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PLAYER RATINGS: Sunderland 1-1 Blackpool - Here’s how the Lads rated after draw with Blackpool

Ten-man Sunderland came from behind to claim a point against Simon Grayson’s Blackpool today at the Stadium of Light. Here’s how our man watching the match rated the players.

Sunderland v Blackpool - Sky Bet League One Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

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.

Man of the Match

Denver Hume

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