Friendly: Sunderland too strong for Darlington in 5-1 pre-season victory
Last Updated: 19/07/14 7:22pm
Sunderland produced an impressive performance to seal an emphatic 5-1 win over Darlington in a pre-season friendly.
New arrivals Billy Jones, Costel Pantilimon and Jordi Gomez all played a part in the contest but it was experienced striker Steven Fletcher who did the most damage.
Fletcher, who was making his first appearance since March, marked his return from injury with two goals before being taken off at half-time.
Emanuele Giaccherini, Connor Wickham and Gomez added three more in the second period while Gary Brown scored Darlington's consolation.