Sunderland 2 West Ham 2 Player ratings: A surprising man of the match?

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Sunderland reporter Chris Young gives his verdict after the Black Cats were forced to settle for a point against West Ham.

Costel Pantilimon: For someone who has been so consistent in a Sunderland shirt, it was an awful spill for the equaliser. 5

DeAndre Yedlin: Couldn’t prevent Moses getting to the by-line for West Ham’s first, but was sensible and disciplined on his full debut. 6

John O’Shea: Almost scored a third for Sunderland and steadied the ship after West Ham’s fightback. 7

Sebastian Coates: Much more aggressive than he had been in previous games this season. 7

Billy Jones: Took the left-back spot of the dropped Patrick van Aanholt and Sunderland’s defence looked far more solid as a result. 7

Lee Cattermole: Beaten by Moses’ quick-feet for West Ham’s first, but was his imperious, committed best in the middle of the park. 8

Yann M’Vila: Two assists and the conductor of Sunderland’s symphonic first half display. 8

Ola Toivonen: Faded after the break, but linked play so well between midfield and attack before half-time. 8

Jeremain Lens: Magnificent nonchalant finish to put Sunderland 2-0 up, but then needlessly got himself sent-off. 7

Fabio Borini: Looked far sharper and drifted inside dangerously, but gilt-edged miss was a turning point. 6

STEVEN FLETCHER: Setting aside his derby displays, this was as good as he’s played since arriving at Sunderland. 9


Seb Larsson (for Toivonen 84)

Jack Rodwell (for Fletcher 85)

Jordi Gomez (for M’Vila 90)

Not used: Mannone, van Aanholt, Brown, Defoe

West Ham:

Adrian 7

Carl Jenkinson 7

Winston Reid 6

James Tomkins 6

Aaron Cresswell 6

Mark Noble 6

Cheikhou Kouyate 6

Victor Moses 7

Dimitri Payet 7

Manuel Lanzini 8

Diafra Sakho 6


James Collins (for Reid 66) 7

Mauro Zarate (for Noble 79) 6

Nikica Jelavic (for Moses 58) 6

Not used: Randolph, Obiang, Antonio, Oxford