aiden McGeady: 10/10

Two assists for McGeady on a perfect day for the winger. Toyed with the visitor’s defence all evening.

Aiden O’Brien: 10/10

While his team-mates may get the headlines, O’Brien put in a hard working perfect performance that helped the others run riot.

Nathan Broadhead: 10/10

Never stopped running, showed a lot of intelligence for the second and third goals and looks far too good for this level. Yet another perfect performance.

Ross Stewart: 10/10

Unsurprisingly perfect from Stewart. Cheltenham couldn’t handle him on the air or on the ground, fully deserved his two goals.


Subs

Frederik Alves (55mins): 10/10

Came on to give Flanagan a breather and looked perfectly assured alongside Bailey Wright.

Leon Dajaku (60mins): 10/10

Took McGeady’s place and smashed a left-footed effort into the top corner. Perfect.

Alex Pritchard (73mins): 10/10

Brought on to replace Stewart and was perfect as Sunderland saw out the romp.


Man of the Match: Nathan Broadhead

Unbelievable display from the on-loan Broadhead. Ran the Cheltenham defence ragged all day and I have no idea how he didn’t pick up either a goal or even an assist. Brilliant dummy for Stewart’s first which will go down as a Winchester assist and then a great dinked through ball for McGeady to roll the ball across goal for a Stewart tap-in. Perfect!

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