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|John Mensah (Boudewijn Zenden, 79)|
|Steed Malbranque (Mwaruwari Benjani, 85)|
|Lee Cattermole (Phil Bardsley, 70)|
|Fabrice Muamba (Vladimir Weiss, 58)|
|Ricardo Gardner (Matt Taylor, 73)|
|Johan Elmander (Ivan Klasnic, 64)|
|Kevin Davies, K|
Full Time: SUNDERLAND 4-0 BOLTON: The Black Cats wrap up a comfortable win thanks to a Darren Bent hat-trick.
SUNDERLAND 4-0 BOLTON: BENT completes his hat-trick with a close range finish from Campbell's pass.
Sunderland are replacing Steed Malbranque with Benjani Mwaruwari.
Jones finds the back of the net, after Bent's shot came back of the post, but he was offside.
Turner heads out for a Bolton corner.
Sunderland are replacing John Mensah with Boudewijn Zenden.
Jaaskelainen does well to tip Jones' shot over the bar.
Into the last 15minutes and it looks like Sunderland have wrapped up the win - despite a spirited second half display by Bolton.
SUNDERLAND 3-0 BOLTON: BENT sends Jaaskelainen the wrong way.
Ricketts gets his second yellow card and is sent off.
Bent is brought down by Ricketts - penalty to Sunderland!
Ricardo Gardner is being taken off, Matt Taylor has come on in his place.
Wilshere is down and looks to be in pain.
Lee Cattermole is being taken off, Phil Bardsley has come on in his place.
Klasnic blazes over the bar from inside the Sunderland box after good work by Lee.
Weiss forces a good save from Gordon after jinking his way into the area.
The referee has booked Darren Bent.
Bolton are replacing Johan Elmander with Ivan Klasnic.
SUNDERLAND 2-0 BOLTON: BENT races through the Bolton defence to slot home Sunderland's second.
Wilshere's cross is headed clear by Ferdinand as Bolton continue to press.
Steinsson's cross is too close to Gordon and the Sunderland keeper collects.
Chung-Yong Lee is booked for unsporting behaviour.
Weiss and Lee combine well on the wing but Jones is there to clear the danger.
Chung-Yong Lee goes into the referee's book for dissent.
Weiss comes on for the injured Muamba
Good opportunity for Bolton as Lee's shot is saved by Gordon.
Bolton have started brightly in the second half.
There's a break in play as Muamba is down injured and is being treated by the Bolton physio.
Lee gets into a decent shooting position but lays the ball off and Sunderland clear.
Gardner tries a long-range volley but the ball goes well wide of the target.
Great chance for Bolton after good work by Wilshere. The Arsenal loanee set up Steinsson via Lee but Sunderland managed to clear the danger.
No changes at the break for either side.
Bolton get the second half up and running.
Half Time: SUNDERLAND 1-0 BOLTON: CampbellÂ’s early goal remains to be the difference between the relegation rivals. Bent and Hutton could and should have given Sunderland a bigger lead at the break.
Hutton smashes the ball wide from close range. The full-back should have scored.
Jones gets back to do some defending, and heads clear from Gardner's cross.
Cana hacks down Wilshere but referee Bennett waves play on.
Malbranque swings over a cross but the ball misses everyone.
Jones tries his luck again but this time the ball goes well wide of the Bolton goal.
Jones forces Jaaskelainen into a good save, after fine approach play by Malbranque.
The referee has booked Sam Ricketts.
The referee has booked Lorik Cana.
Bolton are starting to get a foothold in the game, with Wilshere impressing in midfield.
Knight smashes a shot off target after Bent's clearance from a corner fell to the Bolton defender.
Nearly 2-0 to the home side. Bent's close-range shot flies narrowly past the right hand post.
Jones is OK to continue and is back in the thick of the action as he goes toe to toe with Robinson.
There's a break in play while Jones gets treated for an injury to his ankle.
Davies sends over a dangerous cross into the Sunderland box but the ball misses everyone and goes out for a throw.
Cattermole's deep cross is headed wide of the Bolton goal by Campbell.
Lee has a pop from distance but the ball sails high over the Sunderland goal.
Bent is next to test the Bolton keeper but once again he makes a decent save. Sunderland are cranking up the pressure.
Malbranque tries his luck from 25 yards out but Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Steinsson sends in a long throw that beats everyone and finds the back of the net - but the referee blows for a foul, much to the relief of the home crowd.
Elmander tries to get Bolton back into the game with a powerful strike that is blocked to safety by Mensah.
SUNDERLAND 1-0 BOLTON: A great start for the home side as CAMPBELL fires in a close range effort to give the hosts an early lead.
Referee Steve Bennett gets the game up-and-running.
The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.
The teams are out at the Stadium of Light.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Robinson, Ricketts, Knight, Steinsson, Gardner, Wilshere, Muamba, Lee, Kevin Davies, Elmander
Bolton secured back-to-back wins for the first time in over a year by beating Wolves and West Ham. The Trotters will be hoping to make it three on the spin and welcome Ricardo Gardner back into the side for the suspended Tamir Cohen.
Sunderland: Gordon, Ferdinand, Turner, Mensah, Hutton, Malbranque, Cana, Cattermole, Campbell, Jones, Bent
Sunderland are looking to break a 14-game winless run against relegation rivals Bolton. Black Cats boss Steve Bruce makes one change to the side that drew 0-0 with Fulham, with Steed Malbranque replacing Kieran Richardson in midfield.
Sunderland face Bolton at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 9th.
With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Liverpool will again have the chance to strengthen their squad.
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