Jon McLaughlin: 5/10
Got away with one dreadful error, barely involved outside of that, faultless for Blackpool’s excellent opener.
Tom Flanagan: 5/10
Looked uncomfortable all afternoon bringing the ball forward, defended with a decent amount of tenacity.
Alim Ozturk: 6/10
Won a lot in the air, but looked terrified with the ball at his feet and put his teammates under all sorts of pressure.
Laurens De Bock: 4/10
For some reason Phil Parkinson thought it was a good idea to play De Bock up against the league’s best target man. Unsurprisingly De Bock struggled, he was dominated in the air and toiled defensively throughout.
Denver Hume: 6/10
Combined a great first half with a poor second, squandered a great opportunity after a Jack Alnwick error late on.
Luke O’Nien: 5/10
Played with greater confidence than most of his colleagues, still lacked any form of cutting edge in the final third.
Max Power: 3/10
Just couldn’t stop giving the ball away.
George Dobson: 4/10
Had no impact offensively, and whilst Dobson was unlucky to be sent off, his bookings were symptomatic of his lack of footballing intelligence.
Duncan Watmore: 6/10
Started the game horribly, but improved after being shifted further wide, used his pace and intelligence to help get Sunderland back into the game.
Chris Maguire: 5/10
Produced some excellent deliveries from corners, including the ball for Wyke’s equaliser. Poor in open play, looked too unfit to capitalise when Sunderland tried to counter.
Charlie Wyke: 6/10
Showed great technique and concentration for his goal, but looked unsure of himself when trying to link up with others.
(SUB) Lynden Gooch: 6/10
Looked sharp in his return, couldn’t quite have a game-changing impact.
(SUB) Will Grigg: 5/10
Nearly won a couple of free kicks and barely had a kick
(SUB) Grant Leadbitter: n/a
Came on in the dying minutes for Maguire.
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