Phil Smith’s player ratings: Chris Maguire ‘close to perfect’ for Sunderland in Rochdale rout

Who stood out for Sunderland?
Who stood out for Sunderland?
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Sunderland returned to winning ways in emphatic style, and there were several standout performers in the triumph over Rochdale.

Braces from Josh Maja and Lynden Gooch helped to seal a 4-1 triumph for Jack Ross’ side, who picked up a vital three points having gone three games without victory.

It was a fine all-round performance from the hosts who showed a clinical edge in front of goal.

But who were the standout performers?

Our Sunderland reporter Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings, and there’s some exceptional marks for Ross’ men.

Click the link above and flick through our gallery to see who stole the spotlight for the Black Cats.