Sunderland earned 12 points out of a possible 15 in September.
Sunderland are fourth in the Championship table after an outstanding September run that saw Tony Mowbray’s side win four of their five league games.
The Black Cats began September with a 5-0 home win over Southampton, followed by a 3-1 triumph at QPR. They beat Blackburn Rovers by the same scoreline, but their three-match winning streak came to an end with a 1-0 loss at home to Cardiff City.
They bounced back from that defeat with a 3-0 win over struggling Sheffield Wednesday. Using their ratings system, WhoScored has developed their Championship Team of the Month for September, which includes three Sunderland players.
1. Cardiff City goalkeeper Jak Alnwick – 7.4
Played in four of Cardiff City’s September Championship games, keeping three clean sheets as the Bluebirds won all four.
2. Perry Ng (Cardiff City) – 7.5 DEF
Another important element of Cardiff’s excellent September, which culminated with a goal in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Rotherham.
Dimitrios Goutas (Cardiff City) – 7.4 DEF
Last month, he appeared in all five Championship games for Cardiff, helping the Bluebirds win 12 points from five games. In the triumph over Coventry, he also scored.
Daniel Ballard (Sunderland) – 7.4 DEF
In September, Sunderland won four of five games, with Ballard playing every minute. He scored in two of those games while also playing good defense.