Sunderland season review
Sky Sports expert Jamie Redknapp analyses Sunderland's 2013/14 season, including picking his star man, and we have also teamed up with Opta to assess the strengths and weaknesses in attack and defence
Last Updated: 15/05/14 2:14pm
JAMIE REDKNAPP'S VIEW"When Sunderland lost at Tottenham Hotspur on Monday Night Football, I thought that was the end. They looked dead and buried and even Gus Poyet felt that and said they needed a miracle.
"But they went to Manchester City, won at Chelsea and then they got that all-important momentum. It has been a great performance from them to get themselves out of trouble – but they are underachieving. Sunderland is a big club and this should not happen to them every year."
STAR MAN: CONNOR WICKHAM
Jamie says: "Scored some big goals at the end of the season"
After spending the majority of the campaign on loan in the Championship – with Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday, respectively – Wickham returned to Sunderland to hit five goals in three games as he played a key role in his side’s revival. A double at Manchester City helped take a point from the eventual champions before he netted in the vital win at Chelsea and grabbed another brace in the 4-0 win over Cardiff City.