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  1. Bendtner downs Bolton

    Bendtner downs Bolton

    Nicklas Bendtner's late winner broke a stubborn Bolton resistance at the Emirates and gave Arsenal a hard-earned 1-0 victory. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Arsenal
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • 90' ALL OVER AT THE EMIRATES AND ARSENAL HAVE WON IT!!! Bendtner's late goal finally ended Bolton's resistance, and ensures Arsenal remain fifth in the Premier League - with Everton winning against Hull. Thanks for joining me. Make sure to follow Stoke v Liverpool this evening!
    • 88' Aaron Ramsey replaces Adebayor for Arsenal.
    • 85' Davies with a chance for Bolton...but he shoots straight at Almunia!!
    • 85' GOOOOAAALLL!!!!! Van Persie clipped a lovely cross over to BENDTNER, WHO SLIDES HOME TO GIVE ARSENAL THE LEAD!!!!
    • 80 Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is the latest name in the book.
    • 78' Temitope Obadeyi replaces Riga for Bolton - the subsitute being substituted.
    • 75' Nicklas Bendtner is on for Eboue, and with his very first touch sends a header straight at Jaaskelainen from a free-kick!!
    • 74' McCann gets a yellow for a late tackle. He claims it's his first...but it's probably not.
    • 72' TOURE SHOOTS FROM DISTANCE!!! Fine diving save from Jaaskelainen. This is getting ridiculous. But Bolton remain level.
    • 70' VAN PERSIE HIS THE POST!!! Lovely work from the forward, who twists and turns inside the Bolton box to work the opening...but his poked effort hits the upright and comes out.
    • 69' This really has been a quite remarkably one-sided encounter. Aside from Taylor's header, Bolton have not really been in the Arsenal half.
    • 65' WHAT A CHANCE FOR ADEBAYOR!!! Nasri finds the striker with an exquisite ball into the box...he shapes to sidefoot past Jaaskelainen, but ANDY O'BRIEN GETS ACROSS TO MAKE A SENSATIONAL BLOCK!!
    • 64' Arsenal make their first change. Carlos Vela replaces Diaby.
    • 62' Clichy crosses low to ADEBAYOR, WHO TURNS AND SHOOTS...BUT HIS WEAK EFFORT IS STRAIGHT AT JAASKALAINEN.
    • 61' Oh dear...Denilson has acres of Emirates turf to himself, but he wastes possession with a LAZY CROSS THAT GOES BEHIND FOR A GOAL-KICK. The Arsenal fans are not impressed.
    • 55' Riga goes in the book for a niggly foul. That's the first booking of the afternoon.
    • 52' Finally Bolton have an effort on goal!!! Taylor is the man responsible, though in truth his rather weak header from Riga's cross did not trouble Almunia unduly.
    • 50' The game has picked up where we left off at the end of the first period. Arsenal are completely dominant, but they do not look dangerous going forward. Bolton have at least eight men behind the ball at all times and are doing a fine job of stifling the home side.
    • 46' Here we go with the second half!!! Let's hope for more attacking ambition from the visitors and SOME GOALS!
    • 45' Half-time at the Emirates and Arsenal leave the field to a very low-key reception from the home fans. Bolton came here to defend and Arsenal are making their task easier than it should be. Wenger's men have showed a lack of imagination thus far and will need to find some inspiration in the second period. Back in 15!
    • 44' Bolton have a free-kick just inside their own half. Andy O'Brien launches one forward, but Toure heads away.
    • 39' Bolton are forced to make a change. Elmander is unable to continue and Riga Mustapha enters the fray.
    • 38' This is a strange game. Arsenal are completely dominant all over the field, but they don't really look like scoring. Bolton are playing what looks like a 6-2-2 formation and appear to have zero attacking ambition.
    • 34' Bolton have a free-kick just inside the Arsenal half...Taylor swings it forward, but the home side clear comfortably.
    • 31' STAT ATTACK: Arsenal have had five attempts on goal. Bolton have had none.
    • 30' Clichy pulls the trigger from fully 30 yards...you can imagine the result.
    • 27' Emmanuel Adebayor wins Arsenal a corner on the right. It's the first of the match...Van Persie swings it over, and after Bolton clear Davies concedes a free-kick on the opposite flank...Nasri this time, but once again Bolton clear...only as far as RVP...WHO BLASTS OVER THE BAR!
    • 23' McCann is doing some fine work in the middle of the park for Bolton, biting at ankles and closing down the Arsenal playmakers at every opportunity.
    • 19' It's fair to say Bolton have offered absolutely nothing going forward so far. Arsenal are probing, but they have also yet to fashion a clear-cut opening.
    • 17' Van Persie does well on the left, but when his cross is cleared Nasri shoots wildly over the bar from distance.
    • 14' A moment of madness from Almunia and Toure, who combine to make a hash of coming to collect a routine through-ball. Elmander is not quick enough to make the most of the mistake.
    • 13' Samir Nasri fires a curling pass in Robin van Persie, who controls instantly on his knee and SHOOTS JUST OVER THE BAR FROM 20 YARDS!!! Fine effort from the Dutchman.
    • 10' Gavin McCann gains possession in a central position and lobs a hopeful ball forward...but no Bolton player is within 25 yards and Manuel Almunia is free to collect with ease.
    • 7' Davies sends Gael Clichy crashing to the floor, but replays show the Arsenal full-back rather made a meal of it. Davies will only be encouraged by his reaction.
    • 5' Bacary Sagna makes progress on the right flank, but his cross balloons behind for a goal-kick. The Emirates crowd are in fine voice.
    • 4' Arsenal are dominanting the early possession, which comes as little surprise to all who have watched Bolton away from home this season. Gary Megson's men are certain to sit back and soak it up, hoping to hit Arsenal on the break.
    • 1' Away we go on a freezing cold afternoon in North London. The under-soil heating has clearly been running all night as the pitch looks in perfect condition. Both sides are in their familiar strips - Arsenal in red, Bolton in white.
    • - Jussi Jaaskelainen apparently picked up a knock in the warm-up, but he has been passed fit and WILL START.
    • - TEAM NEWS: Injury ravaged Bolton only have enough players fit to name four substitutes. Chris Basham will make his full debut at right-back, with Kevin Nolan out suspended. Their front line is unaffected, however, with Johan Elmander and Kevin Davies likely to prove a handful at Emirates.
    • - TEAM NEWS: Arsenal start with Denilson and Abou Diaby at the heart of midfield, with Kolo Toure back from injury and taking the captain's armband in the absence of Cesc Fabregas.
    • - Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s LIVE coverage of Arsenal's Premier League clash with bogey-side Bolton, from 15:00 at The Emirates.
  • Team Stats

    Arsenal Stats Bolton Wanderers
    76% Possession 23%
    19 Shots 2
    5 Shots on target 2
    2 Saves 4
    5 Corners 0
    16 Fouls 15
    3 Offsides 3
    2 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 0
    16 Tackles 24
    605 Accurate passes 128
    149 Bad passes 25
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Arsenal
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Manuel Almunia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0
      5 Kolo Toure 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 47 2 3
      22 Gaël Clichy 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 84 40 2
      3 Bacary Sagna 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 72 3 4
      20 Johan Djourou 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 40 3 0
      2 Vasiriki Abou Diaby 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 56 9 4
      15 Denilson Pereira Neves 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 95 28 1
      27 Emmanuel Eboue 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 4 0
      8 Samir Nasri 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 88 35 1
      11 Robin Van Persie 0 5 2 2 2 1 1 24 10 1
      25 Emmanuel Adebayor 0 4 1 2 0 2 0 33 9 0
      19 Jack Wilshere 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      40 Kieran Gibbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Aaron Ramsey 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
      28 Amaury Bischoff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Carlos Vela 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 12 5 0
      26 Nicklas Bendtner 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
      21 Lukasz Fabianski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Bolton Wanderers
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      22 Jussi Jaaskelainen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0
      24 Danny Shittu 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1
      3 Jlloyd Samuel 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 18 7 1
      7 Matthew Taylor 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8 7 1
      11 Ricardo Gardner 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 20 3 3
      31 Andy O'Brien 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 1
      6 Fabrice Muamba 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 1 4
      19 Gavin McCann 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 22 1 5
      30 Chris Basham 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 5
      14 Kevin Davies 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 13 1 2
      9 Johan Elmander 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 0
      28 Jaroslaw Fojut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      17 Riga Mustapha 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1 1
      1 Adam Bogdan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      35 Temitope Obadeyi 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
  • Summary

    • 85' GOOOOAAALLL!!!!! Van Persie clipped a lovely cross over to BENDTNER, WHO SLIDES HOME TO GIVE ARSENAL THE LEAD!!!!
    • 70' VAN PERSIE HIS THE POST!!! Lovely work from the forward, who twists and turns inside the Bolton box to work the opening...but his poked effort hits the upright and comes out.
    • 65' WHAT A CHANCE FOR ADEBAYOR!!! Nasri finds the striker with an exquisite ball into the box...he shapes to sidefoot past Jaaskelainen, but ANDY O'BRIEN GETS ACROSS TO MAKE A SENSATIONAL BLOCK!!
    • 62' Clichy crosses low to ADEBAYOR, WHO TURNS AND SHOOTS...BUT HIS WEAK EFFORT IS STRAIGHT AT JAASKALAINEN.
    • 52' Finally Bolton have an effort on goal!!! Taylor is the man responsible, though in truth his rather weak header from Riga's cross did not trouble Almunia unduly.
    • 27' Emmanuel Adebayor wins Arsenal a corner on the right. It's the first of the match...Van Persie swings it over, and after Bolton clear Davies concedes a free-kick on the opposite flank...Nasri this time, but once again Bolton clear...only as far as RVP...WHO BLASTS OVER THE BAR!
    • 13' Samir Nasri fires a curling pass in Robin van Persie, who controls instantly on his knee and SHOOTS JUST OVER THE BAR FROM 20 YARDS!!! Fine effort from the Dutchman.
    • - Jussi Jaaskelainen apparently picked up a knock in the warm-up, but he has been passed fit and WILL START.
    • - Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s LIVE coverage of Arsenal's Premier League clash with bogey-side Bolton, from 15:00 at The Emirates.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Almunia
      • B. Sagna
      • K. Touré
      • J. Djourou Yellow Card
      • G. Clichy
      • A. Diaby Substitution Out (63′)
      • Denílson
      • E. Eboué Substitution Out (74′)
      • S. Nasri
      • E. Adebayor Substitution Out (87′)
      • R. van Persie

      Subs

      • N. Bendtner Substitution In74′ Goal
      • L. Fabianski
      • A. Bischoff
      • K. Gibbs
      • A. Ramsey Substitution In87′ Yellow Card
      • J. Wilshere
      • C. Vela Substitution In63′
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • C. Basham
      • D. Shittu
      • A. O'Brien
      • J. Samuel
      • F. Muamba
      • G. McCann Yellow Card
      • M. Taylor
      • R. Gardner
      • J. Elmander Substitution Out (39′)
      • K. Davies

      Subs

      • J. Fojut
      • &. Bogdán
      • R. Mustapha Substitution In39′ Yellow Card Substitution Out77′
      • T. Obadeyi Substitution In77′
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