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  • Date:28 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:40,768
  • Bendtner (35)
    McClean (54)
  • Davies (25) Davies (69)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov to the near post, clearance by Phillip Bardsley.

93mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the right by-line, clearance by John O'Shea.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Kevin Davies. Tim Ream restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance by Joshua Vela.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Michael Turner. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Nicklas Bendtner has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

88mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by James McClean, clearance made by Tim Ream.

87mins

Ivan Klasnic has a volleyed shot. Save by Craig Gordon.

87mins

The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov.

85mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryo Miyaichi by Wayne Bridge. Direct free kick taken by David Wheater.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Nicklas Bendtner.

83mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dedryck Boyata on Stephane Sessegnon. Phillip Bardsley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

82mins

Corner taken left-footed by James McClean from the right by-line, Joshua Vela makes a clearance.

82mins

Wayne Bridge is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Kilgallon.

81mins

Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball, blocked by Tim Ream.

80mins

The ball is delivered by James McClean, Mark Davies gets a block in.

80mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James McClean.

79mins

A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance made by David Wheater.

78mins

Joshua Vela on for Nigel Reo-Coker.

77mins

Ivan Klasnic has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

77mins

Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Martin Petrov, Lee Cattermole makes a clearance.

75mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by James McClean, clearance by Ivan Klasnic.

75mins

A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance made by David Wheater.

74mins

The ball is delivered by Ryo Miyaichi.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Samuel Ricketts results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by James McClean.

73mins

Handball decision goes against Samuel Ricketts. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.

72mins

Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Fraizer Campbell.

70mins

The ball is delivered by Samuel Ricketts, Kevin Davies scores a headed goal from close range. Sunderland 2-2 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Samuel Ricketts.

68mins

Ryo Miyaichi delivers the ball.

66mins

Shot by Fraizer Campbell from just outside the area goes over the net.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Davies on Fraizer Campbell. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

The ball is crossed by Ryo Miyaichi, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

64mins

David Ngog leaves the field to be replaced by Ivan Klasnic. Ryo Miyaichi comes on in place of Chris Eagles.

63mins

Effort on goal by John O'Shea from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

63mins

James McClean decides to take the corner short.

62mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, David Wheater has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

61mins

The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov, John O'Shea gets a block in.

61mins

A cross is delivered by James McClean.

60mins

The ball is delivered by Samuel Ricketts, save made by Craig Gordon.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Phillip Bardsley. Direct free kick taken by Craig Gordon.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick. Chris Eagles has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Stephane Sessegnon. James McClean finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Sunderland 2-1 Bolton.Assist by Stephane Sessegnon.

53mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Eagles, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

51mins

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Craig Gordon.

49mins

Shot from 25 yards from Chris Eagles. Save by Craig Gordon.

46mins

Dedryck Boyata fouled by Phillip Bardsley, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Petrov crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.

45mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov, Kevin Davies produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

45mins

Shot by David Ngog. Save by Craig Gordon.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Phillip Bardsley. Dedryck Boyata takes the free kick.

43mins

A cross is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon, clearance made by David Wheater.

43mins

Corner taken by Phillip Bardsley from the left by-line to the near post, David Ngog makes a clearance.

43mins

James McClean delivers the ball, blocked by David Wheater.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by David Ngog. Phillip Bardsley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Kevin Davies.

39mins

Kevin Davies challenges Matthew Kilgallon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Gordon.

39mins

Lee Cattermole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Davies. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

38mins

John O'Shea takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.

37mins

Shot from 18 yards by Phillip Bardsley. Blocked by Tim Ream.

36mins

Nicklas Bendtner scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sunderland 1-1 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Jack Colback.

35mins

Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Davies. Booking for Lee Cattermole for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Nigel Reo-Coker.

34mins

David Ngog has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

33mins

A cross is delivered by Martin Petrov, save by Craig Gordon.

32mins

The ball is delivered by Fraizer Campbell.

32mins

Handball decision goes against Mark Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Colback.

31mins

Nigel Reo-Coker concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cattermole. James McClean delivers the ball, Matthew Kilgallon has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

30mins

The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov.

27mins

Drilled right-footed shot by Phillip Bardsley. Blocked by David Wheater.

27mins

Nigel Reo-Coker challenges Nicklas Bendtner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.

26mins

The ball is crossed by Martin Petrov, Kevin Davies finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Bolton.Assist by Martin Petrov.

25mins

Martin Petrov sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by David Ngog goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

24mins

Nicklas Bendtner is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mark Davies takes the free kick.

23mins

Handball decision goes against David Ngog. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.

22mins

Phillip Bardsley has an effort at goal from 18 yards. David Wheater gets a block in.

21mins

Mark Davies challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.

19mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Turner by Kevin Davies. Craig Gordon restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Nigel Reo-Coker concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.

18mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Cattermole, clearance made by Tim Ream.

17mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Samuel Ricketts. The free kick is delivered left-footed by James McClean from right wing, David Ngog makes a clearance.

15mins

Phillip Bardsley crosses the ball, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Phillip Bardsley takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by David Ngog.

14mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Gordon.

13mins

Foul by Kevin Davies on James McClean, free kick awarded. Craig Gordon takes the direct free kick.

12mins

Shot from long distance by Nicklas Bendtner goes wide of the left-hand upright.

11mins

Effort from 12 yards by Martin Petrov. Blocked by Michael Turner.

11mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

10mins

Mark Davies takes a shot. Comfortable save by Craig Gordon.

9mins

Nigel Reo-Coker has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

6mins

David Ngog takes a shot. Matthew Kilgallon gets a block in.

6mins

The referee blows for offside. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Mark Davies results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.

3mins

Michael Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles. Shot comes in from Chris Eagles from the free kick.

Match Preview

O'Neill ponders striking options Sunderland boss Martin O'Neil will target goals as he plots the way ahead for the club. The Black Cats entertain relegation candidates Bolton all but mathematically safe themselves after launching an impressive fightback under their new manager. However, the impetus has rather drained away from their season since a demoralising FA Cup quarter-final replay defeat by Everton on March 27. Goals have been in depressingly short supply in recent weeks - the Black Cats have not found the back of the net in their last four games - and that will be a significant factor when O'Neill draws up his recruitment plans for the summer. He said: "We don't have anybody in double figures at this moment scoring goals. At the end of the season, if you are going to have some sort of success, you are going to have to have that. "You are going to have to have at least two players in double figures and possibly three, and one of those scoring a quite substantial number over 10, for a start. "We have disguised the fact over the weeks by being able to share them around, but when they are not coming from other areas, then of course you start looking at centre-forwards and scoring goals." Loan striker Nicklas Bendtner has just seven goals to his name to date this season, with both Stephane Sessegnon and midfielder Sebastian Larsson, who will miss the last three games after undergoing groin surgery, one ahead of the Denmark international. Bendtner is unlikely to find a new permanent home at the Stadium of Light next season as he contemplates a future away from Arsenal, and with Asamoah Gyan destined to make a permanent switch from Wearside following his year on loan at Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates, there is little doubt about O'Neill's main focus. The market for goalscorers will be as fierce as ever this summer, although O'Neill saw the type of player he would like in the shape of Athletic Bilbao frontman Fernando Llorente as he fired his club into the Europa League final last night. He said: "Have a look at Athletic Bilbao's game last night - the centre-forward there was prepared to come out and play. He's a brilliant centre-forward." O'Neill added with a smile: "Is he available?" O'Neill will be without Larsson and full-back Kieran Richardson, who has undergone a similar operation, while Craig Gardner is suspended. Bolton boss Owen Coyle has urged his players to continue defying the critics who persist in writing off his team by again showing their "guts and desire". Tuesday's 2-1 win at Aston Villa has further fuelled hope the club can stave off relegation to the npower Championship, a threat that has been hanging over them virtually all campaign. Coyle's side have taken 13 points from their last seven matches, in contrast to just 20 from the previous 27 games, to leave them a point adrift of safety and with a match in hand. Their fate is again in their own hands ahead of the trip to Sunderland where another chance beckons for Bolton to hit back at the doubters. "When QPR picked up a big result at the weekend against Tottenham, all of a sudden there was a four-point gap to us and people again wanted to write us off," said Coyle. "We've become accustomed to that, so what we will do is look to keep on showing people they're getting it wrong. "We've done that in the last two games, going a goal behind in each, only to take a point against Swansea and beat Aston Villa. "If my players didn't have belief and trust in each other then they would have felt sorry for themselves and crumbled. "But they picked themselves up, dusted themselves down and came roaring back in both games, culminating in us taking four points from the two matches. "Against Swansea and Villa we showed real guts and desire to push on and win the game, and that's what we need in the final four games." Bolton's current run is just one small part of an unpredictable end to the Premier League season in which relegation rivals QPR and, especially, Wigan have conjured some remarkable results. Assessing the situation, Coyle added: "The teams around us have picked up some huge results a lot of people did not expect, which has not benefitted us. "What we've simply done is earn the results we felt were there to be gained." Coyle claimed another six players picked up knocks on Tuesday, including midfielders Chris Eagles, Ryo Miyaichi and Mark Davies. Darren Pratley has missed the last two matches through illness, while Bolton are still awaiting FIFA clearance to play winger Gregg Wylde following his move from Rangers.

Formation:442Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 4411Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Craig Gordon
  • John O'Shea
  • Michael Turner
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Phillip Bardsley
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Jack Colback
  • James McClean
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • SUBS
  • Keiren Westwood
  • Wayne Bridge
  • David Vaughan
  • Dong-Won Ji
  • David Meyler
  • Sotirios Kyrgiakos
  • Ahmed Elmohamady

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDDLDD
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • WWLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Bolton
  • 0 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 22/10/2011
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 07/05/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Sessegnon 7
  • S Larsson 7
  • N Bendtner 6
  • J McClean 4
  • C Gardner 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • D Ji 2
  • W Brown 1
  • T Bramble 1
  • F Campbell 1
  • J Colback 1
  • C Wickham 1
  • A Elmohamady 1

Bolton

  • I Klasnic 7
  • C Eagles 4
  • KC Davies 3
  • M Davies 3
  • D Ngog 3
  • N Reo-Coker 2
  • D Wheater 2
  • G Steinsson 1
  • S Ricketts 1
  • D Pratley 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • D Boyata 1
  • M Alonso 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 42
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bolton

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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