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Sunderland 0 Celtic 5: Player Ratings - Hoops stroll through Black Cats final pre-season warm up

Celtic strolled through this afternoon's pre-season friendly brushing aside a Sunderland team limbering up for a first league game on Friday.

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Sunderland 0 vs Celtic 5

Sunderland have completed their pre-season preparations with a heavy defeat against Scottish champions Celtic this afternoon at the Stadium of Light.

The friendly was the first summer fixture to be played at the ground which celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend since the visit of Ajax in 2008.

Brendan Rodgers side are in the midst of a Champions League qualifying round with a second leg to be completed against Rosenborg on Wednesday night but fielded a decent starting eleven.

Simon Grayson gave Sunderland fans their first glimpse of new signings Jason Steele, Aiden McGeady and Lewis Grabban.

Sunderland starting XI

Steele, Jones, Kone, Browning, Galloway, Khazri, Cattermole, NDong, McGeady, Grabban, Vaughan​

Subs: Mika, Love, O'Shea, Matthews, Gibson, Embleton, Honeyman, Asoro, Djilobodji, Stryjek

Celtic starting XI

de Vries, Ralston, Ajer, Tierney, McGregor, Miller, Kouassi, Ntcham, Hayes, Forrest, Sinclair

Subs: Gordon, Hazard, McCart, Armstrong, Rogic, Benyu, Bitton, Henderson, Hill, Ciftci, Aitchison

Player Ratings

Steele, 2/10 - Awful start to his Sunderland career. The only way is up from here I suppose.

Jones, 4/10 - Looked uncomfortable. One decent run up the right aside he had a bad afternoon.

Kone, 2/10 - Complete balls up for their first goal and not much better for the second. A few boos when he went off.

Browning, 5/10 - The better of the four defenders but to give him some leeway, he was playing next to a complete donkey.

Galloway, 4/10 - Again unconvincing at left back.

Khazri, 7/10 - withdrawn on 25 with a knock. Looked lively popping up across the front line.

Cattermole, 6/10 - Put the graft in but there's only so much he can do.

NDong, 5/10 - Struggled to keep up with Celtic's energetic midfield.

McGeady, 5/10 - Barely in the game.

Grabban, 7/10 - One of the more impressive players on the pitch. Was unlucky not to score in the first half.

Vaughan​, 4/10 - Missed another poorly taken penalty and then failed to put away the rebound. Desperate for a goal to get him going.

Honeyman, 6/10 - Alright I suppose. Came on for Khazri and didn't really let himself down.

O'Shea, 5/10 - Slow.

Asoro, 6/10 - Didn't do much of note.

Matthews, 6/10 - Wasn't on long enough to impact the game.

Gibson, 6/10 - Wasn't on long enough to impact the game.

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