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David Wheater has a drilled shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in. Clint Dempsey fouled by Samuel Ricketts, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Samuel Ricketts.
Corner taken by Martin Petrov played to the near post.
Marcello Trotta takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan. Shot by Martin Petrov. Blocked by Stephen Kelly.
Shot from 20 yards by Dickson Etuhu. Nigel Reo-Coker gets a block in.
Marcos Alonso concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Kelly. Mahamadou Diarra takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Moussa Dembele results in a free kick. Marcello Trotta is brought on as a substitute for Alex Kacaniklic. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
Centre by Martin Petrov, blocked by Stephen Kelly.
Kerim Frei comes on in place of Damien Duff.
Effort on goal by Chris Eagles from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Mahamadou Diarra grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 0-3 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from John Arne Riise.
Foul by Kevin Davies on Stephen Kelly, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes. Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcos Alonso on Damien Duff. Mahamadou Diarra restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Stephen Kelly. Chris Eagles crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.
Dickson Etuhu comes on in place of Bryan Ruiz.
The ball is crossed by Samuel Ricketts, save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Aaron Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. Martin Petrov crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Brede Hangeland. Chris Eagles delivers the ball, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Hughes takes a shot. Clearance by Chris Eagles.
The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, Marcos Alonso gets a block in.
The official flags Kevin Davies offside. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.
Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.
Clint Dempsey has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. Ivan Klasnic replaces David Ngog. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Kevin Davies. Direct free kick taken by Mahamadou Diarra.
Header by David Ngog from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
Marcos Alonso crosses the ball, Damien Duff gets a block in. The referee penalises Damien Duff for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Eagles.
Martin Petrov has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Mark Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Ruiz. Direct free kick taken by Mahamadou Diarra.
Damien Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Alonso. Marcos Alonso takes the direct free kick. Kevin Davies is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Eagles, Chris Eagles has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Moussa Dembele.
Mahamadou Diarra challenges Marcos Alonso unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Eagles has an effort direct from the free kick.
Darren Pratley leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Davies. Chris Eagles comes on in place of Ryo Miyaichi.
Damien Duff delivers the ball, Clint Dempsey grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bolton 0-2 Fulham.Assist by Damien Duff.
A cross is delivered by Alex Kacaniklic. Bryan Ruiz decides to take the corner short.
Shot from 18 yards from Martin Petrov. Brede Hangeland gets a block in. The assistant referee flags for offside against Clint Dempsey. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.
Nigel Reo-Coker takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.
David Ngog has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
The official flags Damien Duff offside. Free kick taken by Martin Petrov.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel Reo-Coker by Moussa Dembele. Nigel Reo-Coker restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Clint Dempsey misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Ngog by Moussa Dembele. Samuel Ricketts restarts play with the free kick.
David Ngog gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mahamadou Diarra. Clint Dempsey grabs a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Bolton 0-1 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Mahamadou Diarra.
Aaron Hughes fouled by David Ngog, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mahamadou Diarra.
Martin Petrov takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Marcos Alonso goes wide left of the target.
The referee blows for offside. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by John Arne Riise on Ryo Miyaichi, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Martin Petrov, Mahamadou Diarra manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Damien Duff misses to the right of the target.
Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on David Ngog. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the direct free kick.
Handball by Damien Duff. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
Ryo Miyaichi produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Bryan Ruiz takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Clint Dempsey fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mahamadou Diarra.
Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, David Wheater concedes a free kick for a foul on Brede Hangeland. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Mark Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele. Direct free kick taken by Mahamadou Diarra.
Martin Petrov takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Mahamadou Diarra makes a clearance.
Bolton galvanised by Muamba - Jol
Fulham manager Martin Jol believes Saturday's opponents Bolton have been galvanised by recent events involving Fabrice Muamba.
The midfielder collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Trotters' FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham on March 17, leading to the game being abandoned.
It has since emerged that it took 78 minutes for his heart to start working on its own again, but Muamba has made great progress since then and a week ago a picture of him sitting up in his hospital bed and smiling was posted on Twitter.
Jol believes it is no coincidence that Bolton's fortunes have improved since the incident, with the team achieving three successive league victories for the first time since December 2006.
"It has helped, especially in the first game as they wanted to do it for him," the Dutchman said. "That gave them motivation and they got back to winning ways, which is a mentality as well. That is why I think they are probably better than before.
"You saw them get out of the bottom three or bottom four as they got points on the board. But they still need a lot of points to be safe so I think they will scrap and fight for their life. Before these three wins they didn't do particularly well, not even at home. We had a certain style when we played them at home, we hurt them and hopefully we can do that again away from home."
Fulham were due to find out on Friday whether Pavel Pogrebnyak will be available for the trip to the north west.
The Russia international twisted an ankle in the 2-1 win over Norwich last weekend and was being assessed by the club's medical staff.
Pogrebnyak is expected to be fit for Monday's game with Chelsea, but fellow striker Andrew Johnson will definitely miss both matches with a thigh complaint.
Fulham can welcome back front man Orlando Sa after a hamstring injury, although Jol has yet to decide whether to include him or Marcello Trotta in the squad.
Meanwhile, Bolton manager Owen Coyle has urged his team to keep their foot on the pedal after seeing them boost their survival bid by taking maximum points from their last three games.
Consecutive victories over fellow strugglers QPR, Blackburn and Wolves have moved the Trotters up to 16th in the Barclays Premier League, a point clear of the relegation zone they had previously inhabited, and the home clash with Fulham is the first of eight matches they have left - one more than the four sides below them.
Things are looking good for Bolton's chances of avoiding the drop at the moment, but some of their rivals have also recorded significant results of late - 17th-placed QPR beat Arsenal 2-1 last weekend, while 19th-placed Wigan notched their second straight win by defeating Stoke 2-0 - and Coyle wants there to be no let-up in his side's momentum.
"We have to continue doing what we are doing - looking to win games," said Coyle, who was this week named manager of the month for March.
"Everybody around us is picking up and doing well, which doesn't come as a surprise because we are all good sides.
"You could get the best 20 managers in world football and bring them into the Premier League and somebody would have to fill each of the different spaces - it doesn't necessarily mean that one is better than the other.
"We know there is quality in this league. We just have to make sure that for our part, we are doing our utmost to gather the points to make us safe."
Bolton defender Gretar Steinsson and midfielder Darren Pratley could be set to make their return to action having been sidelined by a knee problem and gashed leg respectively, but Gregg Wylde remains unavailable, with Wanderers still awaiting clearance from FIFA over their signing of the winger.
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