Charlie Wyke impressed against Doncaster at the Stadium of Light.

Phil Smith's player ratings: 'Exceptional' Charlie Wyke stars as two other Sunderland players get 8s in Doncaster win

Sunderland's automatic promotion hopes remain in their own hands following a 2-0 win over Doncaster at the Stadium of Light - but who stood out for the hosts?

Our Sunderland writer Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings following the victory - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.

Not required to make any major saves but showed bravery and composure when required. Distribution was good and allowed Wyke into the game. 7

1. Jon McLaughlin - 7

Not required to make any major saves but showed bravery and composure when required. Distribution was good and allowed Wyke into the game. 7
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Kicked from pillar to post but stood up to the challenge was rarely found wanting. A big improvement from performances last week. 7

2. Luke O'Nien - 7

Kicked from pillar to post but stood up to the challenge was rarely found wanting. A big improvement from performances last week. 7
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Got the job done. Fortunate with a couple of challenges but made some big headers later on and crucially, never took any risks in possession. 6

3. Alim Ozturk - 6

Got the job done. Fortunate with a couple of challenges but made some big headers later on and crucially, never took any risks in possession. 6
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An impressive return to the starting XI. Had the measure of the threatening John Marquis, kept it simple and played his part in the second goal with a great leap. 7

4. Jimmy Dunne - 7

An impressive return to the starting XI. Had the measure of the threatening John Marquis, kept it simple and played his part in the second goal with a great leap. 7
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