Who shone and struggled for Sunderland AFC against Grimsby Town?

Phil Smith's Sunderland AFC player ratings: Who shone and struggled in Grimsby Town cup clash?

Sunderland kicked-off their leasing.com Trophy campaign with victory over Grimsby Town – but who stood out for the Black Cats?

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 8:00 am

Goals from Duncan Watmore, Marc McNulty and Will Grigg handed Sunderland – who were led by James Fowler following the dismissal of Jack Ross – a 3-2 victory over the League Two side. It was far from a routine victory, so how did the Black Cats’ individuals perform? Scroll down and click through the pages to see how our Sunderland AFC writer – Phil Smith – rated their performances:

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