Jon McLaughlin: 5/10
Caught out by Matty Godden’s accurate finish, didn’t have the best kicking day either.
Jordan Willis: 5/10
Hard to remember too many great moments from Willis outside of an early important clearance, one of many Sunderland players who didn’t show enough quality in possession.
Alim Ozturk: 5/10
Struggled with the pace of the game, was caught flat-footed for the opener, and got away with suspect defending during a late first half penalty shout.
Tom Flanagan: 5/10
Sunderland’s best defender on the day, but badly exposed with the ball, his touch and passing simply weren’t up to scratch.
Luke O’Nien: 6/10
Showcased his usual synergy with Chris Maguire and was among the team’s most tenacious and active pressers.
Max Power: 6/10
Another who got through a lot of work without the ball, Power’s passing inconsistent however.
George Dobson: 7/10
A typically industrious display in the middle, had the odd mishap in the middle, but played with intelligence and aggression for the most part.
Denver Hume: 3/10
A total disaster. Choked in the most important game of his career, looked timid with and without the ball.
Chris Maguire: 5/10
His corners were excellent, but his production in open play was totally lacking. A baffling no show from our most important player.
Lynden Gooch: 5/10
Struggled to create chances for himself or his teammates.
Charlie Wyke: 5/10
Used his physicality well and won a series of headers all afternoon, but yet again with Wyke, you have to mention a massive missed chance.
(SUB) Kyle Lafferty: 7/10
Made a real difference adding energy and quality to our attack.
(SUB) Antoine Semenyo: 4/10
Gave away two costly fouls, couldn’t impact the game in an attacking perspective.
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