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Immediate Reaction: Sunderland 3-3 Bolton Wanderers

A crazy game at the Stadium of Light ends 3-3 between the league’s bottom sides. 

Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Well that was not what I expected. 3-3 against the Black Cats stretching their winless home run to a record equalling 19 games and stretching our winless record away in the Championship towards the mid 30s.

Wanderers took the lead through Sammy Ameobi as he smashed home from 25 yards out. He latched onto a Gary Madine header and took advantage of miles of open grassland to put Bolton Wanderers 1-0 up.

It looked like Bolton could get to the end of the half 1-0, but then Lewis Grabban pounced to square the scores. The second half got underway and Grabban went and grabbed a second putting Sunderland ahead for the first time in the game, and apparently at home for the first time this season.

Bolton Wanderers v Northampton Town - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

The lead only lasted a matter of minutes as Gary Madine slotted home in a one on one. Yes you did read that right. Madine slots home when through one on one.

Then the game turned on its head again. Karl Henry of all people ghosted in at the far post to slot home Bolton’s third goal. All Bolton had to do was hold on. Well this is Bolton Wanderers and why would they do that.

Paddy McNair was thrown into the action and quickly got his name onto the score sheet. 3-3, would there be a final twist?

No. A draw it was which left the two sides occupying the bottom two places in the league for a bit longer.

It is nice that Bolton have stopped losing. But they have been leading four times in the last three games and yet have come away with only three points. After our start to the season we could have done with brining one of those home. We need another win and soon, because as great as four unbeaten is draws will not be enough to drag us off the foot of the table.