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The FA Cup

Stadium of Light (ATT 17,505) 15th January 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Friend

S'land Sunderland vs Bolton Wanderers Bolton

S'land 0


Bolton 2

M Sordell (pen 64, 73)

FA Cup: Marvin Sordell scores twice as Bolton knock Sunderland out in replay

Last Updated: 29/01/13 7:38pm

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Marvin Sordell: Second-half brace earns clash with Everton

Marvin Sordell: Second-half brace earns clash with Everton

A second-half double from Marvin Sordell earned Bolton a 2-0 win at Sunderland in a scrappy FA Cup third-round replay at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland paid the price for failing to convert a number of chances in a one-sided first half as Sordell struck twice in nine minutes to book Bolton a home clash with Everton.

Wanderers were on the back foot early on as Stephane Sessegnon had an effort deflected wide before Craig Gardner cleared the bar with a rasping drive.

Adam Johnson drilled wide and then had another well-struck shot tipped over by Andy Lonergan, while Simon Mignolet easily dealt with a low effort from Sordell.

Lonergan did well to palm away a superb free-kick from Johnson, and Connor Wickham nodded straight at the keeper as the hosts ended the half without reward.

Bolton looked a different side after the interval as Mignolet got down well to deny Sordell before Chris Eagles blazed over.

But the visitors broke the deadlock on 64 minutes when Darren Pratley was scythed down by Jack Colback in the box and Sordell smashed home the resulting penalty.

The Sunderland defence contributed to their own downfall nine minutes later as they failed to deal with a Tyrone Mears cross and Sordell turned sharply to slot the second past Mignolet.

The home side responded as Phil Bardsley drove wide and Matthew Kilgallon headed over from close range, but Bolton held out to claim a notable Premier League scalp.

SunderlandTeam StatisticsBolton Wanderers
01st Half Goals0
5Shots on Target4
10Shots off Target3
3Blocked Shots1
0Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0

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