Sunderland 0 Leicester City 2: Vardy hero for Foxes but who scooped man of the match?
Jamie Vardy was the hero for league leaders Leicester City as they beat Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland performed well for the opening 45 minutes but couldn't sustain that level against the in-form Foxes, who are closing in on the league title.
Here are Richard Mennear's match ratings:
Vito Mannone: Should have come out to close Vardy down for first goal. Couple of good saves late on but was rounded by Vardy for second Leicester goal....5
DeAndre Yedlin: Good energy and pace from Yedlin down the right flank. Defended well enough....6
Lamine Kone: Was caught out on a couple of occassions with balls over the top in the early stages but grew into the game.....6
Younes Kaboul: Towering performance first half. Won his fair share of tackles and headers. Should have hit the target with a header. Was horribly outpaced for the goal..6
Patrick van Aanholt: Defended well and had a busy afternoon with Mahrez and Simpson to keep in check. Got forward to support Khazri. Left for dead for second goal....6
Jan Kirchhoff: Impressed in the holding role again for Sunderland, with plenty of key interceptions. Passing radar was off first half but improved. MOM...6
Yann M'Vila: Some crunching tackles and a diagonal ball to Khazri first half deserved better. Subbed midway through second half......5
Lee Cattermole (C): Didn't play as far forward as he did against West Brom. Sunderland were tight and compact first half. Could have done more to close down Drinkwater for goal......5
Wahbi Khazri: Sunderland's biggest attacking threat first half. Keen to get at the Foxes defence and workrate superb. Tired and was subbed.....6
Fabio Borini: Was in the wars against Christian Fuchs. The pair had a good tussle and both were booked. Missed too many good chances and was eventually subbed......5
Jermain Defoe: Held his own against Robert Huth. A mis-match but Defoe won some important free-kicks. Didn't pose a goal threat though......5
Jack Rodwell (for M'Vila, 68): Missed a great chance from just eight-yards, shooting over the bar. Another costly miss....5
Dame N'Doye (for Khazri, 68): Little impact on proceedings.....5
Jeremain Lens (for Borini, 76): One good cross to Van Aanholt but left-back couldn't finish. Penalty appeal waved away...5
Subs Not Used: Pickford, Jones, O'Shea, Larsson.
Booked: Borini (foul, 20)
Leicester City (4-2-3-1)
Kasper Schmeichel: 7
Danny Simpson: 7
Wes Morgan (c): 6
Robert Huth: 6
Christian Fuchs: 6
Riyad Mahrez: 6
N'Golo Kanté: 8
Danny Drinkwater: 8
Marc Albrighton: 7
Shinji Okazaki: 6
Jamie Vardy: 8
Ulloa (for Okazaki (62): 6
Gray (for Mahrez, 80): 5
Amartey (for Albrighton, 84): 5
Subs Not Used: Schwarzer, King Amartey, Schlupp, Wasilewski.
Booked: Fuchs (foul, 29)
Goals: Vardy (66, 90+3)
Attendance: 46, 531
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Greater Manchester) Huth should have been booked. Taylor denied both sides a penalty.....6/10