Lee Cattermole opened the scoring for Sunderland at Fleetwood.

Phil Smith's Sunderland AFC player ratings: Who shone and who struggled as Black Cats chuck away more points at Fleetwood?

Sunderland lost just their fourth league game of the season on Tuesday night - but how did each player perform in the 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood?

Our Sunderland writer Phil Smith has dished out his player ratings following the game at Highbury Stadium - scroll down and flick through our gallery to see his marks.

Had little to do but pick the ball out of his net twice. Made a smart block early on but that was the only other shot on target Fleetwood had. 6

1. Jon McLaughlin - 6

Had little to do but pick the ball out of his net twice. Made a smart block early on but that was the only other shot on target Fleetwood had. 6
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Looked like he could be a real attacking threat in the first half with Fleetwood struggling. Couldnt get forward in the second half but in truth was never beaten on his flank. 6

2. Luke O'Nien - 6

Looked like he could be a real attacking threat in the first half with Fleetwood struggling. Couldnt get forward in the second half but in truth was never beaten on his flank. 6
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Looked in good shape early on but struggled in the second half as Fleetwood improved their pressing significantly. 5

3. Tom Flanagan - 5

Looked in good shape early on but struggled in the second half as Fleetwood improved their pressing significantly. 5
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Started the game really well, using the ball intelligently and winning all of his battles. Made some good interceptions in the second half but found few outlets to offer possession. 6

4. Alim Ozturk - 6

Started the game really well, using the ball intelligently and winning all of his battles. Made some good interceptions in the second half but found few outlets to offer possession. 6
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