The first-half finished goalless but both teams had chances to put their side ahead.
For Sunderland, Benji Kimpioka and Will Harris were wasteful.
Ethan Kachosa and Stephen Wearne were brought on at half-time but Sunderland went a goal down in the 53rd minute and faced an uphill battle.
Here, though, we take a look at how our chief football writer Phil Smith rated Sunderland’s players against Oldham Athletic:
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