Neil Allen’s Portsmouth player ratings from the draw at Sunderland

Pompey battled back to secure a 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

Sunday, 28th April 2019, 2:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 3:00 am
Pompey player ratings from trip to Sunderland

Jamal Lowe’s effort on 24 minutes cancelled out Tom Flanagan’s early opener as it finished all square at the Stadium of Light. It took Pompey’s hopes of a top-two finish out of their hands with two games to play. Here are The News’ chief sports writer Neil Allen’s player ratings from the tense battle at the Black Cats.

Sensational display kept Pompey in it - 9
Pick of Pompey’s defence - 8 - BOOKED

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Intriguing battle with Wyke - 7
Stood firm throughout - 7
Focused on defending more than usual - 7
Energetic and tigerish, but careless with ball on occasions - 7
Unable to dictate Blues yet never stopped working - 7 - BOOKED
Comfortably Blues best attacking performer on the day - 8
Quiet afternoon, yet involved in leveller - 7 - BOOKED
Still seeking to rediscover top form - 6
Ran himself into ground - 6
No impact - 5 (replaced James Vaughan on 57 minutes)
Couldn’t make an impression - 5 (replaced Ronan Curtis on 66 minutes)