How did the players fare in Sunderland's 1-0 defeat to Coventry?

COVENTRY (3-4-2-1):

Marosi 6; Rose 7, McFADZEAN 8, Hyam 7; Dabo 6, Kelly 7, Walsh 6, McCallum 6; Allen 8 (Bakayoko 79), O’Hare 7; Godden 7 (Shipley 90).

Subs (not used): Wilson (gk), Pask, Giles, Westbrooke, Biamou.

SUNDERLAND (3-4-2-1):

6 J McLaughlin: Didn’t have any chance with Godden’s winner and made a decent second-half save from Allen

6 Willis: Kept his composure despite being booed as he lined up against the side that sold him in the summer

6 Ozturk: Successfully dealt with most of the things that came his way at the heart of the Sunderland backline

4 Flanagan: Was badly at fault as he strayed out of position for Coventry’s goal, enabling to Godden to get in behind him

6 O’Nien: Ran himself into the ground down the right-hand side but wasn’t able to make an impact in the final third

7 POWER: Sunderland’s best player as he pulled the strings at the heart of midfield – thought he had equalised with his shot that clipped O’Nien

5 Dobson: Worked away diligently enough but lacked a bit of quality on the rare moments he found himself in space

6 Hume: Tried to get forward down the left-hand side but found himself well shackled whenever he attempted to get the ball into the box

5 Maguire: Was moaning at Power when Coventry fashioned their winner, but closed down the opposition all afternoon

4 Gooch: Chose the wrong option on a number of occasions, especially in the first half, which has long been one of his bad habits

5 Wyke: Never looked like getting the better of the Coventry defence despite putting himself about with his usual relish


5 Lafferty (for Hume, 69): Wasn’t able to make a difference late on, but has to come into the reckoning for a start against Gillingham

Semenyo (for Willis, 77)

(not used): Burge (gk), C McLaughlin, Lynch, Scowen, Grigg.

Man Of The Match: KYLE McFADZEAN – The imposing centre-half led a Coventry defence that shackled Sunderland’s attacking players from first minute to last.