Sunderland claimed victory at Hearts after a fine pre-season performance – but how did their players fare?
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...
1. Anthony Patterson
Had one or two uncertain moments from set pieces but distribution was good and made one good block in the first half. Not tested much otherwise. Photo: FRANK REID 2020
2. Carl Winchester
Sunderland’s still threadbare defensive options saw him out of positions again, this time at right-back. Made a good job of the challenge, which means we are yet to see him get the chance to really impact the game from his favoured midfield position. Photo: FRANK REID 2020
3. Callum Doyle
An eye-catching debut, to say the least. Forced the penalty with a superb through ball from the back, and won the vast majority of his defensive duels. Impressive composure for a defender so young. Arguably man of the match. Photo: FRANK REID 2020
4. Tom Flanagan
Had a mixed first half where one or two important interventions were mixed with a couple of uncertain clearances. Looked much more comfortable in the second half. Photo: Frank Reid