Sunderland 0 Spurs 1 Player ratings - How did Fabio Borini fare on second debut?

Sunderland's Fabio Borini gets the better of Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier''Photographer Dave Howarth/CameraSport''Football - Barclays Premiership - Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur - Sunday 13th September 2015 - Stadium of Light - Sunderland''� CameraSport - 43 Linden Ave. Countesthorpe. Leicester. England. LE8 5PG - Tel: +44 (0) 116 277 4147 - admin@camerasport.com - www.camerasport.com

Sunderland's Fabio Borini gets the better of Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier''Photographer Dave Howarth/CameraSport''Football - Barclays Premiership - Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur - Sunday 13th September 2015 - Stadium of Light - Sunderland''� CameraSport - 43 Linden Ave. Countesthorpe. Leicester. England. LE8 5PG - Tel: +44 (0) 116 277 4147 - admin@camerasport.com - www.camerasport.com

3
Have your say

Sunderland reporter Chris Young gives his verdict after the Black Cats were hit by a late sucker punch in the 1-0 defeat against Spurs.

Costel Pantilimon: Couple of dicey moments with distribution in the first half and beaten by Mason’s delicate chip late-on. 6

Billy Jones: Most assured display of the season so far from him and happy to get forwards to support either Lens or Borini. 7

John O’Shea: Comfortably coped with the Spurs attack until Mason was allowed to go untracked into the Sunderland box. 7

Younes Kaboul: Had a point to prove against his former club and did that superbly by keeping Kane under wraps. 8

Patrick van Aanholt: Perhaps fortunate to avoid conceding an early penalty, but looked much more confident. 6

YANN M’VILA: The most dominant player on the pitch, with his range of passing and vision at the heart of Sunderland’s good work. 8

Jordi Gomez: Surprise inclusion in the starting XI, but despite the rust from four months out, he was a steady presence. 6

Ola Toivonen: Excellent foil for Defoe in the first half, until fading after the break. Just needs more game-time. 7

Jeremain Lens: Superb through-ball sent Defoe through one-on-one, but then flattered to deceive on several occasions. 6

Fabio Borini: Utterly shattered as he lurched to the bench after coming off, but immediately gives the side some balance. 6

Jermain Defoe: Should have scored from Sunderland’s best chance of the game, yet proved he can lead the line in Advocaat’s system. 7

Substitutes:

Lee Cattermole (for Gomez 73): Brought on to inject some bite, but should have tracked Mason for the goal. 5

Duncan Watmore (for Borini 73): Kept tightly under wraps by Davies and never got going. 5

Jack Rodwell (for Toivonen 80): Hit the bar, but like Cattermole, should have been more aware of Mason’s run. 6