Late sucker punch as Rooney gets off to unfortunate start as new head coach.

Ratings from Teeside:

John Ruddy (7) – Some important saves in the second half but couldn’t do anything with the late winner.

Dion Sanderson (6) – Had to make some last ditch tackles and interceptions. Played in a high line and did fine.

Cody Drameh (5) – Left a few gaps down the right side at times and it felt like he was too occupied in the attacking third.

Kevin Long (6) – To his credit in this riskier system he coped well. Didn’t look out of place.

Emmanuel Longelo (6) – Was able to roam forward down the left and put in some decent crosses.

Krystian Bielik (6) – Sat in front of the back four and used the ball well. No trouble with what his new coach asked him to do.

Ivan Sunjic (6) – His pressing was extremely useful and covered both boxes really well. Some good interceptions and last ditch tackles at points.

Gary Gardner (6) – His first start in an age and had to cover when Longelo charged forward.

Jay Stansfield (5) – Didn’t prove to be a major threat to the home defence and didn’t have the service to effect proceedings.

Scott Hogan (5) – Some decent movement here and there but no real chances to trouble the home net.

Siriki Dembele (5) – Played centrally and struggled to have an impact. Would’ve wanted to play in his familiar left wing role.

Juninho Bacuna (for Gary Gardner) (5) – Brought on to occupy the midfield but had no impact.

Oliver Burke (for Siriki Dembele) (5) – Was afforded the ball a few times but didn’t use it well enough.

Koji Miyoshi (for Scott Hogan) (5) – Little threat on the time he was on the pitch.