How did the players fare in Sunderland's 2-1 defeat at Wigan?

WIGAN (4-3-3):

Jones 6; Darikwa 6, Tilt 7, Johnston 7, Robinson 6; Ojo 6, Evans 7, Solomon-Otabor 7 (Whelan 82); Lang 7, Dodoo 8 (Proctor 90), KEANE 8 (Aasgaard 86).

Subs (not used): Evans (gk), Clough, Gardner, Long.

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

5 Burge: Didn’t have a chance with either of the goals, but could have helped his defenders by leaving his line and commanding his 18-yard box

5 O’Nien: Started at right-back and ended at centre-half, but didn’t really get to grips with Wigan’s forwards in either position

4 Sanderson: Allowed himself to be checked off as Wigan opened the scoring and wasn’t able to dominate as he has been

4 Wright: Returned after a two-month absence after McLaughlin dropped out in the warm-up – wasn’t able to deal with Wigan’s set-pieces

5 Hume: Made his first start since his injury in December, and looked fairly rusty before he was taken off in the second half

5 Power: Wouldn’t have enjoyed his return to the DW Stadium – Wigan’s players were able to pass around him too easily

4 Scowen: Failed to justify his inclusion in the starting line-up ahead of Leadbitter and Winchester – will be fortunate to keep his place

5 Jones: Was bright and incisive in the opening half-hour, but dropped out of the game before he was replaced

6 McGEADY: Set up Wyke’s goal with a wonderful ball from the right and also came close with a free-kick that looped onto the roof of the net

5 Diamond: Was bright and energetic in the opening stages, but had faded by the time he was replaced

6 Wyke: Claimed his 28th goal of the season with a crisp first-time volley, although that was his only real involvement all game


5 Leadbitter (for Hume, 63): Wasn’t able to change things in the final half-hour, but should probably have started

4 McFadzean (for Diamond, 63): Was sent on in a left wing-back role, but never really looked like delivering a telling cross

4 Gooch (for Jones, 63): Wasted a couple of decent positions by overhitting balls into the box from the right

5 Stewart (for Power, 63): Headed wide from a corner with his first touch, but didn’t really do much after that

(not used): Matthews (gk), Wright, O’Brien.

Man Of The Match: WILL KEANE – The former Manchester United trainee opened the scoring and outplayed his opponents as Wigan claimed the upper hand in the second half.