PLAYER RATINGS VS DONCASTER



After a decent performance, Sunderland were left rueing their missed chances as Darren Moore’s side stole a late equaliser.


Remi Matthews (6/10): Wasn’t tested at all in term of shot stopping until the last seconds and kept his distribution simple and direct. Overall Matthews hasn’t given Parkinson much more to think about, without making any mistakes.

Luke O’Nien (7/10): Offered another option in possession and plenty of energy. Linked up well with McLaughlin and Maguire on the right hand side.

Conor McLaughlin (8/10): Arguably McLaughlin’s best game for Sunderland today, being particularly effective in the first half. He got forward well and put in a number of good crosses, as well as showing great defensive awareness throughout.

Bailey Wright (7/10): Dealt with the physicality of Donny’s attack really impressively. Wright didn’t allow Doncaster to have any great chances, although they did look fairly toothless up top.

Tom Flanagan (6/10): Got through the game comfortably, without having to do too much. Managed to get forward a few times and provide a threat with his head.

Denver Hume (6/10): Got into the right positions, but his final ball let him down on a number of occasions. Doesn’t seem as composed as he did earlier in the season, and when McFadzean is fit it’ll be interesting to see who Phil Parkinson goes for.


Grant Leadbitter (8/10): A great performance from the club captain, topped off with an excellent goal. Grant rolled back the years with another exemplary performance, recycling possession well and using his vision to create chances throughout.

Josh Scowen (6/10): Dovetailed nicely with Leadbitter, doing the running for him and pressing intensely. Again didn’t show a lot of quality on the ball, but that wasn’t necessary with Leadbitter next to him. Lucky to not have a penalty given against him after a poor touch towards his own goal.


Chris Maguire (6/10): Showed glimpses of talent but looks sloppy and lazy at times. Probably came off ten minutes too late as we fought to defend the lead.

Lynden Gooch (6/10): Like Hume, Gooch’s final ball let him down at times. Worked hard of course throughout, but couldn’t create a whole lot.

Charlie Wyke (5/10): Nothing really stuck to Wyke today, looking cumbersome and off the pace. Pressed hard as usual, not allowing Donny to play out from the back.


Subs:

Elliot Embleton (6/10): Looked tidy in possession in limited minutes. Took a fierce shot that flew past the post which would have been fantastic.

Max Power (N/A): Came down to run down the clock and add defensive solidity, although that obviously failed.


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