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Player ratings: Dublin 3-23 Sligo 0-8

Conor Breslin does player ratings for the All-Ireland group stage clash between Dublin and Sligo at Breffni Park.

Conor Breslin does player ratings for the All-Ireland group stage clash between Dublin and Sligo at Breffni Park.

Stephen Cluxton
Was only troubled once in the entire 70 minutes with a goal shot from Pat Spillane that edged wide. Had very little to do after that. 7/10

Daire Newcombe
Took a while to get going allowing Sligo’s full-forward line to find space easy in the opening 10 minutes. Once Dublin shut up shop, he found his groove. 7/10

Michael Fitzsimons
Like Cluxton behind him, the Cuala man had very little to do and was hardly seen in the second half due to the lack of Sligo attacks. 7/10

Eoin Murchan
Dublin’s third goalscorer of the afternoon, the Na Fianna man is at his most dangerous when he’s given space to run into. Once Dublin took control, he was given the free reins to break up the field and create attacking options. 8/10

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John Small
Controlled the Dublin defence and assisted in winning primary possession around midfield. Contributed with some brilliant tackles in the first half. 7/10

Ciarán Kilkenny
A late call up to the starting 15. Ran himself into the ground and was extremely dangerous when acting as a third midfielder and breaking down Sligo’s defence. 8/10

Lee Gannon
A five-start performance from the Whitehall player. Excellent vision and precision to find his inside forwards and create scores. Put his own name on the scoreboard with three points and could’ve had more. 9/10

Brian Fenton
Dominated the kickouts and destroyed the Sligo defence with early ball kicked inside. Played as a holding midfielder and was never really challenged. Will have tougher days ahead in this campaign. 8/10

James McCarthy
A warrior as usual for Dublin. Crucial in creating attacks for the Dubs and getting scorers on the ball. His work was done by half time and was subbed early in the second half. 8/10

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Brian Howard
A quiet day at the office for the Raheny half-forward. Was surrounded by teammates who contributed with the scoring. 7/10

Sean Bugler
One of Dublin’s best players this season and could be an early shout for an All-Star nomination, the Plunketts man’s physicality and speed suffocated the Sligo defence, and he took full advantage. 8/10

Niall Scully
Utilised the space to kick in a superb diagonal ball into Paddy Small that created O’Callaghan’s goal. Was never threatened on the ball and ran himself into the ground. 8/10

Paddy Small
Nailed the first point of the game but missed two easy scores on his right side. Very unselfish in assisting O’Callaghan’s goal and still finished with 0-4. 7/10

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Con O’Callaghan
One of the best players on the field, he scored the opening goal in what was only Dublin’s second of the All-Ireland series. Was a nightmare for the Sligo defence and finished with a tally of 1-5. 8.5/10

Colm Basquel
Landed 1-1 in the space of 60 seconds in the second half. Won possession easily and had fantastic vision in finding Murchan for the third goal. Started where he left off with his Man of the Match performance two weeks ago. 8/10

Subs: Tom Lahiff, Paul Mannion, Cian Murphy, Lorcan O’Dell, Jack McCaffrey. 8/10

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