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Sunderland player ratings vs QPR

QPR pulled off an incredible late comeback to draw 2-2 at Sunderland, where goalkeeper Seny Dieng scored a last-minute equaliser. Here’s how we rated the Rangers players.

Seny Dieng: 9

He capped off a remarkable fightback to become the unlikely goalscorer and the first-ever QPR keeper to find the net, after taking a corner kick in injury time. Then pulled off a brilliant save to prevent Elliott Embleton in the 94th minute. Couldn’t do much against either goal after a nice save to deny Lynden Gooch with Ross Stewart after the rebound.

Osman Kakay: 6

Produced a superb crisp tackle to dispossess Jack Clarke but this was sidestepped too easily on some occasions. But again, his effort, commitment, and desire to keep plugging in and not hiding is extremely admirable.

Rob Dickie: 7

Booked for an awkward challenge midway through the first half and got rolled up by Ellis Sims for Sunderland’s second goal. Very good if not against the Everton man on loan, who was substituted after an hour, and the big Rangers centre-back was more than decent in the second half.

Jimmy Dunne: 8

Should have been more alert to deny Stewart a call to tap home a rebound but otherwise very good at the heart of defense as Sunderland’s dangerous front two were well contained in the second half. Made a brilliant block on the line to deny Sunderland a spectacular winner.

Niko Hamalainen: 4

A disastrous display in the first half, but improved slightly in the second. He looks out of his depth and was a passive presence on the left side, where he offered next to nothing in an attacking sense – although he did find Lyndon Dykes with a good ball which the forward didn’t have. couldn’t make the most of it.

Stefan Johansen: 6

Diverted the ball into Simms’ path for the killer second goal at halftime. Delivered some decent passes but had their hands full to deal with the impressive Alex Pritchard. Not helped by the number of visits to Hamalainen hospital in the first half. Replaced 10 minutes time.

Sat field: 6

Worked hard as ever in the middle of the park, trying to put out fires as errant passes from teammates put Rangers in trouble in the first half. I got a second wind in the second half as the Sunderland midfielder got tired.

Albert Adomah : 5

Missed a glorious chance to put Rangers ahead when he headed in for Olamide Shodipo’s cross at the far post. Addicted to the interval for Tyler Roberts.

Ilias chair: 7

Scored with a brilliant free-kick into the top left corner from 20 yards out to give Rangers a lifeline. He bonded well with Roberts at times in the second half and he can never be accused of missing or not wanting the ball. However, he is still guilty of taking too many touches. Configure Dieng’s EQ with a nice delivery in the box.

Lyndon Dikes: 6

Offered little value as a service with so few crosses coming in to attack. But he tied the game well and set up the move for the best first-half chance for his team which was dismissed by Adomah.

Olamide Shodipo: 5

Given the chance to start and didn’t do much to justify the decision. Struggled to beat a man consistently and was too easily dispossessed – and barring a cross to Adomah failed to deliver from the outside.

Sinclair Armstrong: 7

Made a huge difference when he came on in the last 10 minutes. Forced a fine save from goalkeeper Anthony Patterson following a frantic run that saw him clear Sunderland full-back Denis Cerkin. Forced the corner which led to the equalizer after earlier trying to score with an audacious bicycle kick.

Andre Dozzell: 7

Substituted for Johansen and did his 15 minute cameo well. Used the ball well and was involved in setting up the equaliser.

Tyler Robert: 8

Exceptional after being introduced after half-time. Rangers look so much more of a threat going forward and should have scored after finding space in the box but shooting wide. Set up the goal for Chair with a nice 70-yard run down the middle and was hacked on the edge of the box. He will be a very good signing when he is fully fit.