Player ratings - Swansea 1 Sunderland 1

Swansea City's Nelson Oliverira holds off challenge from Sunderland's Jordi Gomez and Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson
Swansea City's Nelson Oliverira holds off challenge from Sunderland's Jordi Gomez and Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson

SUNDERLAND reporter Chris Young gives his verdict after the Black Cats registered a 12th Premier League draw of the campaign, at Swansea.

Pantilimon 7 - Excellent saves to deny Gomis in the first half and Oliveira at the death.

Reveillere 6 - Lost Ki for the equaliser, although got forward well during the first half.

Vergini 7 - Looking much happier with life back in central defence and was solid alongside O’Shea.

O’Shea 8 - Made several timely blocks and produced an excellent last-gasp tackle to deny Taylor.

van Aanholt 6 - Too many crosses came in from the right-hand side throughout and Sunderland eventually paid the price.

Bridcutt 6 - Did a lot of the dirty work, although produced a couple of sloppy passes as well.

Gomez 6 - Ball retention was poor during the second half when Sunderland needed to be sharper to relieve the pressure.

Larsson 6 - Excellent defensively, but like Gomez, too many stray passes in the second half.

Alvarez 7 - Full of confidence after his goal at Fulham and worried Swansea, particularly in the opening 45 minutes. (Johnson 6 - Marked tightly by Naughton and couldn’t change the flow of the second half.)

DEFOE 8 - Sunderland had one shot on target and scored from it, with a classic Defoe goal. What a difference he has already made.

Graham 7 - Held the ball up well and worked hard. Almost grabbed his first Sunderland goal, only to be denied by a brilliant tackle from Williams. (Fletcher 5 - Unable to offer any attacking threat in the closing stages).

SWANSEA: Fabianski 6, Naughton 7, Fernandez 7, Williams 7, Taylor 7 (Rangel 6), Cork 6, Ki 8, Dyer 8, Shelvey 8 (Oliveira 6), Barrow 5 (Montero 6), Gomis 6