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Sunderland 1-1 West Ham United: Player Ratings

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How did the lads get on in their latest draw?

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Costel Pantilimon - 7

Very solid display from the Romanian. Little he could do about the goal and helped his defenders immeasurably with high balls into the box.

Santiago Vergini - 6

Caught out once of twice, pace wise, but he quite often is. Did okay in general, though. That said, you do feel the side is starting to suffer for a lack of natural dynamisn down the flanks in the absence of Billy Jones and Patrick van Aanholt.

Wes Brown - 7

Gave away one or two bad free kicks but he was generally in fine form against an awkward attack.

John O'Shea - 7

Not quite as good as Brown on the day, but only a slither or so behind.

Anthony Reveillere - 6

Distributed the ball pretty well but offered little going forward. In general, see Vergini.

Lee Cattermole - 8

Very good indeed. Got the ball out wide well and competed with a very strong West Ham midfield brilliantly. Unlucky not to be man of the match.

Seb Larsson - 9

Man of the match.

Jordi Gomez - 7

Put the penalty away with some real class and was involved without being especially prominent.

Adam Johnson - 7

'Won' the penalty though on any other day could have been booked for it. Did well in general. Bit Gomez-y.

Connor Wickham - 7

Looked far happier when Steven Fletcher came on, which is testament to the partnership they have developed. Unfortunate not to rattle home the winner.

Jozy Altidore - 4

I've decided to give him a mark for every yard he was away from goal when he missed that sitter. I'm probably rounding up a bit too. I have no capacity to process it any other way.

Ricky Alvarez (Sub) - 7

Really classy footballer. Please start starting him, Gus!

Steven Fletcher (Sub) - 6

Did fine, and brought a little extra from Wickham.

Man Of The Match: Seb Larsson

All-action, all-running, powerhouse of a performance from the Swede, who is just going from strength to strength now in the middle of the park. His reinvention has been amazing.