But how did their players rate? Here’s our Gazette weekend XI – with the Black Cats and the Mariners featuring highly.
1. Jon McLaughlin - 6
The search for a clean sheet goes on after a disappointing early goal, but again commanded his box well in the latter stages. A couple of smart stops prevented a set piece goal making it a nervy finish.
Photo: FRANK REID
2. Jordan Hunter - 7
The South Shields right back was excellent in his side's 2-1 weekend win. On loan from Sunderland.
Photo: Martin Rickett
3. Jamaal Lascelles - 6
Led the defence well on an awkward afternoon for United.
Photo: Michael Steele
4. Jordan Willis - 7
Another convincing display. Showed his pace to recover some threatening situations, good in the air against a physical attack and composed on the ball.
Photo: Frank Reid