Sunday December 9, 2007 Day 16 Finished Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 4 - 1 Wigan Athletic

  • Scharner 3’ (o.g.)
  • Nolan 36’
  • Davies 68’
  • Anelka 89’
  • Landzaat 14’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Wigan Athletic
    • 90' Martin Atkinson blows the full time whistle. This 4-1 win puts Bolton five points ahead of their local rivals and pushes them clear of the relegation zone. No such comfort for Steve Bruce's side, who were hard done by to lose by such an emphatic scoreline.
    • 90' Another late change from Bolton. Nolan is replaced by Stelios.
    • 90' Three added minutes to come.
    • 89' Bolton make a change. Speed on for Campo in midfield.
    • 88' GOAL! Anelka converts a Davies cross from the right after Nolan had dummied to present the Frenchman with the easiest of chances. 4-1 and it's all over.
    • 85' Kilbane wins another good header in an attacking position, but it goes straight through to Jaaskelainen.
    • 83' Kilbane hooks the ball goalwards from Koumas's corner, but Jaaskelainen saves. Time is running out for Wigan.
    • 83' Jaaskelainen palms a Kilbane header away for a corner. It was a great leap by the Irishman.
    • 82' Meite has a decent chance from the delivery. It's cleared by Wigan though.
    • 82' Another corner to Bolton.
    • 78' Guthrie dinks it to Nolan at the near post, but the Bolton skipper puts it out for a Wigan goal kick.
    • 78' Bolton win their first corner of the second half.
    • 77' Replays suggest that could easily have been given. Campo definitely pushed Scharner. Lucky for Bolton.
    • 77' Wigan appeal for a penalty after a push on Campo by Scharner as they tussled for a bouncing ball in the box. Martin Atkinson waves away the away side's insistant appeals.
    • 75' Bolton make a change. Belgrade goal-hero Gavin McCann is coming on for Diouf.
    • 75' Valencia drives an ambitious shot from the right corner of the Bolton box. It flies wide.
    • 74' Wigan win a corner. Koumas delivers well, forcing Jaaskelainen to palm away for a Wgian throw. Unconvincing keeping.
    • 73' Guthrie is booked for a nasty two-footed challenge on Koumas. Could have been a red.
    • 72' Jaaskelainen holds on to the ball well from Koumas's firm shot. It was straight at the keeper though.
    • 71' Campo fouls Bent right on the edge of the area. Good chance this.
    • 71' Are Wigan admitting defeat? Heskey is brought off for Brown. Scharner moves up front with Brown to play in midfield.
    • 69' Diouf crosses again, it finds Nolan in space. He goes for the curler... but it's just over.
    • 69' Bolton now have another free kick in a great position wide on the right.
    • 68' GOAL! It's Kevin Davies who pokes home Diouf's cross from the free kick with an outstretched left boot. 3-1.
    • 67' But Anelka wins a free-kick in almost the same place after a push in his back by Granqvist.
    • 66' Anelka takes another tumble from a soft challenge just outside the area. Get up!
    • 64' Cross by Nicolas Anelka goes straight out. Goal kick taken long by Chris Kirkland.
    • 59' Kirkland collects a swinging Diouf cross from the left wing.
    • 59' No... he tees up Campo, whose drive is blocked by the wall.
    • 59' Diouf to shoot?
    • 59' Bolton have a free kick on the very edge of the area wide on the right after Scharner fouled Davies.
    • 58' Valencia picks up the second booking of the game for a late tackle of Ricardo Gardner.
    • 56' Kevin Davies drives towards the touchline on the right. He dinks a cross to Diouf at the far post - he should score... but Boyce clears off the line.
    • 56' Terrible dive from Anelka in the penalty area. No yellow card though.
    • 55' Scharner shanks a volley. It goes for a throw!
    • 55' Bolton can't get hold of the ball. Great start to the second half by Wigan.
    • 54' Koumas delivers a whipped cross from the right after the latest corner was cleared. Somehow Heskey heads over the bar from two yards out. He should have scored.
    • 54' And the same again... corner number seven in this sequence.
    • 54' Bolton put the ball nehind for another corner!
    • 53' Bent heads the delivery powerfully at goal, but Jaaskelainen makes a fantastic reaction save. Another corner.
    • 52' That's cleared, but now it's another corner.
    • 51' Valencia with a great shot after the corner was cleared to him. Jaaskelainen makes a vital save at his near post to concede another corner.
    • 51' Kilbane's cross is cut out by Nolan to give Wigan another corner.
    • 50' Jaaskelainen bravely punches the ball away after the ball was flicked on at the near post towards Heskey.
    • 50' Gardner is forced to head behind for a corner after good work by Heskey.
    • 49' Anelka with another horrible miss. He was one-on-one with Bramble, worked the ball to his favoured right foot but duly sliced his shot high and wide. Extra shooting practice for Mr Anelka I think.
    • 48' Nicolas Anelka wriggles free in the area, but his shot is blocked then collected by Kirkland.
    • 47' Heskey miscues a flick on to Bent in the Bolton area, allowing Jaaskelainen to collect.
    • 46' Wigan get us going for the second half. No changes by either side.
    • 45' Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for half-time. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half.
    • 45' Two extra minutes to come.
    • 44' Bent flicks on a long free kick but can't find Heskey.
    • 43' Heskey caught offside from a long ball from the right.
    • 42' Heskey holds the ball up brilliantly before finding Valencia on the right wing. But the winger overhits his cross, which Hunt deals with easily enough.
    • 41' Nolan heads away a Kilbane cross from the left after some nice interplay between Bent and Koumas to feed the Irishman on the wing.
    • 39' Landzaat fouls Nolan in midfield.
    • 38' Koumas bends the ball hard and low towards Jaaskelainen's bottom left corner... but it's just wide. Great effort by the Welshman.
    • 37' Wigan win a free kick within shooting distance outside the area on the left.
    • 36' GOAL! Kevin Nolan backheels the ball in from an Anelka cross from the right. Great finish by the Bolton skipper.
    • 35' Bolton appeal for another penalty as a long throw from the left seemed to strike a hand. Martin Atkinson isn't feeling that generous though - no penalty.
    • 34' Diouf delivers a dangerous low cross across the Wigan six-yard box... but there's no one there to put the ball in.
    • 33' There's a scramble in the area but Martin Atkinson gives Bolton a free kick for a foul by Heskey. Looked like a soft decision.
    • 32' Corner to Wigan.
    • 32' Diouf is caught offside.
    • 30' The corner is headed away by a Bolton player.
    • 29' Bent gets in behind the Bolton defence... he feeds Heskey, but Meite makes a vital tackle to concede a corner.
    • 29' The cross is held by Jaaskelainen.
    • 28' Wigan have another free kick in a good area - wide on the left wing - after a late tackle by Kevin Davies on Bramble.
    • 28' Koumas crosses into a packed penalty area but can't beat the first man.
    • 27' Wigan free kick about 40 yards from goal. Will Koumas shoot from here?
    • 25' The penalty came after Kilbane stopped a Nolan shot with his arm, but Anelka couldn't capitalise.
    • 25' Anelka to take... but he blasts it over! He was aiming for the top left corner, but he got underneath the ball.
    • 24' Penalty to Bolton after Kilbane handles in the area!
    • 23' Bent heads behind for another corner.
    • 22' Bolton have a corner after working the ball straight back up the other end.
    • 21' Koumas drives a good chance wide after a Bent knock down found him in space on the left-hand side of the Bolton area.
    • 19' It was Koumas who seemed to handle the ball in the penalty area.
    • 19' Another Bolton throw in into the Wigan box comes to nothing as the ball is headed out to Guthrie, who overhits a cross straight into touch.
    • 17' Bolton appeal for a handball in the area as the ball bobbles about after the throw in, but the ref is having none of it.
    • 17' Bolton have a throw in near the corner flag. Hunt will launch this into the Wigan box.
    • 16' Diouf miscues a volleyed cross. Straight into Kirkland's arms.
    • 15' The goal from a long ball to Valencia on the right wing. His low cross was cut out by O'Brien - but straight to Denny Landzaat.
    • 14' GOAL! Landzaat levels things with a side footed effort from the edge of the area. He had the whole goal to aim at after a Valencia cross from the right was cleared straight to him.
    • 13' Andy O'Brien is handed the first booking of the match by ref Martin Atkinson after fouling Heskey.
    • 12' Campo wins the ball really well in midfield. He spreads the ball wide, but Diouf loses possession.
    • 10' Well Scharner criticised Bruce for his route-one tactics. And that seems to be fair comment on the basis of this match so far. Heskey can't get to a long ball, which runs through to Jaaskelainen.
    • 9' Steve Bruce isn't a happy bunny in the dug-out.
    • 7' Hunt overhits a cross, which Kirkland collects with ease.
    • 5' Bolton have their tails up. Heskey crunches into Hunt to concede a free kick.
    • 4' The ball was worked to Diouf, who delivered a dangerous cross into the box. Scharner was caught in two minds and ended up powering his header past his own keeper. Oh dear.
    • 3' GOAL! It's an own goal from Scharner as he heads in a Diouf cross from the left.
    • 3' But the delivery from the left can't beat the first man.
    • 2' Now Bolton have a corner.
    • 2' Bolton clear away.
    • 1' Good start for Wigan. Valencia's cross from the right is cut out for a corner.
    • 1' Bolton get us under way. The ball is booted to the left wing, and it's a Wigan throw.
    • 0' The players are out at the Reebok.
    • 0' Join us in ten minutes for minute-by-minute coverage.
    • 0' Match pointers: Wigan haven't fared well in recent north-west derbies. They've won one, drawn one and lost nine of their last 11 local tussles. Probably more importantly, they are without a win in their last 12 league games and have taken just one point from a possible 24, with just three goals in their last eight games. On the plus side, they did win this fixture 1-0 last season.
    • 0' Team news: Bolton make nine changes from the side that won in Red Star Belgrade in mid week. Hunt and Meite are the only players who stay in. After not being allowed to play against Liverpool last week, Danny Guthrie returns to midfield in place of Gary Speed, who is dropped to the bench. For Wigan, Boyce comes in for the suspended skipper Mario Melchiot at right back. Heskey starts up front despite picking up a knock in his last outing. Scharner starts despite branding his new manager, Steve Bruce, a long-ball merchant after last week's draw with Man City.
    • 0' Welcome to eurosport.yahoo.com's LIVE coverage of Bolton v Wigan from the Reebok Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL! Anelka converts a Davies cross from the right after Nolan had dummied to present the Frenchman with the easiest of chances. 4-1 and it's all over.
    • 83' Kilbane hooks the ball goalwards from Koumas's corner, but Jaaskelainen saves. Time is running out for Wigan.
    • 83' Jaaskelainen palms a Kilbane header away for a corner. It was a great leap by the Irishman.
    • 77' Wigan appeal for a penalty after a push on Campo by Scharner as they tussled for a bouncing ball in the box. Martin Atkinson waves away the away side's insistant appeals.
    • 75' Valencia drives an ambitious shot from the right corner of the Bolton box. It flies wide.
    • 72' Jaaskelainen holds on to the ball well from Koumas's firm shot. It was straight at the keeper though.
    • 69' Diouf crosses again, it finds Nolan in space. He goes for the curler... but it's just over.
    • 68' GOAL! It's Kevin Davies who pokes home Diouf's cross from the free kick with an outstretched left boot. 3-1.
    • 59' No... he tees up Campo, whose drive is blocked by the wall.
    • 56' Kevin Davies drives towards the touchline on the right. He dinks a cross to Diouf at the far post - he should score... but Boyce clears off the line.
    • 56' Terrible dive from Anelka in the penalty area. No yellow card though.
    • 54' Koumas delivers a whipped cross from the right after the latest corner was cleared. Somehow Heskey heads over the bar from two yards out. He should have scored.
    • 53' Bent heads the delivery powerfully at goal, but Jaaskelainen makes a fantastic reaction save. Another corner.
    • 51' Valencia with a great shot after the corner was cleared to him. Jaaskelainen makes a vital save at his near post to concede another corner.
    • 49' Anelka with another horrible miss. He was one-on-one with Bramble, worked the ball to his favoured right foot but duly sliced his shot high and wide. Extra shooting practice for Mr Anelka I think.
    • 38' Koumas bends the ball hard and low towards Jaaskelainen's bottom left corner... but it's just wide. Great effort by the Welshman.
    • 36' GOAL! Kevin Nolan backheels the ball in from an Anelka cross from the right. Great finish by the Bolton skipper.
    • 35' Bolton appeal for another penalty as a long throw from the left seemed to strike a hand. Martin Atkinson isn't feeling that generous though - no penalty.
    • 34' Diouf delivers a dangerous low cross across the Wigan six-yard box... but there's no one there to put the ball in.
    • 29' Bent gets in behind the Bolton defence... he feeds Heskey, but Meite makes a vital tackle to concede a corner.
    • 25' Anelka to take... but he blasts it over! He was aiming for the top left corner, but he got underneath the ball.
    • 24' Penalty to Bolton after Kilbane handles in the area!
    • 21' Koumas drives a good chance wide after a Bent knock down found him in space on the left-hand side of the Bolton area.
    • 14' GOAL! Landzaat levels things with a side footed effort from the edge of the area. He had the whole goal to aim at after a Valencia cross from the right was cleared straight to him.
    • 3' GOAL! It's an own goal from Scharner as he heads in a Diouf cross from the left.
    • 1' Good start for Wigan. Valencia's cross from the right is cut out for a corner.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • N. Hunt
      • A. Méité
      • A. O'Brien Yellow Card
      • R. Gardner
      • I. Campo Substitution Out (89′)
      • D. Guthrie Yellow Card
      • K. Nolan Goal Substitution Out (90′)
      • K. Davies Goal
      • E. Diouf
      • N. Anelka Goal

      Subs

      • G. McCann Substitution In77′
      • G. Speed Substitution In89′
      • S. Giannakopoulos Substitution In90′
      • A. Al Habsi
      • L. Michalik
    • Starting line-up

      • C. Kirkland
      • E. Boyce
      • T. Bramble
      • A. Granqvist
      • K. Kilbane
      • P. Scharner Own Goal
      • D. Landzaat Goal
      • A. Valencia
      • J. Koumas
      • M. Bent
      • E. Heskey Substitution Out (71′)

      Subs

      • M. Brown Substitution In71′
      • J. Skoko
      • M. Pollitt
      • D. Cotterill
      • R. Taylor
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