Phil Smith’s player ratings: Lee Cattermole ‘excellent and intelligent’ as Sunderland extend unbeaten run to SEVEN games

Lee Cattermole was a standout performer for Sunderland
Lee Cattermole was a standout performer for Sunderland
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Sunderland made it seven games unbeaten in all competitions after a 3-0 win over Southend - but who stood out?

George Honeyman’s header handed the Black Cats a first half lead, before a Chris Maguire screamer extended the advantage after the interval.

Aiden McGeady then added a third late on - but who stood out for Jack Ross’ side during the triumph?

Our man Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings, and there is special praise for a pair of midfield schemers.

Click the link above and flick through our gallery to see who shone - and struggled - for Sunderland against Southend United.