Bardsley wins Sunderland double honour

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PHIL Bardsley was the double winner at Sunderland’s Player of the Year awards to complete a clean sweep of the end-of-season accolades.

Bardsley, who won the Supporters’ Association Player of the Year prize earlier this month, was crowned Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year at the Stadium of Light last night.

It caps a remarkable campaign for the 25-year-old, who was close to leaving Wearside last summer.

Bardsley has established himself in a new position at left-back and started every Premier League game bar one since September.

Jordan Henderson was named Young Player of the Year – pipping goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who had won the Supporters’ Association prize.

Craig Gordon’s stunning stop to deny Bolton’s Zat Knight was named save of the season, while Nedum Onuoha’s solo effort at Chelsea won goal of the season. The Chelsea game was also named performance of the season.