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'Crucial' 'Persistent': Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings after Luke O'Nien and Jack Clarke goals in Fleetwood win

Sunderland came from behind to win 3-1 against Fleetwood - but who stood out for the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light?

By Phil Smith
Tuesday, 8th March 2022, 10:33 pm

Fleetwood went ahead in the first half when striker Ellis Harrison beat Anthony Patterson with a low finish.

That prompted Sunderland boss Alex Neil to make a double substitution at half-time, as Jermain Defoe and Lynden Gooch were brought on.

Second-half goals from Elliot Embleton, substitute Luke O’Nien and Jack Clarke then gave the Black Cats a vital three points.

Fleetwood defender was then sent off for a foul on Ross Stewart three minutes from time.

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

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