Jack Diamond impressed for Sunderland against Newcastle

Sunderland AFC U23 player ratings: Jack Diamond shines despite Newcastle derby defeat

Sunderland AFC suffered a two-goal collapse against Newcastle United U23s - but how did their players perform?

Despite the late heartbreak at the Academy of Light, there were several positive performances from Elliott Dickman's youngsters in a much-improved display. Scroll down and click through the pages to see how we rated the Black Cats in the Wear-Tyne derby:

Confident in his area and made some good stops. Little he could do about the goals. 6

1. Anthony Patterson - 6

Confident in his area and made some good stops. Little he could do about the goals. 6
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Had a tough afternoon against the lively Adam Wilson, but far from a worrying display. 5

2. Jordan Hunter - 5

Had a tough afternoon against the lively Adam Wilson, but far from a worrying display. 5
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Kept the usually effective Cal Roberts quiet for the most-part and covered Diamond's regular surges forward. 6

3. Jacob Young - 6

Kept the usually effective Cal Roberts quiet for the most-part and covered Diamond's regular surges forward. 6
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A composed head in front of the back four, the young skipper led by example. 7

4. Adam Bale - 7

A composed head in front of the back four, the young skipper led by example. 7
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