Enzo Maresca raves over ‘unbelievable’ Sunderland star in 1-0 win last night

Enzo Maresca has lauded Anthony Patterson as ‘unbelievable’ after his performance against Leicester last night.

Sunderland did themselves proud, no side – barring a bizarre Hull City win – have been able to cope with Leicester this season.


The likes of Harry Winks and co are Premier League players and just look a level above in this league. Even if Sunderland had Dan Neil making things happen, Leicester just have so much quality.


But despite Leicester being the league’s runaway leaders, Sunderland gave them a game and arguably deserved something from the game.


This could explain why Enzo Maresca was so complimentary of Tony Mowbray‘s players after the game.


Maresca on Anthony Patterson

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Following the game, via Leicestershire Live, Enzo Maresca was full of praise for one Sunderland player.


“The goalkeeper is unbelievable.” Maresca explained, without even naming Patterson. A similar move came back to haunt his former boss Pep Guardiola a few weeks back as he referred to Hee-Chan Hwang as “the Korean guy”.


Continuing, Maresca also praised some of Sunderland’s most valuable outfield players.

“Almost all of the games they have been man-to-man off the ball, so we expected it. On the ball, they have weapons like Bellingham, Ekwah, Clarke, Roberts.”


Just how good was Patterson

Patterson was among our top performers last night, as we gave him a 9/10 in a ‘nearly faultless’ display.


His stats via SofaScore tell a similar story, with four saves which prevented 1.02 goals, a key figure in keeping the game on a knifes edge.


He also made two high claims and completed 71% of his passes which signalled an improvement in his distribution.


Patterson has really grown into this season for the Black Cats and we have been really impressed by his form.


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