How did the players fare in Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Rotherham?

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

6 J McLaughlin: Made a good second-half save to deny Hastie just before the Rotherham forward scored – had no chance with the goal

5 C McLaughlin: Failed to impress as he was restored to the right of the back four and was replaced in the second half

6 Willis: Tried to hold things together at the heart of Sunderland’s back four but came under a lot of pressure in the second half

5 Ozturk: His alert thinking set up Sunderland’s goal, but he was at fault as he lost possession in the build-up to Rotherham’s equaliser

5 Hume: Tried to get forward down the left-hand side, but conceded possession cheaply on a number of occasions

6 McGeouch: Started reasonably well, but wasn’t a factor at all as the game bypassed him for much of the second half

6 Dobson: Faded badly after a bright opening and wasn’t able to get forward to support those in front of him in the second half

5 Gooch: Suffered a frustrating evening that saw little that he tried come off – his inconsistency remains an issue

5 O’Nien: Looked out of position playing in the ‘number ten’ role, an experiment that did not really pay off

7 McGEADY: Rolled a dreadful spot-kick too close to the keeper, but was still Sunderland’s brightest attacking spark by a distance

6 McNulty: Took his first-minute goal superbly, but wasn’t able to dominate the Rotherham defence before he was replaced


5 Wyke (for McNulty, 59): Added some physicality, but wasted a great chance after McGeady played him into the area

5 Maguire (for C McLaughlin, 69): Will be extremely frustrated that he did not start – and will surely be back in the side at Bolton

Grigg (for Gooch, 85)

(not used): Burge (gk), Flanagan, Leadbitter, Power.

ROTHERHAM (4-3-3):

Iversen 7; Olosunde 6, Ihiekwe 6, Robertson 5, Mattock 6; Wiles 6, Lindsay 5, Crooks 6; LADAPO 8 (Barlaser 90), Morris 6 (Smith 81), Hastie 7 (MacDonald 88).

Subs (not used): Price (gk), Jones, Wood, Lamy.

Man Of The Match: FREDDIE LADAPO – Provided the kind of guile and attacking vision that, aside from Aiden McGeady, Sunderland were lacking.