[[content.stanza]]One word to describe Sunderland's performance: terrible.
Another would be lazy with many Mackems were irritated particularly by Adnan Januzaj's lacklustre and lazy performance. Borini did little more.
On 79 minutes Moyes subbed off Darron Gibson, the only midfielder that actually looked alright, unfortunately his colleagues didn't have the same desire. If it wasn't for John O'Shea it could've been much worse in the first half. They represent probably the only two players to come out of this contest with decent performances.
Returning goalie, Jordan Pickford, made a few first half howlers but was let off. The most notable was when he dropped what should've been a routine save and just managed to gather the loose ball. However, the Washington born shot stopper had no chance when Idrissa Gueye released a thunderbolt from just inside the area into the top corner to make it 1-0 to the home side.
Second half saw a little fight from the Black Cats but missed opportunities and an unwillingness to shoot saw Sunderland struggle and make a poor looking Everton side look world class. Seb Larsson failed to beat the first man on around half of his set pieces and the other half beat everyone.
Adnan Januzaj slipped in Defoe who clattered the bar, but if the former England international had slipped in Larsson then it could've been a different story. In the aftermath of this, Januzaj bottled a challenge out wide and consequently Romelu Lukaku was set loose and ran clean through his shot took a deflection off former Toffee Oviedo and looped over a helpless Pickford. After that nothing much really happened.
Another away day to forget for the 3250 travelling Sunderland fans.