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  • Date:07 May 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance:22,597
  • Klasnic (86)
  • Zenden (45) Zenden (45)
    Zat Knight - og (90)
    Zat Knight - og (90)

Live Commentary

95:12 +5.12

Sulley Muntari takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

92:46 +2.46

Own goal by Zat Knight. Bolton 1-2 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Sulley Muntari.

91:05 +1.05

The referee penalises Stephane Sessegnon for handball. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick. Effort on goal by Kevin Davies from 12 yards. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in. Corner taken by Rodrigo Moreno from the left by-line. Free kick awarded for a foul by Rodrigo Moreno on Jack Colback. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.


Zat Knight concedes a free kick for a foul on Boudewijn Zenden. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.


Stephane Sessegnon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zat Knight. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.


The ball is crossed by Rodrigo Moreno, Ivan Klasnic grabs a headed goal from close in. Bolton 1-1 Sunderland.Assist by Rodrigo Moreno.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Jack Colback. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.


Kevin Davies challenges Boudewijn Zenden unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Mensah takes the direct free kick.


A cross is delivered by Johan Elmander.


Steed Malbranque goes off and Sulley Muntari comes on.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rodrigo Moreno.


Shot by Rodrigo Moreno. Simon Mignolet makes a save.


Paul Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ahmed Elmohamady. Boudewijn Zenden takes the direct free kick. A cross is delivered by Jordan Henderson, Gary Cahill makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden from the left by-line, Ivan Klasnic replaces Matthew Taylor. Rodrigo Moreno on for Chung-Yong Lee. Nedum Onuoha concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Cahill. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.


Foul by Daniel Sturridge on Jack Colback, free kick awarded. John Mensah takes the free kick.


Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Matthew Taylor misses to the right of the target.


Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Shot by Chung-Yong Lee from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.


Boudewijn Zenden takes the inswinging corner, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.


Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by John Mensah results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chung-Yong Lee, Simon Mignolet makes a save.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Nedum Onuoha. Kevin Davies is booked. Shot comes in from Boudewijn Zenden from the free kick, blocked by Johan Elmander. Free kick awarded for a foul by Nedum Onuoha on Daniel Sturridge. Johan Elmander takes the direct free kick. Matthew Taylor produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.


Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. Paul Robinson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Anton Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.


Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Daniel Sturridge goes wide of the left-hand post.


Daniel Sturridge fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick. Gretar Rafn Steinsson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.


Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

45:42 +0.42

Boudewijn Zenden finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Stephane Sessegnon.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Chung-Yong Lee. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.


Ricardo Gardner is brought on as a substitute for Fabrice Muamba.


Drilled left-footed shot by Matthew Taylor. Save made by Simon Mignolet.


Boudewijn Zenden takes a shot. Gretar Rafn Steinsson gets a block in.


Johan Elmander has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chung-Yong Lee from the left by-line, Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee, save by Simon Mignolet. Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Matthew Taylor takes a corner. John Mensah makes a clearance.


Daniel Sturridge has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.


Phillip Bardsley has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.


Kevin Davies challenges Anton Ferdinand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ahmed Elmohamady on Paul Robinson. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.


Jordan Henderson is ruled offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.


Jack Colback takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.


Daniel Sturridge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Mensah gets a block in.


Inswinging corner taken by Boudewijn Zenden from the right by-line, clearance made by Kevin Davies.


Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Zat Knight, the ref awards a free kick. Jordan Henderson delivers the ball, Header from close range by Phillip Bardsley clears the bar.


Nedum Onuoha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor. Johan Elmander has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.


The ball is sent over by Nedum Onuoha, blocked by Paul Robinson.


Zat Knight challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ahmed Elmohamady takes the direct free kick.


Stephane Sessegnon challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden.


Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Taylor misses to the right of the target.


Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.


Paul Robinson challenges Jordan Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden.


John Mensah fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.


Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on Boudewijn Zenden. Boudewijn Zenden has an effort direct from the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ahmed Elmohamady on Paul Robinson. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.


Foul by Paul Robinson on Ahmed Elmohamady, free kick awarded. Boudewijn Zenden delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken left-footed by Boudewijn Zenden to the near post, Jack Colback has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

Match Preview

No guarantees for Jussi Bolton boss Owen Coyle will reinstate Jussi Jaaskelainen as his number one against Sunderland - but he is making no promises for next season. The Finn, who has played more than 500 games in 14 years with the Trotters, was surprisingly rested for last weekend's 1-0 defeat by Blackburn. Hungarian youngster Adam Bogdan was given the nod at Ewood Park but the greater threat to 36-year-old Jaaskelainen's place in the medium term would appear to come from Ali Al Habsi. The Oman international is coming to the end of a season on loan with Wigan in which he has greatly enhanced his reputation after four years as Jaaskelainen's understudy. Coyle insists the situation does not present him with a problem and vowed it would be a "fair fight" between the trio. The Scot said: "Ali was allowed to go on loan to Wigan because I felt he'd been understudy for too long and he had to play. "I knew the qualities he has as a goalkeeper, I also knew young Adam Bogdan is an outstanding keeper who's getting better. So for us it was always a win, win, win situation. "When the season finishes at Wigan, and Al Habsi's been one of their best players this year, he'll return to Bolton Wanderers, and that's very clear. "There's no problem regarding all the positions in our team. It's a fair fight. As a manager, I think the best one will play in that position." Coyle, meanwhile, insisted last week's decision was taken purely to give Jaaskelainen a rest and Bogdan a rare chance to play in the Barclays Premier League. "Jussi was great," the Trotters boss said of his keeper's reaction. "Jussi's been outstanding all season, as he has from day one at the football club. "I spoke to him and I said, given the amount of games we've had in a short period of time, that we were going to give young Adam a game at Blackburn, and he was comfortable with it. "He'll play in goal against Sunderland on Saturday. As a manager, that's the decision you make. It was made for the right reasons." Daniel Sturridge (ankle), Gretar Steinsson (knee), and Ricardo Gardner (hamstring) could be fit but Mark Davies (ankle) is likely to miss out while Marcos Alonso is expected to be unavailable following his involvement in a car accident in Madrid in which a female passenger died. Meanwhile, Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is hoping Take That will help put a smile back on his face at the end of the most frustrating season of his career to date. The group are playing four dates at the Stadium of Light later this month, and their arrival on Wearside will mean Bruce and his injury-ravaged team will have been put out of their misery. In the meantime, the Black Cats will have to negotiate the final three games of a campaign which started so promisingly with virtually all of their strongest XI in the treatment room and not a single striker available to a manager who believed he had put together the club's best ever quartet of frontmen just a few short months ago. Asked if he will be glad to see the back of a season which takes his depleted squad to Bolton, Bruce replied: "Will I be glad to see the back of it? No, you are wishing your life away then, aren't you. "I can't wait for Take That, though." A traumatic few months has taken a series of fresh twists in the last 48 hours or so with Kieran Richardson being ruled out for the rest of the season with a stress fracture of his left fibula, and Michael Turner and Lee Cattermole unlikely to figure again before August with knee and back problems respectively. The manager insists he has endured more difficult campaigns during his career to date, but it is the sense of what might have been this time around which is haunting his thoughts after he had guided the club into the Barclays Premier League's top six around the turn of the year. He said: "For six months, it was great. It's the most frustrating one because I know how close we were. We were very close. "That's the frustration, when your season just peters away how it is. "No matter how I try to flannel it up, the simple facts are that with the problems we have got, we can't cope with it - and I don't think there are many can. "I keep telling you about Wolves - since they have lost [Kevin] Doyle, they haven't won a game, and it is because of one player. "We have got there 10 who I could name - Gordon, Bramble, Campbell, Richardson, Welbeck, Gyan, Meyler, Henderson, Cattermole, Turner would all play. They are my first team."

Formation:442Manager: Owen Coyle


Formation: 4411Manager: Steve Bruce


  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
  • Gretar Rafn Steinsson
  • Gary Cahill
  • Zat Knight
  • Paul Robinson
  • Chung-Yong Lee
  • Johan Elmander
  • Fabrice Muamba
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Kevin Davies
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • SUBS
  • Adam Bogdan
  • Martin Petrov
  • Ricardo Gardner
  • Ivan Klasnic
  • Rodrigo Moreno
  • Tamir Cohen
  • David Wheater



Match Report

Muntari seals Sunderland win Substitute Sully Muntari steered Sunderland to only their second win in 12 Barclays Premier League games with a dramatic stoppage-time winner to seal a 2-1 triumph against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. The Ghanaian international midfielder took advantage of a superb through-ball from Stephane Sessegnon to end Bolton's run of five straight home victories in the top flight and give the Wearsiders the double over Owen Coyle's team. It was a rousing finish to a match that took a long time to come alive. Stand-in skipper Bolo Zenden put Sunderland ahead, only for substitute Ivan Klasnic to equalise three minutes from time. Zenden, 34, looked up for it right from the start and early on curled a free-kick over the bar. Bolton, however, came close to opening the scoring in the in the 11th minute when Kevin Davies set up Matt Taylor with a clever reverse ball. It seemed Taylor must score - only for goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to make a superb point-blank save. The Trotters swept forward again eight minutes later and Daniel Sturridge went down in the area following a challenge by John Mensah - but referee Kevin Friend allowed play to continue. Johan Elmander then dragged a free-kick wide of the post for Bolton, before Phil Bardsley escaped his marker but headed wide after being set up by Jordan Henderson. The home side maintained the momentum and Sturridge carved out an opening for himself in the 26th minute - but Mensah made the clearance. Play switched back down the other end and Zenden tried his luck on goal, only for Jussi Jaaskelainen to save with a degree of comfort. It was brief respite and Bardsley scrambled away a shot in the 38th minute from Lee Chung-yong after he had been set up by Gary Cahill. Bolton almost made the breakthrough a minute later when Sturridge's effort came off Bardsley and rattled the bar. Davies reacted quickly only for his effort to be turned around the post and the visitors breathed a sigh of relief. Sunderland had another scare a minute before half-time when Mignolet spilled a shot from Taylor and Sturridge homed in - but Anton Ferdinand cleared. The visitors went ahead in first-half stoppage-time when Zenden skipped around Jaaskelainen to score his first goal of the season after being set up by Sessegnon, with Bolton appealing in vain for offside. Sunderland almost extended their lead a minute into the second half when Sessegnon forced a good save out of Jaaskelainen. Bolton responded in the 50th minute with Sturridge firing a shot narrowly wide of the post after being set by Gardner. Six minutes later Taylor got into a good position after being released by Davies but failed to test Mignolet, his effort going over the bar. Sunderland were not content to sit on their lead and kept looking for openings, while the Bolton supporters were becoming increasingly frustrated at their team's inability to break the visitors down. They should have done so in the 66th minute but Lee failed to find the target from close range after Bardsley had diverted Sturridge's goalbound effort. Bolton came close to equalising again in the 80th minute when substitute Rodrigo carved a path through Sunderland's defence but saw his shot beaten away by Mignolet. Bolton appeared to have salvaged a point in the 87th minute when Rodrigo delivered a superb ball to the back post and Klasnic, who had also stepped off the bench, headed the ball into the far corner. However, after Rodrigo had almost scored a stoppage-time winner for the hosts, Muntari made the decisive breakthrough for Sunderland after he had been set up by Sessegnon.

Form Guide

  • Bolton
  • VS
  • Sunderland

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 18/12/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 4 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 09/03/2010
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 15/08/2009
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 09/05/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 4
  • Bolton
  • 29/11/2008
  • Bolton
  • 2 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 03/05/2008

Top Scorers


  • J Elmander 10
  • D Sturridge 7
  • KC Davies 3
  • M Petrov 3
  • I Klasnic 3
  • G Cahill 3
  • C Lee 3
  • S Holden 2
  • R Blake 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • T Cohen 1
  • M Davies 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • RM Moreno 1


  • A Gyan 10
  • D Welbeck 6
  • K Richardson 4
  • P Bardsley 3
  • J Henderson 3
  • N Onuoha 1



    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins