Sunday May 6, 2012 Day 37 Finished Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion

  • Petrov 25’ (pen.)
  • Jones 74’ (o.g.)
  • Brunt 77’
  • Morrison 90’

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  1. Bolton blow two-goal lead to draw

    Bolton blow two-goal lead to draw

    Bolton blew a two-goal lead as they drew 2-2 with West Brom to keep their Premier League survival in jeopardy. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • West Bromwich Albion
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    • 90'+7 That's it! It's all over for Bolton as they are held to a 2-2 draw which leaves them on a knife edge. The result was no less than West Brom deserve though - thrilling stuff at the Reebok.
    • 90'+6 Boyata! What are you doing! A great run down the right gives Bolton a golden chance to find a winner, but the defender blazes over! Owen Coyle can't believe it...
    • 90'+5 Bolton get into West Brom's half for the first time in 15 minutes, but there's an infringement in the box by Klasnic as he fights for space to shoot.
    • 90'+4 Gareth McAuley is down injured after an elbow in the chops by Kevin Davies. Blood everywhere.
    • 90'+3 Bolton fans are leaving in droves, missing a penalty shout as Klasnic goes down in the box under pressure from Olsson.
    • 90'+2 That equaliser was no less than West Brom deserved - they were all over their hosts, and still they keep on coming! They're after a winner!
    • 90'+1 Five extra minutes!
    • 90' WEST BROM HAVE EQUALISED!!! It's James Morrison who scores as Billy Jones and Chris Brunt combine in from the right, Brunt passing across to the far post where Morrison is there to volley into the roof of the net!
    • 90' Into the final minute and Bolton now have all 11 men behind the ball.
    • 89' Lee clips Ridgewell to give away a free kick... still West Brom look for gaps.
    • 89' All West Brom now - Bolton just hanging on for dear life.
    • 88' Another decent move by West Brom as Brunt is stopped by Knight in the box...
    • 87' It's a poor corner, and Bolton's fans breathe again...
    • 86' Corner to West Brom.... Brunt will take.
    • 85' Great effort by Simon Cox! The sub turns and shoots with a round-house kick Bruce Lee would have been proud of to force a good save by Bogdan.
    • 84' Morrison goes down in the box under a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge by Boyata - good defending by the Bolton man.
    • 83' West Brom almost caught out by Eagles pressuring McAuley, but the defender stays calm and in control.
    • 82' Ridgewell makes a nice run up the left and puts a ball in at the near post, but Bogdan is there to grab it.
    • 80' Dorrans goes off and Cox comes on for WBA, while Lee Chung-Yong comes on for the brilliant Martin Petrov.
    • 79' Another chance for West Brom as Olsson finds Brunt in the box, but the goalscorer can't control the ball and sends it out for a goal kick.
    • 78' West Brom have made two changes in the last couple of minutes, Keith Andrews making way for James Morrison and Mulumbu being replaced by Scharner.
    • 77' Owen Coyle looking nervous on the touchline...
    • 76' So much for the points being safe - we're set for a hell of a finale here...
    • 75' 2-1! WEST BROM STRAIGHT BACK IN IT! A lovely run by Long looks set to be foiled when his pass is blocked, but it falls straight to Brunt to slam it into the back of the net with a left-foot strike!
    • 74' Chris Brunt shows his frustration in a rash challenge and goes in the book.
    • 73' West Brom are shaken by that awful piece of luck - but Bolton made their own luck through Petrov's fabulous run. That points look safe now.
    • 71' OWN GOAL! So unlucky for Billy Jones, a stunning run up the left from Petrov ends with a poor ball that misses both Kevin Davies and Klasnic by a country mile. Liam Ridgewell is there to clear it, but only succeds into smashing it into Jones from where it rebounds over Foster into the net.
    • 70' SO CLOSE FOR BOLTON! Magnificent cross by Petrov on the left picks out Kevin Davies at the far post, and his lovely header to the bottom left corner is only kept out by a top-drawer save by Ben Foster.
    • 70' Klasnic has a tilt straight away as he turns and volleys a nod down from Kevin Davies - well blocked by McAuley, who was right there.
    • 69' Bolton make a change, it's supersub Ivan Klasnic on for David N'Gog.
    • 68' Kevin Davies gets on the end of it, but Foster is under it to collect the ball.
    • 67' N'Gog wins a corner for Bolton as they charge back up the pitch.
    • 66' Great chance for West Brom! Terrific team move lets Liam Ridgewell have a shot and the defender forces a good stop at the near post by Bogdan.
    • 65' The matches elsewhere affecting Bolton are finely balanced, both Aston Villa and QPR drawing at the moment. Live multiplex
    • 64' The corner is headed straight out by Olsson and Bolton's fans breathe a collective sigh of relief.
    • 63' Mulumbu passes to Fortune, who spins and shoots straight into Ricketts. Corner to West Brom.
    • 62' Suggestion of handball as Jones's cross from the right is apparently handled by Tim Ream, but the ref waves play on.
    • 61' Bolton are staying firm, well in charge and clearly with no intention of letting this lead go anywhere.
    • 60' Chris Eagles has a chance from long range that blazes over the top left corner.
    • 59' West Brom have a corner, whipped in by Brunt who finds Olsson - it's a decent header towards the top right corner but well saved by the diving Bogdan.
    • 58' Good chance for Graham Dorrans as he runs unmarked onto a ball into the box - he hits the target, but doesn't connect well enough to beat Bogdan.
    • 58' Eagles takes the free kick from the left, but it's an awful one.
    • 57' Bolton break, but now Keith Andrews goes in the book for taking out Petrov on the left. that seemed less bad than Knight's challenge.
    • 56' The free kick comes to nothing, but as the ball goes up the pitch Fortune is taken out by a horrendous scissor tackle from Zat Knight. No foul given!
    • 55' Shane Long goes in the book for a late challenge - not too bad, but that was more for an accumulation of fouls by the Irishman.
    • 54' It's a much tighter half so far here at the Reebok - just get the feeling both sides have been given a talking to.
    • 53' Great chance for West Brom, but Long was miles offside - strangely the whistle didn't blow for several seconds, getting the crowd worked up.
    • 52' West Brom's move comes to nothing as Boyata gets shoved over by Long.
    • 51' Dorrans wins a throw as West Brom come into Bolton's half... definite opening here.
    • 50' Bolton win a corner, but West Brom seem tighter at the back and that one is headed well clear.
    • 49' West Brom get a bit lucky there as Keith Andrews tries to clear the ball and almost puts it past Foster.
    • 48' Free kick to Bolton as Olsson shoves N'Gog over. 45 yards out, and Reo-Coker plays it in.
    • 48' Mulumbu is back on his feet.
    • 47' Mulumbu has gone down in pain after a challenge from N'Gog, a fairly innocuous one that just got him in the wrong spot.
    • 46' David Wheater's injury has been deemed to bad for him to continue and Zat Knight comes on for him.
    • 46' We're back in action at the Reebok.
    • - Bolton go in with what could be a crucial lead, but West Brom have been very marginally the better side in this first half. Can the Trotters hang on for three crucial points?
    • 45'+3 West Brom hit on the break but Andrews's ball to Fortune is cut out by Wheater, and the whistle goes.
    • 45'+2 Corner for Bolton, and Petrov will swing it in... but brilliantly taken by Foster, who's looked superb today.
    • 45'+1 Three minutes added time to play announced on the tannoy as Chris Eagles hits the free kick tamely at Foster.
    • 45' Free kick for Bolton as Billy Jones totally upends Martin Petrov. He's going in the book for that one - studs up, he can't complain.
    • 44' Nice ball in from Petrov finds Kevin Davies, but the veteran heads onto the roof of the net. Good defensive pressure on him by McAuley.
    • 43' Bolton win a throw out on the left in a good position.
    • 42' Good chance for West Brom now! Long ball up from Olsson finds Fortune, and Bogdan fumbles... but Fortune can't keep his shot down and Bolton are let off.
    • 41' Half chance for Bolton, made by Petrov on the left before the ball falls to Chris Eagles just outside the box and dead in front with a clear view at goal - but he mistimes and smashes just over the bar.
    • 40' Olsson gets a free header from the free kick, but only thanks to having been three yards offside. No excuse for that at a set piece.
    • 39' Boyata goes in the book for an intentional bodycheck on Graham Dorrans, who'd just beaten him on the left.
    • 38' Fortune looks to have opened up the defence by nutmegging the hobbling Wheater, but the ref rules he was coming back from an offside position and blows up.
    • 37' Wheater is back up no his feet for now - he'll try to make it to half-time.
    • 36' David Wheater has turned his ankle clearing that cross - he's wincing and grabbing his ankle.
    • 35' More excellent work from West Brom who have Bolton stretched all over the place there - only Ridgewell's very poor final ball from the left stopped a good chance on goal.
    • 34' West Brom gradually beginning to play Bolton out of this just now - Roy Hodgson's side making all the running.
    • 33' Keith Andrews picks up the ball in the box and almost gets a shot away from eight yards out, but David Wheater steps in to block him off at the last moment.
    • 32' Awful tackle by N'Gog who stamps on Jonas Olsson's ankle - very lucy not to end up in the book for that late and wayward challenge.
    • 30' Billy Jones makes a run up the right for West Brom, his cross is deflected out to Mulumbu whose shot ends up in row H.
    • 29' Nice work and a good cross by Boyata on the right, but there was nobody running into the box to get on the end of it.
    • 28' Shane Long makes a good run, bafflingly ruled offside by a myopic linesman.
    • 26' Ridgewell and Andrews combine on the left to try and find an equalier, but Ridgewell's final ball is poor.
    • 25' The home fans are going crazy, and why not? That goal could prove utterly crucial in the relegation battle.
    • 24' GOAL FOR BOLTON - PETROV STRIKES FROM THE SPOT! Superb penalty right into the left corner, very nearly saved by a magnificent dive from Ben Foster who guessed correctly. The strike was just too powerful to be stopped.
    • 23' PENALTY TO BOLTON! Mulumbu and Keith Andrews combine to bring Mark Davies down in the box, and Kevin Friend points at the spot!
    • 22' The Baggies break again and Brunt has another long-range go - at least it's on target this time, good save from Bogdan.
    • 21' It's a penalty call now for Bolton as Mark Davies goes down in the box - only a corner though, from which N'Gog forces Foster into tipping the ball over the bar.
    • 20' West Brom win the corner and Brunt has another go, well wide and well high. Replays show that Bogdan actually shinned Long's effort onto the post - great work by Bolton's keeper.
    • 19' Long hits the post! Great work by Fortune up the right and he passes to Long, who does brilliantly to turn and make space just outside the six yard box before hitting the right upright.
    • 18' Both sides going at it at full speed at the moment, with neither team getting on top of the other.
    • 17' It's another missed chance, this time from West Brom as Fortune's ball to Brunt is dragged well wide by the midfielder's first-time effort.
    • 15' Another glaring miss by Davies! Not such a clear-cut chance as the ball is headed down by Reo-Coker towards the veteran in space at the far post once again, but he barely makes contact with the ball and succeeds only in sending it off the pitch.
    • 14' Nice move up the left by the Baggies and the ball finally falls to Fortune, who hooks it well wide of the net.
    • 13' Another great chance - this time it's West Brom again, Gareth McAuley heading brilliantly from a corner and Bogdan making another good reaction stop low and to his left.
    • 12' Woeful miss by Bolton! Kevin Davies latches onto a ball across goal by Petrov and he has a free hit from four yards out, but he skies it clean over the bar!
    • 10' Bolton come straight up the other end of the pitch and Martin Petrov forces a fine save from Foster, the keeper making a diving, one-handed stop from the stinging shot from the corner of the box.
    • 10' Shane Long has a crack from long range after West Brom are wrongly given a throw-in - decent hit but well saved by Bogdan.
    • 9' West Brom looking much the better side on the ball, but Bolton playing a more direct and threatening-looking type of game so far.
    • 8' The ball is played in dangerously by Eagles and finds Boyata, but he's ruled offside - careless, it looked like a decent goalmouth scramble could have developed there.
    • 7' Boyata is bodychecked by Fortune, free kick to Bolton on the right flank.
    • 6' Shane Long, only playing after picking up a knock, almost beats the offside trap but he's just a yard or two out.
    • 5' Bolton come straight back up the pitch and N'Gog has a pop from outside the box - partially scuffed and it dribbles straight to Ben Foster.
    • 4' The corner finds Fortune, who heads on target but it's straight at Bogdan and well taken. He shouldn't have had that clear header though...
    • 3' Nice work from West Brom as Liam Ridgewell wins a corner on the left.
    • 2' Cagey opening to the match, with Kevin Davies and Chris Eagles having speculative efforts from range. Nice effort from Eagles, swerving it just into the right side netting with a left foot strike.
    • 1' The match kicks off in Bolton, the home side in their normal white, West Brom wearing a sky blue alternate strip.
    • 13:58 The teams come onto the pitch and we're just a couple of minutes from the off. Today's referee is Kevin Friend.
    • 13:55 The stadium is full of West Brom fans applauding Roy Hodgson, many of them wearing England shirts and novelty Hodgson masks. The new England boss looks almost misty eyed - further evidence of his sensitive personalilty. Hodgson: I need thicker skin
    • 13:50 You can follow all the action from the other afternoon matches in one place: Keep up with the relegation battle via our handy multiplex.
    • 13:45 If Bolton do stay up, they will be the first team ever to do so after having lost 22 or more matches in a season. They've drawn just four times, and they have more wins - 10 - than any other team in the bottom six.
    • 13:40 Bolton boss Owen Coyle has sent his teams up against Roy Hodgson in the Premier League five times, but has yet to win.
    • 13:35 The Baggies have failed to score in their last three trips to the Reebok Stadium, though they come here today on a superb run having picked up 10 points in their last five matches.
    • 13:30 TEAMS: Bolton: Bogdan, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Ngog. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Lee, Miyaichi, Vela. //// West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Brunt, Mulumbu, Andrews, Dorrans, Fortune, Long. Subs: Fulop, Morrison, Allan, Shorey, Dawson, Cox, Scharner
    • 13:25 West Brom have nothing concrete to play for, though the Roy Hodgson halo effect and the desire to earn a top-half finish will surely spur them on regardless. Premier League table
    • 13:20 The stakes couldn't be higher for Bolton: they currently sit 18th in the table, and with a tough trip to Stoke on the final day of the season this is their best chance to try and climb out of trouble.
    • 13:15 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Bolton's Premier League clash against West Brom.
  • Summary

    • 90'+6 Boyata! What are you doing! A great run down the right gives Bolton a golden chance to find a winner, but the defender blazes over! Owen Coyle can't believe it...
    • 90' WEST BROM HAVE EQUALISED!!! It's James Morrison who scores as Billy Jones and Chris Brunt combine in from the right, Brunt passing across to the far post where Morrison is there to volley into the roof of the net!
    • 85' Great effort by Simon Cox! The sub turns and shoots with a round-house kick Bruce Lee would have been proud of to force a good save by Bogdan.
    • 75' 2-1! WEST BROM STRAIGHT BACK IN IT! A lovely run by Long looks set to be foiled when his pass is blocked, but it falls straight to Brunt to slam it into the back of the net with a left-foot strike!
    • 71' OWN GOAL! So unlucky for Billy Jones, a stunning run up the left from Petrov ends with a poor ball that misses both Kevin Davies and Klasnic by a country mile. Liam Ridgewell is there to clear it, but only succeds into smashing it into Jones from where it rebounds over Foster into the net.
    • 70' SO CLOSE FOR BOLTON! Magnificent cross by Petrov on the left picks out Kevin Davies at the far post, and his lovely header to the bottom left corner is only kept out by a top-drawer save by Ben Foster.
    • 66' Great chance for West Brom! Terrific team move lets Liam Ridgewell have a shot and the defender forces a good stop at the near post by Bogdan.
    • 24' GOAL FOR BOLTON - PETROV STRIKES FROM THE SPOT! Superb penalty right into the left corner, very nearly saved by a magnificent dive from Ben Foster who guessed correctly. The strike was just too powerful to be stopped.
    • 23' PENALTY TO BOLTON! Mulumbu and Keith Andrews combine to bring Mark Davies down in the box, and Kevin Friend points at the spot!
    • 19' Long hits the post! Great work by Fortune up the right and he passes to Long, who does brilliantly to turn and make space just outside the six yard box before hitting the right upright.
    • 15' Another glaring miss by Davies! Not such a clear-cut chance as the ball is headed down by Reo-Coker towards the veteran in space at the far post once again, but he barely makes contact with the ball and succeeds only in sending it off the pitch.
    • 12' Woeful miss by Bolton! Kevin Davies latches onto a ball across goal by Petrov and he has a free hit from four yards out, but he skies it clean over the bar!
    • 10' Bolton come straight up the other end of the pitch and Martin Petrov forces a fine save from Foster, the keeper making a diving, one-handed stop from the stinging shot from the corner of the box.
    • 13:30 TEAMS: Bolton: Bogdan, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Ngog. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Lee, Miyaichi, Vela. //// West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Brunt, Mulumbu, Andrews, Dorrans, Fortune, Long. Subs: Fulop, Morrison, Allan, Shorey, Dawson, Cox, Scharner

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      8 7
      5 6
      Midfielders
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      Goal Substitution Out83′ 9.8 9
      Strikers
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      Substitution Out69′ 4.3 7
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      Yellow Card Substitution Out75′ 3 6
      Goal Yellow Card 6.5 8
      Substitution Out83′ 3.5 6
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  1. Boltonwanderersfc last game and the players and manager­ run away down the tunnel at end of game , seems to­ forget who play their wages

    From BARRY, on Mon 7 May 17:47
  2. Some very bitter West Brom Fans on here!

    From Richard, on Mon 7 May 11:08
  3. Bolton 14th last year, probaly going down this year,­ this time I don't think Mr Coyle will be able to­ jump to another premier ship, maybe he might do the­ honourable thing and attempt to actually get them back­ up!!!.....From a Bitter Burnley Fan..........

    From andrew s, on Sun 6 May 23:19
  4. bolton blow 2 goal lead. call it a day bolton. sell up­ the stadiam and all the players and open a big sunday­ market you.ll make more money

    From harry, on Sun 6 May 16:31
  5. The floppy Wenger and his boys will surely be happy­ with today's results.

    From Adam, on Sun 6 May 16:08
  6. bolton scored 1 goal west brom scored 3 goals. hope­ your happy now coyle and the board. its not rocket­ science what you have to do. ha ha going going gone

    From harry, on Sun 6 May 15:59
  7. Yea, Yea!

    From , on Sun 6 May 15:59
  8. QPR have won!

    From malcolm, on Sun 6 May 15:56
  9. l have been saying it since christmas bolton will go­ down very well done to the manager and the board for­ selling cahil. you deserve to be in the lower league.­ you bunch of idiots money money money thats all you­ think of in your bank account.

    From harry, on Sun 6 May 15:54
  10. COME ON WEST BROM

    From stewart, on Sun 6 May 15:53
  11. Hang in there Bolton!!!

    From ALASTAIR, on Sun 6 May 15:39
  12. Come on The Baggies you can do it! You just gasve first­ goal away to put them into a false thinking that they­ can beat you! Know what you can achieve, and even­ though having to follow game from South Africa, still­ know what you can do!!

    From , on Sun 6 May 15:13
  13. boing!,boing!,come on you baggies!,lets make sure of a­ top 10 finish.

    From Freddybee, on Sun 6 May 14:37
  14. yeeessssss!!!!

    From martin, on Sun 6 May 14:29
  15. Cmon Bolton..... Cmon Stoke!!!!

    From martin, on Sun 6 May 14:17
  16. Come On Bolton

    From Richard, on Sun 6 May 14:07
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    comon brom got me bye bye bolton tshirt

    From Richthestokie, on Sun 6 May 10:40
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