Hutch’s Patch: Yedlin stars against Crystal Palace as draw feels like defeat

Jake: 'he can write more than one word a sentence!'
Jake: ‘look closely and you’ll see he can write more than one word a sentence!’

When does a draw feel like a defeat? Tonight, says Rob Hutchison</em>. ‘Yet we’re out of the bottom three for now. Feels like water slowly draining out of the bathtub, or death by a thousand cuts.’ Compare and contrast: Rob and Monsieur Salut, in his piece that will appear later at ESPN [now viewable at http://www.espnfc.com/club/sunderland/366/blog/post/2819708/deandre-yedlin-gives-finest-sunderland-display-vs-palace], broadly agreed on the man-by-man ratings, including a low-marking MOTM award for Yedlin …

Vito 6 edgy

Yedlin 7
enduring

Kone 6 lacklustre

O’Shea 6 unlucky

PVA 5 struggled

Kirchhoff 6
faded

M’Vila 5 laboured

Khazri 5 tardy

Rodwell 5 insufficient

N’Doye 5 scored

Defoe 5 offpace

Substitutes:

Catts 4 brief

Kaboul 5 nervy

Borini 7 STRIKE!

MOTM Yedlin, never stopped working but end product always lacking. Says it all if he was MOTM really.


Connor Wickham 8
predictable.

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