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'Superb display': Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings as Elliot Embleton goal secures win over Portsmouth

Sunderland got back to winning ways after a 1-0 win over Portsmouth – but who stood out for Lee Johnson’s side?

By Phil Smith
Saturday, 22nd January 2022, 10:49 pm

Elliot Embleton scored the only goal of the game five minutes before half-time when he was set up by Ross Stewart.

After a shaky start, the Black Cats were more assured after the break to claim a much-needed three points.

New signing Danny Batth also made his debut in the heart of the Black Cats’ defence.

Our chief SAFC writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on how each Sunderland player fared:

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