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Port Vale v Sunderland - Carabao Cup First Round

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Player Ratings: Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland - Win sends the Lads through in the Carabao Cup

Despite a nervy finish Sunderland progress to the next round of the Carabao Cup. Here’s how @SafcMerch rated the Lads!

Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images

Anthony Patterson: 8/10

Looked to command his box and showed some tidy handling. Made one top class save late on.

Oliver Younger: 6/10

Seems a little uncomfortable at full back but stuck to his task well.

Tom Flanagan: 6/10

Won a few aerial battles and worked well alongside Wright.

Bailey Wright: 8/10

Pretty commanding return to the starting line-up. A fit, in form Wright would be a real big plus.

Ellis Taylor: 7/10

Caught out once or twice but otherwise very promising for a player his age.

Dan Neil: 7/10

We’ve got a real player on our hands here and he will have learnt a lot from a tough second half.

Luke O’Nien: 6/10

A quiet showing, but still plenty of effort and running.

Jack Diamond: 6/10

Inconsistent end product but did threaten at times.

Alex Pritchard: 6/10

Understandably rusty at times but showed a great bit of skill and vision for the opener.

Josh Hawkes: 7/10

Good finish to put us ahead and came close to a second following a great move.

Aiden O’Brien: 6/10

Blew hot and cold, but took a great penalty.


Subs

Will Grigg: 5/10

Similar to McGeady, not much he could do.

Aiden McGeady: 5/10

Not his game as Sunderland were on the back foot following his introduction.

Callum Doyle: 6/10

Given a tough time but battled hard.


Man of the Match: Bailey Wright

We looked decent until Port Vale scored, at which point Bailey stepped up and helped keep us together.

Port Vale v Sunderland - Carabao Cup First Round Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images

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