Sunderland went out of the FA Cup to second-tier Bolton Wanderers after losing their third-round replay 2-0, while Fulham celebrated the narrowest of narrow escapes against Blackpool.
Sunderland defender Matt Kilgallon (L) battles with Bolton striker Kevin Davies during their FA Cup third-round replay on January 15, 2013. England Under-21 striker Marvin Sordell was the match-winner at the Reebok Stadium, striking twice in the space of nine second-half minutes to earn Bolton a home game with Everton in the fourth round.
Sunderland have enjoyed an upsurge in Premier League fortunes in recent weeks, moving six points clear of the relegation zone, but they joined north-east rivals Newcastle United in falling at the first hurdle in the cup.
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