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  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance: 12,204
BoltonBoltonvSunderlandSunderland
2
  • Lee Chung-Yong, 12
  • Sordell, 48
2
  • Wickham, 60
  • Gardner, 75

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Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Sunderland 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Sunderland 2.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Titus Bramble (Sunderland) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Johnson.

90+3 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box.

90+2 mins:Foul by James McClean (Sunderland).

90+2 mins:Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

86 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

85 mins:Foul by Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers).

85 mins:Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

83 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

81 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Eagles replaces David Ngog.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Gardner (Sunderland) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high from a direct free kick.

80 mins:Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80 mins:Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

80 mins:Craig Gardner (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

78 mins:Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers).

78 mins:Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Sunderland 2. Craig Gardner (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

75 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

73 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

72 mins:Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) header from the right side of the box is saved.

71 mins:Foul by Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland).

71 mins:David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

67 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

67 mins:Adam Johnson (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Attempt missed. Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Gardner (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Davies replaces Marvin Sordell.

64 mins:Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

64 mins:Connor Wickham (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Sunderland 1. Connor Wickham (Sunderland) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Fletcher.

60 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

59 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

57 mins:Substitution, Sunderland. Connor Wickham replaces Carlos Cuéllar.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

53 mins:Foul by Adam Johnson (Sunderland).

53 mins:Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by James McClean (Sunderland).

52 mins:Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

48 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Sunderland 0. Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Lonergan.

48 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

46 mins:Foul by Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers).

46 mins:Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 1, Sunderland 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Sunderland 0.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Lonergan.

43 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

43 mins:Attempt missed. David Vaughan (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

41 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

38 mins:Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

38 mins:David Vaughan (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

36 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tyrone Mears replaces Joe Riley because of an injury.

30 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

29 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

29 mins:Adam Johnson (Sunderland) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

26 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

23 mins:Foul by Titus Bramble (Sunderland).

23 mins:Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Attempt saved. David Vaughan (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

20 mins:Substitution, Sunderland. Jack Colback replaces Danny Rose.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Gardner (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

19 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

19 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

18 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Sunderland 0. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

8 mins:Corner, Sunderland.

1 mins:Foul by Carlos Cuéllar (Sunderland).

1 mins:Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance: 12,204
BoltonBoltonvSunderlandSunderland
2
  • Lee Chung-Yong, 12
  • Sordell, 48
2
  • Wickham, 60
  • Gardner, 75

match report

Sunderland mounted a stirring fight-back from 2-0 down to avoid embarrassment in their FA Cup clash with Bolton, securing a 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.

The Championship side looked to be in control of the third round clash as dismal defending allowed Lee Chung-yong to open the scoring in the 12th minute before Marvin Sordell took advantage of more shoddy play at the back to double their lead early in the second period.

But the introduction of striker Connor Wickham swung the tie back towards the Premier League outfit as he levelled on the hour mark before Craig Gardner drilled home a superb equaliser from outside the box with 15 minutes to go.

Bolton stunned their more illustrious visitors by converting their first chance. With the ball moved to the left of Sunderland's defence, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had shuffled across to offer an outlet, but when Carlos Cuellar inexplicably squared the ball across the edge of the penalty area straight to Lee the Belgian was out of position.

Bolton's South Korea international wasted no time in sweeping home a first-time shot. It would be an over-statement to suggest the goal sparked the Black Cats into life, but they at least began to exert some influence on a game which had hitherto passed them by. They were not helped by the loss of left-back Danny Rose to a hamstring injury, which forced midfielder Jack Colback to come on in his place.

David Vaughan's long-range effort was comfortably stopped by second-choice goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, making only his second appearance of the season. Lonergan had a lucky escape when he punched a Sebastian Larsson corner on to the head of Darren Pratley and could only watch it rebound over the crossbar, but he did better to turn away Andy Johnson's inswinging free-kick.

Sunderland's top-scorer Steven Fletcher was having one of those days and headed a corner over just before half-time. It was to prove costly as three minutes after the interval Sordell added the second from a poorly-defended corner.

Lee's cross was nodded goalward by the unchallenged Keith Andrews and the England Under-21 international headed the ball into the corner of the net for only his second goal since arriving last January from Watford for £3million.

Seconds later Lonergan belied his lack of activity this season, brilliantly throwing up an arm to deny Fletcher's close-range diving header. However, another Fletcher header - and he had many throughout the afternoon - led to the visitors pulling one back on the hour.

The Scotland international's effort looked set to creep under the crossbar and, although Lonergan did well to keep it out, he was powerless to prevent substitute Wickham firing home at the far post from the resulting corner.

Sunderland's aerial superiority was something they had not taken advantage of all afternoon, but Wickham's arrival gave them another target to hit, although when he headed back across an open goal there was no team-mate available to convert.

Lonergan, scrambling across his line, kept out yet another Fletcher header as the visitors piled on the pressure and they drew level 15 minutes from time when Gardner fired home a trademark long-range effort. The visitors pushed for a winner late on, but in truth Martin O'Neill's side will have been relieved just to take the tie back to the Stadium of Light.

team line-up

24Andy Lonergan
23Joe Riley36
12Zat Knight
18Sam Ricketts
3Marcos Alonso
21Darren Pratley
10Martin Petrov
27Lee Chung-Yong
8Keith Andrews
9David Ngog81
19Marvin Sordell64

substitutes

14Kevin Davies64
2Tyrone Mears36
20Jay Spearing
1Adam Bogdan
5Tim Ream
41Chris Lester
7Chris Eagles81

referee

Michael Jones

team line-up

22Simon Mignolet
19Titus Bramble
24Carlos Cuéllar57
2Phillip Bardsley
21Adam Johnson
23James McClean
3Danny Rose20
7Sebastian Larsson
15David Vaughan
8Craig Gardner
26Steven Fletcher

substitutes

10Connor Wickham57
9Fraizer Campbell
14Jack Colback20
20Keiren Westwood
11James McFadden
12Matthew Kilgallon

referee

Michael Jones

match stats

possession %3762
shots on target38
shots off target28
corners316
tackles won00
offsides00