How did the players fare in Sunderland's 2-1 win at Rochdale?

ROCHDALE (4-1-3-2):

Sanchez 7; Matheson 7, O’Connell 6, McNulty 6, Norrington-Davies 5; WILLIAMS 7 (Done 83); Rathbone 6 (Andrew 69, 5), Morley 5 (Ryan 65, 5), Dooley 6; Camps 6, Henderson 6.

Subs (not used): Wade (gk), Delaney, Keohane, Magloire.

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

8 J McLaughlin: Made three crucial late saves as Sunderland had their backs to the wall and commanded his area throughout

7 O’Nien: Offered a constant threat down the right and had a major hand in both of Sunderland’s goals

6 Willis: Produced a mixed performance – won some important headers, but was pulled out of position on occasion

6 Ozturk: Was outmuscled too easily at the start of the second half, but won some important tackles late on

5 C McLaughlin: Doesn’t look comfortable at left-back and was asked some serious questions throughout the first half

6 Leadbitter: Neat and tidy at the heart of midfield, even if he wasn’t quite able to dominate as he would have liked

6 Power: Struggled to contain Rochdale’s first-half breaks, but steadied the ship before he was withdrawn in the second half

5 Gooch: Took the wrong decision on a number of occasions, and was hauled off ten minutes into the second half

6 Maguire: Enjoyed the physical challenge and set up O’Nien for the cross that led to the first goal

7 McGeady: Scored Sunderland’s first goal with a neat finish, and set up their second with a back-post header that hit Wyke

8 WYKE: Had a hand in his side’s opening goal as he won a header, and made it two goals in a week with a clinical second-half strike


7 Grigg (for Gooch, 55): Made a big difference when he came on and helped spark the move that led to Wyke’s winner

5 McGeouch (for Power, 65): Found himself forced backwards as Rochdale rallied gamely late on

Embleton (for Maguire, 88)

(not used): Burge (gk), Flanagan, Hume, Dobson, Grigg.

Man Of The Match: CHARLIE WYKE – The striker was handed his first start of the season, and responded with an effective display that was capped by the winning goal.