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


Saturday, 19th November 2016, 10:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:06 am
Jermain Defoe scores his 150th Premier League goal. Picture by FRANK REID


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

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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

SubsJohn O'Shea (for Denayer 83): Good to see skipper back to help side see out victory. N/ADonald 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, 84Booked: Djilobodji 30, 89, Jones 72Sent-off: Djilobodji 89


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

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

Referee: Lee Mason. 6Att: 41, 271