Player Ratings & Comments: Depleted defence doesn't stop Sunderland clean sheet

Including the departure of Jordan Willis early in the first half, Sunderland had five defensive absentees to contend with away to Swindon Town - yet still managed to claw a clean sheet.

by Admin Sunday, 18 October 2020 08:49 AM Comments

Wyke goal Swindon Sunderland blog

 

Willis joined Denver Hume, Tom Flanagan, Arbenit Xhemaji and Morgan Feeney; forcing Phil Parkinson to get creative with his backline. Sunderland ended the game with one recognised centre back - but what more do you need than the collosal Bailey Wright? Thankfully we managed to get the signing of Dion Sanderson over the line on deadline day!

Two goals - from Charlie Wyke and Chris Maguire's penalty - were enough to maintain one of two unbeaten records in League One, and the joint-best defensive record in the football league. It's a welcome one, considering the next five league fixtures have a maximum break of four days during a period we will be desperate to get players back to playing fitness. The goals simply must keep going, as the defensive gaps will surely start to open in our current predicament.

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