John O'Shea battles for the ball with Manolo Gabbiadini as Sunderland faced Southampton

Sunderland 0-4 Southampton: Player Ratings

Sunderland were brought back to earth with a very distinct bang after a 4-0 drubbing at home to the hands of Southampton.



Mannone: Sunderland definitely missing Pickford. Very poor performance. 2/10

Jones: Failed to close Bertrand down for the 1st goal. Poor defensive performance all round. 3/10

Kone: Poor defensive performance all round. 3/10

O’Shea – Poor. Replaced at Half Time. 2/10

Denayer: Had to get something on the ball for the own goal. Poor defensive performance from all. 3/10

Oviedo: A few good tackles but not much more. 4/10

Ndong: Only one that really wanted the ball and had a few shots. 6/10

Gibson: Did his job and his job only. Replaced. 5/10

Larsson: Ran a lot but not much more than that. 3/10

Januzaj: Lazy performance apart from first 20 minutes. 4/10

Defoe: Offside too much. 4/10


Pienaar: 3/10

Borini: 3/10

Khazri: 3/10



Forster: Not much to do. 6/10

Cedric: Strong play and good going forward. 7/10

Stephens: A good game from the youngster. 7/10

Yoshida: Well disciplined display 6/10

Bertrand: Two assists and a hard working performance. 9/10

Romeu: Broke up the play well in midfield. 6/10

Ward-Prowse: A decent display. 6/10

Davis: Quiet and controlling. 6/10

Redmond: Efficient and creative. 7/10

Gabbiadini: Two more goals for the new signing! 9/10

Tadic: Creative! 7/10


Long: Only on the pitch 20 minutes but made a fantastic impression on the game. 8/10

Hojbjerg: 5/10

For a full and hilarious review of the match, check out Football Faithful’s resident comedians view if the game. “A Comedians Review

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