Jon McLaughlin: 4/10
When it rains it pours. Another match altering mistake from the Scotland international.
Conor McLaughlin: 5/10
Mixed bag again. At times McLaughlin looked like our most composed player, at other points in the match he was hoofing the ball away aimlessly.
Jordan Willis: 6/10
Solid if unspectacular, a couple excellent defensive headers were the highlight of a forgettable performance.
Joel Lynch: 5/10
Picked up a cheap yellow card and struggled at times with the movement of Lincoln’s front three.
Laurens De Bock: 3/10
A total embarrassment defensively, lacking any awareness, physical strength or footballing intelligence.
Max Power: 5/10
The one Sunderland player who showed both intent and calmness in the Imps’ half, still guilty of trying to force play too often.
Dylan McGeouch: 4/10
For all his excellent positioning and instincts at some point a holding midfielder has to show some fight and aggression, the Scotsman showed neither.
Luke O’Nien: 5/10
Needs to play with more intelligence in and out of possession.
Chris Maguire: 4/10
Set the tone for an awful afternoon with some of the worst, most lazy, unintelligent passing you will ever see.
Lynden Gooch: 5/10
Needed to show more quality with his final ball, once again the American squandered excellent crossing opportunities.
Charlie Wyke: 5/10
Struggled to hold up the ball or win aerial duels, unless bailed out by the referee.
(SUB) Marc McNulty: 5/10
A non-factor in the game
(SUB) Aiden McGeady: 5/10
Created little and wasted possession often.
(SUB) Will Grigg: 5/10