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MOTM: Sunderland 3-3 Bolton Wanderers - Sammy Ameobi

The former Newcastle winger plays well against The Mackems

Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

As I write this, I'm sat on the coach slowly making my way home from what was one mad game. I mean, anytime Sunderland have the lead at home is ridiculous. The game was basically a tale of two bad defences.

It was another game in which Bolton Wanderers could have won, only to concede late on.

Whilst we did concede some sloppy goals, the performance of Everton left back Antonee Robinson needs highlighting.

Coming back into the first team due to Andrew Taylor's injury, Robinson faced up against a tricky winger in Callum McManaman.

To his credit, Robinson performed admirably defensively. That being said, his best moment was an attacking one. Beating Robbin Ruiter to the ball, he put in a tantalising ball which was volleyed home in magnificent fashion by Karl Henry.

Again, Henry proves how much better a team Wanderers are with him in the side. The same can be said about Josh Vela.

Another notable mention goes to Big Gary Madine. He knocked down the ball for the opener and scored to equalise when presented with the chance.

Adam Armstrong’s pace was also useful.

For me, the man of the match was once again Sammy Ameobi. The winger scored his third goal in four games with a sensational long range strike, the type of goal he seems to score on a regular basis. His attacking prowess was on show for all to see.

If he stays injury free, he could be the difference between staying in the league or going straight back down.

More of the same against Norwich City Sammy.