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Sunderland 0-0 Leicester City: Player Ratings

A point picked up but Premiership safety not guaranteed yet, here’s how the lads played.

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Costel Pantilimon – 6

Nothing really to do apart from catch crosses. He nearly handed Leicester all three points in the final minute after coming out to gather the ball but was beat to it, luckily Kramaric didn’t score.

Patrick Van Aanholt – 7

He continues to impress at left back this season. He looked very good defensively and got forward as much as he could. Had a shot go close in the second half.

Billy Jones – 7

Dealt with Schlupp very well all game until he had to go off injured late on. Also tried to get forward when he could.

John O'Shea – 5

Did ok but made a couple of misjudgements which nearly cost us. He was involved in the mix up with Pantilimon which nearly handed Leicester the win.

Seb Coates – 7

Tackled strong and didn’t make any mistakes. He dealt with the in-form Vardy really well.

Lee Cattermole – 7

The general in the middle gave everything in a bid to win today. Battled hard throughout and set up Graham for a great chance.

Seb Larsson – 7

The engine room in midfield did his usual closing down and showing full commitment to the cause. He had a free kick saved in the first half.

Liam Bridcutt – 6

Bridcutt was doing pretty well until he was substituted after possibly feeling the effects of a challenge in the first half. He did better in the first half but didn’t get as involved in the second.

Connor Wickham – 6

He wasn’t as effective today as he has been previously under Advocaat. He possibly could have won a penalty in the first half after going down in the box  but the referee gave a free kick.

Jermain Defoe– 5

Didn’t quite get involved as much as he would have liked. He had to live of scraps and didn’t really get into dangerous areas often enough.

Danny Graham -6

Graham as usual put a shift in but it was a difficult task up against Robert Huth. He had a golden chance in the first half which he should have buried. He made plenty of runs but wasn’t found often enough.

Adam Johnson – 6 (sub)

He injected a bit of extra life into Sunderland when he came on and he forced Schmeichel into a good save at his near post. Possibly should have started the game to Sunderland a bit more pace and quality from the beginning.

Steven Fletcher – 5 (sub)

Didn’t have a great deal of time on the pitch but he had a header loop high and wide late on

Anthony Reveillere– 5 (sub)

Came on for Jones but didn’t have as much to do defensively as Jones as Leicester were content with a point by that stage.

Man Of The Match – Lee Cattermole

Hard to really pick a man of the match as the game lacked quality in the final third, but for his sheer presence and tenacity in the middle of the park we’ll give it to Lee Cattermole.

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