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).