How Sunderland's players performed in the Portsmouth draw

Phil Smith's Sunderland AFC player ratings: 'Stunning' performances go unrewarded in frustrating Portsmouth draw

Sunderland and Portsmouth shared the spoils in the battle of the promotion chasers - but how did the Black Cats' players perform?

Our man Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings on what proved to be a frustrating afternoon at the Stadium of Light. Scroll down and click through the pages to see who shone - and struggled - for Sunderland against Portsmouth:

Frustrating that Sunderland drew despite the fact their goalkeeper only had one real save to make in the game. His distribution was good, always offering an option for any team-mates under pressure. 6

1. Jon McLaughlin - 6

Frustrating that Sunderland drew despite the fact their goalkeeper only had one real save to make in the game. His distribution was good, always offering an option for any team-mates under pressure. 6
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Guilty of making the wrong choice on the ball on a couple of occasions, but did well against Ronan Curtis and Gareth Evans, with neither player making an impression. 6

2. Luke O'Nien - 6

Guilty of making the wrong choice on the ball on a couple of occasions, but did well against Ronan Curtis and Gareth Evans, with neither player making an impression. 6
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Improved in the second half but looked a touch off the pace for most of the game. Lost a lot of 50/50s but did OK against a tough opponent in Jamal Lowe. 6

3. Bryan Oviedo - 6

Improved in the second half but looked a touch off the pace for most of the game. Lost a lot of 50/50s but did OK against a tough opponent in Jamal Lowe. 6
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A couple of risky runs out from the back could have been costly but did well on his return to the side. No errors in defence and scored a good header. 7

4. Tom Flanagan - 7

A couple of risky runs out from the back could have been costly but did well on his return to the side. No errors in defence and scored a good header. 7
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