Had been a pedestrian for the most part until Sturridge fired his side back into the game and was largely untested in the second half.
Largely dealt comfortably with Petrov down the left flank, with the Bulgarian escaping him only briefly on one occasion in the first half. Moved to right wing as Pardew reshuffled his pack after Taylor's sending off.
Fantastic from the Spaniard, arguably Newcastle's best attacking player as the home side repeatedly advanced down the left. Not as forward thinking in the second half.
Coped well with the physical presence of Davies and his reading of the game allowed him to cut off the runs made by Sturridge. Continues to impress at the heart of Newcastle's defense.
A late replacement in the starting line-up for Barton and looked like he'd always expected to play in this game. His interplay and movement were sharp and he consistently put good quality crosses into the box. Was sent off for a challenge on Elmander at the start of the second half.
Good block on a Holden shot after Bolton broke on the counter attack down the left but allowed Sturridge to ghost past him for the equalizer. Was generally solid apart from this.
Picked out Nolan with a sumptuous cross pass for Nolan's goal but gave away the ball cheaply in the build up to Bolton's equalizer. Redeemed himself with a committed second half display.
Has developed a knack of finding space in the box and was unmarked as he headed Newcastle into the lead. Showed he isn't a one trick pony when he played Best through with a defense splitting past. Ran himself into the ground in the second half.
Linked up well with the adventurous Enrique and provided a real threat from the left. Kick started a lovely attack by cutting inside before sliding Lovenkrands into the channel. Taken off in favor of Steven Taylor as Alan Pardew looked to sure up his defensive line.
Looks sharper with every minute he plays and looks to be forming a good understanding with Best. Made a good run across the Bolton back four into the left hand side of the box before cutting the ball back inside for Nolan whose shot was blocked by Alonso. Moved out to the right wing after Taylor's dismissal and clearly didn't enjoy playing from a deeper position.
Looked lively from the start, had a shot in the first 5 minutes that zipped just past the post and his excellent first touch buys him time in the box. Bulldozed his way into the penalty box before being hacked down, unfortunately for his side he was flagged offside from the initial pass through. Continued to work hard for his team and was withdrawn in stoppage time.
Couldn't be blamed for Newcastle's opening goal and had produced an excellent reaction stop to deny Lovenkrands moments before the goal.
Got a couple of key blocks in for his side as Newcastle dominated the early stages. Later booked for a poor challenge on Tiote.
Got forward a couple of times to good effect, had a long range shot that stung the palms of Harper.
Struggled to cope with Enrique and Gutierrez and was beaten repeatedly for pace by Enrique. Wasn't helped by Elmander for the most part, but wasn't up to the job.
His side were on the ropes at one stage and this is the type of situation he revels in, getting in block after block to keep Newcastle out.
Hot and cold from the Bulgarian, his burst down the left flank had created Bolton's only real chance before their equalizer but was kept quiet for large spells by Simpson. Came into the game more once Ryan Taylor had been sent off. Replaced by Matt Taylor for the last 5 minutes.
Had a shot on goal that he sprayed high and wide of the target and didn't contribute much in midfield.
Looked like he would take the game by the scruff of the neck in the early stages, getting forward and onto the end of a Petrov cross. But faded as the game went on, worked hard without being a stand out.
You know what you're going to get from Davies and he didn't disappoint, generally making a nuisance of himself without having any clear chances on goal.
Another game, another goal from Sturridge. It came against the run of play but he won't be complaining as he skipped past Williamson on the edge of the box before rattling it into the bottom right-hand corner.
Allowed Enrique to run on the overlap time and again without tracking him, exposing his full back to the talented tandem of Gutierrez and Enrique. Worked harder in the second half and as a result Newcastle didn't look as threatening.