Player ratings vs Sunderland
Ian McLoughlin - 7 - Unlucky to be on the receiving end of four goals. Was a strong presence throughout otherwise.
George Baldock - 7 - Put in some serious miles up and down the right flank from defence.
Antony Kay - 7 - Didn’t really look in trouble against the powerful Altidore.
Shaun Williams - 7 - No troubles against Ji, and could even take a few ranging runs forward.
Ben Reeves - 6 - Mugged on the edge of the box to put his side in trouble, but was unlucky to deflect the third own into his own net.
Stephen Gleeson - 7 - Another strong, battling performance.
Alan Smith - 6 - Made a few deft touches and clever passes.
Dele Alli - 6 - Looked more comfortable than he did at Preston. Confident on the ball going forward.
Samir Carruthers - 6 - Brilliant ball through to McLeod for the second goal but didn’t contribute much else.
Patrick Bamford - 8 - Excellent goal to get things going. Was a bag of tricks that Sunderland couldn’t contain.
Izale McLeod - 7 - No signs of rust in front of goal as he took his chance expertly.
Jon Otsemobor - 6 - None of the goals could be blamed on him.
Jason Banton - 6 - Couldn’t contribute much.
Luke Chadwick - 6 - Came on in attack when Sunderland began to turn it on.
Top Don: Patrick Bamford