A dominant Sunderland won another game, sweeping aside Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth side. The lads’ promotion push continues and the form they’re in, no one looks likely to stop them. Here’s how the lads rated against Pompey...
Lee Burge (7/10): Barely had a save to make but keeps a well earned clean sheet against a side where we usually concede.
Max Power (7/10): Pushed forward whenever Sunderland had an attack, allowing us to keep possession much better.
Dion Sanderson (7/10): Kept the Pompey attack at bay by showing great composure and physicality in abundance.
Luke O’Nien (8/10): Did a great job of limiting John Marquis’ threat. Read the game so well and timed every challenge perfectly.
Callum McFadzean (6/10): Targeted by Ellis Harrison, but in attack McFadzean looked sharper than usual and the majority of his passes found a red and white shirt.
Jordan Jones (8/10): Looked to create things every time he got the ball. Put a great corner in for Wyke’s goal and capped off a bright performance with an excellent chipped finish from a tight angle.
Josh Scowen (6/10): Worked hard in midfield, not allowing Portsmouth any time on the ball.
Carl Winchester (7/10): Pressed well like Scowen, but with more quality on the ball. Some very tidy moments in possession that helped relieve the pressure in the middle of the park.
Aiden McGeady (8/10): Like Jones, McGeady was a threat all night. Great dribbling as always with a purpose. The defenders knew what the winger was going to do, they simply couldn’t stop him. Won the corner for the opener with a fierce shot outside of the box.
Aiden O’Brien (6/10): Never looked like scoring but linked up play well and worked very hard off the ball.
Charlie Wyke (8/10): The big man’s hold up play was good, he led the line well and of course, he scored ANOTHER emphatic header to make it 26 goals in all competitions.
Tom Flanagan (6/10): Fortunate to not give away a penalty for a misjudged clearance.
Chris Maguire (6/10): Worked hard off the ball to maintain our two goal advantage.
Lynden Gooch (N/A): Nice to see Gooch back from injury in limited minutes.