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REPORT & PLAYER RATINGS!

The famous Roker Report after-match Player Ratings - read 'em and weep!

Finlay’s Report: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Sunderland – the Black Cats march on to the last 16!

A much-changed Sunderland side faced a much-changed Wigan team in the Carabao Cup last night, with the red and white wizards claiming victory.

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!

Finlay’s Report: “Shambolic” penalty decision turns Sunderland’s three points into one

A late Fleetwood double proved a devastating blow for Sunderland yesterday. Our junior reporter Finlay Anderson reviews the action.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Fleetwood Town 2-2 Sunderland - Frustration as two points thrown away!

Sunderland throw it away as Fleetwood come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads this afternoon at Highbury Stadium.

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland continue strong start with a hard-fought win over resilient Accrington

It was a top-of-the-table clash – and Sunderland managed to clinch all three points.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Accrington Stanley - Winchester winner takes all three points!

Sunderland make it four-in-a-row at home this season as we take all three points against Accrington Stanley! Here’s how Andy rated the Lads this afternoon at the Stadium of Light.

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland top League 1 after fine display against Wycombe

Roker Report’s junior reporter gives his take on Saturday’s olé football at the Stadium of Light. What did you think of the performance that leaves us top of the League?

Talking Points: Is Embo now a player Sunderland can rely on for game-changing moments?

Sunderland beat Wycombe 3-1 yesterday at the Stadium of Light, as Lee Johnson’s men moved to the top of the League One table. But what were the game’s key talking points?

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 3-1 Wycombe - Stewart and Embleton send SAFC Top of the Table!

Sunderland ran out 3-1 winners against Wycombe! Here’s how Andy rated the Lads in today’s match at the Stadium of Light.

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland’s young side fear nobody - as proven last night at Blackpool

Later than usual, but that’s cos he was at the game - RR’s young scribe Finlay Anderson runs back over last night’s game... and concludes that this young Sunderland side fear absolutely nobody, which bodes well for the future.

Rob’s Player Ratings: Blackpool 2-3 Sunderland - O’Brien hattrick sends The Lads through!

Sunderland put themselves into the hat for the next round of the cup by beating Blackpool, with Aiden O’Brien bagging a hattrick. Here’s how Rob Ward rated the lads...

Talking Points: It’s wins like this that promotion campaigns are built on

It may not have been too flashy, but it was a tremendous three points against AFC Wimbledon.

Finlay’s Report: Deflection gives Sunderland their second home win of the season

Sunderland earned their own luck on Saturday, as Carl Winchester grabbed a well-deserved goal to top a good performance and new arrivals Cirkin and Broadhead made their home debuts. What did you think?

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 1 - 0 AFC Wimbledon - Winchester’s screamer seals win for the Lads

A narrow but relatively comfortable victory for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light as the Lads gain their third league win of the season. Here’s how Andy rated the performances today...

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland play nice stuff but leave Burton empty handed - did we deserve more?

Tuesday’s defeat may just be a bump in the road, and after the flurry of chances that the Black Cats had, it’s important not to get too down-heartened, because this new Sunderland team has what it takes to bounce back.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Burton 1-0 Sunderland - Lads robbed at the death with offside call

Sunderland played well but couldn’t take their chances, conceded a super strike, and then had a Tom Flanagan goal ruled out for offside at the death. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads tonight...

Finlay’s Report: A win at Stadium MK, but it certainly wasn’t plain sailing!

Sunderland’s third win in a row secured three valuable points against MK Dons – but it was a nervy end to the game again!

Andy’s Player Ratings: MK Dons 1-2 Sunderland - Unbeaten start continues with away win!

Goals from Ross Stewart and Elliot Embleton have handed Sunderland a win on the road, as their unbeaten start continues. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads…

Finlay’s Match Report: It wasn’t all plain sailing, but Sunderland got the job done at Port Vale!

We run through all of the action as Sunderland grabbed their second win of the season at Port Vale - ensuring our place in the draw for the second round on Wednesday night. GERRIN!

Player Ratings: Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland - Win sends the Lads through in the Carabao Cup

Despite a nervy finish Sunderland progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup. Here’s how @SafcMerch rated the Lads!

Finlay’s Report: The Black Cats get the season off to the best possible start

Yes, a League One season is a marathon not a sprint, but the first win on the board always helps and the style that it eventually came in has to be something for Lee Johnson to be impressed and pleased with.

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...

Finlay’s Report: Sickness-stricken Sunderland beat Championship opposition - a good win!

Despite a sickness bug running rampant through the squad, taking out Lee Johnson in the process, Sunderland were able to play some canny football and see off Championship opposition in the process - a good win to take into our final week of pre-season training!

Phil’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Hull - illness-hit SAFC team finish preseason with a win

Lee Johnson’s plans to play his first team were scuppered by illness, but his side still managed to finish preseason with a win. Here’s how Phil rated the Lads after tonight’s game...

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland’s youngins hold their own against tough League Two opposition

We run through all of last night’s action as a Sunderland team mostly made up of academy graduates took on League Two side (and EFL Trophy runners-up) Tranmere. Did any of the players impress you?

Sean’s Player Ratings: Tranmere 0-0 Sunderland - Fairly decent runout for a young SAFC side

Sunderland’s youngins got some important minutes under the belt against League Two Tranmere tonight, drawing 0-0. Here’s how Sean rated the Lads after tonight’s game...

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland wow at Harrogate - and Embleton shows why there’s so much hype

Sunderland would be mad to flog Elliot Embleton to Blackpool - particularly if his performance at Harrogate is anything to go by.

Matty’s Player Ratings: Harrogate Town 0-4 Sunderland - Easy work for Johnson’s silky Mackems

Sunderland played some nice football and scored some nice goals as they defeated League Two side Harrogate Town this afternoon behind closed doors. Here’s how Matty rated the Lads out of ten...

Finlay’s Report: Sunderland held to a draw in York as pre-season heats-up

A new kit, a goal from Dan Neil but some big opportunities missed, plus injury concerns for Gooch. All the action from Wednesday evening’s match at the York Community Stadium from our junior reporter, Finlay.

Malc’s Player Ratings: York City 1-1 Sunderland - Lads miss penalty late on to draw in Yorkshire

Dan Neil’s well-taken goal was cancelled out in the second half as Sunderland - who missed a penalty late on - drew 1-1 at York City. Here’s how Malc rated the Lads out of ten...

Matty’s Player Ratings: Hearts 0-2 Sunderland - on-loan defender Callum Doyle impresses on his debut

Two Aiden McGeady goals capped an impressive performance from Sunderland today away at Scottish Premiership side Hearts. Here’s how Matty rated the Lads in red and white...

Play-Off Final Player Ratings: Crystal Palace U23s 0-0 Sunderland U23s - Lads lose on penalties

Sunderland U23s lost out in the Play-Off final tonight on penalties in the most heartbreaking of fashions. Here’s how Gav rated the Lads...