Stoke City 2, Sunderland 0: Player ratings for overdue first win
MARTIN SPINKS ranks the Stoke City players after their 2-0 victory over Sunderland...
GRANT: Little to do, but competent enough whenever called upon and rightly takes credit for that elusive first clean sheet 7
BARDSLEY: Slotted in smoothly enough on successful return to side against his old club 7
PIETERS: Joined the attacking play well and stood his ground defensively 7
SHAWCROSS: One exceptional block on Defoe and his header helped tee up that killer second 8
MARTINS INDI: Partnership with skipper continues to develop and never looked particularly flustered – always a good sign 8
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