How did the players fare in Sunderland's 3-1 win at Accrington Stanley?


Evtimov 6; Johnson 6, Sykes 6, Hughes 5 (Diallo 62, 4), Opoku 6; Clark 7, FINLEY 7, Sherif 5 (Alese 62, 4), Pritchard 6 (Carvalho 88); Charles 6, Bishop 6

Subs (not used): Bursik (gk), Edwards, Barclay, Simpson.


7 J McLaughlin: Made a couple of useful saves in the second half to prevent a nervy finish

7 O’Nien: Free from suspension and committed, but in a positive way

6 Ozturk: Shaky start but got better as the match went on

6 Willis: Used his pace to get his team out of trouble at the back

7 Hume: Good return to the side - solid defensively and fine cross for Gooch’s goal

8 GOOCH: Excellent volley with his weaker left-foot gave him the platform for a really good display

7 Dobson: Worked hard and offered that bit of composure on the ball in the middle of the park

6 Leadbitter: Solid afternoon in the engine room for the Black Cats skipper

7 McGeady: Flashes of real quality, including his goal, were too good for his opponents  

7 Maguire: Unselfish play for McNulty’s goal and took a few blows from Accrington’s big defenders

6 McNulty: Scored one and maybe could have had another with sharper finishing


McGeouch (for Leadbitter 75)

Grigg (for Maguire 77)

Embleton (for McNulty 82)

(not used): Burge (gk), C McLaughlin, Power, Flanagan.

Man Of The Match: LYNDEN GOOCH - Scored one, made one and worked well up and down his wing all game.