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  • Date:2010-02-06
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance:22289
  • Referee:Clattenburg, M

Live Commentary

90mins

Ref blows up and a point apiece is probably fair - but it will not go down as a classic.

90mins

Bolton are pressing for the winner and look the side most likely to score.

89mins

Davies has the ball in the net for Bolton but the ref has blown for an infringement - four minutes stoppage time to be played.

88mins

A glorious chance for Bolton to win the match as Elmander only has Schwarzer to beat but he puts it wide of the target.

85mins

Basham crosses for Muamba but his shot from 12 yards but his shot flies to the right of the goal.

84mins

Duff's cross-shot goes straight out of play - sums up the match really, not much quality.

83mins

Damien Duff's cross is met by Okaka but he can't generate enough power to trouble Jaaskelainen.

80mins

Nicky Shorey takes the free kick but it deflects, via the wall, over the bar.

79mins

Okaka is felled, giving the Cottagers a free-kick in a dangerous area.

76mins

Double sub for the away side as Smalling and Okaka replace Elm and Nevland.

75mins

Chris Basham tries to smash one in from 35 yards but it's another one for the crowd to catch.

73mins

Finally the crowd have a chance to cheer as Cohen plays in Lee but Schwarzer makes a good save.

71mins

On-loan star Vladimir Weiss replaces Taylor for Bolton.

70mins

Maybe both sides are going to settle for a point as neither are showing much ambition at present.

66mins

Murphy breaks for Fulham but Nevland's shot is a poor one and easily blocked.

64mins

The game is still lacking in quality - all hustle and bustle but very little in meaningful action.

63mins

Chris Basham replaces the injured O'Brien for Bolton.

60mins

Taylor takes a snap shot for Bolton but Schwarzer saves easily once more.

59mins

Hangeland is involved in a clash of heads with Elmander but Fulham's Norwegian defender is okay to carry on after treatment.

57mins

Mark Davies leaves the field and is replaced by Johan Elmander.

55mins

Matt Taylor hits a free-kick from 20 yards but slams the ball straight into the Fulham wall.

54mins

Dickson Etuhu replaces the injured Dikgacoi for Fulham.

52mins

Andy O'Brien is struggling and may have to be replaced.

50mins

Fabrice Muamba fouls Kagisho Dikgacoi and the game is already starting to follow a similar pattern to the first half - it's crying out for a goal.

48mins

Lee is fouled by Greening but the resulting free-kick flies harmlessly into the arms of Schwarzer.

47mins

Cohen takes the first shot of the second half but, like the first 45 minutes, it misses the target.

46mins

We're underway at the Reebok.

45mins

Davies' chance towards the end of the half was the high point of a 'very average' first half - let's hope for better fare in the second period.

44mins

Greening fouls Chung-Yong Lee as the first half draws to a close - not the best game you will ever see!!!

42mins

Schwarzer's feet come to the rescue as Mark Davies' shot is deflected up onto the cross bar from the keeper's boot.

39mins

Mark Davies finds the ball at his feet in the area but his tame shot is dealt with by Schwarzer.

37mins

Ricketts has been caught by Greening and needs attention for what looks a painful blow to his knee.

34mins

Elm is sent sprawling by Andrew O'Brien but the ref keeps his cards in his pocket.

32mins

Ricketts' cross is fumbled by Schwarzer but the Aussie manages to clear the danger.

29mins

Kagisho Dikgacoi's shot from 30 yards has Jussi Jaaskelainen scrambling across his goal but the ball drifts harmlessly wide.

26mins

Replays suggest that the ref got the penalty call spot on as the ball hit former Fulham star Knight's chest.

25mins

Zat Knight appears to handle Greening's through ball but the ref waves away the Fulham appeals for a penalty.

24mins

Mark Schwarzer finally has to make a save as Matt Taylor's free-kick is headed towards goal by Sam Ricketts.

20mins

The game has still to come to life with no real clear cut chances and neither keeper has had to make a save.

17mins

It's now Cohen's turn to test the keeper from distance, but he doesn't, as the ball is dragged wide.

15mins

Kevin Davies tries his luck from outside the box but the striker's shot is well blocked by Aaron Hughes.

12mins

Hangeland climbs all over Kevin Davies but referee Clattenburg is having none of it.

11mins

David Elm gets a shot in from close range but is unable to control the ball and it flies high and wide of the target.

9mins

Damien Duff's shot from distance is well blocked in Fulham's first real attack of any note.

6mins

It's still a game of cat and mouse at the Reebok with little to get the crowd going at present.

3mins

Tamir Cohen gets on the end of a cross from Paul Robinson but his effort sails wide of the target.

3mins

A quiet start to the game with neither side committing too many men forward.

1mins

The referee gets proceedings underway at the Reebok Stadium.

Match Preview

Bolton Wanderers welcome Fulham to Reebok Stadium on Saturday knowing a win will seriously aid their current plight as they hover just above the relegation places.

Owen Coyle's men lost 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend and they have won just twice in their last 13 Premier League fixtures.

Despite the setback, Coyle may have been impressed with Chung-Yong Lee, who unsettled the Reds' back-line.

They are ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hull City, who occupy the final relegation place, on goal difference and with the Cottagers' miserable away record this term, the hosts will be looking for maximum points.

With Vladimir Weiss impressing in his two substitute appearances for the Trotters so far, he may be pushing for a start alongside fellow loan signing Jack Wilshere, who has made the move from Arsenal.

Bolton have won two of their last three league fixtures on home turf, only a defeat to Arsenal has hindered them recently, and they should be confident of another success.

However, Fulham's narrow 1-0 success against Portsmouth in midweek should improve morale after a disappointing run of recent results.

Jonathan Greening was the match-winner, notching his first goal for the club with just a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.

Prior to Wednesday night's clash, Roy Hodgson's men had lost their last five league fixtures.

Chelsea, Stoke City, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa had all put Fulham to the sword before the three points picked up against rock-bottom Pompey helped move them up one place into tenth spot.

A trio of knee injury victims are ruled out for the visitors with John Paintsil, Andrew Johnson and Clint Dempsey still in the treatment room. Paul Konchesky (ankle) is another who is still unavailable to his manager.

Bolton are without long-term pair Sean Davis and Joey O'Brien (both knee).


Match Report

Struggling Bolton were controversially denied three points against Fulham when Kevin Davies' winner was disallowed in the last minute to ensure the match ended 0-0.

The Wanderers captain - making his 500th career appearance - looked to have won it for the hosts when he planted a firm header past Mark Schwarzer.

But referee Mark Clattenburg mysteriously spotted a foul as Chung-Yong Lee's free-kick came over and chalked off the late 'winner'.

It was one of the few moments of interest in a woeful 90 minutes of football which leaves Owen Coyle's men one place above the relegation zone.

Injury-hit Fulham, without Bobby Zamora, Andy Johnson, Clint Dempsey, Zoltan Gera and John Paintsil, had ended a run of six Premier League games without a win by beating Portsmouth in midweek, but they looked to have come to the Reebok Stadium for a point from the start.

The game's first opportunity came after just three minutes when Paul Robinson picked out Tamir Cohen but the midfielder's header lacked the power to trouble Mark Schwarzer in the Cottagers goal.

Without his first-choice strike duo, Roy Hodgson handed a first start to David Elm and the Swede went close when he turned over Jonathan Greening's corner on 11 minutes.

The best chance of the first half fell to Mark Davies when his namesake Kevin headed back across the six-yard box but the midfielder's attempt cannoned up off Schwarzer's leg and onto the underside of the crossbar.

The second half proved even more disappointing than the first as both sides struggled to carve out clear-cut opportunities.

The closest Fulham came was when Nicky Shorey's deflected free-kick flew just over, much to the relief of a wrong-footed Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Substitute Johan Elmander wasted a superb opportunity to win it with a minute left when Kevin Davies sent him clear but the Swede failed to hit the target.

Kevin Davies then thought he had saved the day for Bolton but Clattenburg's whistle came to Fulham's rescue.

Bolton Wanderers

Fulham

Corners

25

Fouls

914

Goal attempts

Shots off target

54

Offsides

11

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