Echo Jury: Happy with Sunderland’s fine display

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SUNDERLAND were an absolute joy to watch on Saturday. It was the best offensive performance from the team in a long while and was more than enough to sweep aside a lack-lustre West Ham side, writes Ryan Doneathy.

It was a fantastic team performance but I have to mention David Vaughan, who was flawless in his first league start of the season.

Vaughan was everything we’ve lacked at times this season. He provided the link between midfield and attack that we’ve sorely missed so far this campaign. His passing was precise and accurate, his decision-making was excellent and he didn’t stop fighting all game.

The three goals were great and it’s always good to see midfielders get on the scoresheet too. Sebastian Larsson’s goal with his weaker foot was splendid and hopefully that will give him the confidence to replicate his scoring form from last season.

I thought Fletcher and Sessegnon linked up brilliantly. They caused the opposition defence all sorts of problems and could count themselves unlucky not to score.

We have a great run of fixtures coming up. We need to make the most of it and climb out of the relegation dogfight in the process.

To read the rest of the Echo Jury, please see tonight’s Sunderland Echo.