Sunderland A.F.C. 3-1 BoltonEdit
- Competition: Premier League
- Date: 29th December 2007
- Venue: Stadium of Light
- attendance: 40,058
The striker proved his worth to the Black Cats by producing in a top-class display to help the Wearsiders climb out of the bottom three.
Roy Keane Quoted "It's nice to win, it feels like a while since we have done so."
"We made it hard for ourselves by dropping so deep and not keeping possession when we had it. The one time we produced was when Murphy scored, we could have done with that a lot earlier but the credit goes to the players."
Sunderland: Gordon, Whitehead, Higginbotham, McShane, Collins, Chopra, Miller, Etuhu, Richardson, Cole, Jones. Subs: Ward, Leadbitter, O'Donovan, Murphy, Waghorn.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Joey O'Brien, Meite, Andy O'Brien, Samuel, Diouf, Nolan, McCann, Gardner, Anelka, Davies. Subs: Al Habsi, Michalik, Campo, Giannakopoulos, Guthrie.