Monday April 9, 2012 Day 33 Finished Sports Direct Arena

Newcastle United 2 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

  • Ben Arfa 73’
  • Cissé 83’

  1. Ben Arfa wonder goal stuns Bolton

    Ben Arfa wonder goal stuns Bolton

    A Hatem Ben Arfa wonder goal and a 10th of the season from Papiss Cisse saw Newcastle beat Bolton 2-0 at home in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Bolton Wanderers
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    • FULL TIME: Newcastle United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers
    • 90+2' Throw in to Newcastle but they're in no hurry.
    • 90+1' Reo-Coker tries to get something going but he's dispossessed and back ome Newcastle.
    • 90' Bogdan launches another one forward but it's a free kick to Newcastle for backing in.
    • 89' Newcastle playing it about comfortably now. Job done. Three added minutes.
    • 88' Ben Arfa is all smiles and he got a rousing reception when he left the field after one of the goals of the season.
    • 87' Bolton launch it forward but it's easy for the Newcastle defence.
    • 86' Taylor picks out Cisse who steers it onto the bar. He's offside anyway.
    • 85' Newcastle sub: Ryan Taylor on for Ben Arfa.
    • 84' Miyaichi 's corner met by Steinsson but it's well over.
    • 83' Ameobi made that by holding off Ream before supplying a pinpoint cross. Surely all over now.
    • 82' Ameobi picks out Cisse and the striker slides it home for his tenth of the season! He can't stop scoring.
    • 81' Bolton sub: Klasnic on for Pratley.
    • 80' Petrov shoots but it's dragged well wide.
    • 78' Bolton sub: Miyaichi for Davies, N'Gog for Eagles.
    • 77' Ben Arfa is off again! He looks like he's going all the way but passes to Cisse instead and the chance is gone. He is offside anyway
    • 76' Bolton win a free kick. Can they come back into this still?
    • 75' That goal came from nothing and Bolton will be aggreived. They have arguably been the better side but a moment of magic can so often make the difference.
    • 74' He picked up the ball inside his own half, skipped past Mark Davies, accelerated past both Bolton centre halves and slid the ball home. Great stuff.
    • 72' Great goal by Ben Arfa! He runs from distance at the Bolton defence and goes all the way to slide it past Bogdan! Great goal.
    • 71' Owen Coyle urges his players to keep up the intensity. He believes his team can get something here.
    • 70' Eagles nearly wriggles past Santon and into a shooting position. Newcastle clear. Wheater penalised for holding. Free kick.
    • 68' Wheater has been excellent against Ba, Cisse and Ameobi so far in defence.
    • 67' Ben Arfa whips the free kick just wide but Bogdan looked to have it covered.
    • 66' Ba unhappy to be substituted and refuses to shake Alan Pardew's hand as he goes off!
    • 65' Cabaye feeds Cisse but it's a poor effort on goal. Reo-Coker booked for a foul on Cabaye. The advantage came to nothing and we will go back for the free kick.
    • 64' Great chance for Mark Davies on the far post from Kevin Davies' cross but he fails to connect properly and Krul makes a sprawling save. Another good chance for Bolton.
    • 63' Newcastle sub: Ameobi on for Ba.
    • 62' Eagles whips it in but Coloccini clears the danger. Davies flagged offside.
    • 61' Petrov wins a fre kick for a foul by Gutierrez and the Newcastle man goes in the book.
    • 60' Pratley penalised for holding and Newcastle relieve the pressure with a free kick.
    • 59' Great cross by Eagles finds Davies but he can't divert the ball back into a dangerous area. Coloccini concedes a corner.
    • 58' Newcastle slowing it own after a frantic start to the half by Bolton. Already better than the first half!
    • 57' In by Cabaye but Bolton clear and win a throw of their own.
    • 56' Santon wins a free kick for a foul by Eagles.
    • 55' Ferguson caught offside. Free kick Bolton.
    • 54' Another corner to Newcastle but Bolton defend comfortably.
    • 53' Ben Arfa wins a corner off Wheater but it's a terrible corner that goes out for a throw.
    • 52' Eagles causing all kinds of problems down the right. Petrov crosses towards Pratley and he just fails to make contact from a yard out!
    • 51' Bolton clear the danger and Krul puts the ball out for a needles Bolton throw at the other end.
    • 50' Davies almost finds Petrov down the left and Bolton are really going for it here early on. Ferguson wins Newcastle a corner.
    • 49' Davies finds Eagles but Santon recovers to make the tackle. Eagles looking lively.
    • 48' It's been all Bolton and they've made a great start to the half, Petrov whipping in dangerous crosses down the left.
    • 47' Great chance for Eagles, brilliant save by Tim Krul! Great fotwork from Eagles to create the chance.
    • 46' Pratley fouled by Williamson down the left. Good opening chance for Bolton. Eagles hits Gutierrez and it's a corner.
    • Newcastle sub: Shane Ferguson is on for James Perch .
    • We're underway again here at St James' Park and lets hope for a lot more incident than we had in that tepid first half!
    • STAT: Newcastle enjoyed 51% of first half possession and Bolton had three shots to Newcastle's two.
    • 45+1' HALF-TIME: Newcastle United 0-0 Bolton Wanderers
    • 45' Ben Arfa finds an angle to shoot but Ba gets in the way and it's deflected out for a goal kick. One added minute here.
    • 44' Eagles does well down the right but his cross is well cut out by Coloccini.
    • 43' Ben Arfa crosses but again it's an easy one for Bogdan.
    • 42' Owen Coyle's team have looked comfortable here and Newcastle lacklustre. Throw to Bolton on the half way line.
    • 41' Steinsson pumps it forward to Davies but the striker is offside.
    • 39' Williamson concedes a throw deep in the Newcastle half. Steinsson crosses but it's cleared by Williamson.
    • 38' That's the closest we have come to a goal and it would have been a freak deflected one!
    • 37' Coloccini is in there and Bogdan punches it onto Ricketts. It could have gone anywhere but deflects wide for a goal kick!
    • 36' Bogdan yet to make a save in the Bolton goal and you wouldn't have thought that at the start. Ricketts concedes a free kick for a high boot.
    • 35' Newcastle passing around at the back but reluctant to come forward. Just no penetration at the moment. Bolton win a throw.
    • 33' Eagles crosses but it’s a poor one and Krul collects easily. Ba fouled. Free kick.
    • 32' Coloccini shoots from outside the box but it’s easy for Bogdan.
    • 31' There’s a definite lull around the ground and St James’ Park is unusually quiet. Reo-Coker concedes a free kick.
    • 30' Petrov shoots just inside the box but it's straight at Tim Krul.
    • 29' Ben Arfa finds space to shoot but his shot is comfortably blocked as he mishits it.
    • 28' Ba goes down but Mike Jones plays advantage on the edge of the box. But the move fizzles out. They would have preferred a free kick there!
    • 27' Dangerous cross from Santon hooked to safety by Wheater.
    • 25' Bolton win a corner. Eagles takes but Wheater heads wide.
    • 24' Coloccini feeds Cisse who is just offside. His touch let him down anyway. Ooh, he looked onside.
    • 23' This has been far from a classic so far. Very stop-start. Krul has it back.
    • 22' Acres of space for Reo-Coker to run into but Coloccini intervenes as he takes it too far.
    • 21' Cisse crosses towards Ba but Wheater heads clear.
    • 20' Davies nearly plays in Eagles. All the bright play suddenly coming from Bolton.
    • 19' Newcastle try to get something going but the long ball is easy for Bogdan.
    • 18' Good interplay between Ricketts and Davies. His shot is deflected wide for a corner. Good move. Prately penalised and the corner comes to nothing.
    • 17' Ricketts finds Prately but he can’t get his cross to Davies. Good little spell for Bolton but Coloccini clears the danger.
    • 16' Dangerous cross by Santon put behind by Steinsson for a corner. Bogdan collects.
    • 15' Both sides look like they’ve enjoyed Easter Sunday too much! Uninspiring so far.
    • 14' It’s very stop-start at the moment and Pardew is not happy with the amount of time Bolton are taking with their goal kicks, slowing things down. Ream defends well from Ba. Throw in to Newcastle. Cabaye launches a shot well over.
    • 13' The free kick again drifts harmlessly out for a goal kick. Chance gone again. Davies caught offside.
    • 12' Reo-Coker penalised for a challenge on Ba. Good opportunity for Newcastle now.
    • 11' Santon searches for Ba but it drifts harmlessly out for a goal kick. Bolton sitting deep already.
    • 10' Nice skill from Ben Arfa and he is held back on the half way line. Free kick.
    • 9' Gutierrez concedes a free kick to Bolton.
    • 8' A reasonably cagey start here with no real openings. It's out for a Bolton goal kick.
    • 7' Cisse goes down under a challenge from Wheater and stays down for a bit. He's up and running again.
    • 6' Good skill from Eagles and he nearly plays in Davies but Williamson defends well.
    • 5' Eagles wriggles into space but his shot is blocked on the edge of the box. Pratley concedes a free kick.
    • 4' Newcastle launch an attack but concede a throw deep in Bolton's half.
    • 3' Gutierrez causing early problems for Bolton down that left flank. Perch concedes a free kick on the half way line. Steinsson takes and Williamson wins a free kick after a tough Wheater challenge.
    • 2' Gutierrez sends in a cross, Ream skies his clearance but Bogdan holds on.
    • 1' Davies gets away down the right and wins the first throw for Bolton. Eagles whips in a dangerous cross but Newcastle clear.
    • Referee Mike Jones blows the whistle to get us underway here at St James’ Park. It’s an important game for both sides, Bolton scrapping for their Premier League lives and Newcastle gunning for Champions League football next season. Newcastle kick off against Bolton, playing in their all blue change strip.
    • 14.55 Match odds: Newcastle 4/7, Draw 3/1, Bolton 9/2.
    • 14.50 The last four meetings between Bolton and Newcastle at St James’ Park have seen one win apiece, two draws and just six goals.
    • 14.45 Alan Pardew: "We have people doing the best possible job and that's giving us the chance to win games. Monday will be tricky for us as we are short of personnel - there are seven or eight in the treatment room."
    • 14.40 Owen Coyle: "We under-achieved and let ourselves down (against Fulham), no doubt about it. It is a setback and of course we are disappointed, particularly at home. Our home form had been very good of late and we were looking to capitalise on that. We now have to play again on Monday and we have to get ourselves up for that."
    • 14.35 STAT: 49% of the goals Bolton have conceded have been netted by midfielders, the highest proportion in the league this season. They are also the only team in the Premier League who are yet to score a headed goal away from home this season.
    • 14.30 For Newcastle, a Champions League spot remains a distinct possibility as they are only three points behind fourth placed Spurs. They are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games at home and are unbeaten in eight games against teams in the bottom five of the table this season, winning six.
    • 14.25 Bolton remain in a precarious position only a point clear of the drop zone and the omens are not good. They have drawn just one of their last 28 Premier League away games and that came last season at St James’ Park.
    • 14.20 Cisse is the man on fire for Newcastle and the Bolton defence could be in for a torrid time. He has scored five goals in five league games for the Magpies at home.
    • 14.15 TEAMS: Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Cabaye, Perch, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Ba, Cisse. Subs: Elliot, Abeid, Gosling, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Ferguson, Tavernier. /// Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, M Davies, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Petrov, K Davies. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Ngog, Sordell, Miyaichi.
    • 14.10 Bolton news: Defender Marcos Alonso (calf) will be assessed. Full-back Gretar Steinsson (knee) could return after being among the substitutes for Saturday's loss to Fulham. Winger Gregg Wylde is still awaiting clearance while defender Tyrone Mears (knee), midfielder Stuart Holden (knee) and winger Lee Chung-Yong (leg) remain sidelined.
    • 14.05 Newcastle news: The Magpies are checking on the fitness of midfield duo Yohan Cabaye and Cheik Tiote after both failed to finish the game against Swansea. Danny Guthrie failed to recover from a hamstring injury, while Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring), Steven Taylor (Achilles), Peter Lovenkrands (thigh), Leon Best, Sammy Ameobi (both knee) and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) remain sidelined.
    • 14.00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Newcastle United versus Bolton Wanderers from St. James’ Park. Kick off 15.00 BST.
  • Summary

    • 82' Ameobi picks out Cisse and the striker slides it home for his tenth of the season! He can't stop scoring.
    • 77' Ben Arfa is off again! He looks like he's going all the way but passes to Cisse instead and the chance is gone. He is offside anyway
    • 74' He picked up the ball inside his own half, skipped past Mark Davies, accelerated past both Bolton centre halves and slid the ball home. Great stuff.
    • 72' Great goal by Ben Arfa! He runs from distance at the Bolton defence and goes all the way to slide it past Bogdan! Great goal.
    • 64' Great chance for Mark Davies on the far post from Kevin Davies' cross but he fails to connect properly and Krul makes a sprawling save. Another good chance for Bolton.
    • 52' Eagles causing all kinds of problems down the right. Petrov crosses towards Pratley and he just fails to make contact from a yard out!
    • 47' Great chance for Eagles, brilliant save by Tim Krul! Great fotwork from Eagles to create the chance.
    • 37' Coloccini is in there and Bogdan punches it onto Ricketts. It could have gone anywhere but deflects wide for a goal kick!
    • 24' Coloccini feeds Cisse who is just offside. His touch let him down anyway. Ooh, he looked onside.
    • 18' Good interplay between Ricketts and Davies. His shot is deflected wide for a corner. Good move. Prately penalised and the corner comes to nothing.
    • 14.15 TEAMS: Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Cabaye, Perch, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Ba, Cisse. Subs: Elliot, Abeid, Gosling, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Ferguson, Tavernier. /// Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, M Davies, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Petrov, K Davies. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Ngog, Sordell, Miyaichi.

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