Another win. Another clean sheet. Another three points…
Lee Burge (7/10): Looked a lot more confident tonight and was sharp on the rare occasions he had to be.
Lynden Gooch (8/10): Put in another great ball for Wyke’s goal. Industrious as ever with a lot of good dribbling.
Conor McLaughlin (6/10): Looked comfortable if not spectacular at centre half, barely getting involved on the ball.
Bailey Wright (8/10): Again marshalled the defence well and showed good strength against Mandron’s physicality.
Luke O’Nien (7/10): Put in a few crucial blocks as well as managing to get forward at times. Some great late surges. Doesn’t look out of place at centre half, which is a huge compliment to him.
Denver Hume (8/10): Put in lots of great crosses throughout the match, none of which were capitalised on, but also cut inside too often. Caused Crewe so many problems on that left wing.
Grant Leadbitter (8/10): Showed some top class vision to set Sunderland away on some attacks, and recycled possession really well.
Josh Scowen (6/10): Couldn’t make that big of an impact but did the dirty work well and ran himself into the ground.
Max Power (6/10): Like Scowen, the captain covered a lot of ground without showing too much creativity.
Chris Maguire (7/10): Not as effective as against Swindon, but still an influential performance from the Scot.
Charlie Wyke (8/10): Led the line and pressed very well again, seeming to have found his goalscoring prowess with two in his last two games.
Aiden O’Brien (5/10): Pressed well, but barely had a touch whilst we defended towards the end. Had one good moment right at the end where he won a corner out of nothing.
George Dobson (6/10): Added some defensive solidity when it was much needed.
Tom Flanagan (6/10): Came on to run the clock down, and was a fresh pair of legs at the back.