Sunderland's Jack Diamond (left) and Sheffield Wednesday's Tyreeq Bakinson battle for the ball during the Carabao Cup, first round match at Hillsborough.

Phil Smith's Sunderland player ratings as Cats lose at Sheffield Wednesday in Carabao Cup tie

Sunderland were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday – but how did each player fare for Alex Neil’s side?

The Black Cats boss made 11 changes to his starting XI following Saturday’s win at Bristol City, with Neil keen to give minutes to other members of his squad.

An excellent strike from Wednesday midfielder Dennis Adeniran put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute, before substitute Sylla Sow added a second after half-time.

Our chief SAFC writer Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings from the match at Hillsborough.

Here’s how each player fared:

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