Burnley 4 Sunderland 1: Match ratings, did anyone stand out for Black Cats?

Billy Jones: Got stuck in. Picture by FRANK REID
Billy Jones: Got stuck in. Picture by FRANK REID
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Vito Mannone: First appearance since August and will have been disappointed to have conceded first to Gray and made poor effort at second too. 5

Billy Jones: Got forward well early on and unlucky to be booked for challenge on Ward to put him out of Liverpool game. Ended game as stand-in centre-half and was one of few to emerge with credit. 6

Lamine Koné: Early finish after hurting his thigh in collision with advert hoarding. 6

Papy Djilobodji: At fault for opener, should not have gone to challenge Barnes for header. 5

Patrick van Aanholt: Got forward but distribution poor. 5

John O'Shea: Recalled but in midfield though soon ended back in his favoured role after injury to Kone. Afternoon to forget. Subbed with 18 to go. 5

Seb Larsson: Clumsy foul on Arfield for fourth home goal summed up dire afternoon for Cats. Poor challenge. 5

Adnan Januzaj: Instant recall and set up Defoe goal with mazy run. 5

Fabio Borini: Had a shot blocked in first half but was otherwise ineffective, though he was not alone. 5

Victor Anichebe: Massive blow to see giant striker go off after damaging his hamstring chasing Boyd. 6

Jermain Defoe: Had only a few touches up front on his own but took his chance well. 6

Didier Ndong (for Kone 24): After being dropped, he was given an early reprieve after the exit of Kone but was unable to make any real impact. 5

Steven Pienaar (for Anichebe 46): He has been missed in midfield but looked a little rusty on his return and when he trod on the ball it gave Burnley possession to set up their third goal. 5

Donald Love (for O'Shea 72): Played right-back and a last-m inute clearance prevented Burnley getting a fifth. 6

Unused Subs: Mika, Wahbi Khazri, Jack Rodwell, Javier Manquillo

Goal: Defoe 71
Booked: Jones 44

BURNLEY 4-4-1-1

Burnley: Heaton 6, Lowton 6, Keane 6, Mee 6, Ward 6, Boyd 7, Arfield 7, Defour 7 (Gudmondsson 67, 6 ), Marney 6, Gray 9 (Vokes 78), Barnes 7 (Tarkowski 85)
Unused subs: Robinson, Darikwa, O'Neil, Bamford
Goals; Gray 31, 51, 53, Barnes (pen) 67
Booked: Marney 45

Referee: Graham Scott. Two hardsh bookings but otherwise a good game. 7

Attendance: 21,124