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'Struggled' 'Poor': Phil Smith's player ratings as Sunderland drop two points against 10-man Shrewsbury Town

Sunderland squandered a first-half lead against 10-man Shrewsbury Town – but how did each player fare at The Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium?

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 10:11 pm

The Black Cats went ahead in the 16th minute when Alex Pritchard curled home a fine opener, yet Lee Johnson’s side couldn’t build on their advantage.

Shrewsbury were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half-time when David Davis was sent off for a late challenge on Nathan Broadhead.

Yet Sunderland failed to capitalise as Daniel Udoh scored an excellent equaliser after Sunderland failed to clear a throw-in.

The visitors did mount some late pressure but didn’t test Shrewsbury goalkeeper Marko Marosi enough on the night.

The result means the Black Cats missed the chance to close the gap on the automatic promotion places ahead of Saturday’s trip to Cambridge.

Our chief Sunderland writer has delivered his verdict on how each player fared at The Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium:

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