How did the players fare in Sunderland's 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday?

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

7 Patterson: Didn’t have a lot to do in terms of making saves, but made a couple of excellent catches under pressure in his six-yard box

8 GOOCH: Found himself moved around once again – this time to an orthodox full-back role – but responded with an excellent defensive display

8 Wright: Barely gave the dangerous Gregory a sniff all evening – will have to be every bit as good again on Monday night

7 Batth: Has helped tighten up the Sunderland backline in the last few weeks – won everything that came his way in the air

7 Cirkin: Made a welcome return from injury on the left of the back four and produced a number of important interceptions

7 Evans: Mopped up effectively at the base of midfield and tried to keep the ball moving when he had it

6 O’Nien: Took up some good positions out of possession, but tended to give the ball away when he had it at his feet

7 Roberts: Had some bright second-half moments down the right, with one especially eye-catching dribble ending in a shot that was deflected over

8 Pritchard: Was responsible for some of Sunderland’s best attacking moments, and came within inches of scoring with a shot that hit the bar

6 Clarke: Didn’t get a lot of joy attacking down the left-hand side, but his work rate did not drop and he provided some important cover

7 Stewart: Took his goal superbly with an excellent finish from a tight angle, but might well feel he should have added a second in the dying moments


Matete (for Pritchard, 80)

Embleton (for Roberts, 80)

Doyle (for Clarke, 90)

(not used): Hoffmann (gk), Hume, Neil, McGeady.

SHEFF WED (3-4-1-2):

Peacock-Farrell 7; Storey 6, Dean 6, Hutchinson 5; Palmer 7, Byers 6 (Dele-Bashiru 88), LUONGO 7, Johnson 6; Bannan 5; Berahino 5 (Windass 56, 4), Gregory 5.

Subs (not used): Wildsmith (gk), Hunt, Dunkley, Mendez-Laing, Paterson.

Man Of The Match: LYNDEN GOOCH – Sunderland’s Mr Versatile proved his value once again and he slotted in at right-back and helped contain the Sheffield Wednesday attack.