PREMIER LEAGUE: Sunderland ease pressure but heap more on Bolton
Sessegnon put Steve Bruce's men in front in the 82nd minute when Trotters defender Paul Robinson's header from Sebastian Larsson's corner went straight up and eventually fell to the Benin international who turned and slammed it home for the lead.
The win was wrapped up in injury time when Sessegnon turned provider with a neat through ball for Bendtner who slotted it between keeper and near post to give the Black Cats a much-needed away win.
Owen Coyle's beleaguered Trotters have now taken just six points from nine matches and have conceded 24 goals - by far the most in the competition - to sit 18th whilst Sunderland are slowly coming together and their second victory has them into 12th.
TRIBAL ASKS: Is the season getting away from Bolton or are they good enough to stay up?