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Malc’s Player Ratings: York City 1-1 Sunderland - Lads miss penalty late on to draw in Yorkshire

Dan Neil’s well-taken goal was cancelled out in the second half as Sunderland - who missed a penalty late on - drew 1-1 at York City. Here’s how Malc rated the Lads out of ten...

Lee Burge: 6/10

Nothing to do first half. Could have done better for their set piece equaliser, but he wasn’t alone in that.

Oliver Younger: 6/10

Got forward well, especially in the first half, and became an all-in wrestler late in the second. With the rest of the back 4, breached with a soft one.

Callum Doyle: 6.5/10

Class on the ball, but again caught ball watching for the equaliser. Huge prospect, and did no harm to his argument for a starting shirt.

Tom Flanagan: 5.5/10

The least notable of the defenders, and for me the most likely to get dropped for the season's start, despite his seniority. Did very little, and didn’t keep a clean sheet.

Tyrese Dyce: 5.5/10

Looked good early on combining with others down the left, but gave away the free kick when caught out in the 51st minute, then joined his mates in ball watching the in-swinger. Has potential.

Aiden McGeady: 6.5/10

Decent at times and hit the post in the second half, and showed other options when he went into central attacking midfield. Not his best though.

Dan Neil: 7/10

Got the goal in a well-worked move, and ran the midfield for large parts of the game. Looks like he has filled out well too.

Elliot Embleton: 6.5/10

Tidy and creative at times but made errors at others. Good to have him back.

Corry Evans: 7/10

Great midfield control for large parts of the game. A promising showing from the new lad.

Lynden Gooch: 6/10

Only lasted 15 minutes then withdrawn (hopefully as a precaution). Creative early on though.

Ross Stewart: 6/10

Should have had at least one goal but was industrious and played his part. We need other options though, quite clearly.


Jack Diamond: 6.5/10

Some good strong runs and looked a little less wild than he did at times last season.

Aiden O’Brien: 5/10

Should have scored but didn't, and is not a suitable plan B for when others cannot notch if this form continues.

Josh Hawkes: 6.5/10

Great runs and attacking intent. Another promising young lad who will no doubt feature, at least in cup games.

Benji Kimpioka: 6.5/10

Won a pen with his nimble feet but didn't convert it. Linked up well and made a difference when he arrived. Would like to see him used before OBrien next time.

Kenton Richardson: 6/10

Played well, nothing remarkable.

Man of the Match: Dan Neil

Midfield was his for large swathes of the game and he nicked a goal. He looks way more the part this season than last - let's hope that continues to be the case.


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