Burnley 1-1 Bolton

26 December 2009 03:55
Bolton remain in the relegation zone as Burnley fought back to earn a draw in a spirited Lancashire derby at Turf Moor.After Steven Fletcher had missed a golden chance for the home side Matt Taylor deservedly put Wanderers ahead with a stunning 25-yard free-kick.

Both sides hit the woodwork, before Bolton's run of failing to keep a clean sheet since May continued when David Nugent headed in Wade Elliott's cross.

There were chances at both ends in a tense finish to an entertaining match.

So Burnley are still without a league win over Bolton since the teams met in the old fourth division in 1987.

More significantly for their first top flight campaign in 33 years the Clarets are now without a Premier League victory in eight matches.

The strong home record, which had yielded 18 of their 19 points prior to this fixture and seen only Wigan triumph at Turf Moor this term, will be tested in contrasting fashion by Stoke and Chelsea during January.





We deserved more than a draw - Coyle

On a bright, crisp afternoon with snow atop the hills beyond there were several unenviable records on show for both teams and Burnley must have feared the worst at the interval, having lost all seven games in which they had trailed at the break.

Bolton, in addition to their defensive frailties - the run of games without leaking a league goal stretching to 19 matches - are yet to win after conceding the first goal and it was Gary Megson's team who made the stronger start.

The home side felt they should have had a penalty, however, when Gary Cahill appeared to push Nugent, making his first start for nearly two months.

But Bolton twice went close as Kevin Davies curled a 20-yard shot narrowly wide and Tamir Cohen tested Brian Jensen with a firm drive.

The best chance of the half fell to Burnley though, after Elliott seized on some horrendous hesitation from Zat Knight and squared for Fletcher, who somehow sliced wide of a gaping goal with his left foot from inside the six-yard box.



Would have liked the win, happy enough to take a point as long as we take three from Hull Jimbo-Megson4Scotland Taylor made them pay for the profligacy with a superbly executed set piece past the flailing left-arm of the formidably-built Jensen, who was left with too much ground to cover at his near post.

The visitors might have added the cushion of a second in stoppage time when Taylor squared for the on-loan Ivan Klasnic, but Jensen kept out the close range effort.

However, no doubt buoyed by a half-time grilling from boss Owen Coyle, who was on the scoresheet when Bolton gained promotion to the Premier League with a play-off success in 1995, Burnley were a different side in the second period.

Kevin McDonald hit the underside of the bar with a thunderous 20-yard left-footed drive, and the hapless Fletcher spooned over after Chris Eagles had cut one back from the left flank.

Taylor scraped the outside of the post for Bolton but it was Burnley who deservedly levelled as Nugent rose highest to meet a tantalising right-wing cross from Elliott.





Draw was a fair result - Megson

As Burnley increased the pressure Eagles saw a low drive from near the penalty spot kept out by a scrambling Jussi Jaaskelainen and the Finn also produced a fine save to deny Nugent.

The on-loan striker later went clean through on goal but dragged his shot wide as the match fittingly finished even.



Burnley boss Owen Coyle:

"On the balance of the match I felt we were in control.

"We should have been in front but found ourselves behind to an exquisite free-kick - if it was a free-kick, but Mr Foy thought it was.

"I asked them to raise their game and I felt we fully deserved three points.

"I felt when we scored we were going to go on to win but Jaaskelainen is a quality keeper and always has been and he showed it."

Bolton manager Gary Megson:

"Before the game I would have been satisfied with a point given the home record Burnley have and some of the teams they have beaten.

"But we were 1-0 up, way on top and had most of the chances and were disappointed not to be more than one up.

"In the second half they were much stronger but if we'd taken the chance at 1-0 I don't know if they would have come back from that.

"We rode our luck in the second half and a draw is a fair result for both teams."



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Saturday, 26 December 2009

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Home Team Score Away Team Time Burnley 1-1 Bolton R (HT 0-1) Nugent 56 Taylor 29 Burnley 12 Jensen 02 Alexander 04 Duff 14 Mears 21 Bikey 23 Jordan 07 McDonald 11 Elliott 33 Eagles 09 Fletcher (Blake 80) 22 Nugent Substitutes 01 Penny, 03 Kalvenes, 15 Edgar, 08 Gudjonsson, 32 Guerrero, 20 Blake, 30 Thompson Bolton 22 Jaaskelainen 04 Robinson 05 Cahill 12 Knight 15 Steinsson 30 Basham 07 Taylor 21 Cohen 27 Lee (Gardner 73) 14 Davies 17 Klasnic (Davies 67) Substitutes 26 Al Habsi, 03 Samuel, 18 Ricketts, 31 O'Brien, 11 Gardner, 16 Davies, 09 Elmander Ref: FoyAtt: 21,761 BURNLEY BOLTON Possession Burnley 57% Bolton 43% Attempts on target Burnley 7 Bolton 5 Attempts off target Burnley 8 Bolton 6 Corners Burnley 8 Bolton 2 Fouls Burnley 11 Bolton 12 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:08 The referee blows for the end of the match. 90:00+2:29 Unfair challenge on Graham Alexander by Tamir Cohen results in a free kick. Michael Duff restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+1:34 A cross is delivered by Chris Eagles, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 90:00+0:42 The official flags David Nugent offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+0:03 Foul by Mark Davies on Andre Bikey, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen. 88:55 Handball by Kevin Davies. Robbie Blake restarts play with the free kick. 85:45 Kevin Davies is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen. 84:40 Mark Davies produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 83:41 David Nugent is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 81:31 Short corner taken by Chris Eagles from the left by-line. 81:19 The ball is delivered by Robbie Blake, blocked by Paul Robinson. 80:24 David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. 79:11 Substitution Robbie Blake comes on in place of Steven Fletcher. 78:02 Short corner worked by Mark Davies. 77:10 Mark Davies has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target. 77:04 Centre by Tamir Cohen, clearance by Michael Duff. 75:09 Andre Bikey concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Davies. Zat Knight takes the free kick. 73:51 David Nugent takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 72:36 Paul Robinson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Graham Alexander. Brian Jensen takes the direct free kick. 72:36 Substitution Chung-Yong Lee goes off and Ricardo Gardner comes on. 72:36 Wade Elliott challenges Matthew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. 72:16 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the left by-line, Paul Robinson makes a clearance. 71:47 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save. 71:42 The ball is delivered by Wade Elliott, clearance by Gary Cahill. 70:28 The referee gives a free kick against Kevin Davies for handball. Stephen Jordan restarts play with the free kick. 69:15 Wade Elliott produces a cross. 68:53 Wade Elliott decides to take the corner short. 68:18 Handball by Mark Davies. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Eagles, clearance by Zat Knight. 68:05 Centre by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Zat Knight. 67:27 Chung-Yong Lee sends in a cross, save by Brian Jensen. 66:56 The ball is crossed by Wade Elliott. 66:18 Substitution (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Mark Davies coming on for Ivan Klasnic. 65:51 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles to the near post, Gretar Rafn Steinsson manages to make a clearance. 65:46 The ball is swung over by Tyrone Mears, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance. 64:48 Close range effort by Gary Cahill goes wide of the left-hand upright. 64:25 Foul by Steven Fletcher on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson takes the free kick. 63:05 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 60:40 The ball is crossed by David Nugent, Shot by Steven Fletcher from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. 59:45 Chris Eagles has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal. 59:11 Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Chris Basham gets a block in. 59:03 A cross is delivered by David Nugent, Gretar Rafn Steinsson manages to make a clearance. 58:39 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles to the near post, Gretar Rafn Steinsson makes a clearance. 58:21 Andre Bikey takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in. 56:46 David Nugent produces a cross, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance. 55:47 Centre by Wade Elliott, 55:45 The assist for the goal came from Wade Elliott. 55:45 GOAL - David Nugent:Burnley 1 - 1 Bolton David Nugent grabs a headed goal from close range. Burnley 1-1 Bolton. 55:09 The ball is sent over by Stephen Jordan, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 54:06 Ivan Klasnic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Alexander. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander. 53:57 Chris Eagles delivers the ball, Gary Cahill makes a clearance. 53:28 Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Jordan. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick. 52:53 Chris Eagles sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Steven Fletcher from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar. 52:00 The referee blows for offside. Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick. 51:20 Effort from inside the penalty box by Matthew Taylor strikes the post. 50:14 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save. 50:02 David Nugent is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick. 49:29 Kevin McDonald takes a shot. 48:37 Tamir Cohen crosses the ball, clearance by Andre Bikey. 46:25 Foul by David Nugent on Zat Knight, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick. 45:39 The ball is swung over by Paul Robinson, clearance by Andre Bikey. 45:01 The game restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:54 The referee blows for half time. 45:00+0:55 Michael Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Tamir Cohen. Chung-Yong Lee has an effort direct from the free kick. 45:00+0:42 Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Save made by Brian Jensen. 45:00+0:01 Gretar Rafn Steinsson crosses the ball. 44:05 David Nugent challenges Gretar Rafn Steinsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 43:28 The ball is swung over by Wade Elliott. 41:42 Foul by Chris Eagles on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded. Matthew Taylor crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, blocked by Steven Fletcher. 40:20 Tamir Cohen challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick. 39:23 Steven Fletcher produces a cross. 39:02 Kevin McDonald crosses the ball, clearance by Zat Knight. 38:34 The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor, save made by Brian Jensen. Correction - 37:41 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 37:41 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save. 35:03 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chung-Yong Lee. Free kick taken by Andre Bikey. 34:35 Kevin McDonald produces a cross. 34:13 Chris Eagles sends in a cross, clearance by Gary Cahill. 33:45 Chris Basham challenges Kevin McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Jordan takes the direct free kick. 32:16 The ball is swung over by Kevin McDonald, Ivan Klasnic gets a block in. 30:27 Centre by Matthew Taylor. 29:35 Ivan Klasnic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Bikey. Michael Duff restarts play with the free kick. 28:35 GOAL - Matthew Taylor:Burnley 0 - 1 Bolton Matthew Taylor grabs a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Bolton. 27:54 Andre Bikey challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. 27:25 Tamir Cohen takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin McDonald. 25:26 Wade Elliott delivers the ball, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance. 25:01 Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Zat Knight results in a free kick. Tyrone Mears takes the free kick. 24:27 David Nugent has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal. 24:05 Graham Alexander delivers the ball. 23:44 Tyrone Mears delivers the ball, Chris Basham makes a clearance. 23:17 The ball is sent over by Tyrone Mears, Paul Robinson gets a block in. 22:16 Wade Elliott sends in a cross, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Steven Fletcher goes wide left of the target. 21:14 Steven Fletcher is ruled offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick. 20:22 Michael Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Davies. Paul Robinson takes the free kick. 19:39 Kevin Davies has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal. 19:08 The referee penalises Ivan Klasnic for handball. Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick. 18:30 Tamir Cohen takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen. Correction - 17:33 Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duff. Graham Alexander takes the free kick. 17:33 Unfair challenge on Michael Duff by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Tyrone Mears takes the free kick. 15:54 The ball is sent over by Paul Robinson, Brian Jensen makes a comfortable save. 14:51 David Nugent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick. 12:54 Chris Basham takes a shot. Save made by Brian Jensen. 12:26 Matthew Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, David Nugent makes a clearance. 11:24 Kevin Davies is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Brian Jensen takes the free kick. 8:44 Steven Fletcher takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar. 8:30 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Eagles. 8:23 The ball is crossed by David Nugent, Zat Knight gets a block in. 8:08 The official flags Kevin Davies offside. Free kick taken by Andre Bikey. 7:53 Chris Eagles produces a cross, clearance by Gretar Rafn Steinsson. 7:27 Foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Steven Fletcher, free kick awarded. Chris Eagles takes the direct free kick. 5:17 Chris Eagles takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Tamir Cohen. 4:51 Steven Fletcher fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Jordan takes the direct free kick. 3:20 Paul Robinson sends in a cross, save made by Brian Jensen. 2:07 David Nugent challenges Zat Knight unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 1:28 Kevin McDonald sends in a cross. 1:16 The ball is sent over by David Nugent, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance. 0:33 Chris Eagles takes the outswinging corner, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance. 0:00 The match gets underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.

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