Player ratings as Sunderland spurn massive chance to close gap on relegation rivals

Aiden McGeady missed a crucial penalty
Aiden McGeady missed a crucial penalty
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Sunderland chucked away another survival lifeline against Norwich City on Tuesday night.

Ivo Pinto's late equaliser settled the scores after George Honyeman's opener.

Here's how the Black Cats rated...

LEE CAMP - A couple of troubling moments but generally kicked much better and seems a touch more at ease. 6

DONALD LOVE - Came through a tough examination after giving away a number of early fouls. End product was poor in attack. 5

LAMINE KONE - Very composed in defence and has some good moments covering. 7

JOHN O'SHEA - His lack of pace was exposed at times but held it together before being replaced. 6

ADAM MATTHEWS - Some good runs forward in the first half before being taken off at the break. Gave little away defensively. 6

LEE CATTERMOLE - Uncertain early on with some stray passes, but was disciplined in the second half. 6

GEORGE HONEYMAN - Right place, right time. Overall he was quiet but popped up when it mattered most. 6

OVIE EJARIA - Pressed really well but just lacked composure at the crucial moments. 5

AIDEN McGEADY - Penalty miss looked like it would be crucial but fought back well to force the opener. Always a threat. 6

LYNDEN GOOCH - Decision making was questionable at times but endeavour and pressing was excellent. 6

ASHLEY FLETCHER - Led the line impressively, winning the penalty, pressing well and showing good movement. 6


BRYAN OVIEDO - Fluffed a great opening when McGeady released him but defensively was sound. 6

JAKE CLARKE-SALTER - Sunderland looked very uncertain after O'Shea left the field and the equaliser seemed inevitable. 5