Saturday September 17, 2011 Day 5 Finished Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 1 - 2 Norwich City

  • Petrov 64’ (pen.)
  • Pilkington 37’
  • Johnson 42’

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  1. Norwich hold on for historic win

    Norwich hold on for historic win

    Norwich City won their first away match in the top flight for 17 years after holding on to beat 10-man Bolton 2-1 at the Reebok. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Norwich City
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    • 90+5 That's it! Norwich hang on for their first win in the Premier League! Their first away win in the top flight for the first time since 1994!
    • 90+4 GREAT SAVE RUDDY AT THE DEATH! N'Gog with a super header, flying in to meet Eagles's cross. Jaaskelainen gets forward for the corner but Norwich clear...
    • 90+3 N'Gog wins the ball but Eagles's cross is poor. Cahill is playing up front now...
    • 90+3 Pratley comes forward, now Petrov drills a low one in but it's a poor ball and Norwich clear. Crofts with a nice cross in but the flag is up for offside and Holt is booked for time wasting, kicking the ball away.
    • 90+2 Super low cross by Naughton but no-one takes a risk to slide in and it fizzes away to safety.
    • 90+1 Fancy footwork from Jaaskelainen to bring it clear. Holt however wins a throw on the right.
    • 90' Good defending by Martin to flick the ball away as Robinson flew in to head. FOUR minutes added time.
    • 89' Johnson is hurling himself about as Bolton pile forward... Robinson's cross yields a corner.
    • 88' Holt uses his strength to hold Robinson off in the corner but the linesman, who obviously does not understand the rules, signals for a free-kick. How was that a foul? Wasting time with the ball in play is not against the rules.
    • 88' NORWICH SUB: Crofts does come on this time, with Hoolahan's afternoon ended a touch early.
    • 87' Hoolahan signals to the bench after an awkward landing. No break or twist, seems like a calf strain... Maybe cramp. He's up and awkwardly limps off.
    • 86' Eagles on the right but his cross is headed clear by Naughton.
    • 85' A much better second half from Bolton but that first-half nightmare will probably see them lose a fourth game this season. Risky from Cahill sliding in on the winger but he wins a goal kick off him.
    • 84' Robinson swings a high one in. Back to him by Petrov. Robinson crosses again but headed away. Another high one in but Cahill can't reach it.
    • 83' Holt again runs at the defence but Robinson comes inside from left back and slides in with an inch-perfect tackle.
    • 82' Holt finds Vaughan, he works it to Holt again who throws himself to the ground but no free-kick.
    • 81' Johnson takes it and almost sends it to Ireland. Poor.
    • 80' Johnson, Fox and Bennett stand over this... Surely Fox, his delivery has been key today.
    • 80' Okay a correction on the subs. Crofts did not come on, Holt did. So Norwich have gone 4-4-2. Vaughan, meanwhile, wins a free-kick off Robinson.
    • 79' Holt has come on for Norwich as well. Not sure who for. He tangles with Boyata in the box but does not get a penalty.
    • 78' Petrov is sure he won a corner off Barnett but a goal kick is the end result.
    • 77' Okay so, ultimately, that is like for like with a shade of defensive focus: a winger replaced by a more defensive wide midfielder, a striker for a striker.
    • 76' NORWICH SUB: Pilkington off for Vaughan.
    • 75' NORWICH SUB: Morison off for Crofts...
    • 74' Looks like Norwich are getting ready to bring on James Vaughan...
    • 73' BOLTON SUB: Mark Davies comes on for Pratley.
    • 72' WIDE FROM MORISON! Brilliant build-up play though, Hoolahan did well to find him with back to goal, he turned Knight inside out with a backheel and blasted on goal but Knight put him off enough to make him finish off target.
    • 71' Eagles gets in with N'Gog slipping him through, but the whistle has gone for a foul by N'Gog on Barnett.
    • 70' Unlucky N'Gog! Did really well to take a high ball on the chest but slipped as he landed on the wet turf.
    • 69' Ruddy fored to come out to hoof clear with N'Gog on the run again.
    • 68' A brief and rare lull in play. Have to say N'Gog has given Bolton a new dimension - speed.
    • 67' Bolton are doing better with 10 men weirdly. The crowd behind them now too.
    • 66' Boyata makes a super run down the right, in for N'Gog with a smart run and deflected behind for a corner!
    • 65' Bolton back in it, through Norwich's fondness of giving away spot-kicks. Can the 10 men come back?
    • 64' GOAL BOLTON! Petrov strokes it into the bottom left. Lovely penno.
    • 63' PENALTY BOLTON! Barnett takes down N'Gog, poor unnecessary tackle and a bit late. Fourth penalty conceded so far this season...
    • 62' Knight, who has been dragged up to halfway, with a poor slide tackle that misses the Norwich player: He does get back though to head away Hoolahan's cross.
    • 61' Good defending by Naughton after Eagles tried to round him.
    • 60' Johnson almost gets in on the right but cleared this time by Boyata.
    • 58' Morison with a low cross that Boyata bungles when he should clear, the Belgian falling to the ground and surely Johnson scores but it bobbles away from him!
    • 57' A delay as the Bulgarian readies to take it... The wall not 10 yard yet... Finally he puts it in and forces a save from Ruddy, who drops it and gets on to the rebound!
    • 56' Bolton have a free-kick centre-right, let's see if Petrov can deliver with quality...
    • 55' Johnson rises to meet Fox's ball but this time he can't divert it anywhere near goal.
    • 54' Morison has taken a crack on the Jon and there's a free-kick to the visitors wide right...
    • 53' Reo-Coker is booked for a scything challenge on Hoolahan.
    • 52' If Bolton lose this it would be nine defeats in their last 10 Prem games. Messiah!
    • 51' Fox swings in the corner but Robinson heads clear. Fox again crosses but Boyata puts behind. Corner again.
    • 50' Good defending from Knight to slide in on Morison after he sprung the offside trap.
    • 49' Eagles shows a turn of pace and skill but runs it out of play down the right. More promising.
    • 47' Barnett with a slightly poor defensive header but the keeper claims.
    • 46' Second half underway!
    • - Bolton make a half-time sub: Kevin Davies and Tuncay come off, with Chris Eagles and David N'Gog on. Again, Owen Coyle is missing the point don't you think? The problem is his defence.
    • - Both of Norwich's goalscorers have netted their first goals in the top flight.
    • 45+3 Half time and Bolton are two goals and a man down. Nightmare. Norwich are loving it though - they've deserved more than they've got so far this season and are now in charge!
    • 45+2 The linesman saw it... and Klasnic is off! Oh dear. It was a tiny tete-a-tete and he probably deserved to go - but some Oscar-worthy play-acting from Morison.
    • 45+2 A Norwich player goes down holding his face... Morison after a tussle in the Norwich box with Klasnic... He seems to be making the most of it...
    • 45+1 In the first if a minimum of three added minutes.
    • 45' Petrov's corner is way too deep and sails over Cahill far post and out for a goal kick.
    • 44' Free-kick to Bolton on the edge of the D, Petrov to take... But he drills it wide. Corner, deflected off Barnett I think.
    • 43' That was a good cross and a nice header but what the blazes were Bolton doing? Boyata scratching his hind while Johsnon flew in.
    • 42' GOAL NORWICH! 2-0! Shocking marking from Bolton, terrible, as Bradley Johnson is allowed to head the Fox free-kick in off the far post. Free header.
    • 41' Free-kick to Norwich on the right after a late challenge from Robinson. He complains but thatw as poor.
    • 40' Bolton are struggling to regain their composure after that goal. What can Owen Coyle do? They have been poor since blowing QPR away in the first game and narrowly losing to City next.
    • 39' Davies is hauled down on halfway by Martin but the free-kick goes against him. Poor decision but, as I said, he won't get nowt today.
    • 38' Fox's corner was flicked on by a flying Barnett, it dropped for Morison far post who prodded it back in and somehow Pilkington squeezed it over the line with several Bolton players in attendance. His first Premier League goal!
    • 37' GOAL NORWICH! Pilkington with a scrambled one from close range.
    • 36' Another corner to Norwich on the right... Fox to take...
    • 35' Fox puts the ball in and Barnett meets it with a header, which he puts over but the whistle goes... ball went out and back in.
    • 34' Norwich win another corner as Knight knocks it behind.
    • 33' Great ball from Reo-Coker, he sends Petrov away, super cross and Ruddy tips it away with Davies flying in! Corner.
    • 31' Floated cross in from Davies but Martin holds off Klasnic and Ruddy claims.
    • 30' Morison goes a bit early to meet the cross and he is offside.
    • 29' Long ball aimed at Pratley but Martin wins it. Now Morison races away but Boyata challenges.
    • 28' A spell of possession for Norwich that sees Morison think he's won a corner off Robinson but a goal kick is awarded. Correct decision, it came off the Welshman.
    • 27' Klasnic tries to dance in but Tuncay can't get on the ball and Norwich clear. Now an aimless ball from Zat Knight flies into touch.
    • 26' Tuncay on the right finds Boyata but Norwich get it clear. Bolton get the ball back through Reo-Coker...
    • 25' Steve Bruce, who played for Norwich before joining Manchester United, looks on. He is sat next to Wales boss Gary Speed, who is watching a couple of Welshmen in action. Well one in Steve Morison, with Crofts on the bench. He also was at Bolton.
    • 24' Hoolahan wins a corner but he should have been able to find a team-mate. Fox swings the corner in but Davies outmuscles Martin and it's a goal kick.
    • 23' Boyata hacks down an opponent, Hoolahan I think, and he escapes a booking. That was a terrible challenge. So far Webb has let two challenges go, and booked the Bolton keeper for dissent after a dreadful mistake from the ref. Not having a good game.
    • 22' Good run from Petrov but his low cross is weak. However it is poorly defended and the ball is allowed to land at the feet of a surprised Davies, but he can't get the shot away.
    • 21' Hoolahan springs the offside trap but the winger's cross is well fielded by a sun-blinded Jaaskelainen. Get the cap on Jussi...
    • 20' Barnett is rough with Davies, who looks to the ref. You of all people aren't getting anything off this ref, Kev.
    • 19' Well. Klasnic is conscious and wanting to come back on the pitch. He's beaten worse to be fair - like losing his kidneys.
    • 18' Well Webb has form for letting poor tackles go, and that was one of them. Not even a booking. Klasnic is still receiving treatment.
    • 17' Ow. How can you stay on the pitch after that? Klasnic got his foot on the ball and Barnett flies in very late, reckless, and catches the Croat full in the face! How is that not a booking? Barnett didn't even start to leap until AFTER Klasnic got the ball away. Shocking.
    • 16' Fox does well to clear with Kevin Davies in a dangerous area. Even so far! And now a heavy challenge from Barnett leaves Klasnic in a heap...
    • 15' Jaaskelainen has to be alert with a nice early ball met by Martin's header.
    • 14' Down the other end a long ball catches Bolton flat-footed and Hoolahan is in but out comes Jaaskelainen to head to touch. Now Knight and the keeper have a misunderstanding, resulting in a corner to Norwich.
    • 13' Free-kick to Bolton on the right, flung into the box for Knight, he has a wrestle with Barnett and the ball eventually flies out for a corner. Davies gets his head on it but up in the air and Norwich clear. Reo-Coker has it now, he feeds Petrov wide left and a superb ball into the box that Klasnic meets but Ruddy flies out to parry!
    • 12' By the way, if you want to comment on this game you can do so at the foot of this matchcast page or, if you cannot because you are on a phone, tweet me on @Reda_Maher
    • 11' Davies jostles with Barnett on the edge of the box. No foul.
    • 10' Jaaskelainen is booked for protesting but he has a point - it was clearly confusion. Morison was clearly offside but Hoolahan was fouled. So if the ref plays on, he has to blow for offside. He should have given the initial foul as there was no advantage. Fortunately the corner is harmless in the end.
    • 9' Bolton defence stops with the flag up but it's not for offside - it was for a foul against Bolton and the ref plays on! In the end Jaaskelainen saves Morison's shot. Even he was confused.
    • 8' Hoolahan with a low cross in but Knight controls and clears. This is a good spell for Norwich.
    • 7' Sorry about the main matchlink taking you to the return fixture in February - little technical gremlin. All should be good now.
    • 6' The corner is half-cleared and Naughton has another pop but straight at the keeper.
    • 5' Corner to Norwich after a superb run inside and shot from Naughton, Jaaskelainen tipping it over.
    • 3' Almost a good move by Bolton as Petrov and Robinson combine. Spins out of play though. Petrov gestures to the fans to crank up the noise.
    • 2' Bolton have held on to the ball for much of this opening phase.
    • 1' The first half gets underway! Howard Webb is reffing today. Few tackles then.
    • 14:55 Wes Hoolahan is named skipper today. Clap clap. Grant Holt benched, oddly.
    • 14:50 Owen Coyle: "Stuart (Holden) played 90 minutes for the reserves the other night and did very well. There is no doubt day by day he is still improving but what we have to make sure is when we bring him back in it is not detrimental to the hard work he has done."
    • 14:45 Paul Lambert: "We are playing well enough, everyone can see that, we just have to convert our chances and cut out errors which are costing us. Having four penalties against us in four games is quite a high ratio. The one against Stoke was outside the box, and against West Brom, it was really soft, but that is what has happened to us. We just have to hope the luck will turn."
    • 14:40 John Ruddy returns in goal following his one-match ban, while James Vaughan is included in the squad despite needing plastic surgery following an elbow by Gabriel Tamas during the 1-0 defeat to West Brom last week. Anthony Pilkington returns after a back problem, but defenders Zak Whitbread (hamstring), Daniel Ayala and Elliot Ward (both knee) remain out.
    • 14:35 Bolton boss Owen Coyle has mate two changes after the 5-0 thrashing to Manchester United. However he has done so in midfield, not defence, which is inexplicable in my view. Chris Eagles and Mark Davies are dropped, with new signings Darren Pratley and Tuncay brought in. Stuart Holden is fit but not risked, and Fabrice Muamba is still on the bench.
    • 14:30 TEAMS - Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Barnett, Naughton, Tierney, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fox, Bennett, Morison; Subs: Rudd, Crofts, De Laet, Vaughan, Holt, Martin /// Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Robinson, Cahill, Knight, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Petrov, Tuncay, Klasnic, Davies; Subs: Bogdan, Wheater, Muamba, Davies, Eagles, Kakuta, NGog
    • 14:25 FACT: Norwich have failed to win in their opening four Prem matches for the second time in the Prem era - this also happened in their last top-flight season in 2004-05. Then they went 13 matches without a win from the start of the season until a 2-1 win against Southampton in November 2004. Also Bad. (Infostrada)
    • 14:20 FACT: Bolton have lost eight of their last nine Prem fixtures - their only win coming in the 4-0 win away at QPR on the opening day of the season. Bad.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Bolton and Norwich, starting at 3pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 90+4 GREAT SAVE RUDDY AT THE DEATH! N'Gog with a super header, flying in to meet Eagles's cross. Jaaskelainen gets forward for the corner but Norwich clear...
    • 72' WIDE FROM MORISON! Brilliant build-up play though, Hoolahan did well to find him with back to goal, he turned Knight inside out with a backheel and blasted on goal but Knight put him off enough to make him finish off target.
    • 66' Boyata makes a super run down the right, in for N'Gog with a smart run and deflected behind for a corner!
    • 64' GOAL BOLTON! Petrov strokes it into the bottom left. Lovely penno.
    • 63' PENALTY BOLTON! Barnett takes down N'Gog, poor unnecessary tackle and a bit late. Fourth penalty conceded so far this season...
    • 58' Morison with a low cross that Boyata bungles when he should clear, the Belgian falling to the ground and surely Johnson scores but it bobbles away from him!
    • 57' A delay as the Bulgarian readies to take it... The wall not 10 yard yet... Finally he puts it in and forces a save from Ruddy, who drops it and gets on to the rebound!
    • 45+2 The linesman saw it... and Klasnic is off! Oh dear. It was a tiny tete-a-tete and he probably deserved to go - but some Oscar-worthy play-acting from Morison.
    • 42' GOAL NORWICH! 2-0! Shocking marking from Bolton, terrible, as Bradley Johnson is allowed to head the Fox free-kick in off the far post. Free header.
    • 38' Fox's corner was flicked on by a flying Barnett, it dropped for Morison far post who prodded it back in and somehow Pilkington squeezed it over the line with several Bolton players in attendance. His first Premier League goal!
    • 37' GOAL NORWICH! Pilkington with a scrambled one from close range.
    • 33' Great ball from Reo-Coker, he sends Petrov away, super cross and Ruddy tips it away with Davies flying in! Corner.
    • 13' Free-kick to Bolton on the right, flung into the box for Knight, he has a wrestle with Barnett and the ball eventually flies out for a corner. Davies gets his head on it but up in the air and Norwich clear. Reo-Coker has it now, he feeds Petrov wide left and a superb ball into the box that Klasnic meets but Ruddy flies out to parry!
    • 9' Bolton defence stops with the flag up but it's not for offside - it was for a foul against Bolton and the ref plays on! In the end Jaaskelainen saves Morison's shot. Even he was confused.
    • 5' Corner to Norwich after a superb run inside and shot from Naughton, Jaaskelainen tipping it over.
    • 14:30 TEAMS - Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Barnett, Naughton, Tierney, Johnson, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fox, Bennett, Morison; Subs: Rudd, Crofts, De Laet, Vaughan, Holt, Martin /// Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Robinson, Cahill, Knight, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Petrov, Tuncay, Klasnic, Davies; Subs: Bogdan, Wheater, Muamba, Davies, Eagles, Kakuta, NGog

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