Andy’s player ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United U23: three more points in Trophy group stage

Andy’s player ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United U23: three more points in Trophy group stage

Jacob Carney : 6/10

Made a good save late in the second half but not much to do on his senior debut for his new club against his old one. He looked comfortable with the ball and no luck with the goal.

Kenton Richardson : 7/10

Good defensive performance and unlucky not to score with a well-hitting volley off the post in the first half.

Patrick Almond: 7/10

He got stuck, didn’t have a chance to be booked and his run forward in the second half created the winner.

Younger olive tree: 8/10

Always seems to be in the right place at the right time to block a shot or a cross, which he has done several times tonight.

Denver Hume : 6/10

Extremely lucky to get away with an under-touched pass in the first half, which Joe Hugill bumped into and hit the post. Good thereafter and made some good runs ahead, the crossing still needs to be improved.

Harrison Sohna : 6/10

Another neat performance from Sohna after her display against Lincoln.

Tom Scott : 6/10

Scott’s hard-working effort on his full debut. Harassed the Manchester United midfielder throughout the game.

Ellis Taylor : 7/10

Large center in Wearne for the winning goal, made an effort of 30 meters late but good display overall.

Stephen Wearne : 8/10

Scored the winning goal with a well-placed header. He looked confident all evening after his debut as a goalscorer against Lincoln, very calm with the ball.

Tyrese Dyce : 7/10

Exploded Sunderland up front, looked sharp from kick-off and caused problems for United’s defense on the left wing. Moved to rear left following replacement of Hume.

Will Harris : 7/10

Forced the United goalkeeper to make the save where Dyce scored in the opener and Sunderland’s pressing came forward, Harris working his socks on for 90 minutes.

Ethan Kachosa: 6/10

Came for Hume and went wide to the right. Placing a good cross but otherwise a relentless effort as Sunderland handled the game.

Caden Kelly : 6/10

Brought in Ellis Taylor late as Sunderland looked to wrap up the win.

Zak Johnson : 6/10

A very late appearance for the 16-year-old and no chance to impress but still a senior debut.

Man of the Match: Oliver Younger

Just ahead of Stephen Wearne for the man of the match. Younger’s positioning is always perfect and several times tonight was in the right place at the right time to quell an attack. Completed a good performance with obtaining the captain’s armband after replacing Hume.


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