SUNDERLAND eased to a comfortable 3-0 win at Darlington with new signings Ji Dong-won and Craig Gardner among the goals.
Jordan Cook opened the scoring just before the half-hour before former Birmingham midfielder Gardner doubled the advantage with a powerful free kick just before half-time.
Fellow new-boys Keiren Westwood, David Vaughan and Connor Wickham were also in the starting line-up tonight.
The third came on 65 minutes as Dong-won fired home.
* Full match report and reaction in tomorrow’s Sunderland Echo.