Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2: Johnson and Defoe rescue point for Black Cats but who was man of match?

Lamine Kone defending
Lamine Kone defending
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Sunderland came back from two goals down to grab a potentially vital point at Liverpool.

Sub Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe with the late goals for Sam Allardyce's side

Wahbi Khazri made his full debut

Wahbi Khazri made his full debut

But who scooped the man of the match award?

Richard Mennear gives his player ratings here:

Sunderland: (4-5-1)

Vito Mannone: Made a wonderful stop with his legs to deny Moreno 20 minutes in. Smart double save in the second half. Could do little about the goals...7

Billy Jones: Gave the ball away just before the break and almost cost his side. He then did the same after 70 minutes and Liverpool doubled their lead...5

Lamine Kone: Made several powerful headed clearances in the opening stages. Impressed again at the back under constant pressure. MOM.....7

John O'Shea (C): Made several key interventions in first half under intense pressure. Poor defending from the full backs cost Sunderland....6

Patrick van Aanholt: Dragged a shot wide early on and then did similar with a free-kick. Under the cosh from there on in. Caught out for Firmino's goal.....6

Jan Kirchhoff: Started were he left off against City and made some great interceptions. Gave the ball away too many times though. Subbed....6

Lee Cattermole: Covered a lot of ground but Sunderland were far too deep first half. Poor in possession, often furthest forward. Can dominated....5

Yann M'Vila: Similar to Cattermole. Black Cats' game plan was to soak up the pressure. Had one break forward and blasted high....5

Duncan Watmore: Was subbed after 25 minutes after falling heavily on his ankle. Had mainly defended before being subbed.......5

Wahbi Khazri: His attacking instincts were restricted given how little of the ball Sunderland had. Provided Defoe with an assist....6

Jermain Defoe: So isolated in the opening half, Sunderland were camped in their own half. Tough going again for Defoe yet he popped up with the equaliser...6


Dame N'Doye (for Watmore, 25): Early sub for the injured Watmore, pushed wide right again. Booked. Didn't look comfortable on the wing.....5

Adam Johnson (for Kirchhoff, 66): Should have come on for Watmore. Made a big impact and scored from a free-kick with a fine effort...7

DeAndre Yedlin (for Jones, 75): Added some pace to Sunderland's right flank. Defended well enough...6

Subs Not Used: Pickford; Brown; Rodwell; Toivonen.

Booked: N'Doye (39, foul)

Goals: Johnson (82), Defoe (89)

Liverpool (4-2-3-1):

Simon Mignolet: 6

Nathaniel Clyne: 6

Dejan Lovren: 6.

Mamadou Sakho: 6

Alberto Moreno: 7

Adam Lallana: 7

Emre Can:8

Joe Allen: 6

Jordan Henderson (C): 6

James Milner: 7

Roberto Firmino: 7


Kolo Toure (for Lovren, 12): 6

Jordan Ibe (for Allen, 45): 7

Lucas (for Henderson, 87): 6

Subs Not Used: Ward; Benteke; Sturridge; Flanagan.

Booked: Moreno (82)

Goals: Firmino (59), Lallana (70)

Attendance: 44,179.

Referee: Bobby Madley (Wakefield) Didn't have many big calls to make. Steady enough....6/10