The FA Cup match played between Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium on Saturday has ended in a draw. There were four goals scored in the match, two by each team.
It was a great comeback by the Black Cats.
At one point of time, they were trailed by 0-1 and it seemed that they would have to suffer their second consecutive defeat, but, they played some outstanding football in the later part of the second half and managed to equalize the scores.
Bolton Wanderers were off to a great start in the match. They took the lead in the 12th minute of the match with the goal of Chung-Yong Lee. Lee took advantage of a mistake by Carlos Cuellar and tapped the ball past Mignolet who was not in the right position to stop the ball.
Bolton’s lead was doubled just after the half time break. Again, it was poor defending by the Black Cats. Marvin Sordell was given enough room to deflect the corner kick into the bottom corner of the net with a header.
The Black Cats managed to reduce the lead to 1-2 in the 60th minute with the goal of Connor Wickham who beat the Bolton goalkeeper with a powerful shot from a close distance.
The scores got levelled in the 75th minute. The Bolton defenders failed in clearing a corner kick and the ball went to Gardner who didn’t miss out. He blasted the ball into the top corner of the net and made the match quite exciting.
There were a few minutes still left in the game and anything could have happened. But, both the teams opted to play defensive football in the remaining time and ended up grabbing one point each.
Sunderland’s next match will be a Premier League encounter against West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.