Sunderland 1 West Brom 1: Match ratings as van Aanholt proves super sub

Wahbi Khazri: Slogged guts out in second half. PIcture by FRANK REID
Wahbi Khazri: Slogged guts out in second half. PIcture by FRANK REID
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Sunderland ratings

SUNDERLAND

Jordan Pickford: Fine early save from Chadli and others in second half from Fletcher drive and Rondon's low effort, plus a couple of good collects and distribution. 7

Javier Manquillo: Got forward and was upfield when Chadli dashed forward down his channel to score. 6

John O'Shea: Solid return for the veteran centre-back. 6

Lamine Kone: Did the basics very well at the back, made his headers and blocks and got rid of ball sharpish. 7

Jason Denayer: After playing right-back at Spurs, handed left-back slot and was steady enough., Got forward a bit. 6

Jan Kirchhoff: Fouled in build-up to WBA goal and was booked for his protest to ref Atwell. Birthday ended in even more pain when he was stretchered off with

hamstring early in second half. 6

Paddy McNair: Launched move that set up Defoe's great early chance. Steady in Cattermole's shoes. 6

Didier Ndong: Lively again and always looking to get his team going forward. Involved in goal. 6

Duncan Watmore: Loads of energy and a killer ball through to Defoe to set up that early chance. Superb play for equaliser. 7

Jermain Defoe: SoL was stunned that the ace scorer failed to hit target in fourth minute and then had shot blocked in second half by ex-Cat Evans. Just wide with stoppage-time free-kick. 6

Wahbi Khazri: Return in place of the injured Adnan Januzaj was hardly a sparkling one, started slowly but grew into game and slogged guts out to try to force something in second half. 7

Subs

Patrick van Aanholt (for Kirchhoff 56): Match-saver for Sunderland as he started and fibnished move for goal. Couple of nice runs and balls as well. 7

Jack Rodwell (for McNair 72): Steady stuff from sub, got involved in good last quarter from Cats. 6

Lynden Gooch: Got stuck in in the few minutes he was on. N/A

Unused subs: Mika, Papy Djilododji, Donald Love, George Honeyman

Goal: van Aanholt 83

Booked: KIrchhoff 36

WEST BROM

Foster 6, Dawson 6, Evans 6, McAuley 7, Nyom 6, Yacob 6, Fletcher 6, Phillips 7, Chadli 8 (Morrison 90), McClean 6 (Gardner 73), Rondon 6 (Robson-Kanu 90)

Unused subs: Myhill, Olsson, Berahino, Leko

Goals: Chadli 35

Booked: Yacob 27, McClean 69, Evans 90

Referee: Stuart Atwell 6

Attendance: 40,043 (away 741)