Match ends, Sunderland 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.
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.
- 12FlanaganBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDe Bockat 73'minutes
- 33HumeBooked at 89mins
- 14WatmoreSubstituted forMaguireat 65'minutes
- 11GoochSubstituted forMcNultyat 79'minutes
- 28De Bock
- 2EmmanuelBooked at 19mins
- 28BridcuttBooked at 81mins
- 4LoweBooked at 21mins
- 17VerlindenSubstituted forO'Gradyat 65'minutes
- 27DarcyBooked at 64minsSubstituted forChicksenat 88'minutes
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
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.
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, 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).