Hull City 1 Sunderland 1 - Player ratings

Sunderland's Jack Rodwell scores his sides equaliser during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium.

Sunderland's Jack Rodwell scores his sides equaliser during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium.

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SUNDERLAND reporter Chris Young gives his verdict after the Black Cats grabbed a point a fellow strugglers Hull.

Pantilimon 7 - Magnificent stop to deny N’Doye from point-blank range, just two minutes after Sunderland had drawn level.

Vergini 4 - Lost N’Doye for the opening goal and struggled when left one-on-one against Robertson (van Aanholt 7 - Made the equaliser, could have set up a winner. Why wasn’t he starting?)

O’Shea 6 - At least ensured Sunderland didn’t get a second to kill the game off.

Brown 6 - Had his hands full with Jelavic and N’Doye, but made a couple of smart interceptions.

Reveillere 5 - Unable to offer any attacking contribution from left-back. Better when switched to his natural right-sided role.

Bridcutt 4 - Was one of the chief culprits in Sunderland’s awful first half display, but seemed to finally get into his stride in the last half-hour.

Cattermole 5 - Earned a 10th yellow card of the season for petulantly halting the run of Meyler, earning him a two-match ban. (ALVAREZ 7 - Helped to change the game. Hull suddenly had someone to worry about, who was capable of creating something.)

Rodwell 6 - Understandably struggled out of position on the left until the substitutions, but was transformed after his equaliser.

Larsson 5 - Didn’t know whether he was playing out wide or centrally for much of the game, but battled.

Defoe 6 - Left to feed on scraps, for long portions of the game, although had a couple of snap-shots.

Graham 6 - The only Sunderland player who looked a remote threat in the first half. Worked the channels and put in a couple of decent first half crosses (Wickham 6 - Didn’t do anything necessarily threatening, yet worried the Hull defence.

HULL: McGregor 6, Bruce 7, Dawson 7, McShane 7, Elmohamady 7, Robertson 8, Meyler 7, Huddlestone 6, Livermore 6, N’Doye 7, Jelavic 7 (Hernandez 6).