Swansea City 3 Sunderland 0: Match ratings, bleak afternoon as Cats return to bottom

Jordan Pickford makes a superb save. Picture by FRANK REID
Jordan Pickford makes a superb save. Picture by FRANK REID
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MATCH RATINGS

SUNDERLAND 4-4-2

Jordan Pickford: Sent some superb long balls forward and made two stunning saves when Swans threatened to run riot. 7

Billy Jones: Got forward well and set up one of best openings of first half but was outdone by Montero for third goal. 5

Papy Djilobodji: Another fine effort at the heart of the defence but three mad minutes cost Cats dearly. Almost nabbed late consolation with header. 6

Lamine Kone: Made one crucial first-half interception and stood strong at the back but will be disappointed Llorente got ahead of him for second goal. 6

Patrick van Aanholt: A great early run down left from Dutchman but in last 20 when the side needed quality delivery he could not manage it. 5

Seb Larsson: Decent first start to season in place of the injured Watmore but made way for Januzaj. 5

Jason Denayer: Gifted Swansea the first goal with a clear handball, otherwise, solid in the middle of the park and had late shot well saved by Fabianski. 5

Didier Ndong: Lunged in on Fulton to collect his fifth booking of season, and was subbed early in second half. 5

Steven Pienaar: Recovered from last week's knock to start and tried his best to force things from midfield. 5

Jermain Defoe: Had best chance of first half with shot just fizzing over and close early in second half when it was 0-0. 6

Victor Anichebe: Led from the front, again, a handful for the Swans and a focal point for Cats but no rewards. 7

Subs

Adnan Januzaj: (for Larsson 55) : Quiet bar one poor ball and one decent trackback. 5

Jan Kirchhoff (for Ndong 57): Did well on his arrival, winning a couple of balls but unable to raise side. 6

Javier Manquillo (for Pienaar 85): Borini was due to come on but after third goal went in sat back down. N/A

Unused subs: Vito Mannone, John O'Shea, Wahbi Khazri, Fabio Borini

Booked: Ndong 18, Denayer 43

SWANSEA CITY 4-2-3-1

Fabianski 6

Rangel 6

Amat 6

Mawson 6

Taylor 6

Fulton 6

Britton 6

Barrow 7 (Montero 77)

Routledge 7

Sigurdsson 7

Llorente 7 (McBurnie 84)

Goals: Sigurdsson 51, Llorente 54, 80

Booked: Mawson 60

Unused subs: Nordfeldt, van der Hoorn, Fer, Cork, Naughton

Referee: Craig Pawson: Decent game, got the main decisions right. 6

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