Jon McLaughlin: 4/10
Another goal conceded and more baffling decision-making from our number one.
Luke O’Nien: 4/10
Got forward well at right back, but did a miserable job in his primary role as a defender.
Tom Flanagan: 4/10
Defended well for the most part, but remains a maddeningly poor technician who can’t help but try passes beyond his capability.
Jordan Willis: 5/10
Felt sorry for Willis, he saw a tonne of the ball and very little movement in front of him, but that doesn’t excuse some of his sloppiness on the ball.
Denver Hume: 1/10
Even this feels generous, an all-time awful performance from a Sunderland full back.
George Dobson: 4/10
For every impressive run forward there was a poor touch or complete loss of concentration.
Grant Leadbitter: 5/10
The only moments of genuine attacking intent from Sunderland often came from raking Leadbitter passes, and yet he remains a sieve out of possession.
Lynden Gooch: 2/10
Gave the ball away time and time again.
Aiden McGeady: 6/10
Showed great character to bury the late penalty and proved a real nuisance late in the game when other Sunderland players were wilting.
Chris Maguire: 5/10
Produced the odd moment of quality, but like our other attackers was just far too quiet and uninvolved for large spells.
Will Grigg: 4/10
Looks bereft of confidence. Fluffed two big chances and struggled to control the ball at times. At least Grigg had the awareness to tee up Dobson to win Sunderland a late penalty.
(SUB) Conor McLaughlin: 5/10
Continued the disastrous start to his Sunderland career with another defensive horror show, McLaughlin did, however, manage a few decent crosses when Bolton parked the bus.
(SUB) Charlie Wyke: 5/10
Won a few headers after his introduction, but clumsily fell over when through on goal
(SUB) Max Power: 5/10
Ran around a lot, didn’t show much intelligence or quality.