Ross Stewart.

'Outstanding' 'Ruthless': Phil Smith's player ratings as Sunderland go top of League One after win over Wycombe

Sunderland went top of League One after a 3-1 win over Wycombe at the Stadium of Light – and there were lots of impressive performances for Lee Johnson’s side.

Saturday, 28th August 2021, 6:47 pm

First-half goals from Ross Stewart and Elliot Embleton put the Black Cats in control as the hosts defended well when they were put under pressure.

The Black Cats could have scored more goals at the start of the second half before Stewart sealed the win with a neat finish seven minutes from time.

Wycombe did pull a goal back in stoppage-time as David Wheeler’s deflected shot made it 3-1.

The result moved Lee Johnson’s side to the top of the table as other results went their way in League One.

Sunderland will now have to wait two weeks until their next match, though, because of the international break.

Our chief Sunderland writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on how each player fared at the Stadium of Light:

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