For the third consecutive season Sunderland stared down a relegation threat with a late charge to secure their Premier League status for yet another campaign.
However, many of the performances this season at the Stadium of Light left a lot to be desired.
Player ratings (1-10; 10=best. Players with fewer than 10 appearances not counted)
GK Costel Pantilimon, 7 -- Commanding in the box and a good shot-stopper, the giant Romanian had a rousing season, repaying former manager Gus Poyet's faith (or was...