Jamie Vardy ensured Leicester City could not be caught by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
What did Rodwell offer against Leicester and what has the expensive midfielder offered all season? Few can answer that question and Sunderland fans are certainly losing patience with him.
The big culprit for Vardy's opener, Younes Kaboul seems to have reverted to the flailing impression of a defender he was before he joined Sunderland.
Kaboul has recovered his form somewhat at points this season but Sunday afternoon was simply pathetic. As Vardy sprinted towards goal, he stopped running, pointed towards his goalkeeper and stood still for a good few moments before slowly jogging after one of the deadliest strikers in European football right now.
Vito Mannone was also to blame but, between them, the goalkeeper and Kaboul made a real mess of the situation.
Usually a dependable player for Sunderland, the fan favourite was poor on Sunday against Leicester.
Sam Allardyce's men actually had several periods of superiority despite Big Sam's ultra-negative tactics.
But Jermain Defoe couldn't take advantage in front of goal - and Borini was even worse. The amount of shots the Italian placed perfectly... into Row Z... reached a tally beyond count.
As good as Leicester have been this season, Sunderland had their chances against Claudio Ranieri's men...