|Liam Lawrence (Matthew Etherington, 72)|
|Dave Kitson (James Beattie, 83)|
|Sanli Tuncay (Ricardo Fuller, 77)|
|Sam Ricketts (Ivan Klasnic, 46)|
|Fabrice Muamba (Mark Davies, M, 83)|
|Chung-Yong Lee (Vladimir Weiss, 71)|
|Kevin Davies, K|
Full Time: STOKE 1-2 BOLTON. Taylor's late brace secures Bolton an unlikely win agaisnt Stoke after Kitson put the home side ahead.
Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.
STOKE 1-2 BOLTON. The game has been turned on its head! Weiss squeezes a ball low from the right hand side and TAYLOR makes a break into the box and he turns it into the net.
STOKE 1-1 BOLTON. Weiss wins a free-kick off Whitehead. Matt TAYLOR steps up to take the free-kick from twenty-five yards and he strikes it with dip and pace into the top corner. What a goal, what a way to level the scores!
Mark Davies comes on for Fabrice Muamba.
Beattie comes on for Kitson.
Substitute Vladimir Weiss makes a break into the Stoke box but he can only strike a tame shot into the arms of Sorensen from a promising position.
Interesting point for any Stoke fans. Tuncay goes straight down the tunnel after being subbed rather than joining his team mates on the bench. Pulis is visibly less than impressed.
Fuller is introduced as Tuncay makes way.
It should have been two! Whitehead finds Tuncay with a chipped cross to the back post but he heads against the post unmarked. The ball drops to Kitson at the other post but he turns it over from four yards under pressure from Steinsson.
Lawrence is replaced by Etherington.
Weiss comes on for Lee.
Superb play from Stoke. Kitson turns the ball into the box and Whitehead attempts an audacious lob from twelve yards but Jaaskelainen makes an excellent fingertip save to deny Stoke their second.
Delap launches in another long throw. I'm sure the Bolton defence are used to defending them by know and once again they comfortably head clear.
Wilshere is cautioned as he hauls down Lawrence to prevent a Stoke break away. An intelligent foul from the young English midfielder.
Bolton are probing and searching for an equaliser. Matt Taylor is played in by Klasnic on the left hand side but his cross from deep is easily gathered by Sorensen.
Klasnic slips the ball in field to Wilshere who drives forward before shooting low towards goal but he is denied by a sprawling save from Sorensen.
Davies and Klasnic link up well on the edge of the Stoke box and Klasnic turns neatly and strikes for goal but can only steer the ball wide.
Stoke make what looks like a threatening break down the right but as Tuncay looks to cut inside and find a team-mate he is dispossessed by a strong Muamba challenge.
Matt Taylor takes the free-kick and shifts it to Klasnic who strikes for goal but Whelan is on hand to make an important block.
Whelan trips Wilshere in a dangerous position for Bolton and the Stoke man earns a caution.
Jaaskelainen punts the ball long into the box and finds Zat Knight but his finish is typical of that of a defender and goes well wide.
Klasnic comes on for Ricketts in an attacking switch from Owen Coyle at halftime.
The second half is underway.
Halftime: Stoke 1-0 Bolton. The first half comes to a close and Stoke have a deserved lead thanks to Kitson's early strike. Bolton have been outplayed so far and have it all to do after the break.
Liam Lawrence has the chance to deliver from the right hand side and he crosses towards Huth but he can't get any purchase on the header and Jaaskelainen gathers.
Lee feeds Davies on the right hand side and the powerful striker turns neatly and looks to shoot from the right channel but Higginbotham blocks.
More incisive play from Stoke as Tuncay turns the ball into the path of Kitson who would have been clean through but the flag is already up, Kitson was offside.
The resulting free-kick is taken by Whelan but it hits the wall and Cahill easily clears.
Muamba is cautioned after he chopped down Huth as the German broke towards the Bolton box.
Jack Wilshere looks to inspire his side with a dangerous looking run down the right hand side but as he tries to break into the box he is closed out by Whitehead and the attack comes to nothing.
Stoke are on top and pressing the visitors high up the pitch. Delap forces Steinsson into conceding a throw-in and it gives them another chance to work the Bolton back line.
Tuncay wins a corner for the home side. Lawrence works the corner short before it is whipped into the box but the Bolton defence hold firm.
Bolton use their long-throw specialist Ricketts from the right. His delivery into the box is easily gathered however by Sorensen who is off his line quickly to catch.
Delap launches another long throw into the box. Bolton are under pressure, Huth heads the ball on and finds Lawrence at the back post but he can only hit the post from a tight angle.
STOKE 1-0 BOLTON. Tuncay threads a low through ball into the path of KITSON who runs onto the ball and slots home under the body of Jaaskelainen. One nil Stoke!
The first chance of the game falls for Huth as he heads goalbound from a Delap long throw but the effort goes over the bar.
Tuncay finds space on the left hand side and has the time to cross but the Turk's ball in is well cleared by the Trotters back line.
Steinsson picks the ball up on the right hand side and tries to release Lee in behind but the pass it slightly overhit and it runs out of play.
Wilshere gives away a cheap free-kick in the middle of the park and in a game involving these two teams I would bet on this being tossed forward. It is sent long but the referee blows for offside.
Higginbotham is penalised for handball twenty-five yards from his own goal and gives Taylor the chance to test Sorensen early on. The free-kick is taken left footed but deflects wide off the wall.
The game is underway.
Owen Coyle opts to start Davies alone in attack with support from wide coming in the form of Taylor, Muamba and Wilshere. Lee and Ricketts will anchor the midfield with Cahill and Knight in defence.
Tony Pulis names Tuncay and Kitson in attack with a four man midfield of Whitehead, Whelan, Delap and Lawrence. Huth, Collins and Faye all start in a strong defence with Sorensen in goal.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Ricketts, Muamba, Wilshere, Taylor, Kevin Davies
Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Collins, Lawrence, Whitehead, Whelan, Delap, Sanli, Kitson
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