Sunderland's season is up and running at last after picking up their first point away to Southampton today. A late Jermain Defoe penalty had set David Moyes' side on the way to a rare August win, but for the second year running Sunderland failed to see the game out at St Mary's, with Jay Rodriguez benefiting from a cruel mistake from the excellent Jordan Pickford in the Sunderland goal. Now it's your turn to rate the players using our toy below.
Sunderland lost their first game at the Stadium of Light to Middlesbrough. A spirited second half display was not enough to pave over the lacklustre first meaning Patrick van Aanholt's strike was merely a consolation. Time for you to rate the players!
With their Premier League status confirmed midweek, this afternoon's season finale at Vicarage Road was to be nothing more than a 90 minute party for the travelling faithful. Despite Allardyce making nine changes to the team that ran out 3-0 winners over Everton on Wednesday, Sunderland twice took the lead, although questionable decisions from referee Kevin Friend ultimately saw the points shared. So now, for one last time this season, it's time for you to rate the players, including the three youngsters making their Sunderland debut's.
It wasn't a dream. Sam Allardyce really has led Sunderland to Premier League survival, at the expense of them up the road. In the cauldron of noise that was the Stadium of Light last night Sunderland blew away Everton to comfortably win 3-0, with the game, and the relegation battle, over as soon as Patrick van Aanholt's free kick wrong footed Joel Robles. Now, for all those too hungover to make it to work this morning, it's time to rate the players from the performance of the season. I think this might be a close one!
What a time to pull out a massive performance. Sunderland put themselves within a win of guaranteed survival with two games to go after a fantastic second half perfamance against Chelsea.
There may be a part of you ruing the lack of a winner, but let's not underestimate the maginitude of the point earned by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light today. In arguably our toughest fixture remaining, we haul ourselves out of the bottom three with an excellent performance.
You had your say on how Sunderland's players performed in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester at the Stadium of Light.
While Leicester celebrated moving ten points clear at the top of the Premier League table, Sunderland were left to rue what might’ve been once again, as mistakes all over the park cost Sam Allardyce’s men dearly in their battle to survive. Who do you blame the most? Have your say and rate the players below.
After playing second fiddle to Lee Cattermole for most of the day, AJ has taken over as the leader for the WAW Reader's Man of the Match. His mazy run leaving half of the Spurs defence on their backsides is clearly the catalyst for this - but do you agree? Whether or not you do, join in and have your say by voting below.
Another chance to get Sunderland's season up and running, and another defeat to a newly promoted team. Same old Sunderland. Fans were worried before the game kicked off at the news John O'Shea would miss the game through illness, and that worry was justified as Younes Kaboul and Sebastian Coates had another afternoon to forget. Now it's your turn to rate, and slate, the team.