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Sunderland 2 - 2 Crystal Palace: Player Ratings

Sunderland stole a late point against Crystal Palace this evening to move out of the bottom three on goal difference. Vote in the poll at the bottom of the article for your man of the match.

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Vito Mannone - 6

Couldn't really be faulted for either goal and made a good save in the first half. Still doesn't look very assured as the number one though.

Patrick van Aanholt - 5

Got beaten too easily by Zaha in the build up to Palace's equaliser. Wasn't up to his usual standard going forward either.

John O'Shea - 6

Wasn't on long enough to make that much of an impression, great tackle on Zaha just before he went off though.

Lamine Kone - 6

Probably the shakiest he's looked since his arrival which was possibly down to the early defensive shake up and the fact that him and Kaboul have never played together. Didn't make any crucial mistakes though so nothing to be too concerned about.

DeAndre Yedlin - 5

For an attacking full back who gets into the positions he does, his crossing was atrocious and he doesn't make the most of the situations he gets in to. Not that bad defensively but still a very frustrating performance.

Jan Kirchhoff - 8 (Man of the match)

A class above anyone else in a red and white shirt and the team looked like they missed his presence when he left the field. With games running out, he's just as important to our survival chances as the likes of Defoe given how calm he is and his range of passing.

Jack Rodwell - 7

Started brightly and you feel his early booking hampered his play somewhat. He still needs to be a bit more decisive with his passing though as his hesitation led to our attacks breaking down on a couple of occasions. An encouraging performance nonetheless.

Yann M'Vila - 6

For the first hour he was doing well in terms of linking midfield and attack, also getting into good positions on the edge of the box. Like Rodwell though, he faded as the game wore on and gave the ball away cheaply on a few occasions.

Wahbi Khazri - 5

A frustrating night for Khazri, decent in the first half but wasn't very involved in the second. You do feel that he's the type of player who may drift in and out of games, before a burst of brilliance, so not a huge concern. We needed him to step up more as the game wore on tonight.

Dame N'Doye - 4

Did well to get the opener but, for the second game running, he offered very little. You can't knock how he doesn't hide and keeps working but that's not enough, especially at this stage of the season.

Jermain Defoe - 5

A few half chances came Defoe's way tonight but they only led to comfortable saves from Wayne Hennessey. Like most of the players though, he did well in the first half and brought other players into the game quite well but in game where we needed a second goal to kill the game off, he couldn't manage it.


Younes Kaboul - 6

Fairly assured on his return from injury and and playing an hour will have done him a lot of good. Hopefully he can stay fit for the rest of the season.

Fabio Borini - 7

Brilliantly taken goal to earn us a point that could prove crucial. He gave us some much needed impetus and proved a point to Sam Allardyce in the process. Deserves to start at Southampton.

Lee Cattermole - 4

Wasn't on very long but was pretty shocking whilst he was.

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