Jon McLaughlin makes an important save against Scunthorpe.

Phil Smith's player ratings: Two Sunderland players get 8s despite late sucker punch at Scunthorpe

Sunderland let two points slip through their grasp after conceding a 87th-minute equaliser at Scunthorpe.

But who shone and who struggled for the Black Cats at Glanford Park? Our Sunderland writer Phil Smith has delivered his verdict - scroll down and flick through our gallerty to see how each player performed.

Never gave anything away defensively and laid on a fantastic cross for Maja to score. Put in some fine balls in what was perhaps his best Sunderland display yet. 8

5. Reece James - 8

Never gave anything away defensively and laid on a fantastic cross for Maja to score. Put in some fine balls in what was perhaps his best Sunderland display yet. 8
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Started brightly and scared the Scunthorpe defence with his direct running but couldnt sustain it as the game developed. 5

6. Lynden Gooch - 5

Started brightly and scared the Scunthorpe defence with his direct running but couldnt sustain it as the game developed. 5
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Defensively did well and made a number of clearances, but didnt control the game in the way that he is capable of. 5

7. Lee Cattermole - 5

Defensively did well and made a number of clearances, but didnt control the game in the way that he is capable of. 5
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Played his part in the equaliser but generally looked off the pace and struggled to impose himself. 5

8. Max Power - 5

Played his part in the equaliser but generally looked off the pace and struggled to impose himself. 5
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