Sunderland AFC 1 Bolton Wanderers 0 RECAP: Carl Winchester scores the winning goal as Cats win at Stadium of Light
Sunderland beat Bolton Wanderers 1-0 at the Stadium of Light thanks to a Carl Winchester strike.
The Black Cats were looking to get back to winning ways in the league following the disappointing 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town last time out in League One.
Sunderland comfortably beat Wigan Athletic in the Carabao Cup and they built on that with victory over Bolton.
It was tight and tense and Bolton probably deserved something but Sunderland held firm to win.
Recap all the action and analysis below in our blog.
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Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers LIVE: Action and reaction
Last updated: Saturday, 25 September, 2021, 17:03
- SAFC: Hoffmann, Winchester, Flanagan, Doyle, Cirkin, O'Nien, Neil, McGeady, Pritchard, Embleton, Stewart
- Bolton: Dixon, Jones, Williams, Santos, Johnston, Sheehan, Doyle, Sarcevic, Afolayan, Isgrove, Gordon.
Triple subs for Sunderland on the 65th minute mark
63’ Big chance! Bolton denied
Close. Bolton denied. Hoffman with a big strong palm over the crossbar from Doyle’s header.
Cirkin looks to be down again here, he could be going off.
Break in play again here, it has been very stop start
A head injury here at the Stadium of Light, break in play while Cirkin and Isgove player get some treatment,
Kachunga has come on for Bolton now. And play is back underway.
54’ Opening! Winchester with a cross across the face of goal
Great ball across, in a dangerous area, but Stewart couldn’t get on the end of it.
Sunderland pressing for another goal here, but Bolton remain a goal threat.
50’ Still the one goal separating the two sides here
Both sides still committed to an entertaining game here.
But neither side has managed to find a way through since the restart. Sunderland still lead.
Big chance! Sunderland should be 2-0 up
Ball fell to Pritchard four yards out but he couldn’t convert it. Dixon with the save. Big chance missed. Sunderland should be 2-0 up.
And we’re back underway here
Sunderland lead 1-0, second half updates to follow
HT: Sunderland lead 1-0 at the break thanks to Winchester effort
This is the half-time view of Phil Smith
Phil Smith: “Absolutely breathless half of football and #SAFC lead 1-0’. Started and ended the half very strongly, Bolton have been a constant threat.”
Booking: O'Nien is booked in stoppage time, another delay
Another chance! Pritchard and Neil both see efforts blocked
So close! Bolton with some great defending to block efforts from Pritchard and then Neil.
Break in play as O’Nien gets some treatment. There will be 5 minutes of injury time to be played here.