Top six & bottom six Sunderland performers from Sunderland 0-3 Aston Villa

This morning we asked you to complete the arduous task of reviewing the performances of a bunch of heartless bottlers. Thankfully, you obliged and here are the results!

Top Six
Almost sounds like a compliment, doesn't it? But with an average rating of just 3.99, there are few compliments to find. This list excludes man of the match (aye, there is one!) who is revealed at the end of the article.

Bryan Oviedo (4.44)
A frustrated figure, wasn't really part of the problem.

Josh Maja (4.31)
Came off the bench and didn't do anything, which already makes him head and shoulders better then Fletcher.

Ovie Ejaria (4.24)
My man of the match, personally. The lad has talent and wasn't phased by the tosh his team mates served up.

Lamine Kone (3.82)
Gets away with what could easily be an even lower rating, dumbfounded by the simplest movement in the box for Villa's second goal.

John O'Shea (3.56)
Absolute garbage, but kudos to you lot for showing some sympathy for the injury.

Ty Browning (3.55)
It was still 0-0 as he departed, so by that logic he should really have received the best rating of our defence. Especially given how much of a liability his replacement was.

Bottom Six
With an average rating reaching the heady heights of 3.15, here are the bottom six (excluding last place - we have a special place for that fella)

Donald Love (3.42)
Another complimentary rating for a joke of a performance. Villa had a field day down the left hand side, which was particularly evident for the third goal and some of his passing and clearance attempts were hilarious.

Lee Cattermole (3.31)
Villa midfielders walked past him at time. We won't stay up with this version of Catts.

Aiden McGeady (3.23)
To be fair to McGeady he put in some decent crosses whilst Fletcher was on the pitch, but the 'striker' doesn't understand the concept of movement. Gave up in the second have and mucked about rather than mucked in.

Jason Steele (3.20)
Back to his usual self,  sort of felt sorry for him after the third went in - he was the only Sunderland player that seemed to give a toss it went in.

Callum McManaman (3.19) 
Completely forgot he actually played.

Billy Jones (2.55)
Only took him four minutes to ruin a fairly compact start to the match. When Donald Love is preferred over you in your favoured position there is no clearer indication that you're useless.

Worst player - Ashley 'haven't finished me tea yet' Fletcher (1.71)
I actually burst out laughing as he managed to get beyond Villa's defence, attempt to control with his right foot but instead used his left shin and out the ball rolled for a goal kick. Villa, defensively, were very susceptible to the ball over the top and it wouldn't be the only time Fletcher would fcuk up similar opportunities beyond their back line. What a woeful, woeful footballer this fella is. Give me Jozy any day of the week.

Man of the Match - Joel Asoro (5.34)
There is no Sunderland player I feel sorrier for than Asoro. Why oh why did he choose Sunderland - what a massive mistake that was. Apparently the likes of Arsenal, PSG and other less famous but more respectable teams courted the Swede before he agreed to end his football career before it started. I only hope that he moves on to a decent club that gets the most out of him because he could be very, very good. As for yesterday, I can't understand why he didn't start. I don't believe for a second he wasn't fit - he ran all half and even blitzed the full length of the pitch, getting a shot away mid-way through.

Well there you have it, thanks for voting and we'll do it all again after QPR pile more misery on us this weekend.
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