After every game we recap and review the individual performances of those in read and white, so here's some further thoughts on how we got on today against Queens Park Rangers...
Simon Mignolet - 6
A typical performance from the Belgian. Made a few good stops in the first half and plucked a few balls out of the air from set pieces. Had no chance of stopping any of QPR's three goals and will be desperately disappointed to have picked the ball out of the net following the two screamers.
Craig Gardner - 4
Endured a torrid afternoon as David Hoilett turned the Sunderland man inside out on a number of occasions. Will have breathed a sigh of relief when he was moved into midfield following Phil Bardsley's inspired introduction to the game.
John O'Shea - 5
Was desperately unlucky to have deflected a long range shot from Townsend into the path of Remy via his heel for the QPR equaliser. Apart from that it was a performance we have come to expect from O'Shea, he won a couple, postured a little, pointed here and there and punted a few balls to no-one in particular.
Titus Bramble - 5
Won an entertaining tussle with Bobby Zamora on points with a series of clearances and blocks.
Jack Colback - 5
A quiet first half for Colback, did nothing wrong and wasn't really involved much going forward. Made a couple of overlapping runs but wasn't picked out. Moved into the centre of the park in the second half following the introduction of Rose but was unable to have any influence at that point.
Alfred N'Diaye - 5
Settled into the game nicely and kept things ticking over. However following a bang to the head from a flailing arm he was never really the same. Picked up a booking and was subsequently subbed.
Sebastian Larsson - 5
Standard showing from the Swede in that he did nothing of note. Oh, hang on, he did swing one ball from deep in to Graham in the first half but apart from that I can't remember any real telling influence on the game from Seb.
Adam Johnson - 6
Earned himself an assist having driven the ball back across the area from Sessegnon's deep cross however I'm still unsure if it was a cross or a shot. Fired a cross just wide in the opening moments of the second half having bundled his way into the middle of the park from wide. Despite some decent touches I can't help but feel we need to see more from Johnson if we are to address this worrying run.
Yet again seemed to be the only player in a red and white shirt that looked likely to make an impact. Showed a lovely touch and move in the buildup to the goal. However it looked as if he picked up an injury late in the game which would be deeply worrying.
Danny Graham - 4
Huffed, puffed and was subbed.
Steven Fletcher - 5
Felt for Fletcher today. Played a nice backheel to Sessegnon in the buildup to the opening goal before getting in the right place at the right time to slot the ball home. For the rest of the game however he was starved of service and will no doubt be pretty hacked off with his team mates.
Danny Rose - 5
The loanee nearly bagged himself an assist as his cross following a clever run was cleared from the laces of Fletcher's boot by Clint Hill. It was fantastic to see Danny back and he may well be key to any chance Sunderland have of putting right this poor run.
David Vaughan - 5
Came on for N'Diaye in the 77th minute...
Phil Bardsley - 5
Came on for Colback in the 81st minute...
Man Of The Match - Connor Wickham
The young Sunderland forward made a telling impact following his introduction to the game with a 70th minute goal which earned his side all three points...
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