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Martin’s Player Ratings: Peterborough 1-1 Sunderland - McGeady free kick rescues point for The Lads

Sunderland came from behind to nick a point thanks to a moment of magic from Aiden McGeady. Here’s how Martin rated the Lads in this afternoon’s crucial game at London Road.

Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Lee Burge: 7/10

Made a superb save from O’Nien in the first half, and read the game well. Couldn’t do anything for Peterborough’s goal.

Max Power: 6/10

Looked uncomfortable at right back – while he usually adds some control when in possession he played a sloppy pass in the first half that surrendered a chance to Peterborough.

Dion Sanderson: 8/10

Another top performance from the on loan defender, made a couple of great recovery tackles after his pace got us out of trouble.

Luke O’Nien: 7/10

Bit of a mixed bag from Luke today – some great defending at times coupled with a few hairy moments.

Callum MacFadzean: 5/10

A weak link defensively, dragged around too easily. Was pushed off the ball too easily for Peterborough’s goal – although could have been given as a foul another day.

Jordan Jones: 7/10

Very bright first half – drove at the Peterborough defence and caused numerous problems, including two yellows for the opposition. Starved of the ball in the second half, and just couldn’t get into the game.

Grant Leadbitter: 7/10

Superb in the first half, was at the centre of everything we did. As with others, struggled to have the same impact in the second 45.

Carl Winchester: 7/10

Composed on the ball and, like Leadbitter, had a strong first half. Didn’t have as much influence on things after the break.

Aiden McGeady: 8/10

Stunning free kick to level the game. Absolutely superb.

Ross Stewart: 6/10

Tidy on the ball but struggled to make his aerial advantage count. Brighter in the second half, but withdrawn on 70 for O’Brien.

Charlie Wyke: 6/10

Struggled to really get into the game – he was forced a bit wider than usually due to being paired in a two. Two long range efforts were the closest he got to goal.


Substitutes

Lynden Gooch: 7/10

Added some pace and energy as the pendulum swung back in our favour.

Denver Hume: 6/10

Nice to see him back in first team action after such a long spell out. Steady away.

Aiden O’Brien: 6/10

Hard working as usual, was brought on for Stewart.

Conor McLaughlin: 6/10

Steadied the ship and helped us get back into the game.

Josh Scowen: 7/10

Great work to win free kick from which we equalised, and some typically dogged tackles too.


Rate The Manager

7/10. The gaffer made an ambitious team selection, and I’m not quite sure it worked – despite a lot of controlled possession in the first half we didn’t threaten too much. He was a bit slow to react to Peterborough’s change in tact in the second half, but when he did his quadruple sub worked.

Man Of The Match

Aiden McGeady – moment of magic rescued a point which looked unlikely for a spell.

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

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