Sunderland 1 Man City 4: Player ratings as Mannone, Coates and Van Aanholt struggle

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Sunderland reporter Chris Young gives his verdict after the Black Cats were blown away by Premier League leaders Manchester City.

DeAndre Yedlin: Has work to do defensively, but clearly a threat going forwards with his crossing 6

Sebastian Coates: Still shaky and got away with a couple of dicey moments 4

John O’Shea: Fighting a losing battle to hold defence together 6

Patrick van Aanholt: Wild challenge for the penalty and played Sterling onside for the fourth 4

Yann M’Vila: Several usloppy passes and looked leggy 5

Jack Rodwell: Booked for fouling Sterling, not involved enough 5

Ola Toivonen: First goal, but should have scored when City were 1-0 6

Adam Johnson: Still not at peak fitness, but couple of nice passes 6

Jeremain Lens: Has to start turning promising runs into concrete results 5

Fabio Borini: Offers more all-round presence up front than Defoe and unlucky to see goal ruled out 7


LEE CATTERMOLE (for Rodwell 46): Steadied the ship and perhaps has forced his way back into the side 7

Not used: Pantilimon, Larsson, Brown, Fletcher, Defoe, Gomez

Manchester City:

Willy Caballero 7

Bacary Sagna 7

Raheem Sterling 8

Fernando 7

Sergio Aguero 7

Aleksander Kolarov 6

Jesus Navas 7

Kevin De Bruyne 9

Martin Demichelis 6

Nicolas Otamendi 6

Yaya Toure 7


Roberts (for Navas 55) 6

Garcia (for Aguero 73) 6

Evans (for Toure 88)

Not used: Wright, Maffeo, Fernandinho, Barker.