How every Sunderland player fared at Hearts

How every Sunderland player fared at Hearts as impressive display results in pre-season win

Sunderland claimed victory at Hearts after a fine pre-season performance – but how did their players fare?

Saturday, 17th July 2021, 5:37 pm

The Wearsiders were comfortable throughout in Edinburgh and could have won by more than the eventual 2-0 scoreline.

Lee Johnson once again used the game to hand opportunities to youngsters, with Anthony Patterson and Tyrese Dyce both starting.

Also in the starting line-up was debutant Callum Doyle, while fellow summer signing Corry Evans was a second half substitute.

The Black Cats were ahead at the break thanks to an Aiden McGeady brace, with his early penalty followed up by a well-taken second just before half-time.

Sunderland were impressive in the first half and while the second half was a more low-key affair, they controlled the game well amid a raft of substitutions.

So how did the individuals involved fare at Tynecastle?

Here, Phil Smith looks at how every player fared in the club’s second public outing of pre-season...

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