Sunderland 3 Hull City 0: Match ratings, amazing Anichebe does it again

Jermain Defoe scores his 150th Premier League goal. Picture by FRANK REID

Jermain Defoe scores his 150th Premier League goal. Picture by FRANK REID

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MATCH RATINGS

SUNDERLAND 4-4-2

Jordan Pickford: If there was any doubt over who is the No1 keeper it was answered here, the 22-year-old making four stunning saves, including the best when the Cats were creaking a little at 2-0. 8

Billy Jones: Had the first home chance of the game when his shot was blocked and was almost in at end of first half. 6

Papy Djilobodji: Was sad to see a good display end with a second yellow card near the death. Had continued his fine form and brought the ball out confidently. 7

Lamine Kone: A few scares early on made way for a decent display. 6

Patrick van Aanholt: After a slow start, he grew into the game, getting forward well, and had a say in the crucial second goal ahead of nodding TWO off his own line as Hull threatened. 7

Jason Denayer: Installed in front of the back four and did a fine job in the midfield. 6

Didier Ndong: Almost gifted Hull the lead when he gave the ball away and was let off the hook by Pickford's save. Otherwise, looked the most positive of the central players. 6

Paddy McNair: Looked set for a first-half exit with injury but recovered well and got forward several times in second period. Subbed late on after a knock. 6

Duncan Watmore: Was unlucky not to be awarded a first-half pen after being felled by keeper Marshall but had assists for the first and second goals. 7

Jermain Defoe: 150 not out for the skipper in the Premier League, his landmark goal superbly taken to set Sunderland on their way. 7

Victor Anichebe: Dominant! For the second game in a row, the big fella was the Cats hero, two emphatic second-half finishes sealing the first home league win of the season. 9

Subs
John O'Shea (for Denayer 83): Good to see skipper back to help side see out victory. N/A
Donald Love (for McNair 89): A late appearance in place of his old Man Utd pal. N/A

Unused subs: Vito Mannone, Javier Manquillo, Adnan Januzaj, Lynden Gooch, Wahbi Khazri

Goals: Defoe 34, Anichebe 62, 84
Booked: Djilobodji 30, 89, Jones 72
Sent-off: Djilobodji 89

HULL CITY 4-4-2

Marshall 6
Elmohamady 6
Dawson 6
Davies 6
Tymon 6 (Bowen 68, 6)
Henriksen 6
Livermore 7
Snodgrass 7
Clucas 7
Mason 6 (Meyler 77)
Mbokani 6

Unused subs: Jakupovic, Maguire, Huddlestone, Weir, Olley

Referee: Lee Mason. 6
Att: 41, 271