Sunderland endured a frustrating 3-1 loss at the hands of Lincoln City in League One on Tuesday night, courtesy of a hat-trick from old boy Chris Maguire.
It was a game that saw both Carl Winchester and manager Lee Johnson sent off for the hosts, in what was a damaging defeat for their promotion hopes. Using statistical experts SofaScore, The Transfer Tavern have now analysed who the three worst performers (to have played 45 minutes or more) for the Black Cats were on a disappointing night:
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Admittedly joint-second in terms of rating, Patterson was given a 5.9 by SofaScore.
The goalkeeper only managed to make one save all game, and lost possession of the ball twice.
Conceding three goals, he would not have been happy with both himself or his defenders’ performance.
Diamond was also given a 5.9 rating by SofaScore, and was taken off on 65 minutes.
The midfielder lost out nine of his duels, and failed to record any shots on goal, while he also made no successful dribbles or key passes.
Diamond also lost possession of the ball 17 times, the joint-fourth most out of his teammates.
Unsurprisingly, Winchester was given the worst rating by SofaScore with a 5.5, after he was given a red card before Maguire slotted home the penalty for his second goal.
He lost three duels, and also failed to make a single clearance, blocked shot or key pass, while giving the ball away four times.
It was a night to forget for him, and for SAFC supporters in general.
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