How did the players fare during Sunderland's 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the season?

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

5 Bishop: Was a surprise starter ahead of Patterson but didn’t really make a telling save on a tough afternoon

5 Hume: Gave his all down the right-hand side and is one of the few players to have emerged from the season with credit

4 O’Nien: His commitment can’t be questioned, but Sunderland need an upgrade at centre-half in the summer

5 Ballard: Tried to hold things together, but was fighting a losing battle as Wednesday dominated before the break

5 Alese: Tried to get forward from his left-back berth, but had a few shaky defensive moments

4 Ekwah: Seemed to be playing at half-pace for much of the afternoon – his form has dipped dramatically in second half of season

4 Styles: Was moved into a central-midfield position, but repeatedly gave the ball away and was taken off at break

4 Roberts: Wasted a great opportunity when he dragged a shot wide towards the end of the first half and was replaced at half-time

4 Bellingham: Another disappointing display from a player whose form fell away dramatically in the second half of the season

6 CLARKE: Was the only Sunderland player really threatening the Wednesday goal – came close with first-half shot that hit the post

4 Aouchiche: Failed to threaten as he tried to lead the line – Sunderland desperately need to sign a proven goalscorer


6 Rigg (for Roberts, 46): Added some energy and effort down the right in the second half

5 Evans (for Styles, 46): It remains to be seen whether he will be offered a new contract

Ba (for Ekwah, 71)

Hemir (for Alese, 80)

Clarke (for Watson, 86)

(not used): Patterson (gk), Pembele, Mundle, Dack.

SHEFF WED (5-2-3):

Beadle 7; Valentin 7 (B Diaby 64, 6), Palmer 8 (Ihiekwe 90), Iorfa 7, Bernard 7, Johnson 7; Vaulks 6, BANNAN 8; Windass 8 (Paterson 64, 6), Ugbo 7 (Smith 76), Musaba 8 (Gassama 76).

Subs (not used): Dawson (gk), Famewo, Cadamarteri, M Diaby.

Man Of The Match: BARRY BANNAN – The evergreen midfielder ran the game for Sheffield Wednesday at the heart of midfield.