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Danny Batth playing against Sheffield Wednesday.

'Dominated his duels': Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings after first leg play-off win over Sheffield Wednesday

Sunderland will take a 1-0 first-leg lead to Sheffield Wednesday – but who stood out for Alex Neil’s side at the Stadium of Light?

By Phil Smith
Friday, 6th May 2022, 10:12 pm

Ross Stewart scored the game’s only goal at the Stadium of Light when he capitalised on Sam Hutchinson’s mistake on the stroke of half time.

Sunderland had chances to double their lead in the second half as Alex Pritchard hit the crossbar.

The hosts were also forced to defend their advantage in the closing stages but held onto their clean sheet.

Our chief SAFC writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on how each Black Cats player fared at the Stadium of Light:

The hosts were also forced to defend their advantage in the closing stages but held onto their clean sheet.

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