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  • Date:2010-01-26
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance:23986
  • Referee:Atkinson, M

Live Commentary

90mins

FULL-TIME: BOLTON 1 - 0 BURNLEY: The home side comfortably hold on for the win and a valuable three points.

90mins

Bolton make their final change as Vladimir Weiss is brought on to replace Chung-Yong Lee.

90mins

Steinsson launches a long throw into the Burnley penalty area and falls to Chung-Yong Lee who manages to waste valuable time by holding the ball for his team.

90mins

Three minutes will be added on at the end of this game.

90mins

Mears whips in the resulting free-kick, but not for the first time tonight, Kinght is the man to win the header as Bolton clear.

89mins

Paterson manages to take the ball past Elmander before the Bolton man concedes a free-kick in frustration.

88mins

McDonald is then cautioned for going in heavily on Elmander.

88mins

Chung-Yong Lee is booked for Bolton as the game reaches the final stages.

87mins

McDonald looks to play a one-two with Nimani, but the latter's return pass is poor and the move breaks down.

85mins

Gardner exchanges passes with Elmander before forcing an excellent save from Jensen.

84mins

Bolton are the team doing all of the attacking at the moment. Burnley have had no joy at all in this half.

83mins

Davies picks out Chung-Yong Lee with a clever pass on the right hand side and he squares to Ricketts who wastes his ball into the penalty area. Promising move from the home side though.

81mins

Bolton push forward at pace and the ball falls to Elmander who sees his powerful shot blocked well by Carlisle.

79mins

Bolton are taking their time at any given opportunity at the moment and in truth, Burnley don't seem in much of a hurry either.

78mins

Muamba gives the ball away in the centre of midfield, but Burnley fail to make the most of his mistake as Elliott returns the favour.

77mins

Coyle makes another change for Bolton as Taylor is replaced by Ricardo Gardner.

76mins

Elliot lays the ball back to Fletcher who watches on as his floated cross is collected well by Jaaskelainen.

75mins

Mears cuts inside with purpose for Burnley, but his pass looking for Paterson is too heavy and Bolton manage to clear the ball away.

74mins

Burnley have failed to get too many points in these type of games so far this season. They have recorded just 7 points from the 9 matches played against bottom half team.

73mins

Davies is shown a yellow card for Bolton.

72mins

Knight has won everything in the air for Bolton today. This time he gets ahead of Fletcher to prevent any danger from Burnley.

71mins

Taylor pushes forward for Bolton, but waits too long to pass to Ricketts and the move breaks down.

70mins

Burnley really need to make something happen in the final 20 minutes, someone needs to produce a moment of magic.

68mins

Davies finds some space on the right wing and manages to whip in a fantastic cross which is headed just wide by Elmander.

67mins

Free-kick to Bolton inside the Burnley half is launched forward by Taylor, only for Jensen to claim the ball with both hands for the away side.

66mins

Numani is a new signing for Burnley and will be desperate to make an impact in the remainder of this game.

65mins

Burnley make their third and final substitution as Frederic Nimani replaces Eagles.

64mins

Chung-Yong Lee exchanges passes with Elmander as Bolton push forward, but Burnley manage to stop anything coming from the attack.

62mins

Davies heads the ball into the path off Elmander who attempts to test Jensen with a shot, only for his team-mate Taylor to get in the way.

61mins

Bolton have struggled somewhat at home this season with just ten points from 11 games at the Reebok Stadium this season, meaning this would be a huge three points if they could hold on.

59mins

Ricketts knocks the ball into the Burnley penalty area and his cross finds the head of Cohen who fails to hit the target from 8 yards.

58mins

Chung-Yong Lee delivers a good ball into the six yard box and it almost falls to Johan Elmander, but Burnley manage to clear.

57mins

Burnley are yet to test Jaaskelainen too much in this game and Brian Laws will hope this changes as the game goes on.

55mins

Corner for Bunley this time is taken towards the back post and it eventually falls to Eagles who watches on as his cross is blocked by Cohen.

54mins

Corner for Bolton is curled in by Taylor towards the head of Elmander, but the Bolton man is penalised for fouling his man.

53mins

Elmander is into the action straight away as he lays the ball off to Davies who fires wide with his shot from just outside the penalty area.

52mins

Early substitution for Bolton in the second half as Klasnic is replaced by Johan Elmander.

51mins

Chung-Yong Lee attempts an ambitious effort from distance which goes comfortably wide of Jensen's goal.

51mins

The composed figure of Cahill is in the right place for Bolton as he intercepts Elliot's pass before setting Bolton on their way with a neat ball forward to Taylor.

49mins

Steinsson is the man to attempt a long throw this time, but nothing comes of it again as the ball bounces away from Klasnic and out of play.

48mins

Ricketts attempts a long throw into the danger zone only for Burnley to scramble the ball away. The home side start the half on top.

47mins

Zat Knight chips the ball forward towards the Burnley penalty area, but Carlisle is there for Burnley to head the ball away.

46mins

The next goal in this game is crucial. A goal for the home side could see off Burnley, but if the away side score it is game on.

46mins

The second half is underway - can Bolton hold onto their lead of will Burnley get themselves back on level terms?

45mins

Half Time: BOLTON 1-0 BURNLEY: Bolton go into the break ahead as the first half comes to an end.

45mins

Eagles gets the better of Steinsson before his shot is deflected wide for a Burnley corner.

45mins

Gretar Steinsson launches a long throw towards Davies, but Carlisle gets their first to clear any danger.

45mins

There will be four minutes of added time at the end of the first-half.

45mins

Chung-Yong Lee chips the ball into the penalty area, but Jensen gets there first ahead of Ivan Klasnic.

43mins

Muamba bursts forward into space for Bolton, but Chung-Yong Lee's pass isn't directed well enough and nothing comes from a promisiing attack.

42mins

Bolton are certainly growing in confidence as the first half reaches its climax. They would love another goal before the break.

40mins

Burnley will fancy their chances of grabbing a goal this evening as Bolton have not recorded a clean sheet for 22 league games.

38mins

The resulting free-kick is whipped into the area by Taylor, but goes comfortably over the head of the waiting Cahill and out for a goal-kick.

37mins

Chung-Yong Lee collects the ball off Davies again and is brought down by Elliot who is booked.

35mins

BOLTON 1-0 BURNLEY: The home side take the lead as CHUNG-YONG LEE hammers home from Davies' cross.

34mins

Christian Kalvenes tries his luck from distance for Burnley and the ball only goes just wide of the target. Good effort.

32mins

Duff's poor back pass almost falls to Chung-Yong Lee, but Jensen manages to clear the ball as far as Taylor who misses the target with his first time shot.

31mins

Sam Ricketts gets enough space on the right wing to whip in a testing cross, but Brian Jensen is there to collect the ball for his team.

29mins

Steven Fletcher finds some space on the left wing and manages to lay the ball into the path of Eagles, but the Burnley winger loses his footing at the crucial moment and fails to test Jaaskelainen.

28mins

Burnley push forward through Elliot and he squares the ball to Eagles who fails to connect properly with his shot which goes comfortably over the bar.

27mins

Cahill intercepts well to win possession for his team, but his ball foward is far too heavy for Davies and the move breaks down.

25mins

Cohen attempts a dramatic bicycle kick to start a Bolton move, but even though the ball finds Davies, his header goes flying out of play.

23mins

The resulting corner finds the head of Gary Cahill who watches on as his effort goes inches wide of the post.

22mins

Free-kick to Bolton inside the Burnley half is curled into the box by Taylor and Carlisle is forced to head over his own bar for a Bolton corner.

20mins

Bolton will be favourites for this game though, simply because of Burnley’s away form. The Clarets are yet to win on the road in the league this season.

19mins

Carlisle gets his head in ahead of Davies as Bolton pump the ball forward. The Burnley defence has been solid so far.

18mins

Burnley have had to re-shuffle their formation after Alexander's injury, with Elliot moving to central midfield.

17mins

Davies plays the ball through to Muamba who finds himself with enough space to shoot, but his effort goes over the bar. Excellent chance.

16mins

Burnley are forced to make their second substitution of the evening as Martin Paterson comes on to replace Alexander.

15mins

Chung-Yong Lee looks to play the ball through to Davies, but the Bolton forward lets it run beyond him and the move breaks down.

14mins

The away side will be happy with the way they have started the game. They have asked more questions so far.

13mins

Alexander blasts in a low corner which falls to David Nugent who can't quite direct his shot towards goal.

12mins

Chris McCann is replaced by Kevin McDonald in an early substitution for Burnley.

11mins

Graham Alexander whips in the first corner of the game for Burnley towards the back post, where Tamir Cohen is waiting to hook the ball away.

10mins

Bolton pass the ball around nicely on the edge of the Burnley penalty area, but they attempt one pass too many and Michael Duff is able to clear.

8mins

Davies flicks the ball on from Jussi Jaaskelainen's long ball forward and Taylor nearly collects it, but Clarke Carlisle gets there first for Burnley.

7mins

Neither side are in the best of form going into this game, Bolton have won just once in 11 games and Burnley are on a 10 match winless run.

5mins

Taylor takes a free-kick for Bolton, but it is easily headed clear by Tyrone Mears. The Bolton man will have to improve on his set-pieces as the game goes on.

4mins

Wade Elliott knocks the ball forward to Chris Eagles who looks to attack the Bolton defence, but Muamba is there to win the ball for his team.

3mins

Owen Coyle recieved a far from warm reception from the Burnley fans as he appeared from the tunnel. The Bolton manager only left the Clarets 18 days prior to this fixture.

2mins

Kevin Davies collects the ball on the right hand side for Bolton, only for his floated cross to avade the head of Matt Taylor.

1mins

Bolton push forward early on with purpose through Ivan Klasnic, but nothing comes from the attack.

0mins

They are underway at the Reebok Stadium for the 120th meeting between Bolton Wanderers and Burnley.

Match Preview

A Lancashire derby and a manager who has recently swapped Burnley for Bolton Wanderers can only add to the passion between the two Premier League strugglers at Reebok Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Owen Coyle, who guided Burnley to promotion from the Championship last term, landed the managerial role at the Trotters earlier this month following the sacking of Gary Megson.

Coyle played for Bolton and he has the opportunity to add to his former club's dismal away record that has yielded just a single point - from a 3-3 draw at Manchester City - from 11 fixtures.

However, Bolton's home record is pretty average with the relegation zone placed side winning just two of their 11 games in their own backyard.

At the time of the move, Coyle claimed: "I have an unbelievable challenge ahead here at this magnificent club, with a magnificent stadium, and I have to take that on.

"You want to be the best you can be and that's my motivation."

Burnley's players should use this as their own motivation as they look to grab a first success on the road this term.

The Clarets have installed former Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United and Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws as Coyle's successor and he will be boosted with the returning Chris McCann to the first-team fold.

Coyle could be without Gavin McCann (thigh) and Ricardo Gardner (groin) as he looks to make it third time lucky in his quest for a Premier League point.

His opening league games both came against Arsenal where they lost 2-0 at home before going down 4-2 at Emirates Stadium.

Mark Davies (ankle), Sean Davis (knee ligament) and Joey O'Brien (knee) are still a long way from a return to the set-up.

Coyle may unleash new loan signing Vladimir Weiss, who has joined temporarily until the end of the campaign from Manchester City.


Match Report

Bolton kept their first clean sheet in 22 games to hand Owen Coyle his first win as manager - 1-0 against a Burnley side he had left just 18 days earlier.

There was a tense atmosphere at the Reebok Stadium as a packed out section of travelling supporters made the short trip, seemingly intent on proving their former Messiah wrong for leaving Turf Moor.

And while they backed their team vociferously, it was Burnley who ended up in the bottom three of the Premier League after an absorbing contest.

Burnley created the first chance when Graham Alexander's low cross was toe-poked over the bar by Michael Duff.

Alexander then followed Chris McCann off the field injured, and their departure seemed to have an unsettling influence on the Clarets.

Shortly after Fabrice Muamba had blasted a shot just over the bar for the home side, Clark Carlisle headed nervously out of his own keeper's grasp for a corner, which was headed narrowly wide by Gary Cahill.

Next it was Duff's turn to make a mistake as his poor header nearly allowed Chung-Yong Lee in on goal.

Bolton were not having it all their own way, and Brian Laws' men were predictably impressive going forward.

Wade Elliott's excellent pass to Steven Fletcher set the Scotland international up for a chance on the edge of the box, but Jussi Jaaskelainen was equal to his effort and Chris Eagles stabbed the rebound over the bar.

Bolton chose that moment to take the lead, and again it was Davies who was the main creator with a perfectly timed ball for Chung-Yong to chase down the middle. His well-struck shot cannoned down off the bar, and a yard or so the right side of the line.

Burnley could have drawn level just before the break when Eagles' shot deflected off Knight and narrowly wide.

Bolton fashioned a number of half chances immediately after the break, with Brian Jensen forced to scurry off his line to block substitute Johan Elmander's effort and Tamir Cohen heading narrowly over the bar.

A single-goal lead made for a tense finish - but Bolton held their nerve to record an important victory.

Bolton Wanderers

Burnley

Corners

47

Fouls

1210

Goal attempts

117

Shots off target

86

Offsides

32

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