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Sunderland U21 vs Leeds United – Player Ratings

2K4YDF4 Sunderland, UK. 4th October 2022Sunderland’s Amad Diallo during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Blackpool at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland on Tuesday 4th October 2022. (Credit: Michael Driver | MI News) Credit: MI News & Sport /Alamy Live News

Despite some familiar names to fans of the first team making an appearance for the U21s against Leeds United last night, Sunderland fell to a defeat by a goal to nil.

Here’s how the Black Cats faired individually at the Stadium Of Light.

 1. Jacob Carney 6

The goalkeeper put in a good performance in the first half after being tested on a few occasions but could’ve done better with the goal, as he was beat at the near post.

 2. Trai Hume 6

A solid outing from the Northern Irishman, with no mistakes up against a tricky winger in Gnonto.

 3. Dennis Cirkin 5

Some positives at times but was found out at times defensively receiving a yellow card as he continues his journey back to full fitness.

 4. Edouard Michut 7

The PSG loanee performed to a decent level at the base of the midfield, the highlight being a first half goal line clearance.

 5. Zac Johnson 6

Mixed performance after some good interceptions and composed play on the but a late challenge and some poor defensive mistakes.

 6. Bailey Wright (C) 7

Led the defence well at the back with no real mistakes as the Australian international hopes to keep himself in contention for the upcoming World Cup.

 7. Jay Matete 7

Solid performance in the midfield and controlled the game well.

 8. Abdoullah Ba 7

Kept the ball well in the middle of the park with some promising moments going forward following his substitute appearance away to Swansea on Saturday.

 9. Amad Diallo 7

Decent performance out wide on the right with the Manchester United loanee showing some nice tricks, but he lacked end product in the final third.

10. Leon Dajaku 6

Provided an out ball at times and had some opportunities, scoring in the first half but it was ruled out correctly for offside.

11. Jewison Bennette 7

Lively performance out on the left-hand side for the new Costa Rican signing and one to definitely watch for the future.