Bolton Wanderers 6 Sunderland 0: Story of the day as Lee Johnson's side are thrashed at the University of Bolton Stadium

Sunderland dropped out of the automatic promotion places in League One as they were thrashed 6-0 at Bolton.

Sunday, 30th January 2022, 8:36 am

The Black Cats went in 2-0 down at half-time after goals from Dion Charles and Dapo Afolayan.

Charles then scored his second of the match shortly after the break, before Kieran Lee added a fourth before the hour mark.

A Danny Batth own goal and Declan John strike then made it a total embarrassment for Lee Johnson’s side.

Sunderland defender Danny Batth.

Here’s how the game played out at the University of Bolton Stadium:

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RECAP: Bolton 6 (Charles, 20, 50) (Afolayan, 42) (Lee, 59) (John, 88) Sunderland 0

Last updated: Saturday, 29 January, 2022, 19:42

  • Sunderland XI: Hoffmann, Winchester, Batth, Doyle, Cirkin (Clarke, 53), Evans, Neil (Pritchard, 53), Gooch, Embleton, Dajaku (Roberts, 66), Stewart
  • Subs: Patterson, Flanagan, Hume, Roberts, Clarke, Pritchard, O’Brien
  • Bolton XI: Trafford, Jones, Santon, Johnston, Fossey, Williams, Morley, John, Lee (Sadlier, 72), Charles (Bakayoko, 72), Afolayan (Bödvarsson, 72)
  • Subs: Dixon, Bodvarsson, Bakayoko, Aimson, Sadlier, Thomason, Baptiste

Reaction from Lee Johnson

Reaction from the University of Bolton Stadium

Full-Time: Bolton 6 Sunderland 0

85’ Goal Bolton (own goal)

Danny Batth heads into his own net after Bakayoko’s cross.

78’ Another chance for five

Bolton go close again as an in-swinging free-kick is stabbed just wide by Bakayoko.

72’ Three changes for Bolton

69’ It could be five

Sunderland are still getting cut apart.

This time Afolayan skipped past Evans on the edge of the box before setting up Fossey from a tight angle.

The wing-back’s low effort was saved by Hoffmann.

66’ Over from Charles

Batth gave the ball away again allowing Charles to have another effort at goal.

The striker sent his shot over the bar, though.

Patrick Roberts has come on for Dajaku.

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