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Sunderland 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Phil Parkinson
Phil Parkinson resigned as Bolton boss in August

Sunderland made no progress in their bid to close the gap to the League One play-off places after being held to a goalless draw by bottom club Bolton as fans turned on manager Phil Parkinson.

Bolton, who continue to fight at the foot of the table having been docked points this season, have now lost just two of their last six matches.

And the Trotters' latest encouraging display piled on the misery for struggling Sunderland.

The Black Cats were unable to make the sort of mark required to appease the frustrated fans at the Stadium of Light.

The nearest under-fire Parkinson came to improving his poor record was when Chris Maguire's free-kick 10 minutes from time was turned away by Remi Matthews, who then made an even better stop to deny Marc McNulty.

Otherwise it was Bolton who had the best chances.

Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin denied Ronan Darcy twice in the first half and kept out Black Cats old boy Daryl Murphy after the restart.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4Willis
  • 5Ozturk
  • 12FlanaganBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDe Bockat 73'minutes
  • 13O'Nien
  • 6Power
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 33HumeBooked at 89mins
  • 14WatmoreSubstituted forMaguireat 65'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 11GoochSubstituted forMcNultyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 7Maguire
  • 10McNulty
  • 16Burge
  • 22Grigg
  • 28De Bock
  • 35Sammut

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 2EmmanuelBooked at 19mins
  • 28BridcuttBooked at 81mins
  • 6Wright
  • 32Earl
  • 23Dodoo
  • 4LoweBooked at 21mins
  • 8Murphy
  • 17VerlindenSubstituted forO'Gradyat 65'minutes
  • 27DarcyBooked at 64minsSubstituted forChicksenat 88'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 10O'Grady
  • 12Chicksen
  • 22Politic
  • 30Zouma
  • 34Senior
  • 35Graham
  • 43Alexander
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
33,821

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Alim Ozturk (Sunderland).

Chris O'Grady (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Chris O'Grady.

Attempt blocked. Denver Hume (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Joshua Earl.

Booking

Denver Hume (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Denver Hume (Sunderland).

Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Chicksen replaces Ronan Darcy.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Denver Hume.

Attempt blocked. Denver Hume (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Joshua Earl (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Denver Hume (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Marc McNulty replaces Lynden Gooch.

Offside, Sunderland. Chris Maguire tries a through ball, but Luke O'Nien is caught offside.

Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Laurens De Bock replaces Tom Flanagan because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joshua Emmanuel with a cross.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Chris Maguire replaces Duncan Watmore.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris O'Grady replaces Thibaud Verlinden.

Booking

Ronan Darcy (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe22127330171343
2Ipswich21107429161337
3Oxford Utd21106539201936
4Peterborough22106643281536
5Rotherham22105736241235
6Bristol Rovers2110563027335
7Fleetwood2010463628834
8Portsmouth219753224834
9Coventry2181032623334
10Blackpool228953025533
11Shrewsbury218762022-231
12Burton218672825330
13Gillingham227872623329
14Doncaster197753021928
15Sunderland207762521428
16Accrington226883131026
17Lincoln City2173112124-324
18Wimbledon2265112733-623
19Rochdale2264122539-1422
20Tranmere2155112538-1320
21MK Dons2253142035-1518
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton194691441-276
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