Lee Burge - 7/10
Bailed out his outfield teammates on several occasions. Including an outstanding early save from Liam Walsh, good anticipation one-on-one against Amadou Bakayoko and doing just enough to put off the striker from point blank range again.
Luke O’Nien - 6/10
Probably Sunderland’s most creative player and best individual defender, supported Chris Maguire well and excelled in his match-up with Brandon Mason.
Jordan Willis - 6/10
Another man whose competence, saved other Sunderland players from further humiliation. He swept up well and battled impressively against Bakayoko.
Joel Lynch - 4/10
Sloppy in possession, one of many Sunderland players who made a series of infuriatingly basic mistakes.
Denver Hume - 6/10
Produced a couple inspired runs forward and looked like Sunderland’s most dangerous player in a trying second half.
Grant Leadbitter - 3/10
Slack in possession and characteristically meek out of it.
Max Power - 4/10
Tried to play with energy and tempo, but just never ever looked threatening.
George Dobson - 3/10
Another maddeningly afternoon, the occasional brilliant switch of play was often overshadowed by appalling misplaced passes or terrible first touches.
Chris Maguire - 3/10
Started the game well, but it was his catastrophic brain fart that led to the corner Coventry scored from. Held onto possession for too long, too often, without ever providing a legitimate goal threat.
Aiden McGeady - 5/10
Another Sunderland player who didn’t show anywhere near enough care when protecting possession. Spent long spells of the game looking uninterested, not contributing.
Will Grigg - 5/10
Better than many of his performances this season, but still lacking in aggression and any semblance of goal scoring confidence.
(SUB) Duncan Watmore - 5/10
Looked sharper and more confident than in recent performances.
(SUB) Tom Flanagan - 5/10
Didn’t have to do much defending, as Sunderland pushed for an equaliser.
(SUB) Benji Kimpioka - 7/10
Sunderland’s saviour, showed great composure to bury his chance at the death.
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