The West Bromwich Albion star was selected in Crooks' team of the week following another brilliant display.
Former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer scored for Swansea City against Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur lost against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Garth Crooks has hailed Sunderland forwards Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe.
Everton drew 1-1 at home with Swansea City this afternoon.
Tottenham extended their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a draw at the Emirates.
Kieran Gibbs featured in Arsenal’s Premier League game against Sunderland at the weekend.
The Everton defender has made a brilliant start to the season.
West Ham United won against Sunderland in the Premier League at the weekend.
Boro have endured a testing start to the season so a win would have gone down quite well in the North East. If only their star midfielder had been on form.