Jon McLaughlin: 6/10
Did fairly well after the goal conceded. Looking calmer and more confident as time wears on.
Denver Hume: 6/10
Took time to get a rhythm going but struggled to have a decisive impact. Similar to Gooch in the way his style can be anticipated to some extent and his best asset is his raw pace and directness. Took one for the team though, and you get a point for that
Tom Flanagan: 6/10
Steady for the most part. Doesn’t stray far from his post, makes some good challenges and the odd pass.
Alim Ozturk: 5/10
Got left behind for Fleetwood’s goal, and nearly allowed a second 10 minutes later. Lacks pace and sharpness.
Jordan Willis: 6/10
Caught out for Fleetwood’s goal but put a shift in despite it. Has some crazy acceleration for a man plying his trade as a CB. Managed to lay on a couple of chances
Luke O’Nien: 6/10
Boisterous as ever but a dubious end product, but since he’s not a striker it’s hard to judge him overly much.
Max Power: 7/10
Put a shift (and his boot) in to set the tone. You love to see it. A few speculative efforts on goal before he scored.
George Dobson: 6/10
Did well to track back at the drop of a hat and help dictate the midfield in Sunderland’s half. Did his part to contribute.
Chris Maguire: 7/10
Becoming increasingly pivotal for Parkinson’s Sunderland. Calm and creative, always looking for a way in, but visibly tires after an hour of busting a gut. Fair play.
Lynden Gooch: 5/10
Wasteful in possession and even greedy at times. His direct approach can sometimes be stifling as his opponents quickly study up on his style of play, and his eagerness to contribute gets the best of him.
Charlie Wyke: 5/10
Seemed to be there when it counted in the first half, had vision for some good passes that could have led to something more, but it simply isn’t enough. Can’t seem to get his way with the ball in the box, and it’s costly
(SUB) Antoine Semenyo: 6/10
Composed for the most part, but made some fairly glaring errors. Nothing to write home about.
(SUB) Kyle Lafferty: 5/10
Brought on to give our attack a boost but he wasn’t able to do it.
(SUB) Duncan Watmore: 5/10
See above. Another ineffective appearance as a substitute from Watmore.
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