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Sunderland AFC player ratings: Two 7s, four 5s for Black Cats in FA Cup draw at Walsall

It was a frustrating day for Sunderland as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Walsall in the second round of the FA Cup - but who shone and who struggled at the Banks's Stadium?

Our Sunderland writer Richard Mennear has dished out his player ratings - scroll down to see how each player performed.

Had next to nothing to do first half but was left picking the ball out the net eight minutes into the second, could do little with Cooks volley. Big save to deny Ferrier on hour mark...6

1. Jon McLaughlin

Had next to nothing to do first half but was left picking the ball out the net eight minutes into the second, could do little with Cooks volley. Big save to deny Ferrier on hour mark...6
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Good going forward on the overlap, a few stray passes out of defence though. Found it tougher second half, had to do more defending.6

2. Adam Matthews

Good going forward on the overlap, a few stray passes out of defence though. Found it tougher second half, had to do more defending.6
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Reasonably comfortable opening 45 but him and Flanagan both had work cut out second half, Cook dominating in the air..6

3. Jack Baldwin

Reasonably comfortable opening 45 but him and Flanagan both had work cut out second half, Cook dominating in the air..6
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Similar to Baldwin, Walsall posed little threat first half but a much-improved second half showing caused the SAFC defence problems..6

4. Tom Flanagan

Similar to Baldwin, Walsall posed little threat first half but a much-improved second half showing caused the SAFC defence problems..6
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