Nathan Broadhead scored a screamer as Sunderland beat Cambridge United in stormy conditions at the Abbey Stadium.
The Black Cats took the lead with an own-goal from Cambridge keeper Dimitar Mitov that owed much to the windy conditions.
Sam Smith briiefly brought the Us level, but Broadhead's brilliant goal ten minutes before half-time gave Sunderland all three points and lifted Lee Johnson's side up to fifth place in the table.
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Here's how James Hunter rated the Sunderland players.
Thorben Hoffmann 7
Tough conditions for a keeper but he made a couple of important saves to keep Cambridge at bay
Lynden Gooch 8
A late replacement at right wingback, but he did very well and also provided the assist for Broadhead
Bailey Wright 8
Helped Sunderland repel wave after wave of Cambridge attacks
Tom Flanagan 8
Excellent alongside Wright on his return to the side
Callum Doyle 7
Did very well alongside Wright and Flanagan
Leon Dajaku 6
Acquitted himself well despite playing out of position wide on the left
Carl Winchester 7
Strong in the middle of the park
Dan Neil 7
Worked so hard, and showed some neat touches at times
Nathan Broadhead 7
Scored a stunning goal to win it, and on another day he might have had more
Alex Pritchard 7
His corner led to the opening goal
Ross Stewart 7
Gave Sunderland a focal point and won lots of headers in both bozes
Will Harris N/A
For Pritchard 79mins.
Not used: Patterson, Alves, Embleton, O'Brien, Dunne
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