The feel good factor was evident around Wearside on Sunday lunchtime with the news Fabio Borini was making his long-awaited return in a Sunderland shirt. Unfortunately, the Italian couldn't prevent his new side slipping to a harsh 1-0 defeat to Tottenham. Despite the spirited performance, the best of the season so far, it was Dick Advocaat's substitutions that drew the bulk of criticism after the game, so now it's your turn to rate the players and have your say.
Thanks to a vast improvement from the first two games of this campaign, Dick Advocaat saw his side battle back from a goal down to earn a hard-fought point against a Swansea side who remain unbeaten this season. Now it's time for you to have your say and rate the lads. Was Defoe's goal worthy of the man of the match title, or should Pantilimon be rewarded for his sensational saves to keep us in the game?
Yet another season of disappointment, heartbreak, managerial sackings, derby victories and dramatic escapes drew to a close at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Much like last year's finale against Swansea, Sunderland were to peak in midweek, succumbing to a 3-1 defeat in the final fixture. Still, it proved a decent run out from Dick Advocaat's men, in a clash that had minimal significance. So, for the last time this season, it's now your chance to have your say and rate the players.
A heroic defensive display saw Sunderland collect the point we so desperately needed to confirm Premier League football for 2015/16, frustrating an Arsenal side who threatened, but failed, to break hearts throughout. While O'Shea collected Man of the Match from Sky last night, it was far from a unanimous choice on Twitter, so who was your star man? It's time to have your say and rate the players below!
Sunderland win, jump up to 14th, however temporarily, and out of the relegation zone, overtaking Newcastle in the process. Oh, and Danny Graham scored too. All that really happened in what must’ve been Sunderland’s luckiest win in years. The luck was fully deserved however, after yet another spirited display from Dick Advocaat’s men, and now it’s your chance to rate the players.
Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia has divided opinion on Wearside. The optimist will say a point away from home is never a bad result, while we can take credit in the number of chances we created. Others, however, see the failure to take those chances as the final nail being placed so delicately onto the coffin. Which camp do you fall in? Rate the players below to have your say.
Somehow, for only the fourth time this season, Sunderland came back from a goal down to salvage a point, this time against relegation rivals Hull City. The miserable start was the opposite to what was needed, from players and manager alike, but substitutions proved to be key moments in this one. But can another slow start be forgiven? Have your say and rate the players below.
‘Dire’. ‘A joke’. ‘Dreadful’. ‘Absolutely pathetic’. ‘Appalling’. ‘Disgraceful’. ‘Bone idle’. ‘Ineffectual’. ‘Embarrassment’. ‘Relegation form’. ‘Sloppy’. ‘Clueless’. Those are just some of the ways our writers described the performance of the eleven that lined up last night against an awful QPR side in an awful run of form and lost. But now it’s your turn! Rate the players below* and let us know how you feel after another mind-numbing display.
It wasn't to be two league wins on the trot, but a draw was still a positive result. The balance of play was disappointing, we created very little. Here is your chance to rate the players' individual performances.
There was an overwhelmingly positive feeling upon leaving the Stadium of Light last night after Sunderland scored twice in an impressive display to beat a disappointing Burnley side. You’ve read our player ratings, so now it’s your turn. Could you pick a man of the match?