Sunderland players at Cambridge.

'Superb' 'Excellent' Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings after Alex Pritchard and Nathan Broadhead goals in win over Cambridge United

Sunderland held on to claim a 2-1 win at Cambridge in challenging weather conditions – but who stood out for Lee Johnson’s side?

By Phil Smith
Monday, 29th November 2021, 10:30 am

The Black Cats took the lead in the 15th minute when Alex Pritchard scored straight from a corner which went in off the far post.

Cambridge then equalised when Wes Holohan assisted Sam Smith, yet a stunning strike from Nathan Broadhead restored the visitors’ advantage.

Sunderland came under some late pressure in the second half but their defence stood firm.

The result means the Black Cats have closed the gap on some of their promotion rivals.

Our chief Sunderland writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on how each player fared at the Abbey Stadium:

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