Ross Stewart.

'Excellent': Phil Smith's player ratings as Sunderland thrash Crewe to go second in League One

Sunderland made it back-to-back away wins in League One after thrashing Crewe 4-0 – and there were several impressive performances for Lee Johnson’s side at the Mornflake Stadium.

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 10:27 pm

After a bit of a shaky start, the Black Cats took a two-goal lead before half- time after a Terrell Thomas own goal and Ross Stewart header.

Stewart added his second goal of the match from a corner after the break, before substitute Leon Dajaku added a fourth.

The result means Sunderland have won nine of their first 12 league games this season, ahead of a home game with Charlton this weekend.

There was another positive as winger Aiden McGeady returned to the starting XI and played 75 minutes after missing two league games with a foot issue.

The result means Sunderland have moved up to second in League One.

Our chief SAFC writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on how each player fared at the Mornflake Stadium following an impressive win for the Black Cats.

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