Sunday September 26, 2010 Day 6 Finished Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 2 - 2 Manchester United

  • Knight 6’
  • Petrov 67’
  • Nani 23’
  • Owen 75’

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  1. Owen rescues point for United

    Owen rescues point for United

    Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw by Bolton Wanderers in an exciting Premier League encounter at the Reebok Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Manchester United
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and Bolton have battled to a well-earned point.
    • 90+3' Bolton substitution: Robbie Blake replaces Lee.
    • 90+2' Bolton substitution: Matt Taylor replaces Petrov.
    • 90' Three minutes of added time are signalled.
    • 88' Petrov gets his strike over the wall, but it is high and wide of the target.
    • 87' Scholes fouls Elmander and Bolton have a free-kick in a central area, around 25 yards from goal. Petrov will fancy this...
    • 85' Elmander wins the race to the ball against Vidic and flashes a low strike just wide of the far post!
    • 84' Kevin Davies chests Ricketts's floated free-kick into Lee's path, but the move breaks down after a foul on Evra.
    • 83' Vidic goes right through the back of Elmander and picks up a deserved booking.
    • 83' Nani's corner is headed clear but Scholes keeps things moving for United.
    • 82' Evra wins a corner for United as the visitors are beginning to turn the screw on Bolton.
    • 81' Scholes flashes an effort over the bar from the edge of the box after some decent build-up play around the area.
    • 80' Mark Davies picks up a booking now.
    • 78' Scholes picks out Nani with a great ball out wide. The Portuguese turns swiftly past Lee and fires a devilish strike just wide of the far post!
    • 76' Petrov fires his free-kick against the wall. The Bulgarian makes up for it by tracking back to stop Macheda on the counter-attack.
    • 75' Paul Scholes picks up his customary booking for a tackle from behind on Kevin Davies.
    • 75' Owen scores his 200th club goal in English football just three minutes after coming off the bench!
    • 74' GOAL!! Nani sends in a free-kick from deep on the right and Owen glances a looping header in off the far post!
    • 73' Elmander beats Vidic with a lovely but of skill but fires over the bar with only Van der Sar to beat!
    • 72' The last time Chelsea, Arsenal and United all lost on the same weekend in the league was March 1995.
    • 71' Manchester United substitution: Michael Owen replaces Fletcher.
    • 70' Bolton have gone 22 matches without a win against any of the 'big four' clubs. Will this be their day?
    • 69' Referee Phil Dowd has a word with Robinson, but doesn't book him.
    • 68' Petrov's first goal for Bolton has send Bolton back in front!
    • 67' GOAL!! Petrov leads the counter-attack from the cleared corner. He plays a great crossfield pass to Lee and continues his run. The Korean finds ELmander with his back to goal, and he lays it off to Petrov. The Bulgarian cuts inside and fires in a strike, and it deflects past Van der Sar off Fletcher!
    • 66' Played short to Park, who swivels and floats in another decent cross that yileds another corner.
    • 65' O'Shea dinks in a chipped cross and Steinsson has to head behind for another corner.
    • 64' Bolton substitution: Mark Davies replaces Muamba.
    • 63' Evra shoves Lee over as the Korean shields the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 62' The set piece is again cleared all too easily. United come again and Berbatov plays the one-two with Macheda before his low drive forces another decent save from Jaaskelainen!
    • 61' Park's hustling wins United a corner.
    • 60' Manchestetr United substitution: Macheada replaces ROoney. The home crowd love that.
    • 59' Davies beats O'Shea to the corner at the near post. Federico Macheda is readying himself on the United bench as Berbatov is caught offside.
    • 58' Petrov's corner is headed clear. Berbatov comes forward but tries to beat one man too many. United retain the ball for now, but this game is still open. Park wins a corner from Steinsson.
    • 57' Lovely control from Rooey with the outside of his boot, but the flag is up for offside. At the other end Evans concedes a corner. Both sides have had six each now.
    • 56' Nani is complaining to the referee that he was caught in the face by Muamba. Replays are inconclusive as to the Bolton midfielder's intent.
    • 55' Lee tussles with Evra as he tries to lead the counter-attack and he wins a free-kick on hte halfway line.
    • 54' Davies gets his head to Petrov's corner, but it's an awkward height for the Bolton skipper and he sends it wide.
    • 53' Manchester United substitution: Park replaces Giggs.
    • 53' Elmander almost runs past Vidic with the ball at his feet but the Serb defender tackles and concedes the corner.
    • 52' Berbatov goes for the one-two with Fletcher on the edge of the box, but the return pass is intercepted.
    • 51' Ryan Giggs looks to be struggling. Expect Park Ji-sung to replace him soon.
    • 50' Davies manages to sneak the ball across to Petrov, who fires a decent effort on goal but it was always rising.
    • 49' Scholes pings a ball out to the corner flag for Nani to chase but Robinson shepherds it out for a goal kick.
    • 48' Elmander is unlucky to by penalised for a foul as he hounds Evra for the ball.
    • 47' Right away Evra surges forward and squares a pass for Rooney, but the England striker sidefoots his first-time effort wide.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+2' That's your lot for the first half, and very entertaining it was too.
    • 45+2' Vidic rises highest at the far post and heads wide!
    • 45+1' Evra wins a corner off Petrov. One last chance for United.
    • 45' Bolton break forward. Elmander bundles his way past Vidic but FLetcher covers well to block the shot at the expense of a corner! The set piece lands at the feet of Davis at the far post but he can't get his shot away.
    • 44' Patient build-up from United around th eedge of the Bolton box, but the home side hold firm and the move breaks down.
    • 43' Robinson oputs himself about and wins the ball in the United half. He picks out Elmander with a pass out wide but the forward is muscled off the ball by O'Shea.
    • 42' United are dominating the possession now. The ball is knocked around casually around the defence.
    • 40' Rooney comes forward, shows a great change of pace to work a yard of space and curls a decent effort just over the bar!
    • 39' Vidic is on hand to stop a Bolton attack in it's tracks.
    • 38' Dimitar Berbatov is the joint top scorer in the league this season with Chelsea’s Florent Malouda with six goals. He has scored half his total from last season (12 goals). It took him six months to score six league goals during the 2009-10 season.
    • 37' Nani sends in an inviting cross and Knight does well to clear it on the turn with Rooney lurking at the far post.
    • 36' The whistle blows for a foul by Davies on Vidic as the cross came in.
    • 35' Petrov will send in a free-kick. Again Knight is in the box...
    • 34' Giggs zips his way through before pinging it out to Berbatov. The Bulgarian picks out Rooney with his cross, but Muamba intercepts and Bolton can clear.
    • 33' Davies gets his head to Giggs's corner. Nani's second ball deflects off Robinson for another corner. Elmander clears acrobatically but here come United again. Evra fouls and the move breaks down.
    • 32' Holden is forced to concede the corner under pressure from Giggs. Vidic trots forward.
    • 31' Berbatov is cuaght just offside. Really end-to-end stuff at the moment.
    • 30' Robinson intercepts O'Shea's pass as it was fed in for Nani on the left.
    • 29' Steinsson launches in the long throw. Evra gets his head to it and United clear. Rooney sprints forward and finds Berbatov, but Ricketts forces the Bulgarian wide.
    • 28' Holden's delivery is high and over everyone in the box, and Rooney flicks a header away for a throw.
    • 27' Petrov fires in a cross towards the near post for Lee but Vidic gets their first. Corner to Bolton.
    • 26' Petrov and Nani collide as they race for a ball down the channel, and the referee gives a free-kick the United winger's way.
    • 25' Muamba shimmies and slips a ball through for Lee, but it's too heavy and rolls in front of the Korean all the way to Van der Sar.
    • 24' Nani's second goal of the season has got United back on terms here. With Chelsea and Arsenal both losing, this is a great chance for United to keep pace with the leaders.
    • 23' GOAL!! Nani drives forward from his own half, ghosts between Knight and Holden and drills a low shot into the botom corner to level! Great goal!
    • 22' Ricketts has space to run into and pushes forward. He has a decent pop from the edge of the box but it's too close to Van der Sar.
    • 21' Nani controls a crossfield pass nicely on his chest. Robinson steams in and barges him over.
    • 20' Manager Owen Coyle’s first ever win as a Premier League manager was against Manchester United – his Burnley side winning 1-0 at home againstAlex Ferguson’s side in August 2009.
    • 19' Holden does his share of defensive work to intercept Giggs's pass bound for Rooney.
    • 18' Nani mis-controls Scholes's pass and the ball runs out of play.
    • 17' Davies flicks a floated free-kick into the path of Elmander... the Sweden striker just fails to reach the ball with an outstretched boot and Van der Sar parries it clear! Bolton so threatening from set pieces.
    • 16' Rooney sidefoots an effort from the edge of the area, but it's tame and an easy stop for Jaaskelainen.
    • 15' Petrov swings in a corner for Bolton, but Van der Sar is off his line to pluck it out of the air.
    • 14' Fletcher drives forward and forces a decent low save from Jaaskelainen!
    • 13' Berbatov waits for Rooney to get back onside before releaing the ball, but the striker had again just strayed beyond the last defender and the flag goes up.
    • 12' Petrov's delivery is headed clear. Nani motors forward down the left and Ricketts concedes the throw.
    • 11' A nice flowing move forward on the deck from Bolton ends with Scholes making a typically poor challenge. Knight comes up for the free-kick from deep.
    • 10' Giggs latching on to a ball pulled back from the byline, but steers his effort right at Jaaskelainen.
    • 8' United have another corner cleared and retain the ball. Rooney's pass out wide is wayward and it's intercepted.
    • 7' That's Zat Knight's first goal since February, and it's given the home side an early lead.
    • 6' GOAL!! Zat Knight gets in ahead of Evans and steers the ball into the far bottom corner with the outside of his boot!
    • 5' A first foray forward for Bolton, and Holden nods the ball back to the feet of Lee, who fires his shot wide! The strike took a defelction, and Bolton have a corner.
    • 4' Nani's corner is cleared, and good pressing from Elmander sees the ball go all the way back to Van der Sar.
    • 3' Giggs whips in a cross that Ricketts has to head behind for a corner.
    • 2' Rooney plays a great defence-splitting reverse pass that finds Berbatov out on the right. The Bulgarian chooses to shoot rather than square to Giggs, and shanks his shot into the stand.
    • 2' An early surge forward by Patrice Evra is curtailed by Chung-Yong Lee.
    • 1' The game begins.
    • 11:55 The teams come out on a cool clear morning in Greater Manchester.
    • 11:50 Today's referee is Phil Dowd from Staffordshire.
    • 11:45 If United fail to win this match, it will be the first time since December 2008 that the 'Big Four' – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United – have all failed to win on the same matchday.
    • 11:40 Ahead of Sunday's high-noon confrontation with Manchester United at the Reebok Stadium, Owen Coyle has revealed he never had any doubts over Johan Elmander's contribution to the Trotters' cause. Full Story
    • 11:35 Dimitar Berbatov will lead the United attack and Ryan Giggs and Darren Fletcher have both hailed the impact the Bulgarian has had. Full Story
    • 11:30 As expected, Jussi Jaaskelainen returned from suspension for Bolton, who have lost only two home games since Owen Coyle took charge in January.
    • 11:25 Rio Ferdinand is a surprise absentee for United. It had been anticipated Ferdinand would keep his place from the side which beat Scunthorpe in the Carling Cup on Wednesday, but the England star was not even on the bench as Sir Alex Ferguson reverted to the side which overcame Liverpool last Sunday.
    • 11:20 TEAMS: Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Ricketts, Robinson, Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, Elmander, Kevin Davies. Subs: Bogdan, Taylor, Mark Davies, Klasnic, Moreno, Blake, Alonso /// Man Utd: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Vidic, Jonathan Evans, Evra, Nani, Fletcher, Scholes, Giggs, Rooney, Berbatov. Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Anderson, Smalling, Park, Rafael Da Silva, Macheda
    • 11:15 Manchester United travel to nearby Bolton Wanderers looking to gain ground on leaders Chelsea and second-placed Arsenal who both lost on Saturday.
  • Summary

    • 85' Elmander wins the race to the ball against Vidic and flashes a low strike just wide of the far post!
    • 78' Scholes picks out Nani with a great ball out wide. The Portuguese turns swiftly past Lee and fires a devilish strike just wide of the far post!
    • 74' GOAL!! Nani sends in a free-kick from deep on the right and Owen glances a looping header in off the far post!
    • 73' Elmander beats Vidic with a lovely but of skill but fires over the bar with only Van der Sar to beat!
    • 67' GOAL!! Petrov leads the counter-attack from the cleared corner. He plays a great crossfield pass to Lee and continues his run. The Korean finds ELmander with his back to goal, and he lays it off to Petrov. The Bulgarian cuts inside and fires in a strike, and it deflects past Van der Sar off Fletcher!
    • 62' The set piece is again cleared all too easily. United come again and Berbatov plays the one-two with Macheda before his low drive forces another decent save from Jaaskelainen!
    • 47' Right away Evra surges forward and squares a pass for Rooney, but the England striker sidefoots his first-time effort wide.
    • 45+2' Vidic rises highest at the far post and heads wide!
    • 40' Rooney comes forward, shows a great change of pace to work a yard of space and curls a decent effort just over the bar!
    • 23' GOAL!! Nani drives forward from his own half, ghosts between Knight and Holden and drills a low shot into the botom corner to level! Great goal!
    • 17' Davies flicks a floated free-kick into the path of Elmander... the Sweden striker just fails to reach the ball with an outstretched boot and Van der Sar parries it clear! Bolton so threatening from set pieces.
    • 14' Fletcher drives forward and forces a decent low save from Jaaskelainen!
    • 10' Giggs latching on to a ball pulled back from the byline, but steers his effort right at Jaaskelainen.
    • 6' GOAL!! Zat Knight gets in ahead of Evans and steers the ball into the far bottom corner with the outside of his boot!
    • 5' A first foray forward for Bolton, and Holden nods the ball back to the feet of Lee, who fires his shot wide! The strike took a defelction, and Bolton have a corner.
    • 11:20 TEAMS: Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Ricketts, Robinson, Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov, Elmander, Kevin Davies. Subs: Bogdan, Taylor, Mark Davies, Klasnic, Moreno, Blake, Alonso /// Man Utd: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Vidic, Jonathan Evans, Evra, Nani, Fletcher, Scholes, Giggs, Rooney, Berbatov. Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Anderson, Smalling, Park, Rafael Da Silva, Macheda

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • G. Steinsson
      • Z. Knight Goal
      • S. Ricketts
      • P. Robinson
      • S. Holden
      • F. Muamba Substitution Out (64′)
      • C. Lee Substitution Out (90′)
      • M. Petrov Goal Substitution Out (90′)
      • J. Elmander
      • K. Davies

      Subs

      • I. Klasnic
      • R. Blake Substitution In90′
      • &. Bogdán
      • M. Taylor Substitution In90′
      • M. Davies Substitution In64′ Yellow Card
      • Rodri
      • M. Alonso
    • Starting line-up

      • E. van der Sar
      • J. O'Shea
      • N. Vidic Yellow Card
      • J. Evans
      • P. Evra
      • P. Scholes Yellow Card
      • D. Fletcher Substitution Out (71′)
      • Nani Goal
      • R. Giggs Substitution Out (53′)
      • D. Berbatov
      • W. Rooney Substitution Out (61′)

      Subs

      • M. Owen Substitution In71′ Goal
      • T. Kuszczak
      • C. Smalling
      • F. Macheda Substitution In61′
      • J. Park Substitution In53′
      • Anderson
      • Rafael
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