Player Ratings: Errors Prove Sam Still Has His Work Cut Out

Much like his predecessors, Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland reign began with a defeat, as West Brom capitalised on yet more individual errors, albeit dubiously, to pull away from the relegation zone and leave the visitors deep in trouble once more.

Costel Pantilimon – 4
As much as he was blatantly fouled by Berahino for the goal, he was dropping the ball before the collision anyway.

Billy Jones – 7
Came closest to scoring with a diving header in the first half only to see Myhill tip it over the bar. Adapted well to playing left back.

Younes Kaboul – 7
A lot more assured than his recent performances.

John O’Shea – 7
Dealt with Berahino well for most of the game, keeping West Brom’s strikers quiet throughout.

DeAndre Yedlin – 6
Another solid performance from the loanee to keep van Aanholt firmly out of the picture.

Lee Cattermole – 7
Lucky not to be punished by Sessegnon after a mistake in the first half, but looked composed a little further forward.

Yann M’Vila – 8 (MAN OF THE MATCH)
Helped control the midfield and always looked to create something.

Jordi Gomez – 5
Rather ineffective, and only really noticed when wasting corners.

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Sebastian Larsson – 5
Never really got to grips with his new role today, however temporary it may last.

Fabio Borini – 6
Tried, as always, without really causing too many problems and picked up another booking.

Steven Fletcher – 5
Never looked like working Myhill.

Adam Johnson – 5
Never showed the creativity needed when brought in with Sunderland chasing the game.

Jermain Defoe – 5
Missed a chance when he came on and was barely involved.

Danny Graham – 6
Probably his biggest involvement was fighting with McClean at full time, although fully justified.
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