'Potent strike force' - EFL pundit praises Sunderland following win over Bristol City in Championship

Ex-Crystal Palace, Reading, West Ham and Watford man turned pundit Jobi McAnuff was quick to praise Sunderland following their win against Bristol City.

Jobi McAnuff
Jobi McAnuff

Sunderland took the lead inside four minutes when debutant Ellis Simms opened the scoring. The hosts drew level six-minutes later before the Robins went ahead 2-1.

Simms then added a second, allowing Ross Stewart to head home the winner 18 minutes from time after a superb assist from Alex Pritchard.

"They have had a good start to life back in the Championship. I think Alex Neil deserves credit today for sticking Ellis Simms up front,” McAnuff told ITV.

“He wasn’t involved last week but up with Ross Stewart, they seemed to have formed a real potent strike force and it is Pritchard dropping back into that number 10 position where, for me, he is a lot more effective. A natural player in that position.

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“And again, certainly from Sunderland’s point of view, they should be really excited to see that front three.”