0-1: Mokotjo (13, Maupay held up play, rolled a pass towards Mokotjo for him to drill low first time inside Camp’s bottom left corner)

0-2: Maupay (28, cleverly flicked Watkins’ low centre beyond Camp at the near post)

Bookings: Jones (34, foul); Fletcher (65, foul); McGeady (73, foul)

Referee: John Brooks (Leicestershire) – the fans might have been unhappy with a few decisions but there was far more to this defeat than the official’s display. 5

Attendance: 27,702

Entertainment: **

Sund B’ford

Shots on 4 5

Shots off 12 15

Corners 6 7

Fouls 19 7

Offsides 3 2

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

5 Camp: Made an early save but didn’t get anywhere near to the two that did find a way in;

4 Jones: Put the effort in down the right but wasn’t good enough to keep the Bees at bay

4 Browning: Didn’t look confident and was often left trying to make up for his own errors

4 O’Shea: Could quite easily have been him given the hook at half-time rather than Browning

4 Clarke-Salter: Big test of character for the young man who was given a tough time at left-back;

4 Cattermole: After inspiring a spirited fightback at Ashton Gate he couldn’t get a grip of things this time

4 Robson: Had a difficult first half when his lack of experience caught up with him in difficult circumstances

7 ASORO: Tried his hardest to pull Sunderland back into it but was let down by those around him

5 Honeyman: Was busy in the first half but his standards dropped significantly after hitting the bar near half-time

4 McGeady: Twisted and turned in the wrong areas and never looked like testing the keeper;

4 Fletcher: Didn’t have anywhere near the sort of contribution Maupay did at the other end and was booked.


Matthews (for Browning 46): Couldn’t have the impact at the back his manager wanted. 5

Williams (for Robson 46): Looked keen to make an impression after not playing for months. 5

Maja (for Fletcher 73)

(not used): Steele (gk), McManaman, Gooch, Kone.

BRENTFORD (4-3-2-1): Bentley 7; Clarke 6, Bjelland 7, Egan 7, Dalsgaard 7; McEachran 6 (Woods 57, 5), Mokotjo 8 (Judge 75), Sawyers 7; JOZEFZOON 8, Watkins 8; Maupay 7 (Marcondes 83). Subs (not used): Daniels, Macleod, Barbet, Mepham.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Florian Jozefzoon – caused problems for the weak Sunderland defence from start to finish by displaying the sort of confidence Chris Coleman would love.