SUNDERLAND reporter Chris Young gives his verdict after the Black Cats’ FA Cup humiliation at League One Bradford.
Mannone 3 – Never looked remotely comfortable from crosses and perhaps should have done better for Bradford’s killer second.
Jones 2 – Didn’t look anywhere near fit and needed to be taken off far sooner than he was.
O’Shea 3 – Deflected the ball into his own net and lost the battle with Stead.
Brown 4 – Made several key interceptions and one of the few who somewhat got to grips with the pitch.
Van Aanholt 4 – Had a few forays forward in the first half, but never worried Bradford in the second half.
Bridcutt 3 – Completely outshone by Bradford midfield pair Knott and Liddle.
Larsson 4 – Covered a lot of ground, but as above with Bridcutt, it was the Bantams’ midfield who utterly dominated the middle of the park.
Johnson 5 – The only offensive player who managed to partially adapt to the pitch.
Alvarez 3 – Wrong game for him and could make no attacking impression.
Fletcher 3 – Should have won a penalty, but why did he dally when given acres of space eight yards out?
Graham 4 – Left bleeding from his face after ugly early challenge from McArdle. (Wickham 3 – Should have relished the physical battle with Bradford’s defenders, but never got in the game).
BRADFORD: Williams 7, Darby 7, McArdle 7, Davies 8, Meredith 7, Liddle 8, Morais 8, Knott 9 (Halliday 7), Clarke 8, Hanson 7, Stead 9.