Ali Al Habsi
Will feel he ought to have done better with Fletcher's first strike, but was not helped whatsoever by a defence lost without lynchpin Ivan Ramis.
Fought hard for the cause but a serious lack of quality cost the Dutchman in attacking positions, often allowed Sunderland's left-hand side the opportunity to double up on Boyce.
The skipper looked unsteady without the reliable Ramis alongside him and made some uncharacteristic mistakes, afforded Fletcher too much time on the ball.
The reliable right wing-back always offered his side a wide outlet and several marauding runs caused the Black Cats defence difficulty.
The Honduran was at fault for Fletcher's opening goal, as he allowed the Scot to dart out wide. Recovered well and helped his side when on the offensive in their desperate search for the leveller.
Not always alert to danger behind him as Larsson and Sessegnon ran at the defence but offered a series of threatening crosses going forward.
Typically tidy display from the midfield technician but could not stamp his authority on the game as he would have liked.
Was overrun in the middle of the park by the excellent N'Diaye, but did not let his head drop as he kept his side ticking over.
Worked so much harder than his fellow frontman and was always an option for his midfield men to find. An impressive cross set up Henriquez's header.
F. Di Santo
Poor showing from the normally combative striker, who gave the ball away frequently and never looked like finding the net.
Had only routine saves to make as his defence marshalled his goal superbly, with only long-range efforts being fired in. Had no chance for either goal.
Steady performance from the centre-half, who was always available for a pass and also put in a number of good challenges, aerially and on the floor.
Led his defence by example and always looked in command in the air against Di Santo and Maloney.
Tucked the penalty away expertly and dealt well with the threat in general down the left-hand side, although he was partly at fault for the opening goal of the contest.
The Swede was a constant menace all afternoon for the hosts and it was his free kick that led to a penalty. Disciplined defensively too, in an all-round solid display.
Another wonderful showing by the former Manchester City winger, who bamboozled his marker with an array of trickery and searing pace. Linked up wonderfully with Fletcher for his second goal of the afternoon.
A superb display from the debutant, who put himself about excellently. Showed a good range of passing, big tackles and great tactical awareness. Provided a lovely cross for Fletcher's opening strike.
A battling performance from the local lad, helping out offensively as much as he could, without forgetting about his defensive duties. But, a lapse in concentration allowed Angelo Henriquez to nod home unmarked.
Recovered from his early setback of an own-goal to put in a tidy and efficient performance for his side. Passed the ball well and helped the Black Cats win the midfield battle.
One of the quieter afternoons for the Benin international, but passed the ball neatly and helped support his frontmen with a series of cunning runs off the ball.
The Scots was unplayable in the opening period, showing all the characteristics of a top-class striker. His hold-up play to allow others behind him the chance to overlap was exemplary, and so were his finishes.
Was introduced by Roberto Martinez at the break and steadied the Latics as his slick passing and tricky runs turned the match back in the home side's favour.
Did not do an awful lot during his time on the pitch but did head home Maloney's cross to make for an interesting final 10 minutes.