Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Sunderland: Player ratings as defensive effort earns point

Grabban missed a good chance to make it 2-0
Grabban missed a good chance to make it 2-0
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Sunderland claimed a tense draw at Hillsborough to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Here's how the Black Cats rated...

JASON STEELE

Perhaps caught flat-footed for the equaliser but it was a strike of outstanding quality that would have beaten most. 6

BILLY JONES

Struggled to cope with Adam Reach, who was relentless in his raids up the left wing. Won a lot in the air. 5

TYIAS BROWNING

Superb at the back. A defender of real stature depsite his age. Strong in the air and decisive with the ball on the ground. 8

LAMINE KONE

Outstanding all evening, a shame that his loose pass would lead to Wednesday's equaliser. 7

BRENDAN GALLOWAY

Booked for a rash challenge but a good defensive display and generally had the better of Ross Wallace. 6

GEORGE HONEYMAN

Tireless down the right and showed excellent composure again in front of goal. Offered Jones much needed cover. 7

LEE CATTERMOLE

Some poor passing in the first half wasted promising openings but off the ball typically tenacious. 6

DIDIER NDONG

Brilliant energy off the ball, doing his best to haul side up the field with his pressing. He and Cattermole were overrun in the latter stages. 7

AIDEN McGEADY

Set pieces caused the Owls all sorts of problems and chalked another assist. Lost the ball too regularly, however. 6

JAMES VAUGHAN

Should have hit the target early in the second half but offered his side an outlet in the air again. 6

LEWIS GRABBAN

Missed a glorious chance in the first half and faded in the second. His vision offered a threat on the counter early on. 5

Subs: Ruiter, Khazri (McGeady, 78), Matthews, O'Shea, Gibson (Cattermole, 87), Gooch (Grabban, 83), Asoro

Sheffield Wednesday XI: Westwood; Hunt, Lees, Pudil, Reach; Jones, Bannan, Abdi, Wallace; Hooper, Winnall

Subs: Wildsmith, Fox, Rhodes (Winnall,70) , Fletcher (Abdi, 45), Palmer (Hunt, 83), Matias, Boyd