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SUNDERLAND reporter Chris Young gives his verdict after the Black Cats’ stalemate against Leicester City.

Pantilimon 6 - Got away with one in stoppage time, but had dealt well with Leicester’s set piece threat.

Jones 6 - Got forward early on, but couldn’t maintain that. Forced off with a thigh injury.

COATES 8 - Continues to make the most of his chance and is growing in confidence.

O’Shea 7 - Back in the side and more like his old self. Handled Ulloa and Vardy effectively.

Van Aanholt 6 - Unusually hesitant in getting forwards and Sunderland’s width suffered.

Cattermole 6 - Began in imperious fashion, yet seemed to be trying too hard as game wore on.

Larsson 7 - Several vital interceptions and almost netted with an excellent free-kick.

Bridcutt 5 - Got his first start under Advocaat, but didn’t convince he can fill the midfield void.

Wickham 5 - Touch was poor throughout and Leicester shackled him out wide.

Defoe 6 - Worked his socks off, yet suffered from familiar story of lack of service.

Graham 6 - Had Sunderland’s best chance of the game, but it was a deceptively difficult one.

SUBS: Johnson (for Bridcutt) 7 - Injected some creativity into proceedings.

Fletcher (for Graham) 6 - Only had scraps to feed upon.

Reveillere (for Jones) - On too late to influence proceedings.

LEICESTER: Schmeichel 7, Wasilewski 7, Huth 7, Morgan 7, Albrighton 7, Cambiasso, 7 Mahrez 6 (Drinkwater 6), King 6, Schlupp 6, Ulloa 6 (Kramaric 5), Vardy 6.