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Jimmy’s Player Ratings: Crewe 2-2 Sunderland - Jones & Maguire screamers rescue a point!

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Sunderland came from 2-0 down to score two screamers and rescue a point against Crewe this afternoon! Here’s how Jimmy rated the Lads.

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

Lee Burge: 4/10

The two close range goals Burge conceded was more down to awful defending than goalkeeping mistakes. But, Burger never inspired confidence, he spilled one tame shot, and was bailed out by Dion Sanderson and the offside flag.

Burge’s kicking and handling was nervy and indecisive all match.

Conor McLaughlin: 4/10

Looked our most competent defender in the first-half, without really playing with enough quality or aggression.

In the second-half McLaughlin was worse and a disaster after moving to left back, like the pitiful McFadzean before him, McLaughlin just couldn’t keep possession.

Dion Sanderson: 5/10

Was fortunate to get away with misreading Callum McFadzean’s inexplicable throw-in. Was guilty of getting too tight and misreading a lot of the play too.

Sanderson kept the score respectable in the second-half with some excellent last ditch challenges.

Luke O’Nien: 4/10

A total mess, his defensive awareness was appalling, physically he was dominated all match as well. Some of his passing was great, but that doesn’t excuse his miserable defending.

Lynden Gooch: 3/10

Just gave away the ball far too often. Gooch had some of Sunderland’s brightest attacking moments, but that hardly outweighs his suspect decision-making throughout.

Max Power: 5/10

Kept possession all match, but never really showed any ambition or drive in his passing.

Josh Scowen: 3/10

Story of his season, was busy, but lacked any real quality in possession

Callum McFadzean: 0/10

Where do you start?! What an embarrassment. It should be impossible for someone with his technique to play that badly. Weak defensively all game, careless in possession.

If this wasn’t the fourth or fifth dreadful showing from McFadzean, you’d consider the possibility he was throwing the match deliberately.

Aiden McGeady: 5/10

Gave away the ball a tonne, didn’t impose himself on that match enough either. He was better after half-time, he played an amazing ball over the top that Charlie Wyke nearly scored from.

Aiden O’Brien: 4/10

A couple nice flicks round the corner didn’t redeem his lacklustre hold-up play.

Charlie Wyke: 5/10

Uninvolved for large parts of the game, his link play was virtually non-existent. Snatched at the few half chances he had in the match

(SUB) Jordan Jones: 7/10

Scored a ridiculous, scarcely believable goal to give Sunderland hope. His pace and technique at close quarters gave Crewe real problems.

(SUB) Grant Leadbitter: n/a

Appeared to dislocate his shoulder straight after his introduction. Leadbitter appeared to be in real discomfort and took a long time to leave the pitch, after suffering what was clearly an extremely painful injury.

(SUB) Jack Diamond: 6/10

Caused problems with his pace and helped stretch the game.

(SUB) Chris Maguire: 8/10

Played one great ball to release Diamond and was unfortunate to see a couple brilliant free kicks wasted.

WOW!! His goal to rescue a point was somehow even better than Jones’. A sensational half-volley to bail out his teammates.

(SUB) Carl Winchester: 6/10

Added some composure and physicality to our midfield.

Man of the Match

Chris Maguire