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Chris’ Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-2 Charlton Athletic - no late comeback for the Lads

Here’s how Chris rated the Lads as Josh Scowen’s late goal wasn’t enough to salvage a point at the Stadium of Light against Charlton Athletic.

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Lee Burge: 5/10

Didn’t really have a save to make other than the goals and will be disappointed with being unable to stop the opener.

Max Power: 6/10

Was moved around the field throughout the afternoon and kept trying to drive the team on. Looked much more comfortable once he was moved back into the middle.

Dion Sanderson: 6/10

Had a battle today and looked comfortable at times and looked second best at others.

Luke O’Nien: 6/10

Similar afternoon to his partner at the back, had a battle this afternoon and had periods of looking on top and odd moments of looking second best.

Callum McFadzean: 6/10

One of his better games in a Sunderland shirt. Good work rate and got up to support McGeady well at times.

Carl Winchester: 6/10

Went about his work quietly but never seemed to give away possession. Needed more drive in midfield once we went behind.

Josh Scowen: 6/10

Looked busy all afternoon and maybe lacked a final ball after getting into good positions. Followed up well to score his goal.

Lynden Gooch: 5/10

Worked hard but frustrating in possession. Appeared he switched off for Charlton’s second in the confusion that was our first set of substitutions.

Aiden McGeady: 6/10

Looked dangerous on the ball and beat his man on a number of occasions, but just didn’t have a final ball.

Aiden O’Brien: 5/10

Just didn’t seem to be able to get into the game, whenever it went up to him it just didn’t stick and help us get up the pitch.

Charlie Wyke: 6/10

On another day he could have had a couple by the 20 minute mark but Amos was great between the stick for Charlton. Worked hard running the channels and deserved more today.


Substitutes

Conor McLaughlin: 6/10

Steady as ever, whipped a great ball in that nobody could get on the end of in the later stages.

Jordan Jones: 6/10

Looked dangerous but didn’t really create any clear cut chances.

Denver Hume: 6/10

Needs games under his belt and hit a couple of crosses straight at the keeper. Looking forward to when he’s fully fit.

Ross Stewart: 6/10

We went long as soon as he entered the field and almost got some joy out of it, but supply wasn’t good enough.


Rate The Manager: 5/10

Not sure the reasons behind the team selection but I’d have like to have seen the team that started at Peterborough get the nod for today. The substitutions also looked like a mess and possibly led to going two down.

Despite that, we could have it wrapped up early on and Burge has made a howler for the opener. We didn’t get the big moments right on the pitch.

Man Of The Match

Aiden McGeady - he had an off day, but then again so did the whole side and he looked our most dangerous threat.

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