Sunday December 12, 2010 Day 17 Finished Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

  • Muamba 65’
  • Holden 88’
  • Diouf 87’

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  1. Ten-man Bolton stun Blackburn

    Ten-man Bolton stun Blackburn

    Stuart Holden's late volley gave Bolton Wanderers a dramatic 2-1 Premier League win against Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+7' TEN-MAN BOLTON HAVE DONE IT!! A tremendous performance by Owen Coyle's men, and Big Sam is beaten by his former club for the first time!
    • 90+6' Kevin Davies sensibly heads for the corner flag when urged to go for goal... and he wins a throw. Will that be enough?
    • 90+5' Foul by Kevin Davies and Robinson lumps the free-kick forward, everybody within 30 yards of goal... it bounces around and drops for GIVET! His volley is blocked!
    • 90+4' Blackburn launch it but Robinson coolly lets the ball drop over his head and out for a goal kick!
    • 90+3' Pedersen's cross is met by Samba who heads in front of goal... but Cahill clears! Frantic stuff!
    • 90+2' Blackburn are forward in numbers but Emerton's cross is blocked and Taylor then works hard to clear. Bolton a big threat to score on the break now...
    • 90+1' SIX MINUTES of stoppage time!
    • 90+1' Nelsen with a crude foul in midfield - a clear yellow card.
    • 90' Pedersen flings in another long throw but Knight meets it. Can Bolton hold firm?
    • 89' Amazing! Two goals in two minutes, and to say Big Sam looks crestfallen is an understatement! Is there another twist?
    • 88' GOAL!!! STUART HOLDEN RESTORES BOLTON'S LEAD!! INCREDIBLE! Kevin Davies knocks down a long ball, Holden chests it down and fires a left-foot volley into the corner!
    • 87' GOAL!! Mame Biram Diouf!! Roberts helps it on to the striker who draws Jaaskelainen out and clips his shot over the keeper into the net! One-all!
    • 86' Mame Biram Diouf! Gets a free header, albeit not an easy one, that he directs straight into the gloves of Jaaskelainen!
    • 85' Pedersen's long throw is cleared to the edge of the D where Emerton hits a volley that deflects over for a corner.
    • 84' Bolton's Robinson stays down after Dunn inadvertently flicks him with his trailing hand.
    • 83' Bolton break and Taylor goes for goal from light years out. Not his best effort, and Robinson fields on the second bounce.
    • 82' Blackburn ratchet up the pressure with a succession of balls into the Bolton box, but hosts are dealing with them admirably at the moment.
    • 81' Bolton play the ball around nicely before Cahill gets a bit ambitious and spoons his pass out for a throw.
    • 80' Gary Cahill gets a yellow card for timewasting as Blackburn prepare to launch a free-kick into the box... which Samba glances out for a goal kick.
    • 79' Hoilett backheels neatly for Dunn and Jaaskelainen is out quickly to block his shot from the angle!
    • 78' And here is Blackburn's final change - David Hoilett replaces El Hadji Diouf. Thank goodness there's onlt one Diouf left.
    • 77' Off comes Martin Petrov, who has been lively if not completely effective, and he is replaced by Matt Taylor.
    • 76' Petrov cross from the left, Davies chests down to HOLDEN!! He volleys over the bar!
    • 75' Now Elmander sends in a cross, which slides just wide of the far post...
    • 74' Petrov crosses from the Bolton left... over Kevin Davies in the box.
    • 73' Ricketts aims a free-kick into the Blackburn box... Samba rises high to head it clear.
    • 72' Penalty appeal against Robinson, who may or may not have blocked a cross with his hand. The defender points angrily at his head. OK, OK, calm down... No penalty.
    • 72' Another attacking change for Blackburn - David Dunn on for Michel Salgado. They might as well throw everything at this.
    • 71' Diouf chests down and Jones hits a volley that cannons into Ricketts at close range.
    • 69' It all Bolton at the moment! That sending off could be the making of them...
    • 68' Crucial challenge by Nelsen to halt a sprinting Davies as he collects Petrov's pass inside from the left...
    • 67' Bolton have the ball in the net again but this time it won't count! Petrov whacks it in but there is a foul on Salgado in the build-up.
    • 66' What an amazing turn of events! Ten-man Bolton lead against the run of play. Game on!
    • 65' GOAL!!! BOLTON LEAD!!! It's Fabrice Muamba, who was meant to be helping them defend!! Davies heads down in the box, Muamba beats Nelsen and drills a low left-foot shot into the bottom-right corner!
    • 65' Blackburn want a penalty for handball agains Zat Knight, which is turned down, and meanwhile Givet blazes a volley over. Chaos.
    • 64' Pedersen delivers the free-kick from the left and Jaaskelainen parries... there is a real scramble before SAMBA ARRIVES!!! His downward header looks a certain goal but Kevin Davies makes a terrific goalline clearance!!
    • 63' This is all getting a little silly. Elmander charges in strong and late on El Hadji Diouf and is rightly booked.
    • 62' Big Sam delivers a sequence of impenetrable hand signals. And Olsson comes off for Mame Biram Diouf. Presumably they will just go 4-4-2 with Mame Diouf joining Roberts up front.
    • 61' Olsson inadvertently sticks a boot in Elmander's face as they both go for the ball. The Swede has a good writhe, and in fairness he does look to have been cut.
    • 60' Bolton have had 71 per cent possession in the second half. Don't expect that to last...
    • 59' Now Bolton are playing for a point, and Lee Chung-Yong is sacrificed as Own Coyle looks to tighten things up. Fabrice Muamba comes on.
    • 58' Phil Jones has got a little groggily to his feet - and the replay has now shown us Clattenburg showing a second yellow, so it was NOT A STRAIGHT RED. Could have been, though.
    • 57' Davies is still protesting his case but he'll have to go. It was a silly challenge, and although it was not necessarily malicious it left Clattenburg with little option.
    • 56' RED CARD!! Mark Davies! He had been booked but that looks like a straight red... and he led with his arm in a challenge with Jones!
    • 55' Holden bends a free-kick that takes a slight deviation off Givet and Robinson makes a decent save!
    • 54' Kevin Davies meets a Petrov corner and it nearly drops for Cahill... but doesn't.
    • 53' Bolton have a free-kick 30 yards out that Elmander crashes into the wall...
    • 51' Elmander lobs a ball into the box for Lee, and Bolton say Givet controlled it with his arm. Once again Clattenburg says no dice...
    • 50' CLANG! Gary Cahill tries an acrobatic volley from 35 yards but shins it out for a goal kick. A hall of shame moment...
    • 49' Ricketts crosses low from the right... cleared by Givet.
    • 48' No appreciable change in tactics - long balls being aimed into the Blackburn box, but surely Bolton are just playing to the strengths of Chris Samba and Ryan Nelsen?
    • 47' Incidentally, there is another derby going on ay Molineux, where Wolves are taking on Birmingham. Wolves v Birmingham: LIVE
    • 46' Bolton get the second half under way, now playing from right to left.
    • 45+2' Yes... but Jaaskelainen paws it to safety and that is half time. A classic this ain't. More in a few minutes.
    • 45+2' Knight puts it out for a corner and will there be time to take it?
    • 45+1' Martin Olsson goes down inside the box but once more Clattenburg says no foul. Looked like a bit of a dive, no?
    • 45' Yellow card Mark Davies, his fifth of the season. He picks up a suspension for that.
    • 43' The crowd think Diouf used his arm to intercept a Lee clearance but Clattenburg begs to differ. There will be controversy if a goal results...
    • 42' Robinson is played into trouble by Nelsen and hits a hurried clearance to Petrov, who clobbers a wild shot well wide.
    • 41' This time Samba wins a header in the box, meeting Pedersen's corner but heading it miles wide.
    • 40' Neat interplay between Pedersen and Diouf to tee up OLSSON!! His low left-foot shot is blocked.
    • 38' A slight miscommunication between Robinson and Jaaskelainen results in a narky exchange between the two...
    • 37' Pedersen clips a corner into the box but there is a Blackburn foul somewhere as bodies go flying.
    • 36' That is the closest either side has come to scoring. Givet had more or less an open goal but he had to hit the ball instinctively first time.
    • 35' CHANCE GIVET!!! Pedersen hits a powerful low free-kick that Jaaskelainen parries to Givet, who skies the chance. It came at him quickly, and he is quite obviously not a natural finisher...
    • 34' Roberts chases a through ball and Knight upends him as he races in on goal... Knight is very lucky Cahill is covering and that's just a yellow card!
    • 33' Holden commits another foul in midfield and Nelsen asks the ref to do something about it. Mark Clattenburg tells him to mind his own business.
    • 32' Two Blackburn corners result in nothing but an innocuous Nelsen touch behind for a goal kick.
    • 31' Robinson whacks another long free-kick from his own half, and Knight heads behind for a corner.
    • 30' In fact, Zat Knight might have a smear of bird poo on his head that looks like paint. Probably the first one, though.
    • 29' Zat Knight has got a smear of white paint on his head that looks like bird poo. Fact.
    • 28' A massive bout of head tennis results in a Blackburn throw and a few sighs of frustration from the crowd.
    • 27' Robinson whacks a long clearance into the Bolton box where Samba flicks it goalwards... held by Jaaskelainen!
    • 25' Petrov on the ball again for Bolton. He has seen a lot of action so far. But it comes to nothing once again.
    • 24' Jones goes down in a heap after a Holden challenge but the referee says play on, and the Blackburn man then races back to commit a foul on Elmander. Yellow card.
    • 23' Diouf crosses from the Blackburn left and Knight heads clear. For some reason Bolton are not playing with their usual fluency. Bit harsh to say they've reverted to type, but this looks like Big Sam Bolton against Big Sam Blackburn.
    • 22' Yet another attacking Blackburn throw on the left, which Pedersen eventually trots across for... Holden heads away.
    • 21' Zat Knight wins the header and now Bolton come away on the break... Petrov twists and turns but shoots wide with his weaker right foot.
    • 20' Blackburn are starting to get a foothold in the game, as Cahill clears for a throw deep inside the Bolton half and Pedersen prepares for a long throw...
    • 19' Pedersen flicks on to Robers inside the Bolton box but Cahill makes a crucial challenge before the striker can unleash his volley!
    • 17' Now Kevin Davies crosses from the right side of the box, but he really needs another version of himself attacking it in the middle. There isn't one.
    • 16' Kevin Davies is just a lightning rod for high balls, and nods one down in the box... no Bolton player arriving.
    • 15' The replay shows Givet DID foul Ricketts, but the contact was outside the box. How did Clattenburg miss that from about a yard away?
    • 14' Ricketts crosses deep for Kevin Davies, but Samba beats him in the air.
    • 13' Givet dives in at the edge of the box and Ricketts goes down! Mark Clattenburg is right on the spot and he says no foul! He also says no dive - play on...
    • 12' Petrov delivers an inswinging cross from the right, which swirls over Kevin Davies in the box.
    • 11' Diouf fells the marauding Ricketts down the Bolton right and this is a promising opportunity for the hosts.
    • 10' Mark Davies has space to run through the middle and tries to find Elmander down the right channel... the ball skips away for a goal kick.
    • 9' Bolton on top in the early stages, but it is a little tepid.
    • 8' Petrov drives a low cross in from the left and Elmander just cannot reach it! Great cross from the Bulgarian.
    • 8' Good corner from Petrov, but well defended by Nelsen... back with Bolton though.
    • 7' Bolton free-kick on the right, 40 yards from goal. Holden delivers to the left side of the box where Samba beats Cahill in the air, but Petrov then wins a corner.
    • 6' Pedersen crosses from the right, Roberts finds some space but cannot leap high enough to meet the ball.
    • 5' Knight puts the ball out unnecessarily for a Blackburn throw deep inside enemy territory.
    • 4' The ball is spending a bit of time in the air. I predict a spot more head tennis before the afternoon is out.
    • 3' Kevin Davies shoves ex-team-mate Diouf over - albeit in the normal course of play. And Diouf is on the deck again courtesy of a Holden challenge!
    • 2' Mark Davies tries a low, long-range shot that presents Robinson with a straightforward save. On a good run though, Davies.
    • 1' Blackburn kick off, playing from right to left as we see it... Diouf crosses from the left for Roberts who glances a header wide.
    • 13:28 Out come the teams! A decent reception at the Reebok, if not electric. Rovers in their red change strip, if you're interested.
    • 13:25 And Martin has garnered no fewer than 106 thumbs up for a comment that I would publish if not for a slightly nasty dig at Blackburn fans.
    • 13:25 Down on the comments board, jords418 has had not one but two dizzyingly precise stabs at the score, scorers and minutes: "3-2 bolton elmander 23, 44 roberts 58 pedersen 84­ elmander 91" and "3-1 bolton roberts 24, elmander 48, 82, 90". Honestly, make your mind up...
    • 13:20 Despite their dismal recent record in this fixture, Bolton are strong favourites. Wanderers are evens, with Blackburn 3/1 and the draw 23/10. What do you reckon?
    • 13:15 So Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden has made it through a fitness test after recovering from a thigh strain, while Martin Petrov keeps Matt Taylor on the bench. Martin Olsson is back for Rovers, while Nikola Kalinic returns to the bench. Still no Steven Nzonzi, Vinny Grella or Keith Andrews. Bunn and Dunn on the bench.
    • 13:10 Fabrice Muamba says Bolton are determined to put right their recent hopeless form against Blackburn. Muamba: We're due a win
    • 13:05 Sam Allardyce is still treated like a hero in Bolton but he will be looking to make it a miserable Sunday for the club where he made his name as manager. Big Sam: No old pal's act
    • 13:00 Sam Allardyce is unbeaten in all four Premier League matches against Bolton since he left the club - winning three times and drawing once. He has won in both his previous Premier League visits to the Reebok - Newcastle’s 3-1 victory (August 2007) and Blackburn’s 2-0 victory last season. They have won four of their last six Premier League matches, picking up 12 points - only Manchester United (14) have more Premier League points in the division over the last six matches. Manchester City and Ars
    • 12:55 Bolton manager Owen Coyle has lost both his previous Premier League matches against Blackburn, conceding three goals in each occasion. His Burnley side lost 3-2 at Ewood Park (October 2009) and Bolton lost 3-0 at Ewood Park (February 21). The club have not won in all six Premier League derby matches against fellow North-West clubs this season. They have not won in their last eight in total since a 4-0 home win against Wigan on March 13.
    • 12:50 Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers have met 142 times in the league. Bolton have won 56, Blackburn 53 and there have been 33 draws. They have met 22 times in the Premier League. Bolton have won five, Blackburn eight and there have been nine draws.
    • 12:45 BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Mark Davies, Holden, Petrov, Elmander, Kevin Davies... Subs: Bogdan, Steinsson, Muamba, Taylor, Klasnic, Moreno, Blake... BLACKBURN: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Olsson, Emerton, Jones, Pedersen, El-Hadji Diouf, Roberts... Subs: Bunn, Dunn, Kalinic, Mwaruwari, Hoilett, Hanley, Mame Diouf... Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
  • Summary

    • 90+1' SIX MINUTES of stoppage time!
    • 88' GOAL!!! STUART HOLDEN RESTORES BOLTON'S LEAD!! INCREDIBLE! Kevin Davies knocks down a long ball, Holden chests it down and fires a left-foot volley into the corner!
    • 87' GOAL!! Mame Biram Diouf!! Roberts helps it on to the striker who draws Jaaskelainen out and clips his shot over the keeper into the net! One-all!
    • 86' Mame Biram Diouf! Gets a free header, albeit not an easy one, that he directs straight into the gloves of Jaaskelainen!
    • 79' Hoilett backheels neatly for Dunn and Jaaskelainen is out quickly to block his shot from the angle!
    • 76' Petrov cross from the left, Davies chests down to HOLDEN!! He volleys over the bar!
    • 67' Bolton have the ball in the net again but this time it won't count! Petrov whacks it in but there is a foul on Salgado in the build-up.
    • 65' GOAL!!! BOLTON LEAD!!! It's Fabrice Muamba, who was meant to be helping them defend!! Davies heads down in the box, Muamba beats Nelsen and drills a low left-foot shot into the bottom-right corner!
    • 64' Pedersen delivers the free-kick from the left and Jaaskelainen parries... there is a real scramble before SAMBA ARRIVES!!! His downward header looks a certain goal but Kevin Davies makes a terrific goalline clearance!!
    • 56' RED CARD!! Mark Davies! He had been booked but that looks like a straight red... and he led with his arm in a challenge with Jones!
    • 55' Holden bends a free-kick that takes a slight deviation off Givet and Robinson makes a decent save!
    • 40' Neat interplay between Pedersen and Diouf to tee up OLSSON!! His low left-foot shot is blocked.
    • 35' CHANCE GIVET!!! Pedersen hits a powerful low free-kick that Jaaskelainen parries to Givet, who skies the chance. It came at him quickly, and he is quite obviously not a natural finisher...
    • 12:45 BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Mark Davies, Holden, Petrov, Elmander, Kevin Davies... Subs: Bogdan, Steinsson, Muamba, Taylor, Klasnic, Moreno, Blake... BLACKBURN: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Olsson, Emerton, Jones, Pedersen, El-Hadji Diouf, Roberts... Subs: Bunn, Dunn, Kalinic, Mwaruwari, Hoilett, Hanley, Mame Diouf... Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • S. Ricketts
      • G. Cahill Yellow Card
      • Z. Knight Yellow Card
      • P. Robinson
      • M. Davies Red Card
      • S. Holden Goal
      • C. Lee Substitution Out (58′)
      • M. Petrov Substitution Out (77′)
      • K. Davies
      • J. Elmander Yellow Card

      Subs

      • I. Klasnic
      • R. Blake
      • G. Steinsson
      • F. Muamba Substitution In58′ Goal
      • &. Bogdán
      • M. Taylor Substitution In77′
      • Rodri
    • Starting line-up

      • P. Robinson
      • Míchel Salgado Substitution Out (72′)
      • C. Samba
      • R. Nelsen Yellow Card
      • G. Givet
      • M. Olsson Yellow Card Substitution Out (62′)
      • P. Jones Yellow Card
      • M. Gamst Pedersen
      • B. Emerton
      • E. Diouf Substitution Out (78′)
      • J. Roberts

      Subs

      • D. Dunn Substitution In72′
      • B. Mwaruwari
      • N. Kalinic
      • D. Hoilett Substitution In78′
      • M. Bunn
      • M. Diouf Substitution In62′ Goal
      • G. Hanley
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