Hull City 1-1 Sunderland: Player ratings as new signings stand out again

Vaughan opened the scoring with his first Sunderland goal
Vaughan opened the scoring with his first Sunderland goal

A deflected effort from David Meyler forced Sunderland to settle for a draw at the KCOM Stadium.

Here's how the Black Cats rated...

ROBBIN RUITER

One outstanding save to deny Grosicki in the second half and his command of the area was reassuring throughout. Undone by a deflection for the equaliser. 6

ADAM MATTHEWS

Crossing needs improvement but was steady again in a defensive sense and rarely beaten by the talented Grosicki. 6

LAMINE KONE

Unfortunate that his deflection took Meyler's shot past Ruiter. Dominant on his return both in the air and the tackle. 7

MARC WILSON

Saved by the covering Kone with one lapse in the second half but has proven to be a calming influence in the Sunderland defence and looks very good at this level. 6

BRYAN OVIEDO

Not able to get forward as much as he would have liked but is settling into the side and Sunderland look stronger at full-back now. 6

DIDIER NDONG

Tireless display which was particularly important as his team faded towards the end. Could do more to influence in attack. 6

LEE CATTERMOLE

Some stray passing throughout. Not quite at top form but work-rate was important. 5

GEORGE HONEYMAN

Won the ball back well in some good positions but unable to carve out chances for team-mates. 5

JONNY WILLIAMS (Rodwell, 75)

Not as effective in the first half but when Sunderland got pushed back in the second half, he was the one to drive them on and relive the pressure with his passing and dribbling. A real asset and missed after he was taken off. 7

CALLUM McMANAMAN (Jones, 79)

Still short of match fitness but found a way to influence the game. Cross for Vaughan's opener was delightful and Hull couldn't handle him when he was able to isolate the defenders. 7

JAMES VAUGHAN (Gooch, 88)

Off the mark with a precise header, having done well to get clear of the centre-back. Isolated in the second half as Hull turned the screw. 6

SUBS

JACK RODWELL

Booked shortly after his introduction. Sunderland were penned in towards the end so little chance to make an impact. 6

BILLY JONES

Added another defensive body as the Black Cats held out for a draw. 6

LYNDEN GOOCH

Involved in a confrontation with Fikayo Tomori but didn't have the support up front to make an impact on the game. 6