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Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-0 Hull (Hull win on pens) - Black Cats punished for poor finishing

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Sunderland went out of the League Cup on penalties today against Hull after failing to put away their chances from open play. Here’s how Jimmy Lowson rated the Lads out of ten after today’s game.

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Lee Burge: 6/10

Struggled with his kicking, but didn’t have a meaningful save to make in normal time.

Jordan Willis: 7/10

Great all round performance. Was dominant in the air and looked confident joining attacks going forwards.

Bailey Wright: 7/10

Kept Tom Eaves quiet before his withdrawal, played with decent aggression and remains a calming presence when we look to build attacks out from the back.

Tom Flanagan: 5/10

The weak link in the team. Had difficulties dealing with Mallik Wilks’ pace and once again looked uncomfortable in possession.

Luke O’Nien: 5/10

Started excellently setting up an early chance and producing a quite brilliant cross soon after, before being exposed defensively in the second half, was lucky to avoid conceding a penalty.

Max Power: 7/10

Another smart passing display, Power was the more advanced of our two central midfielders and seemed to enjoy the greater responsibility in attack.

George Dobson: 6/10

Tidy with the ball, reckless at times without it, conceding needless fouls.

Denver Hume: 7/10

Night and day from preseason. Looked confident linking up with Power and showed a much improved final ball throughout, had one of his best games tackling too.

Aiden O’Brien: 7/10

Squandered a brilliant chance one-on-one, but looked good outside of that. Showcased his great quick feet often, and was unlucky not to have an assist within 15 seconds of his competitive debut.

Chris Maguire: 6/10

Loses a mark for missing an absolute sitter, could also have registered an early assist with better finishing from his teammates. Was his usual creative self all afternoon.

Will Grigg: 7/10

Looks re-energised this season. Was unlucky to have goal harshly chalked off early and battled more than last term, Grigg is finally getting on the end of chances in a Sunderland shirt.

(SUB) Charlie Wyke: 6/10

Had a great effort saved, barely saw the ball in his 15-minute cameo outside of that.

(SUB) Lynden Gooch: 4/10

A quite awful cameo, overhit passes, conceded dumb fouls and just never got to the grips with the game.

Man of the Match

Max Power

George Honeyman: 7/10

Didn’t create any chances, gave away the ball quite a bit, but boy does that lad graft. He gets the usual for being such a great human.