Player ratings as Darren Bent helps send Sunderland into League One

Lee Cattermole faces the assistant referee after a late goal is ruled out.
Lee Cattermole faces the assistant referee after a late goal is ruled out.

Sunderland have been relegated to League One for only the second time in their history after losing to Burton Albion on Saturday.

Here’s what our man Phil Smith thought of the home players’ performances today.

Paddy McNair celebrates Sunderland's first-half goal against Burton.

Paddy McNair celebrates Sunderland's first-half goal against Burton.

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