Sunderland striker Ellis Simms. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

'A constant menace': Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings after Ellis Simms double and Bristol City win

Sunderland came from behind to win 3-2 at Bristol City – but who stood out for the Black Cats at Ashton Gate?

By Phil Smith
Saturday, 6th August 2022, 6:17 pm

Sunderland took the lead inside four minutes when debutant Ellis Simms, on loan from Everton, opened the scoring.

The hosts drew level six minutes later through Andi Weimann, before Chris Martin put the Robins ahead.

Simms then added a second, allowing Ross Stewart to head home the winner 18 minutes from time.

Our chief Sunderland writer Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings from Ashton Gate:

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