Player Ratings & Comments: Defender bosses at the back as Sunderland edge close game

Six points against Oxford and Peterborough is an excellent return for a side desperate for automatic promotion.

by GMac88 Sunday, 27 September 2020 08:00 AM Comments

Leadbitter penalty Sunderland blog

It was a tight affair, one during which the homeside created few chances. Peterborough had more of the ball, more shots, and more genuine goal scoring opportunities but an excellent defensive performance from Sunderland paved the way for a match winning penalty, earned by Denver Hume and dispatched expertly by Grant Leadbitter.

From back to midfielder, the Lads were excellent. We're spoilt for choice for Man of the Match contenders with Tom Flanagan putting in one of his best performances in a red and white shirt, alongside the ever-imperious Bailey Wright. Leadbitter scored the match winner, but overall was excellent again to follow a successful return to the side last week in the win over Oxford. Denver Hume  was easily Sunderland's most potent and consistent threat, a threat which was enough to win the match winning penalty in the last ten minutes of the game.

Last week you voted Wright (7.7) as Man of the Match versus Oxford ahead of Lynden Gooch (7.5) and Jordan Willis / Luke O'Nien (7.3). Below is another opportunity for you to tell us what you thought about what happened yesterday. We use the ratings and comments to help us with future content such as this on Sunderland's defensive options (which has since reduced in the absence of Morgan Feeney).

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