The Dutchman was rarely called upon to make saves of note but was caught in no-man's land as Larsson's whipped free kick bypassed everyone to find Fletcher at the back post.
Was impressive alongside Williams for much of the game but let himself down badly with a reckless, head-high lunge on Saha that saw him deservedly sent off.
Had a comfortable opening 20 minutes before being stretchered off with a painful looking ankle injury.
Under-hit back-pass let Fletcher in for the game's opener and the Swans' skipper rounded off a shaky afternoon by picking up a booking for a crude hack on the Scottish striker.
Spanish right-back matched McClean well and got forward with typical vigour and technical proficiency.
The diminutive midfielder was fairly quiet but kept things ticking over nicely in the middle of the park. Could have done better with a chance early in the second half, blazing over from a well-worked corner.
The Swans' most effective man going forward, his pace and drive was crucial for the home side and he troubled makeshift left-back Colback throughout. Chipped a delightful ball into Routledge's path for his side's opening goal.
J. de Guzmán
Sitting deep in midfield, the Dutchman kept things ticking over nicely in the centre. Has stepped into Joe Allen's shoes with similar statistic-busting play and assisted Michu's goal with a fine deep ball.
Nippy winger caused havoc from the left, drifting inside and troubling several members of the Swans' backline. Lashed home a fine goal to equalise Fletcher's opener.
Was crucial to all of the Swans' build-up play through the middle and after wasting a headed chance that went over, he made no mistake just minutes later, planting a similar effort past Mignolet from De Guzman's cross.
Kept quiet by Cuellar throughout. A tough afternoon for the striker who worked hard for the team's cause but was given barely any sights of goal.
Powerless to stop Routledge's thunderous effort and made an impressive save from Dyer early in the second period.
Kept Graham quiet and largely dealt well as Dyer and Routledge drifted in-field but was punished for his one laps as he let the former Villa man clear, and was punished by the Swans' first goal.
Great game from the Spaniard who took on the physical battle against Graham with relish. Kept the former Middlesbrough man quiet, and limited his chances to none.
The Irishman lashed a volley over the crossbar as Sunderland threatened to break clear in the first half. Was kept in check well by Rangel throughout the second period, however.
Another midfielder moved into defence, at left-back, and he too was troubled by the tricky Dyer. Struggled to keep up with his opponent in a tough afternoon.
The Gabonese schemer was kept quiet, in a wider role, and failed to have a large influence over affairs before being replaced with 10 minutes remaining.
More subdued than his fellow debutant Fletcher, but still looked dangerous cutting inside from the right. As he regains match fitness and confidence, he will surely become a key figure for the Black Cats.
Played in a right-back role that he has only done so on occasion previously, and he struggled to match Routledge's pace and movement throughout.
Deep free-kick was bundled home by Fletcher, and sprayed the ball around tidily as he played in a deep-lying central role in midfield.
Marauded around midfield impressively, shutting down the Swans' cute passing play but was forced off after 38 minutes with a dead leg, opening the game up.
Was fairly uninvolved in the Black Cats' build-up play but showed a lethal touch that convinced Martin O'Neill to part with £12 million for his services. Finished sweetly after Williams' error and showed grit and determination to bundle home under pressure from Chico.
Replaced Routledge as Laudrup looked to shore up the defence after Chico's dismissal and performed capably.
Replaced the stricken Taylor and had a solid game at full-back, coping well with Sessegnon's threat and getting forward to support the attack as Routledge looked to float inside.
Came on for captain Cattermole and sat in midfield to decent effect, breaking up the Swans when they came his way.
Came on in place of Sessegnon as the Black Cats looked to pour forward after Chico's sending-off but struggled to get on the ball and couldn't influence the game.
Replaced the goal-scoring hero Fletcher and was lucky to escape unharmed from Chico's wild challenge that resulted in the Spaniard's dismissal.