How did the players fare in Sunderland's 3-0 win over Millwall?

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

6 Patterson: Didn’t really have a save to make, but got away with one in the first half when his poor clearance went straight to Flemming

7 Gooch: Displayed his usual energy as he returned to the side at right-back and won most of his 50-50 challenges

8 O’Nien: Didn’t shirk the physical battle as he was restored to a centre-half role and won some important headers

8 Batth: Kept Bradshaw quiet at the heart of Sunderland’s back four and made a couple of important blocks in the penalty area in the first half

7 Alese: Was preferred to Cirkin at left-back and justified Mowbray’s decision with a committed and effective display

8 Evans: Held things together excellently at the base of the Sunderland midfield and prevented Millwall from being able to exert any real pressure

7 Neil: Produced a crucial goalline headed clearance between Sunderland’s opening two goals and generally passed the ball well

8 DIALLO: Opened the scoring with a poacher’s finish at the back post and was a key factor in Sunderland’s second-half dominance

8 Pritchard: Doubled Sunderland’s lead after doing well to create space in the penalty area, but was taken off shortly after scoring

6 Clarke: Saw plenty of the ball down Sunderland’s left-hand side, although the quality of his delivery into the middle was mixed

8 Simms: Got the reward for a powerful and energetic display as he pounced on Long’s misjudgment in stoppage time


6 Embleton (for Pritchard, 62): Helped keep Sunderland on the front foot in the final half-hour of the game

Roberts (for Diallo, 74)

Cirkin (for Clarke, 80)

(not used): Bass (gk), Cirkin, Hume, Ba, Dajaku.

MILLWALL (4-2-3-1):

Long 3; McNamara 4 (Evans 82), Cresswell 4, Cooper 4, Wallace 5 (Malone 82); MITCHELL 6, Saville 5 (Shackleton 66, 4); Voglsammer 4 (Bennett 66, 4), Flemming 4, Honeyman 5 (Styles 66, 4); Bradshaw 4.

Subs (not used): Bialkowski (gk), Hutchinson.

Man Of The Match: AMAD DIALLO – The in-form forward picked up where he had left off prior to the start of the World Cup shutdown.