Sep 13, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Johnson (4'), Kane (81' og.)
van Aanholt (85'), Vergini (88'), Wickham (90'), Gomez (93'), Brown (95')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Chadli (2'), Eriksen (48')
Dier (60')

Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Sports Mole assesses the individual performances in Sunderland's 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland managed to come from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

Nacer Chadli opened the scoring within the first two minutes for Tottenham, only for Adam Johnson to strike at the other end almost immediately.

Christian Eriksen got on the scoresheet early in the second half and looked to have wrapped it up for Spurs before Harry Kane's own goal gifted Sunderland a point with around 10 minutes left to play.

Here, Sports Mole assesses the performances from the individuals of both teams.

Adam Johnson of Sunderland celebrates scoring a hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014© Getty Images



Vito Mannone: He may have conceded two goals at the Stadium of Light, but the goalkeeper made saves from Chadli and Adebayor to keep his team in with a shout of getting something out of the game. (7/10)


Santiago Vergini: The defender didn't have the best of games this afternoon, looking shaky at times and struggling to contain Chadli down the flank. (4/10)

Wes Brown: The former Manchester United player let himself down with a cynical challenge on Erik Lamela late into the second half, which could have proved costly, but other than that, the defender remained composed and did his job at the back. (6/10)

John O'Shea: The defender had a number of problems to deal with and made the wrong decision at times, but he was largely let down by his teammates in front of him. (5/10)

Patrick van Aanholt: In truth, the defender didn't have too much to do this afternoon, with Lamela cutting inside numerous times, but the defender was at fault for Tottenham's second goal due to a poor clearance. (5/10)


Sebastian Larsson: The midfielder demonstrated some heavy touches and a number of cynical tackles as he struggled to impose himself in the middle of the park against a quick Tottenham side. (4/10)

Jack Rodwell: The former Manchester City midfielder hasn't played much football of late, but it didn't particularly show today as he looked relaxed on the ball and put himself in decent areas while Sunderland were on the attack. (6/10)

Lee Cattermole: There have been questions over whether Cattermole should be included in the England setup, but the midfielder didn't help his chances today after struggling to cope with Eriksen. (5/10)

Adam Johnson: He got Sunderland back in the game with an instant equaliser after they conceded in the first two minutes, but was unable to pose a huge threat due to his team's failure to keep the ball. (7/10)

Ricky Alvarez: The Argentine made his debut, but it wasn't a particularly effective one as he struggled to get himself on the ball and he appeared to ignore his defensive duties at times. 4/10


Connor Wickham: Wickham looked lively at times and was able to hold the ball up well on numerous occasions, but he was also largely isolated up top on his own. (6/10)


Will Buckley: The former Brighton man has been impressive since moving to the Stadium of Light and he played a significant part in forcing Kane's own goal to give Sunderland a point. He could have scored the winner, but he squandered his late opportunity. (6/10)

Emanuele Giaccherini: The Italian came on early in the second half, but did not impose much of a threat on Tottenham. (4/10)

Jordi Gomez: Gomez came on with just over 10 minutes of normal time to play, but didn't make much of an impact. (4/10)

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on September 13, 2014© Getty Images



Hugo Lloris: The Frenchman didn't have too much to do throughout the game as Sunderland struggled to create chances, but the Spurs stopper should have done more to prevent Johnson's goal. (4/10)


Eric Dier: The full-back has been impressive for Tottenham so far this season, and while he managed to get himself into some promising attacking positions, he didn't have as much of an impact on the game as he has previously. (5/10)

Vlad Chiriches: The defender looked relatively comfortable throughout the game without having too much to contend with in regard to Sunderland's attacking threat. (7/10)

Younes Kaboul: The defender did his job well and seemed composed on the ball while also being able to keep Wickham quiet at times throughout the match. (7/10)

Danny Rose: The England Under-21 international caused numerous problems for Sunderland's defence today and made the most of the space that he was given. (7/10)


Christian Eriksen: Eriksen impressed for the visiting side as he played a role in the majority of Tottenham's attacks. He was rewarded with a simple tap in during the second half, and looked comfortable flitting in between midfield and defence. (8/10)

Etienne Capoue: The midfielder looked comfortable in his role, but in fairness, didn't have too much to do due to the strength of the midfield around him. (6/10)

Nacer Chadli: Chadli has been impressive in the early stages of this season and he showed that again today by getting an early goal. The 25-year-old also linked up well with his teammates and frustrated Sunderland's defence. (7/10)

Mousa Dembele: Dembele was able to control the Spurs midfield with relative ease alongside Capoue and looked calm in possession. (6/10)

Erik Lamela: The Argentine displayed some lovely footwork throughout the game, but his final touch let him down on occasion. He could have scored the winning goal before Sunderland's equaliser, but his effort clattered off the crossbar. (6/10)


Emmanuel Adebayor: The striker looked influential in the early stages of the match and became an annoyance to Sunderland's back line. However, the Togolese player did begin to tire as the game progessed. (6/10)


Benjamin Stambouli: He made his Tottenham debut by coming on in the second half and was able to do a job for the Lillywhites in the middle of the park. (5/10)

Harry Kane: This game is one to forget for the striker, who gifted Sunderland a point by scoring an own goal in the second half. Will Buckley's free kick hit the forward's thigh and bounced into the back of the net. (2/10)

Aaron Lennon: Lennon came onto the pitch to replace Eriksen, but had little to do for the remainder of the match. (4/10)

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Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on September 13, 2014
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