Player ratings as Sunderland exit Checkatrade Trophy at Wolves

Elliot Embleton in action for Sunderland Under-21s.
Elliot Embleton in action for Sunderland Under-21s.
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Sunderland Under-21s are out of the Checkatrade Trophy after Wolves beat them 4-3 on penalties.

But how did the players perform? Richard Mennear gives his player ratings below.

Sunderland U21s:

Vito Mannone: Captain's performance from the Italian. Made several smart saves...7

Josh Robson: Steady at right-back. Didn't do anything flash but a solid performance....6

Michael Ledger: Had a difficult evening against Enobakhare but defended well second half...6

George Brady: Similar to Ledger. The pair had their work cut out against the powerful Wolves forward line....6

Tom Robson: Tried to get forward as much as he could. Defended well enough...6

Ethan Robson: Steady in central midfield. Wolves dominated the second half, though...6

Thomas Beadling: Superb goal to level the scores. Brilliant technique with his right-foot. Keeper had no chance...6

Elliot Embleton: Tricky in possession and caused the Wolves defence problems....6

George Honeyman: Not as influential as normal. Worked hard though....6

Joel Asoro: Should have done better with a first half effort. Caused Wolves problems at times but faded second half....5

Josh Maja: Led the Sunderland line. Was feeding off scraps second half....6

Subs:

Luke Molyneux: (for Beadling, 80): Went on a couple of mazy runs....5

Andrew Nelson (for Embleton, 72): Worked hard but didn't do much to influence the game....5

Carl Lawson (for Asoro 90): N/A

Subs Not Used: Talbot, Pybus, Wright, Casey.

Wolves U21s: Burgoyne, 6, Simpson, 6, Upton, 6, Johnson, 7, Delandes, 6, Ronan, 7, Herc, 6, Carnat, 7, Enobakhare, 8, Randall, 7, Gibbs-White,6.

Subs: Brown, Bresiln, Armstrong, Leak,Levingstone, Finnie, Delacoe.