How did the players fare in Sunderland's 2-2 draw with Accrington Stanley?


6 McLaughlin: Made an excellent save from Smyth at the end of the first half and had no chance with either goal

6 O’Nien: Got forward to useful effect down the right-hand side but wasn’t always 100 per cent secure defensively

4 Baldwin: Was all over the place in the first half, recklessly conceding a penalty with a poor challenge on Smyth

5 Dunne: Just about managed to hold things together against the side he once played for, but wasn’t always comfortable

6 James: Was exposed defensively on occasion, but combined with McGeady to useful effect when he was on the front foot

5 Gooch: Disappointingly quiet for most of the night and will do well to retain his place against Gillingham on Tuesday

6 Leadbitter: Found himself trying to mark two or three players when Accrington broke in the first half, but battled away well

6 Honeyman: Took his goal neatly as he tapped home at the back post and tried to get into the box when he could

7 McGeady: Caused a succession of problems with his first-half crossing and produced a smart side-footed finish to level the scores

4 Wyke: Missed a gilt-edged opportunity early in the second half - it is no coincidence that Sunderland improved as soon as he went off

4 Grigg: His nightmare start to his Sunderland career continued as he failed to find the target with two excellent first-half chances


8 MAGUIRE (for Wyke, 53): Transformed the game in his time on the field, setting up both of Sunderland’s goals

Morgan (for Gooch, 77)

Power (for Leadbitter, 82)

(not used): Ruiter (gk), Flanagan, Cattermole, McGeouch.


Maxted 6; Johnson 6, Hughes 5, Sykes 5 (Richards-Everton 81), Donacien 6; Clark 6, Conneely 6 (Brown 68, 5), Barlaser 6, McConville 7; SMYTH 8 (Armstrong 68, 5), Kee 7.

Subs (not used): Zanzala, Nolan, Evtimov, Gibson.

Man Of The Match: CHRIS MAGUIRE – The Sunderland substitute was the catalyst for his side’s comeback, claiming two assists as he repeatedly pulled Accrington’s defenders out of position.