Player ratings as Chris Coleman's selection pays off in excellent Sunderland display
Sunderland moved off the bottom of the table with a fine 1-0 win over Hull City.
Here's how the players rated...
Few saves to make until a vital late block from Meyler. Real composure in the latter stages to see his side through. 7
BILLY JONES (Matthews, 34)
Went off after a nasty collision in the air. Had done well until then, pressing tirelessly and breaking forward, just lacking the final touch. 6
Harshly booked in the second half. Very good in the air and consistent as ever in his defending. 7
Some very good covering challenged and the composure Sunderland needed. 7
Excellent interception in first half showed his awareness. Did well in the air and looked solid. 8
Stunning clearance on the line to keep the score at 1-0 just after the hour. Always offered an outlet going forward. 7
LEE CATTERMOLEFar from full fitness but exactly the player Sunderland need him to be. Some poor passes but some very good ones and protected defence well. Superb tackle in build up to first goal. 8
Very composed on the ball but even more encouraging was his tenacity in the challenge and off the ball. A superb full debut at home. 8
Added the final ball to his industry. Excellent execution to spot Asoro's run and find him for the goal. Almost scored himself in the second. 7
Brilliant composure to finish after a fine run. Caused problems throughout with his pace and running into the channels. 8
JOSH MAJA (Gooch, 87)
Faded as the second half went on but was excellent in the first, showing a brilliant first touch and excellent, quick footwork. 7
Couldn't offer much forward threat as he recovers from a calf problem but defensively resolute.
Offered plenty of hard running in the latter stages.
Unused: Steele, Love, Galloway, McGeady, McManaman
Hull City XI: McGregor, Aina, Hector, Dawson, Tomoro, Evandro (Dicko, 78) , Meyler, Toral (Irvine, 68), Larsson, Campbell (Keane, 75), Bowen
Subs: Marshall, Henriksen, Mazuch, Clark
Bookings: Browning, 57 Dawson, 73 Asoro, 78 Larsson, 80 Gooch, 87 Cattermole, 90