Sunderland fans react to Robbin Ruiter's display as Hull City nab late draw

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson in action during the pre season friendly between Hibernian and Sunderland at Easter Road on July 9, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sunderland goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter left fans divided with a mixed performance at Hull City's KCom Stadium.

Goalkeeper, Robin Ruiter of Utrecht celebrates his team scoring a goal during the Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Utrecht and Ajax Amsterdam held at Stadion Galgenwaard on April 5, 2015...

Unfairly or not, plenty of fingers were pointed at Robbin Ruiter as Sunderland were pegged back by Hull City in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the KCom Stadium.

Former Black Cats midfielder David Meyler salvaged a point for the hosts with just eight minutes on the clock but it was not just the timing of the goal which left supporters making the trip back to Wearside with a bad taste in their mouths.

Although Meyler’s strike took a nick of the lunging Lamine Kone, question marks once again were raised about the quality of Sunderland’s goalkeepers.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson in action during the pre season friendly between Hibernian and Sunderland at Easter Road on July 9, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Ruiter, who was beaten at his near post in last week’s home defeat to Sheffield United, was left floundering again as a tame effort squirmed beyond his grasp.

The Dutchman, who joined on a free transfer from FC Twente this summer, produced a couple of fine first-half saves to ensure James Vaughan’s goal had Sunderland in an excellent position to pick up three much needed points.

Robbin Ruiter of Utrecht is congratulated be the fans after winning the Eredivisie Europa League Play off match between FC Utrecht and FC Twente at Stadion Galgenwaard on May 26, 2013 in...

However, in the eyes of many supporters, the 30-year-old glovesman did little to boost his hopes of a regular place between the sticks with another summer signing, Jason Steele, waiting in the wings.

The question, however, is whether Ruiter can fairly be blamed for being undone by a deflection.

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