How did the players fare in Sunderland's 2-0 win at Plymouth?

PLYMOUTH (4-5-1):

Macey 7; Moore 5, Songo’o 6, Canavan 6, C Grant 6; Ness 6, Fox 6 (Lameiras 73), SARCEVIC 7, Carey 6, J Grant 6; Ladapo 7. 

Subs (not used): O’Keefe (gk), Dyson, Letheren, Smith-Brown, P Grant, Jephcott.

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

8 McLaughlin: Showed why Sunderland fans rate him so highly with two top-class saves as Plymouth bounced back strongly after McGeady opener

6 Matthews: Never looked troubled by the home attack, but his forays forward should have been more fruitful

7 Baldwin: A commanding presence at the heart of Ross’ defence, whose thirst for clean sheets came to the fore late on

7 Flanagan: After a couple of hairy moments, the former Pligrims loanee rose admirably to the challenge of nullifying in-form striker Ladapo

6 James: Always alert to danger as a covering defender and a reliable springboard for attacks down the left flank

8 McGeouch: Here, there and everywhere, the Scotland international has a habit of popping up in the midfield trenches when his team need him most

7 Honeyman: Leading by example, the Blacks Cats skipper never missed an opportunity to put his team on the front foot

6 Gooch: The academy graduate’s energy helped ensure the visitors gained the upper hand - went close to scoring in the first half

9 McGEADY: Played like a man determined to make up for lost time after early season injury trouble, with a boyish enthusiasm for defensive duties allied to sublime attacking skills

6 Maguire: Not at his best, but still a constant menace in attack and would have put his side ahead early on but for fine goalkeeping

5 Maja: Always up for the fight, but not much went right for the lone striker who struggled to find his feet against a well-drilled defensive unit


Sinclair (for Maja, 73)

O’Nien (for Maguire, 75)

Mumba (for Gooch, 88)

(not used): Ruiter (gk), Looven, Ozturk, Kimpioka.

Man Of The Match: AIDEN McGEADY - The 32-year-old former Celtic star rolled back the years, breaking the deadlock in style before delivering a masterclass in penalty-taking.