SUNDERLAND continued their pre-season preparations with a 2-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

Summer signings Corry Evans and Callum Doyle were both involved as Lee Johnson's side rounded off their Scottish trip with a comfortable success.

Aiden McGeady scored both of Sunderland's goals in the first half, with the Black Cats especially impressive before the break.

The opening goal came in the 14th minute, with Ross Stewart being upended in the penalty area by the Hearts goalkeeper, who was also called Ross Stewart. McGeady stepped up to convert his spot-kick low to the goalkeeper's left.

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Aiden O'Brien drilled a shot against the underside of the crossbar five minutes before the break, but there was still time for the visitors to claim a second goal before the interval.

Lynden Gooch beat two Hearts defenders before teeing up McGeady, who claimed his second goal of the afternoon at the near post.

The second half was a less eventful affair, with Johnson taking the opportunity to give a number of his younger players a run-out.

Sunderland will return to the Academy of Light at the start of next week, before heading to York City's LNER Stadium for their next pre-season outing on Wednesday night.

Sunderland: Patterson, Winchester (Taylor 76), Doyle (Younger 76), Flanagan, Dyce (Diamond 46), Neil (Evans 61), Embleton, McGeady (Wilding 76), Gooch, O'Brien (Richardson 61), Stewart (Grigg 61).