Sunderland move back into the play-off places after a ‘bore draw’ at Home Park against Plymouth.

In what was a crucial game in the race for promotion, neither side succeeded in breaking each other down.

It was a game of few chances, the main chance coming for Argyle when Niall Ennis took a first time shot from the centre of the area after a cross form Steven Sessegnon which was saved comfortably by Anthony Patterson 20 minutes in.

Argyle’s top scorer, Ryan Hardie also had a half chance 5 minutes from the break when he saw his header just go wide of the left-hand post.

Sunderland came out for the second half the stronger of the 2 sides but failed to create any clear cut chances.

Nathan Broadhead, however had a decent chance when he was played through by Corry Evans, but failed to beat the Plymouth ‘keeper.

Sunderland now see themselves in 6th place and in a decent position with 3 games remaining for the Black Cats’.

My Views

Well that was boring wasn’t it.

The fact that Wycombe also dropped points means that a draw isn’t so bad.

We are still in 6th place and it’s still in our hands as we have a game in hand against the 2 teams above us, but we need to make sure we make it count.

I still believe we can go up this year despite how poor that was today.

Player Ratings

Patterson 6

Didn’t have much to do but the fee saves he had to make, he did comfortably.

Carl Winchester 5

Did OK defensively, didn’t do much wrong however his passing was atrocious at times.

Bailey Wright 7

Didn’t put a foot wrong and did well to keep Hardie as quiet as he was.

Dennis Cirkin 6

Did OK defensively also and offered some good support going forward at times.

Corry Evans 6

I’d well to create one of our only real chances. His passing wasn’t great at times as usual.

Jay Matete 6

Too casual on the ball, had a great battle against Camara in the middle of the park.

Luke O’Nien 5

Gave away too many silly fouls and his passing wasn’t great either.

Jack Clarke 4

Failed to get passed his man on multiple occasions and kept giving the ball away time after time.

Elliot Embleton 6

Had a couple of half chances. One hit straight at the ‘keeper and the other sailed over the bar. Otherwise a quiet afternoon.

Ross Stewart 5

Quiet all afternoon as his drought continues. Had one half chance he dragged wide.

Nathan Broadhead 6

Poked dangerous on the counter many times in the first half but his final product was lacking.

Lynden Gooch 5

Came on for O’Nien in the right wing back position but failed to really make any sort of difference.

Patrick Roberts 5

Didnt do anything of note when he came on.

Dan Neil 5

Same as Roberts.

Man of The Match – Bailey Wright

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