Everton 2 Sunderland 0: Chris Young’s verdict

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NEW faces were at right-back and between the sticks for Sunderland’s weekend trip to their bogey ground.

If the options were available to him, Steve Bruce would surely be tempted to overhaul his entire defensive line for the subsequent game at Arsenal this Saturday.

The goal glut in the Sunderland net was extended to 11 in four games at Goodison Park, but the two scruffy efforts from Jermaine Beckford were by far the most worrying of that tally for the Black Cats boss.

The error of Sunderland’s ways had been easy to pinpoint during their three previous defeats – solve the concentration lapses from set-pieces and all would be well.

But Sunderland’s defence was rudderless in all facets of the game on Saturday and Everton’s offence never needed to do anything particularly special to move into the top half of the table.

READ the full verdict in Monday’s Echo