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Player Ratings: Sunderland 1 - 1 AFC Wimbledon - Lee Johnson’s men drop more points in listless showing

A makeshift Sunderland side stumbled to a draw against the visitors from South London at the Stadium of Light this evening. Here’s how Jimmy Lowson rated the lads

Sunderland v AFC Wimbledon - Sky Bet League One Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Lee Burge: 5/10

Looked unconvincing parrying chances back out into danger and lost his duel moving too early when Joe Pigott scored from the spot.

Conor McLaughlin: 3/10

Didn’t show enough composure or quality, tried do too much and went for a Hollywood pass that didn’t come off too often and gave away the ball a lot as well.

Dion Sanderson: 6/10

Passed well, if perhaps a bit too cautiously and showed good instincts on the odd occasion Wimbledon attacked Sunderland’s right hand side.

Bailey Wright: 7/10

Scored a wonderful half volley to pull Sunderland level, in an otherwise unspectacular performance. Wright’s passing was mostly accurate and safe, and he didn’t have to do too much defending.

Callum McFadzean: 4/10

Made two dreadful mistakes back-to-back to giveaway a needless penalty. Was sloppy in possession and offered little threat going forwards.

Grant Leadbitter: 3/10

Outside of one excellent early ball Leadbitter disappointed. His decision-making was mostly poor, too often like McLaughlin, Leadbitter looked for the defence-splitting pass too early rather than drawing players out of position to create space.

George Dobson: 5/10

Barely had a positive effect on the game. Dobson did find himself in dangerous areas a few times, but was let down by his touch or ability to see a final paas.

Elliot Embleton: 6/10

Took good risks to try and set up his teammates, had a majority of Sunderland’s best passes on the night,

Jack Diamond: 6/10

Showed his game-changing dribbling ability once or twice, but for the most part Diamond was restricted, like a lot of his teammates he was too impatient and gave the ball away cheaply.

Aiden O’Brien: 6/10

Was the one Sunderland player who seemed to find time and space in the final third at ease, unfortunately he couldn’t always use that time to create a goal-scoring chance.

Will Grigg: 5/10

Barely involved in Sunderland’s build-up, missed the couple half chances he had to score.

(SUB) Lynden Gooch: 6/10

Was lively and aggressive in his pressing, but didn’t have many moments to attack the Wimbledon backline.

(SUB) Mitch Curry: 5/10

Botched his first touch on his one half chance to score.

(SUB) Jordan Willis: 5/10

Looked awkward in a strange cameo at right back.

Man of the Match

Bailey Wright

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