Player ratings as woeful marking and another needless red push Sunderland closer to drop

Sunderland v Preston at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland v Preston at the Stadium of Light.

A ten-man Sunderland let in two goals against Preston North End at the Stadium of Light today.

Another defeat leaves the Black Cats five points adrift with eight games left to play.

Scroll through our gallery of player ratings above to see how they fared - and which marks our SAFC writer Phil Smith gave them out of 10.

For full reaction from today’s game, check out our live blog here.