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  • Date:12 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Reebok Stadium
  • Muamba (64) Holden (87)
  • Diouf (86)
Goal!

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96:01 +6.01

Matthew Taylor takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

94:46 +4.46

Ryan Nelsen takes a shot from 12 yards. Gary Cahill gets a block in.

94:26 +4.26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

92:33 +2.33

The ball is sent over by David Hoilett, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

90:19 +0.19

Ryan Nelsen is booked. Stuart Holden fouled by Ryan Nelsen, the ref awards a free kick. Samuel Ricketts takes the free kick.

87:31

Stuart Holden fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Bolton 2-1 Blackburn.Kevin Davies provided the assist for the goal.

86:42

A goal is scored by Mame Diouf from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Bolton 1-1 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Jason Roberts.

85:02

Brett Emerton has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Gary Cahill gets a block in. Floated corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line. Mame Diouf takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

81:44

Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Gary Cahill gets a block in. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a outswinging corner.

81:44

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Shot by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Gary Cahill gets a block in. Corner from left by-line taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

79:13

Gary Cahill is shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Roberts by Zat Knight. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

78:03

David Dunn takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

76:48

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with David Hoilett coming on for El-Hadji Diouf.

76:16

Matthew Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Martin Petrov.

75:34

Stuart Holden produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

74:08

El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball. The ball is crossed by Johan Elmander.

72:48

Foul by Johan Elmander on El-Hadji Diouf, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

72:09

Unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Gael Givet results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

71:01

Michel Salgado leaves the field to be replaced by David Dunn.

70:43

Shot from 12 yards from Phil Jones. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

68:55

Header by Phil Jones from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

66:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart Holden on Michel Salgado. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

65:30

The offside flag is raised against El-Hadji Diouf. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

64:35

Fabrice Muamba finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Bolton 1-0 Blackburn.

63:59

Morten Gamst Pedersen challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

62:41

El-Hadji Diouf produces a cross, Christopher Samba takes a shot. Kevin Davies makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, Close range effort by Gael Givet clears the crossbar.

61:53

Samuel Ricketts booked. El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Samuel Ricketts, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

60:01

Caution for Martin Olsson. Martin Olsson leaves the field to be replaced by Mame Diouf. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Martin Olsson. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

59:40

The ball is swung over by Brett Emerton, clearance by Samuel Ricketts.

55:42

Mark Davies is sent off. Fabrice Muamba joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chung-Yong Lee. Phil Jones fouled by Mark Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

53:31

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov, Gary Cahill takes a shot. Christopher Samba gets a block in. Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Jones on Stuart Holden. Strike on goal comes in from Stuart Holden from the free kick, save made by Paul Robinson.

52:17

Stuart Holden fouled by Martin Olsson, the ref awards a free kick. Johan Elmander produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

50:51

The referee gives a free kick against El-Hadji Diouf for handball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Martin Petrov, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.

49:47

Mark Davies is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

49:17

Gary Cahill has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.

46:39

Martin Olsson sends in a cross, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

45:57 +0.57

Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball, clearance by Zat Knight. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

45:12

Martin Petrov takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Morten Gamst Pedersen manages to make a clearance.

44:16

Mark Davies is booked. Mark Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.

42:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

41:44

Effort from outside the penalty area by Martin Petrov goes wide left of the goal.

40:02

Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Christopher Samba misses to the left of the target.

39:21

Shot by Martin Olsson. Blocked by Stuart Holden.

37:39

The ball is crossed by El-Hadji Diouf.

36:29

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Samba on Gary Cahill. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

33:23

Zat Knight is shown a yellow card. Foul by Zat Knight on Jason Roberts, free kick awarded. Morten Gamst Pedersen produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Effort from deep inside the area by Gael Givet misses to the right of the target.

32:16

Stuart Holden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

31:45

The ball is swung over by Martin Olsson.

29:53

Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line played to the near post. Volleyed left-footed shot by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Gary Cahill gets a block in. Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

29:18

Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Nelsen. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

27:05

The ball is crossed by Martin Olsson.

25:30

El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Stuart Holden, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

24:07

Phil Jones shown a yellow card. Phil Jones challenges Johan Elmander unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Martin Petrov from right wing.

22:55

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Zat Knight.

22:25

A cross is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, Zat Knight makes a clearance.

21:03

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Martin Petrov misses to the left of the target.

18:51

Unfair challenge on Stuart Holden by Ryan Nelsen results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Martin Petrov from the free kick, save made by Paul Robinson.

17:31

The ball is crossed by Chung-Yong Lee, Ryan Nelsen manages to make a clearance.

17:04

A cross is delivered by Paul Robinson, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

16:41

A cross is delivered by Kevin Davies, clearance by Michel Salgado.

16:16

The offside flag is raised against Jason Roberts. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

15:53

The ball is swung over by Paul Robinson, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

15:11

Gael Givet concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Holden. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

13:45

The ball is delivered by Samuel Ricketts.

13:20

The ball is swung over by El-Hadji Diouf, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

12:25

The ball is sent over by Brett Emerton, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

10:58

El-Hadji Diouf concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Ricketts. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Martin Petrov. A cross is delivered by Martin Petrov.

7:09

Martin Petrov crosses the ball.

6:36

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, clearance by Ryan Nelsen.

6:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gael Givet on Johan Elmander. Stuart Holden crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Christopher Samba.

5:30

Morten Gamst Pedersen sends in a cross.

2:26

Stuart Holden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Holden doubtful for Trotters Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden remains doubtful for the Barclays Premier League match against Blackburn at the Reebok Stadium. The United States international is still struggling to shake off a thigh strain that has seen him miss the last two games. Midfielder Matt Taylor is pushing for a place in the team following the 1-0 defeat by Manchester City last weekend. Fabrice Muamba is determined to set a record straight against Rovers. Owen Coyle's side go into the derby having failed to beat their local rivals at home in the top flight for 12 years. There is added spice in that former Bolton boss Sam Allardyce - who led the club into Europe for the first time - is returning to the Reebok Stadium. Muamba said: "It is a massive game and about time we got a result against them. It will be very physical. There will be a lot of long balls, put it that way. "We will just have to play the way we have done this season - by getting the ball down and passing it. "We must not give away silly free-kicks because they are good at set-pieces. They won last week but we will be confident as we are at home. "Our target? We must make sure get to 40 points as soon a possible and take it from there." Martin Olsson and Nikola Kalinic are back in contention for Blackburn when they make the short trip to Bolton. However, Steven Nzonzi (hamstring), Vince Grella (Achilles) and Keith Andrews (groin) all remain sidelined. Boss Sam Allardyce may resist the temptation to change things too much following last week's Barclays Premier League defeat of Wolves.

Formation:442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

Formation: 541Manager: Sam Allardyce

Blackburn

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
  • Samuel Ricketts
  • Gary Cahill
  • Zat Knight
  • Paul Robinson
  • Chung-Yong Lee
  • Mark Davies
  • Stuart Holden
  • Martin Petrov
  • Johan Elmander
  • Kevin Davies
  • SUBS
  • Adam Bogdan
  • Gretar Rafn Steinsson
  • Fabrice Muamba
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Ivan Klasnic
  • Rodrigo Moreno
  • Robbie Blake

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Match Report

Holden heroics for 10-man Bolton Stuart Holden fired home a dramatic late winner for 10-man Bolton at the Reebok Stadium just seconds after Mame Biram Diouf appeared to have snatched Blackburn a point. The American drilled home a stunning 88th-minute finish while the visitors were still celebrating their equaliser by substitute Diouf at the other end moments earlier. Owen Coyle's men had played with 10 men since Mark Davies' 56th-minute dismissal for an apparent elbow, but they still grabbed a 65th-minute lead through Fabrice Muamba. And just when Rovers appeared to have made their desperate pressure tell, American Holden raced on to a neat header down from Kevin Davies to smash his rising shot past Paul Robinson. It was a dramatic way for Coyle's men to bounce back after last week's disappointing loss at Manchester City, with Holden the only change in favour of Muamba, who started on the bench. Rovers, on a high after their win over Wolves, fashioned the first chance in the opening minute with Jason Roberts flicking a cross by El-Hadji Diouf just wide. But Coyle's men soon grew into the occasion and began to look the better side, with Mark Davies drilling a low shot at Robinson and Morten Gamst Pedersen's cross almost finding Martin Petrov. Petrov turned provider to fire in a superb low cross in the 10th minute, with the stretching Kevin Davies almost connecting on the edge of the six-yard box. A mazy run from the impressive Petrov ended in a low shot the wrong side of Robinson's right-hand post in the 21st minute as Bolton continued to press. An incisive through-ball by Bolton defender Paul Robinson sent Johan Elmander tearing clear down the right flank only for him to be tripped by Phil Jones, who was booked by referee Mark Clattenburg. But Blackburn improved as the half went on. Roberts almost raced clear on to a Jones through-ball after 34 minutes but was pulled down by Zat Knight, who was fortunate to escape with a booking. Then Pedersen's dangerous free-kick looped over the Bolton wall and was parried by Jussi Jaaskelainen into the path of Gael Givet, who headed horribly wide from the corner of the six-yard box. Tempers began to fray in a ragged start to the second half after Gary Cahill had seen a shot blocked at point-blank range and former England goalkeeper Robinson parried well from Holden. Davies was issued a second yellow card by Clattenburg for his apparent elbow on Jones, then Martin Olsson and Johan Elmander were booked in quick succession. Rovers sought to exploit their extra man advantage with Christopher Samba's header booted off the line by Kevin Davies, and Givet firing the rebound high and wide. Bolton grabbed the lead out of nowhere when substitute Muamba - with virtually his first touch of the match - finished superbly when afforded too much space on the right. Rovers' push for an equaliser left space at the back and Kevin Davies almost capitalised when he directed a Petrov cross just wide in the 75th minute. Rovers did grab their equaliser three minutes from time when a superb back-header by Roberts played in Mame Biram Diouf to squirt a left-footed effort past Jaaskelainen. But the home side grabbed the points straight after the restart when striker Davies headed a long ball into the path of Holden, who controlled superbly before lashing his winner past Robinson.

Form Guide

    WDWWDL
  • Bolton
  • VS
  • Blackburn
  • WWLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 21/02/2010
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 22/11/2009
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 2
  • Bolton
  • 28/01/2009
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 18/10/2008
  • Blackburn
  • 4 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 24/02/2008
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 13/01/2008

Top Scorers

Bolton

  • J Elmander 8
  • M Petrov 3
  • KC Davies 2
  • I Klasnic 2
  • C Lee 2
  • R Blake 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • M Davies 1
  • S Holden 1

Blackburn

  • M Pedersen 4
  • J Roberts 2
  • B Emerton 2
  • R Nelsen 2
  • C Samba 2
  • N Kalinic 2
  • D Dunn 1
  • G Givet 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • MB Diouf 1
  • S Nzonzi 1

Goals

Bolton

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackburn

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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