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Mixed emotions for Freedman

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman admits he had mixed emotions at the final whistle after his side drew 2-2 with Sunderland in the FA Cup third round to set up a replay.

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Dougie Freedman: Mixed emotions after Bolton drew with Sunderland

Dougie Freedman: Mixed emotions after Bolton drew with Sunderland

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The Championship club opened up a two-goal lead at the Reebok Stadium thanks to strikes from Chung-Yong Lee and Marvin Sordell but the Black Cats came back to force a draw.

Freedman was disappointed to see the Trotters throw away their advantage but feels there were also plenty of positives in their display.

"From a 2-0 lead I'm disappointed but overall I'm thrilled with the result because I thought we showed great commitment and desire at the end to defend for our lives," he said.

"For the first 60 minutes I thought we controlled the game and we played a style of football I like to play.

"Overall, it was the old cliche of a game of two halves.

"It was a great tie to watch and in the end we had to dig in and defend - and that was part of the game."

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