Canada international David Edgar also impressed as Sadler reflected: "It was a really good performance against a very experienced team.
"If I had to pick out a few players I would say Edgar was magnificent.
"Fraser (Forster) made two great saves as well and Tamas Kader cruised through another game.
"Shola (Ameobi) worked tirelessly for the team and Andy (Carroll) showed real class again. He is a real handful."