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Daniel Sturridge leaves the field to be replaced by Fabrice Muamba.
Daniel Sturridge produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Effort from the edge of the area by Johan Elmander goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Sturridge. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
The ball is swung over by Chung-Yong Lee, Shot on goal by Daniel Sturridge from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Floated corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line, Jose Baxter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Foul by Samuel Ricketts on Marouane Fellaini, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Mark Davies fouled by Leon Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Chung-Yong Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Leon Osman from outside the box goes over the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marouane Fellaini. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
(Everton) makes a substitution, with Jose Baxter coming on for Victor Anichebe. Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Victor Anichebe. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Kevin Davies fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Stuart Holden from left wing.
Stuart Holden delivers the ball, save made by Tim Howard.
Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Stuart Holden results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Cahill.
The ball is swung over by Leon Osman, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Centre by Phil Neville, clearance made by David Wheater.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Kevin Davies. Johnny Heitinga crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Daniel Sturridge finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 2-0 Everton.Assist on the goal came from Chung-Yong Lee.
Sylvain Distin challenges Daniel Sturridge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Samuel Ricketts takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Sturridge produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Effort on goal by Tim Cahill from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Johan Elmander results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Jermaine Beckford comes on in place of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Leon Osman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Seamus Coleman.
Chung-Yong Lee is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Taylor. Unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Sylvain Distin results in a free kick. Samuel Ricketts restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Anichebe fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Marouane Fellaini has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken short by Leighton Baines.
Kevin Davies challenges Tim Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Johnny Heitinga from right wing, clearance by Gary Cahill.
Tim Cahill fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Marouane Fellaini. Matthew Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Matthew Taylor delivers the ball.
Seamus Coleman fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.
Victor Anichebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wheater. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Seamus Coleman.
Mikel Arteta fouled by Stuart Holden, the ref awards a free kick. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor.
Mark Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.
Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden to the near post, Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.
Matthew Taylor sends in a cross, blocked by Johnny Heitinga.
The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.
Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
Centre by Seamus Coleman.
Foul by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on Johan Elmander, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Matthew Taylor, save by Tim Howard.
Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Daniel Sturridge results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
The official flags Phil Neville offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Leighton Baines sends in a cross, clearance made by Gary Cahill.
Foul by Johnny Heitinga on Daniel Sturridge, free kick awarded. Matthew Taylor has an effort direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Tim Howard.
Victor Anichebe is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Daniel Sturridge fouled by Sylvain Distin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Samuel Ricketts from right channel, save by Tim Howard.
Kevin Davies fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
David Wheater replaces Zat Knight.
Inswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Taylor.
Tim Cahill is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Seamus Coleman sends in a cross, clearance by Stuart Holden.
Matthew Taylor delivers the ball, save made by Tim Howard.
Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Phil Neville, clearance made by Zat Knight.
Leighton Baines takes a shot. Mark Davies gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Zat Knight. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Leighton Baines produces a cross, Shot from deep inside the area by Tim Cahill goes over the bar.
Daniel Sturridge is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Phil Neville takes the indirect free kick.
Johan Elmander receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on Leighton Baines. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mikel Arteta from left wing, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Gary Cahill finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Bolton 1-0 Everton.Unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Victor Anichebe results in a free kick. The assist for the goal came from Stuart Holden.
The ball is delivered by Samuel Ricketts, Phil Neville makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line.
Long range shot by Samuel Ricketts goes wide right of the target.
Centre by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Tim Cahill.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, Gary Cahill has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Taylor on Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
Elmander must decide
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is happy to leave it up to top scorer Johan Elmander to decide whether he stays at the club.
The 29-year-old Swede, who was Wanderers' record signing when they bought him from Toulouse in 2008 for #8.2million, is out of contract in the summer and Coyle does not expect the striker to sign a new deal before then.
Elmander, who has been linked with a move to Newcastle, is enjoying by far his best season at the Reebok Stadium with 10 goals and has formed a good partnership with captain Kevin Davies.
Coyle insisted he is not unhappy with the situation, saying: "The chairman had a chat with Johan's representative in November/December time and it was a good discussion.
"I think at that time it was left that they would have a chat in spring, and that was fine because that told me Johan didn't want to leave in January.
"Johan's well within his own rights to let his contract run to the summer, which will happen, and then decide what he wants to do.
"But I know the chairman is looking to speak to his representative in the next couple of weeks and we'll see what comes of that.
"Johan's been very up front and honest so I've got absolutely no problem with that. He's a top lad and a terrific player and I would love to keep him at the football club.
"But, equally, I have to be understanding and, if Johan wants something further down the line for himself or his family, then so be it."
Bolton head into Sunday's match against Everton looking for only their second win in eight Barclays Premier League games, and Coyle is in no doubt what is partly responsible for that run.
The Trotters boss was left fuming by a number of decisions in last weekend's 2-1 defeat by Tottenham, when referee Mark Clattenburg awarded Spurs two penalties and booked Gary Cahill for diving instead of giving the visitors a spot-kick of their own.
Coyle believes his side have not had the rub of the green on too many occasions this season and he made his feelings known to referees chief Mike Riley this week.
He added: "I've said my piece. I'm happy that I did and now I've moved on. I've got a game this Sunday to look forward to and I can't affect what's happened.
"It's important you do get it off your chest because if you allow that to fester then it just makes it bigger.
"If I look at a lot of games this season then I think it's been a travesty what's happened. I'm sitting here on 33 points and I believe we should easily have 40 points in the league and that's just through decisions that haven't gone our way.
"They say it evens itself out. I don't personally believe in that, because if it did then I think we'd be due about 20 decisions in the last part of the season."
Coyle has no fresh injuries to worry about but he will assess the fitness of his international contingent before deciding on a team for the Reebok Stadium contest.
Everton manager David Moyes could have decisions to make at both ends of the pitch.
The form of Louis Saha in recent weeks - including a four-goal haul in last week's thrilling 5-3 win over Blackpool - appeared to have put an end to the Toffees' goalscoring problems.
But with the Frenchman having now suffered an injury which rules him out, Moyes will have to make a change.
Moyes must also address the issue of a leaky defence which has not kept a clean sheet for 10 games and conceded three against Blackpool.
Moyes said: "I like to score - I am a supporter as well - I like to see goals in action.
"But when you are the manager and do the work - I look at the defensive mistakes we made in the last game and I can't take pride in that."
One change Moyes could make at the back would be to restore England defender Phil Jagielka, who after a spell out with a thigh injury has come off the bench in the last two games.
Sturridge continues hot streak
Daniel Sturridge could turn out to be one of the signings of the January transfer window after his third goal in three games for Bolton helped them to a 2-0 win over Everton.
On loan from Chelsea, the England Under-21 striker put the match out of Everton's reach.
Sturridge extended Bolton's lead after England defender Gary Cahill opened the scoring with his first goal of the season.
It was just the result the club were looking for after losing five out of their previous seven league games.
And they got off to a perfect start with Cahill opening the scoring in the 10th minute following Stuart Holden's free-kick on the left flank.
He peeled away from his marker and saw his header come off Everton defender John Heitinga and wrong-foot Tim Howard.
Everton responded and should have equalised in 17th minute when Tim Cahill was left unmarked at the back post but fired wide following a cross from Leighton Baines.
Bolton were forced to make a switch in the 27th minute with defender Zat Knight unable to continue. He fell awkwardly after tangling with Victor Anichebe and was replaced by David Wheater.
The home side kept up the pressure and won a free-kick 20 yards out after Heitinga was adjudged to have tripped Daniel Sturridge as he tried to race forward.
Matt Taylor stepped up but only succeeded in drilling his effort into the arms of Howard.
Everton again found themselves on the back foot in the 39th minute when Holden delivered a free kick to the back post. Howard, however, punched clear with Wheater waiting for any slip-ups.
Play switched down the other end and Cahill tested Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from the edge of the area.
The home side were looking the brighter of the two teams at this stage and Taylor attempted to pick out Sturridge in the area a minute before half-time.
However Phil Neville was perfectly positioned and made the interception at the post to concede a corner, much to Everton's relief.
Bolton started the second half on the front foot and won a free-kick in the 51st minute after Sturridge was tripped by Marouane Fellaini.
Taylor stepped up 20 yards out but his effort failed to breach the defensive wall.
Everton suddenly turned up the pace and Anichebe got into a good position in the area in the 56th minute only for Cahill to make a crucial block for Bolton.
Then Fellaini was set up by Seamus Coleman but he sent his effort high and wide of the woodwork.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle decided to freshen things up in the 59th minute by bringing on Lee Chung-yong for Taylor.
This was a good spell by Everton with Cahill beginning to find more room in and around the area. He then sent a snap shot over the bar five minutes later.
However Bolton went 2-0 ahead in the 67th minute with Sturridge's third goal in three matches since arriving on loan from Chelsea.
The striker smashed the ball into the corner from an acute angle following a flick-on from Lee.
Holden found the net for Bolton in the 80th minute after a back heel from Sturridge. However, referee Lee Probert ruled out the American's effort, ruling that Sturridge had run the ball over the by-line.
Everton responded and substitute Jose Baxter rattled in a shot three minutes later that was parried by Jaaskelainen.
Johan Elmander almost added a third for Bolton two minutes after Kevin Davies' knock-on, only to see his effort go marginally wide of the target.
While Bolton were celebrating, these remain worrying times for Everton after only two wins in the league on the road.
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