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The assistant referee flags for offside against David Dunn. Marcus Olsson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Nigel Reo-Coker on Martin Olsson, free kick awarded. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Jason Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Petrov. Jason Lowe is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.
The ball is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Foul by David Dunn on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Blocked by Samuel Ricketts. Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, Adam Bogdan makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryo Miyaichi. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Ivan Klasnic on for David Ngog. Corner from the left by-line taken by Martin Petrov, Headed effort from inside the area by Darren Pratley misses to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Morten Gamst Pedersen manages to make a clearance.
Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes a shot. Morten Gamst Pedersen gets a block in.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Marcus Olsson has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort from 18 yards by Martin Petrov. Blocked by Jason Lowe.
Martin Petrov has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Ayegbeni Yakubu. (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with David Dunn coming on for Mauro Formica. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
Close range headed effort by Mark Davies goes wide of the left-hand post.
Steven Nzonzi grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Bolton 2-1 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Foul by David Ngog on Mauro Formica, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Corner taken by Ryo Miyaichi played to the near post. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryo Miyaichi from the right by-line.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by David Ngog goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Morten Gamst Pedersen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ngog. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the free kick.
Steven Nzonzi takes a shot. Adam Bogdan makes a save.
Long distance shot from Ryo Miyaichi misses to the left of the goal.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Grant Hanley misses to the right of the target.
Ryo Miyaichi challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Gretar Rafn Steinsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Olsson. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Corner from right by-line taken by Ryo Miyaichi. Samuel Ricketts crosses the ball, save by Paul Robinson.
Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Scott Dann has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Ayegbeni Yakubu restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Scott Dann takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryo Miyaichi from the right by-line.
Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson. Outswinging corner taken by Ryo Miyaichi from the right by-line, David Wheater finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Bolton 2-0 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Ryo Miyaichi.
Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, clearance by Grant Hanley.
Header by Ayegbeni Yakubu from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Header on goal by Darren Pratley from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
David Wheater grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Bolton 1-0 Blackburn.Assist by Martin Petrov.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov.
Marcus Olsson delivers the ball.
Morten Gamst Pedersen handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Ryo Miyaichi.
David Hoilett fouled by Mark Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Darren Pratley. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Martin Petrov takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Paul Robinson.
Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, clearance by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Coyle recalls `surreal' events following Muamba collapse
Bolton manager Owen Coyle has admitted how helpless he felt as he watched medical staff battle to save Fabrice Muamba's life following the midfielder's cardiac arrest at Tottenham last week.
Coyle earned huge praise for the dignity with which he dealt with such a traumatic situation.
Yet the Scot acknowledged his instinct was just to wrap his arms around someone he feels so protective of.
"When I came on the pitch, all I wanted to do was pick Fabrice up and put him back on his feet," said Coyle.
"It was difficult to see that happening to someone you know dearly. People deal with it in different ways and I suppose you have an in-built mechanism that kicks in.
"But, looking back, the first few days were surreal."
On Sunday, as the extent of the treatment Muamba had undergone just to keep him alive became known, it seemed impossible that Bolton would be playing within a week.
That they will face Blackburn is a testament to the progress Muamba has made. However, Coyle accepts keeping emotions in check at the Reebok Stadium might be difficult.
"No one has said that they don't want to play but that may change in the next couple of days because it is going to be difficult," said Coyle.
"I had a collective chat with the group and outlined everything that happened, so there was a clear picture.
"One or two asked questions and if anyone feels it is too much for them, there would be no problem. They just have to let us know. We would do the right thing by them."
Muamba's remarkable progress means the meeting between Bolton and Blackburn can be a positive occasion, according to Rovers boss Steve Kean.
Kean said: "It's always easier (to concentrate on the game) when the boy's making progress. If it had gone a negative way and we didn't know whether the game was on and then all of a sudden it could have been on at the last minute, it might have been difficult.
"But the fact he's getting stronger, he's communicating, I believe he's even joking and he can recognise everybody, then I think everybody goes into it in a positive mindset. It's great that he's getting there and we need to get on with the game.
"We contacted Bolton and I left a message for their chairman and spoke with Owen.
"Any way at all that we could help Fabrice or their other players, if they didn't think they had enough preparation because of the situation we were happy to postpone the game.
"The way it's gone now, he's made great progress, which we're all delighted about, and the game's on. Now we need to get on with business and try to put more points on the board on a very emotional day."
Gael Givet is Rovers' only doubt after aggravating a slight hamstring problem warming up during Tuesday's win over Sunderland, and Kean may well stick with the same side for a third successive game.
He said: "The way we're playing at the moment it's difficult for anyone to push their way into the side, and such is the strength of the squad at the moment that Ruben Rochina and Simon Vukcevic have not even managed to get themselves onto the bench. That's great from our point of view, not so good from theirs."
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