The Australian was not tested much by the Sunderland attack but was there whenever needed.
The Mexican looked sharp on his comeback from injury but was sloppy in possession on several occasions. Had a shot in the first half but Mignolet saved it with ease
Gave the crowd something to cheer about in the first half with his ball juggling skills and remained strong throughout
Managed to keep Darren Bent quiet and made a number of vital interceptions throughout the game
Struggled in midfield alongside Danny Murphy and as a result was substituted in the second half
Often over-powered in midfield by Cattermole and Henderson. The Fulham captain also looked short of ideas when trying to link up with the attack.
Lacked any threat in the first half but improved as the game progressed and gave Phil Bardsley some problems in the second
Provided the main threat for the Cottagers throughout most of the game. The American almost got lucky in the first half, trying to catch Mignolet off his line, but his 30 yard effort was saved by the Sunderland keeper.
Continued in attack but did not cause enough problems for the Sunderland defence and was substituted at half time
Came in for Craig Gordon and produced a decent display, saving well from Andy Johnson in the second half
Did not last long on the Craven Cottage pitch after picking up an early injury that forced the defender off. Giving manager Steve Bruce more defensive worries at the back.
Played alongside Cattermole in midfield and tried to link up with the attack but to no avail. Booked in second half
The loanee started the game at right-back but slotted alongside Mensah after Ferdinand was injured. Remained solid throughout and put in several important tackles to stop the Fulham attack in the second half
Switched to left back after starting on the right and made some good runs forward, while also remaining tight at the back
The Ghanaian defender produced a good display at the back and made a crucial block in the second half, heading off the line when Gera beat Mignolet to the ball from a Dempsey cross.
Covered every inch of the grass on the right side of the pitch for Sunderland today. Linked well with captain Lee Cattermole and his crosses caused Fulham's backline problems especially in the first half.
The tenacious midfielder bossed the centre of the park for the Black Cats and linked well with the strikers when the away side were on the attack.
Came in for Gyan but made little impact on the game and was substituted in the second half
Was kept reasonably quiet but almost scored from a header in the first half
Dangerous to begin with but faded as the game went on and was substituted in the second half
- 12 D. Stockdale
Came on for Carlos salcido and kept the Fulham backline strong
- 2 S. Kelly
- 16 D. Duff
- 27 J. Greening
Replaced Dickson Etuhu but didnt have much of a chance to impose himself on the game
Came on for Kamara in the second half and provided Fulham with a much needed outlet in attack. Almost scored but Mignolet saved well
- 1 C. Gordon
- 12 M. Angeleri
- 8 S. Malbranque
Came on for Welback but did not have enough time to make an impact
Ahmed El Mohamady
The Egyptian replaced Ferdinand early on and slotted in at right back. Although not his accustomed position, he was solid and gave Sunderland some pace on the right hand side.
Replaced Meyler but did not have enough touches on the ball to be threatening