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Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-1 Hull City - Poor showing as Mackems settle for a home point

Sunderland didn’t take advantage of results going their way elsewhere, having to come from behind to draw at home against Hull City. Here’s how Jimmy Lowson rated the lads...

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

Lee Burge: 5/10

How much of a pass should Burge get for making an awful error moments after suffering a horrible eye injury? That’s the dilemma here, ultimately he chose to play on and made a terrible game-changing mistake.

Outside of dropping a clanger Burge was excellent. He made a great save from Tom Eaves and showed great bravery and instincts to rush off his line in the incident that led to him being clattered by Mallik Wilks.

Conor McLaughlin: 5/10

Had the difficult task of trying to contain Wilks, but once again with McLaughlin the quality of his passing and play just wasn’t good enough.

Bailey Wright: 5/10

Looked to go long too early and too often, seemed too desperate to impose himself on the game rather than reading what was in front of him. Wright’s needless early booking typified his overly eager performance.

Dion Sanderson: 6/10

Slick and confident as ever on the ball, Sanderson loses a mark for his failure to deal with Eaves’ threat in the air and communicate effectively with Callum McFadzean.

Still on another evening where there was no standout Sunderland performer, Sanderson’s quality and instincts shone through in comparison to his inconsistent and ineffective colleagues.

Callum McFadzean: 5/10

Looked bright going forwards, but as always McFadzean’s difficulties came at the other end. The loanee was fortunate to escape embarrassment when Eaves hit the bar with a header after McFadzean watched him slip to the back post.

Grant Leadbitter: 6/10

In line with his other recent performances our club captain just wanted too much time in possession. Leadbitter wins back props for his clever vision and ingenuity to release Jack Diamond for the Aiden McGeady goal.

Josh Scowen: 6/10

Popped up intermittently with some genuine quality. Whether it was a clever switch of play or launching himself into a 50-50 Scowen had some great moments in the game, there just weren’t enough of them.

Max Power: 5/10

Power showed great determination to be first to the ball and win the free kick which we scored from, everything he did after that in the first-half was pitiful. His first touch was non-existent, his pass selection and execution was substandard too.

A second half move to right back strangely suited the skipper, his energy and ability to overlap created more space for Jack Diamond and he was unfortunate not to get an assist after an excellent low cross barely escaped Lynden Gooch and Charlie Wyke.

Jack Diamond: 6/10

For the third game running, at least, Diamond was Sunderland’s most dangerous attacker. Hull had no real answer for his pace and quick feet. There was end product too. Diamond’s hooked half-volley set up McGeady’s equaliser.

The issue with Diamond is the amount of mistakes he makes in the process of being a potential match-winner, it felt like no player at the Stadium of Light gave away the ball more.

Aiden McGeady: 6/10

Still flattering to deceive since his return to the first team, his header was brilliant, the timing, the surprising height on the leap and the accuracy were all first class. Yet he seems to lack his previous ability to beat players and take games away from the opposition.

Charlie Wyke: 3/10

The service into him was poor, when the ball was flung in his direction there was rarely a a red and white shirt within 20 metres of him, but equally it’s hard to remember one good moment for Wyke in the entire match.

(SUB) Remi Matthews: 5/10

A half-time replacement for the wounded Burge, Matthews enjoyed a much quieter 45 minutes than his predecessor and wasn’t required to make any noteworthy saves.

(SUB) Lynden Gooch: 6/10

His touch and movement caused Hull some problems, annoyingly there was rarely a quality final ball or major chance created by Gooch’s boisterous running.

(SUB) Chris Maguire: 6/10

Looked bright and nearly created a couple decent openings after replacing Maguire.

(SUB) Danny Graham: 5/10

Barely touched it in his 15 minute cameo.

(SUB) Elliot Embleton: 5/10

Another who failed to make an impact in limited minutes.

Man of the Match

Dion Sanderson

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