How did the players fare in Sunderland's FA Cup defeat to Mansfield Town?

SUNDERLAND (3-4-1-2):

5 Matthews: Looked shaky in the early stages, but didn’t have any chance with the Mansfield goal – didn’t do anything to suggest he should be number one though

5 McLaughlin: Formed part of a backline that never really got on top of the Mansfield attack and seemed to be stretched on a number of occasions

4 Flanagan: Tried to be the vocal organiser at the heart of Sunderland’s back three, but repeatedly gave the ball away when he came out of defence

4 Sanderson: Allowed Lapslie to run across him for Mansfield’s winner and didn’t look particularly comfortable when he had the ball at his feet

5 Diamond: Improved after a slow start, although he should have done much better when he shot into the side-netting in the closing stages

5 Power: Got up and down the pitch reasonably well, but couldn’t exert the level of midfield control he would have wanted against League Two opposition

3 Dobson: A bitterly disappointing display punctuated by a series of poor first touches – has slipped down the midfield pecking order a lot since the start of the season

7 McFADZEAN: The one bright spot from Sunderland’s display – delivered three excellent crosses inside the opening ten minutes

4 Maguire: Tore around here, there and everywhere, but lacked the composure needed to succeed as a ‘number ten’ – was taken off in the second half

5 Graham: Was unfortunate with his early shot that hit the post, but should have scored when he headed against the crossbar

3 Grigg: Another utterly ineffective display from the Northern Irishman, who simply cannot kick-start his Sunderland career into life


5 Embleton (for Maguire, 65): Provided a bit more energy when he came on to the field and might well start at Fleetwood on Tuesday

5 Wyke (for Graham, 65): Should have done better with an 85th-minute header that was directed straight at Stech in the Mansfield goal

O’Brien (for McFadzean, 75)

(not used): Burge (gk), Willis, Leadbitter, Neil.

MANSFIELD (4-3-3):

Stech 7; Gordon 8, Rawson 7, PERCH 8, Benning 8; Maris 7, Lapslie 8, Charsley 7; McLaughlin 6, Bowery 7, Maynard 8 (O’Keeffe 81).

Subs (not used): Stone (gk), Menayese, Cook, O’Driscoll, Reid, Sinclair.

Man Of The Match: JAMES PERCH – The former Newcastle United defender will have enjoyed himself as he helped successfully shut down the Sunderland attack.