Couldn't do anything with the first two goals but was beaten too easily at his near post for the third.
Fantastic finish from free-kick, defended well against Brunt tried to show him on his weaker foot rather than let him cut inside on his left.
Looked uneasy when challenging in the air, his pace helped him with Thomas who he seemed to cope with quite well in the first half but as the game wore on he started to struggle.
His injury problems again caught up with him, however he did look shaky in his time on the field and allowed West Brom an early opportunity.
Dominant in the air for the home side, distribution at times was poor especially in the first-half. Was poor in the second half particularly on the ground and he left too much space for the Baggies forwards
Good performance on his recall to the side. Had great skill on the ball and was always a threat to the Baggies defence. Lacked the final ball in the second half which could have made the difference for Steve Bruce's side.
Ahmed El Mohamady
Debate will rage whether it was his goal or not. However he put a lot of pressure on Shorey to get the ball in the net. He was always looking for the ball and provided a great outlet for his side down the right.
Stupidly booked for dissent. Apart from that played well, made good runs from deep and tackled well. Was decent in possession and tried to get forward moves going for his side.
Tenacious in the middle of the park, gave the Black Cats much needed bite in midfield. Was calm in possession and always seemed to pick the right pass. Lost impetus in the second half and lost the midfield battle with Mulumbu and Scharner.
Disappointing performance from the Ghanaian, his passing was off and he looked weak in the challenge particularly in his scraps with Meite and Olsson.
Strong display and got through plenty of work for the home side. Just lacked that final killer touch when in possession otherwise he may have well got on the scoresheet
Handling and kicking were OK and did well when put under pressure by defence. Couldn’t do anything with either of the goals but wasn’t helped by Shorey with the first.
Had a bit of trouble with Welbeck, but handled Gyan very well indeed. Dominant like Meite in the air where he had little opposition all day.
Struggled with Malbranque, especially with his trickery could have prevented the cross for the first goal. Tried to get forward to play his natural game whenever he could to offer Brunt an option on his outside.
Handled the threat of Gyan very well and kept him under wraps for most of the game. Was good in the air and provided a threat going forward when Albion had set pieces.
Perhaps the worst of the West Brom defenders, struggled against Elmohamady in the air and with his pace. Tried to threaten going forward with his accurate left foot which put Sunderland under pressure at times.
Always a threat, with his cannon of a left foot. Was instrumental in everything the Baggies did going forward. Gave the Sunderland defence a tough time of it.
Provided a great shield to the defence and was strong in the tackle all game. Tried to get forward whenever he could and was a threat from set pieces all afternoon with his height and power in the air. Good finish for the goal.
Good finish for the goal and dominated in midfield particularly in the second half where he was first to everything. Showed calm and poise when in possession.
Decent performance from the winger who always offered himself down the left for his side. Gradually got to see more of the ball in the second half and his game improved as the game wore on.
Predatory instincts showed as he grabbed his 11th of the season. Good movement along with his strike partner confused the Black Cats defence
Great performance from the striker his movement caused the defence all sorts of problems. Always available for a pass and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.
- 1 C. Gordon
Looked OK after coming on for Mensah. Was quite vocal at the back which helped his side, handled West Brom’s aerial threats quite well and was watchful of Cox’s movement
- 10 J. Henderson
- 25 J. Colback
- 11 S. Muntari
Tried to add much needed composure to the Black Cats in the second half but struggled with physicality of Scharner and Mulumbu.
Didn't have time to effect the game in the second half but was wasteful when he did have the ball
- 13 G. Myhill
Didn't have time to effect the game coming on in stoppage time
- 4 M. Čech
- 36 G. Jara
Didn't have a great effect with his short time on the field but tried to maintain the high level of the Baggies performance.
- 18 C. Vela
Didn't have time to effect the game but put a decent shift in up front in the short time he had.