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PLAYER RATINGS: Portsmouth 2-0 Sunderland - Here’s how the Lads rated after poor performance

Sunderland deservedly lost today against Portsmouth, putting an end to their nine game unbeaten streak. Here’s how our man watching the match rated the Lads in red and white today.

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

Jon McLaughlin: 7/10

Made two top drawer saves, was caught flatfooted for Christian Burgess’ goal, but great outside of that.

Jordan Willis: 6/10

Stepped up in the second half when all his teammates shied away from the challenge of competing against a decent Portsmouth team.

Bailey Wright: 4/10

Started the game excellently, but regressed from there, was fortunate not to be punished for two poor first half errors.

Joel Lynch: 5/10

Seems to play below his ability levels every week, nearly gifted Portsmouth a goal after running away from the ball in the first half.

Luke O’Nien: 5/10

Positionally naive, ineffective going forward.

George Dobson: 5/10

Crumbled when the pressure was on in the second half, produced the most laughably rubbish piece of football I’ve seen since Don Love’s world class own goal.

Max Power: 5/10

Tried too much too often, another off passing day for Sunderland’s de facto skipper.

Denver Hume: 5/10

Mixed bag as ever, struggled with his crossing, yet looked more capable than most of his teammates in attacking situations.

Chris Maguire: 4/10

Repeated his Doncaster horror show, played with a slackness and carelessness that’s simply unacceptable in such a big match.

Lynden Gooch: 6/10

Like Hume, Gooch looked dangerous at times, but like the inexperienced full back his final ball and decision making let him down.

Charlie Wyke: 4/10

An embarrassing display, left his first touch in the North East and looked like a competition winner playing in his first ever professional football game.

(SUB) Kyle Lafferty : 4/10

Lost every duel, barely touched it, a complete spectator.

(SUB) Antoine Semenyo: 5/10

Deer in the headlights display, didn’t look prepared for men’s football.

(SUB) Duncan Watmore: 4/10

Barely had a kick, looked lightweight and soft on the odd occasion he had possession.

Man of the Match

Jon McLaughlin

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