Ethan's report: Chancers and chance wasters

Sunderland travelled to Barnsley with fond memories of Oakwell from the 2006/07 season when they took over 8000 fans to witness a 2-0 victory with late goals from Grant Leadbitter and David Connolly. However, the return to the home of Paul Heckingbottom's men wasn't a happy one. [More]

Ethan's Report: Sunderland squeeze point from tricky Sheffield Wednesday trip

Sunderland travelled to Hillsborough with an unbeaten start to the their championship campaign. Simon Grayson named an unchanged side to that which defeated Norwich 3-1 on Sunday. Sunderland would face former Black Cats Keiren Westwood and fans favourite Ross Wallace as well as Steven Fletcher who started on the bench. [More]

Player Ratings: Battling performance against Sheff Wed but draw was all we were going to get

Sunderland's opening fixtures have been tough so to be unbeaten is a canny achievement for a side nobody really expected would trouble the top of the Championship. Yesterday's performance away to Sheff Wednesday was excellent up to a point, but the players really faded away in the second half to the extent a point was all we were ever going to get. Time for you to rate the players and you can do so by scrolling down. [More]