Player ratings: Who scooped man of the match as Sunderland could only draw with Burnley at home?

Sunderland's survival hopes took another dent as they failed to beat Burnley at home.

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 4:09 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:04 am
Adnan Januzaj battles for the ball

The gap to Premier League safety is now seven points with just 10 games to.

Richard Mennear gives his player ratings below:

Sunderland (4-4-1-1):

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Jordan Pickford: Had very little to do first half, commanded his area well when called upon. Brilliant save to deny Vokes late on.....7

Billy Jones: Defensively sound but offered little going the other way. Missed an absolute sitter with his head. Booked....6

John O'Shea (C): Sunderland defence had hands full with Barnes and Gray, organiser O'Shea benefited from pace of Denayer alongside him.....7

Jason Denayer: Overall, impressed on his return to the side in central defensive role, with Lamine Kone out injured. Rare mistake late on, Pickford saved Vokes' effort...7.

Bryan Oviedo: Has done well since he arrived on Wearside and Burnley game was no different. Nothing flash, just gets on with his job.....7

Jack Rodwell: In for Didier Ndong. Lacked the energy of Ndong but helped keep pantomime villiant Joey Barton quiet first half. Kept Sunderland ticking over.....6

Darron Gibson: Tried to get Sunderland moving when he had possession. Made some important interceptions, another good performance. Booked....7

Seb Larsson: Didn't do enough to cause the Burnley defence any problems. Blazed a shot over from 6-yards second half. Superb cross for Jones' missed header.....6

Adnan Januzaj: Looked Sunderland's brightest attacking threat first half but final ball was poor. Denied by Heaton. Saw another effort go just wide...6

Fabio Borini: Played in his more favoured central role alongside Defoe. Saw one bobbled effort saved by Heaton first half, second Heaton denied him with brilliant save....6

Jermain Defoe: Clearly frustrated by the poor service to him. Had very few openings. Ball just wouldn't drop to him....6


Didier Ndong (for Gibson, 73). Added some energy and pace to the midfield but gave away silly free-kicks.....6

Wahbi Khazri (for Larsson, 77). First pass to Defoe was heavy, good opening.....6

Subs Not Used: Mannone, Manquillo, Djilobodji, Lescott, Honeyman

Booked: Gibson (58), Borini (81), Jones (86)

Goals: None

Burnley (4-4-2)

Heaton (C) 8, Ward 6, Mee 7, Keane 7, Lowton 6, Arfield 7, Hendrick 6, Barton 6, Boyd, 6 (Brady, 73, 7), Barnes, 7 (Vokes, 63, 7), Gray, 7.

Subs Not Used: Robinson, Defour, Flanagan, Tarkowski, Westwood

Booked: Barton (22)

Goals: None

Referee: Bobby Madley (Wakefield) Got the main decisions correct. Steady game from the official....6

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