That's life at the bottom. Gary Cahill's 89th-minute winner not only brought Bolton their first points but condemned Portsmouth to the worst start in their history and kept them at the foot of the Premier League.
Paul Hart, having been forced to sell most of his best players in the summer, fielded eight new ones, included three making their debuts, and saw his team of strangers give a good account of themselves.
Heads we win: Gary Cahill (left) climbs above Portsmouth's Tal Ben Haim to head home
Portsmouth 2 Bolton 3: the action as it happenedI would have signed Kranjcar even if Modric had not got injured, say HarryPORTSMOUTH FC