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Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland: FA Cup Lineups and Match Thread

The Premier League dwelling Black Cats travel to Lancashire to take on Championship strugglers Bolton in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Matthew Lewis

Bolton Wanderers v. Sunderland
Location: t'Reebok
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Time: 3:00pm GMT

Records (W-D-L, +/-, Points, Place):

Home: 8-8-10, -1, 32, 16th

Form: D-W-L-L-W-L

Away: 5-7-9, -8, 22, 14th

Form: W-L-W-W-L-L


GK: Andy Lonergan
GK: Simon Mignolet
RB: Joe Riley RB: Phil Bardsley
D: Zat Knight
D: Danny Rose
D: Sam Ricketts D: Titus Bramble
LB: Marcos Alonso LB: Carlos Cuellar
LW: Martin Petrov RW: Sebastian Larsson
CM: Keith Andrews CM: Craig Gardner
CM: Darren Pratley CM: James McClean
RW: Chung-Yong Lee LM: Adam Johnson
F: David Ngog CM: David Vaughn
F: Marvin Sordell F: Steven Fletcher

Bolton Wanderers substitutes: Adam Bogdan, Tyrone Mears, Tim Ream, Kevin Davies, Chris Eagles, Jay Spearing, Chris Lester

Sunderland substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Frazier Campbell, Connor Wickham, James McFadden, Mathew Kilgallon, Jack Colback

It looks like Dougie Freedman has really changed up the side for this FA Cup match. It's what the fans wanted and what the players needed. The familiar 4-2-3-1 is also abandoned for a 4-4-2 against Premier League opposition (and to be fair, Sunderland have named a pretty strong side). What do you think of the changes to the starting XI?