Anthony Patterson.

Who shone and who struggled as Sunderland Under-23s are beaten by Middlesbrough Under-23s at the Academy of Light

Sunderland Under-23s were beaten 3-1 by Middlesbrough Under-23s at the Academy of Light – but how did each player fare for Elliott Dickman’s side?

Monday, 20th September 2021, 3:30 pm

Boro named a strong starting XI which included experienced defender Sol Bamba, so it was always going to be a tough test for the young Black Cats.

Anthony Patterson, who has played two league games for the senior side this season, started in goal for Sunderland and had a busy afternoon between the sticks.

Elliott Dickman’s side fell 2-0 down before half-time after goals from Harry Green and William Kokolo, while Josh Coburn added a third in the second half.

Sunderland pulled a goal back through defender Tyrese Dyce but it was too little too late for the hosts.

Our chief Sunderland writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict on how each player fared at the Academy of Light – here are his marks from the game.

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