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  • Date:31 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Reebok Stadium
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93:20 +3.20

Rodrigo Moreno sends in a cross, clearance by Jamie Carragher.

92:44 +2.44

Gary Cahill has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Jose Reina makes a save.

89:37

Rodrigo Moreno fouled by David Ngog, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

87:33

Robbie Blake joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Taylor. David Ngog fouled by Rodrigo Moreno, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

87:33

(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Robbie Blake coming on for Matthew Taylor. Rodrigo Moreno concedes a free kick for a foul on David Ngog. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

85:50

Rodriguez Maxi finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 0-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Fernando Torres.

85:31

The ball is crossed by Paul Konchesky, Zat Knight makes a clearance.

83:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sotirios Kyrgiakos by Kevin Davies. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

80:59

Ivan Klasnic comes on in place of Johan Elmander.

80:59

Ivan Klasnic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johan Elmander.

80:18

Gary Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Ngog. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.

78:04

Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes a shot. Blocked by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

77:20

Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Sotirios Kyrgiakos gets a block in.

76:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Gerrard, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

74:44

Martin Skrtel is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Skrtel on Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Matthew Taylor, Kevin Davies has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

74:02

Johan Elmander produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

73:08

Rodrigo Moreno on for Chung-Yong Lee. Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor to the near post, Zat Knight has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

73:08

(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Rodrigo Moreno coming on for Chung-Yong Lee. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Zat Knight clears the crossbar.

72:23

Johan Elmander takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

70:15

Steven Gerrard produces a cross, Effort on goal by Rodriguez Maxi from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

68:01

Sotirios Kyrgiakos concedes a free kick for a foul on Chung-Yong Lee. Stuart Holden takes the direct free kick.

66:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Skrtel on Johan Elmander. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stuart Holden from left wing.

66:31

The ball is crossed by David Ngog, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

64:54

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line to the near post, Header from close in by Sotirios Kyrgiakos misses to the left of the goal.

64:54

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line played to the near post, Header from close range by Sotirios Kyrgiakos clears the bar.

64:30

Raul Meireles sends in a cross, clearance made by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

63:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Konchesky by Kevin Davies. Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes the free kick.

62:44

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

61:00

Joe Cole leaves the field to be replaced by David Ngog.

59:16

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Fabrice Muamba gets a block in.

58:32

Steven Gerrard sends in a cross, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

57:08

Fernando Torres crosses the ball, Matthew Taylor gets a block in.

55:44

Paul Konchesky challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

54:13

Leiva Lucas fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.

53:50

The ball is delivered by Chung-Yong Lee, Raul Meireles manages to make a clearance.

51:59

Foul by Martin Skrtel on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

51:16

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.

48:11

Matthew Taylor is given a yellow card. Martin Skrtel fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.

46:29 +1.29

Sotirios Kyrgiakos is ruled offside.

45:47 +0.47

Gary Cahill challenges Fernando Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

45:33

Gretar Rafn Steinsson produces a cross, save by Jose Reina.

45:18

Paul Robinson produces a cross, Joe Cole manages to make a clearance.

44:51

Johan Elmander fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick, save made by Jose Reina.

42:35

Unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

41:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sotirios Kyrgiakos on Kevin Davies. Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick, save by Jose Reina.

40:29

Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

39:38

The ball is crossed by Matthew Taylor, Jose Reina makes a save.

38:09

Johan Elmander is ruled offside. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

36:24

Fabrice Muamba takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

36:00

Paul Robinson crosses the ball, save made by Jose Reina.

35:19

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Raul Meireles.

32:48

Foul by Stuart Holden on Leiva Lucas, free kick awarded. Steven Gerrard fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

30:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Taylor on Jamie Carragher. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

29:14

Joe Cole takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

27:49

The referee blows for offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

25:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raul Meireles by Fabrice Muamba. Direct free kick taken by Raul Meireles.

23:33

Centre by Paul Robinson, Rodriguez Maxi makes a clearance.

22:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Stuart Holden. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

22:05

Shot by Stuart Holden. Jose Reina makes a save.

20:27

The referee cautions Paul Konchesky for unsporting behaviour. Chung-Yong Lee fouled by Paul Konchesky, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Matthew Taylor, Paul Konchesky makes a clearance.

19:43

Leiva Lucas fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

19:28

Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes a shot. Jamie Carragher gets a block in.

19:09

Centre by Jamie Carragher, Gretar Rafn Steinsson manages to make a clearance.

18:28

Fabrice Muamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Sotirios Kyrgiakos. Sotirios Kyrgiakos restarts play with the free kick.

16:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Sotirios Kyrgiakos. Shot on goal comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick.

15:56

Joe Cole sends in a cross.

15:03

Leiva Lucas challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

14:10

Matthew Taylor sends in a cross.

11:15

Foul by Matthew Taylor on Jamie Carragher, free kick awarded. Jamie Carragher takes the free kick.

10:33

The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, clearance made by Zat Knight.

9:13

Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Carragher. Free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.

8:22

Corner taken short by Steven Gerrard.

7:59

Joe Cole delivers the ball, Gretar Rafn Steinsson gets a block in.

6:55

Gretar Rafn Steinsson sends in a cross, save by Jose Reina.

2:49

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Fernando Torres goes wide of the left-hand upright.

The match gets underway.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Klasnic to feature for Bolton Bolton striker Ivan Klasnic comes into consideration for Sunday's Barclays Premier League game with Liverpool at the Reebok Stadium. Boss Owen Coyle has confirmed Klasnic, suspended for the 1-1 draw at Wigan last weekend, is available despite currently being on bail following his arrest on suspicion of rape earlier this week. Coyle has also confirmed defender Andy O'Brien is to join npower Championship side Leeds on a month-long loan as he completes his return to fitness after a recent hamstring injury. With Joey O'Brien, Ricardo Gardner, Jlloyd Samuel and Sean Davis all still sidelined with long-tern injuries, Coyle has a settled squad to choose from. Coyle has no doubts Fabrice Muamba will forget the furore surrounding his challenge that has left Wigan's James McCarthy facing three months on the sidelines. It is unfortunate for midfielder Muamba that such an incident has come at a time when there has been considerable focus this season on ill-timed, reckless tackles. The 22-year-old has found himself in the spotlight for an attempt to win the ball in last Saturday's 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium that certainly lacked timing, although many agree was far from over the top. McCarthy, however, sustained serious ankle ligament damage which means he is unlikely to return until some time late in January, a situation boss Roberto Martinez has claimed to be "a footballing crime". Coyle, though, is convinced Muamba has the mental strength to put the matter to one side when he lines up against Liverpool. "Everybody knows the tackle wasn't malicious," said Coyle. "Fabrice is a great kid. He's a very good player, and he'll be focused on doing his job for Bolton, it's as simple as that. "Honestly, he is such a lovely kid, and he was genuinely disappointed and hurt by the fact young James was injured. "I knew James as a young kid growing up in Glasgow, and he'll go on to have a glittering career. "It's such a shame he is injured, but Fabrice went to win the ball, and unfortunately James has picked up an injury on the back of that. "But that's the nature of the competition we play in. There are always going to be talking points, and obviously right now tackling and injuries are the main focus. "You just have to deal with that the best you can." Liverpool will give full-back Glen Johnson a fitness test ahead of the game. The England international has missed the last three games with a thigh injury but has an outside chance of featuring at the Reebok Stadium. Dirk Kuyt is syill sidelined with a knee problem but is making good progress and could be in contention to face Chelsea next week, although Daniel Agger is still missing with the calf injury which has kept him out for the past month. Roy Hodgson intends to ignore the critics as he focuses on turning Liverpool's poor start to the season around. The Reds boss is under pressure with his team in the bottom three. Some of the tension was eased with victory over Blackburn last weekend but Hodgson is not getting carried away with one performance. The former Fulham manager said: "It is quite easy to kick people when they are down. "We are down at the moment so the kicks are going to rain down on us. We just have to deal with it. "The first quarter of the season has not been a good one for us in terms of league form. "The next three quarters is going to be very important. "At the moment we are still in a poor position as far as our league position is concerned. We need to get a result in every game to get out of it. "I am a bit wary of saying the problems are over, we have turned the corner, but I believe in the team and I believe we are capable of doing a lot better in the next quarter of the season than we have in the first quarter."

Formation:442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

Formation: 4231Manager: Roy Hodgson

Liverpool

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
  • Gretar Rafn Steinsson
  • Zat Knight
  • Gary Cahill
  • Paul Robinson
  • Chung-Yong Lee
  • Stuart Holden
  • Fabrice Muamba
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Johan Elmander
  • Kevin Davies
  • SUBS
  • Adam Bogdan
  • Mark Davies
  • Ivan Klasnic
  • Samuel Ricketts
  • Rodrigo Moreno
  • Robbie Blake
  • Tamir Cohen

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Match Report

Reds snatch late win Maxi Rodriguez struck a late winner at Bolton as relieved Liverpool finally climbed out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with a 1-0 win. The Argentinian latched onto a brilliant Fernando Torres backheel to settle a competitive encounter at the Reebok Stadium four minutes from time. Both sides created numerous chances in an evenly-matched contest but Liverpool left satisfied knowing their near month-long stay in the bottom three was over. The match had looked like bringing more frustration for Liverpool and under-pressure boss Roy Hodgson as Sotirios Krygiakos twice went close and Torres squandered a good early opportunity. The win drew them level on points with Bolton, who had been enjoying their best start for four years and were looking set for a seventh draw of the campaign. They might even have won it themselves had a late Kevin Davies glancing header fallen the right side of the post. Hodgson named the same Liverpool team for the third successive Premier League game as he attempted to instil the cohesion they have been lacking. It initially appeared to work as the Reds, hoping to build on last week's morale-boosting win over Blackburn, started confidently and created two early chances for Torres. The first came after three minutes as Steven Gerrard swung in a corner but Torres could not keep his header on target. His next chance came just five minutes later but, despite netting last week's winner, the Spaniard still showed signs of the rustiness that has hampered him all season. Torres raced through on goal from a Gerrard pass but delayed a shot and then mis-kicked as he attempted to stab past Jussi Jaaskelainen from close range. Bolton's first attempt on goal came when Stuart Holden blasted a free-kick at the wall from 25 yards. After that Bolton gave as good as they got and Jose Reina parried a vicious Holden volley from distance after the US international was teed up by Davies. The hosts appealed for a penalty as Lee Chung-yong cut inside from the left and went down under a challenge from Jamie Carragher but referee Martin Atkinson played on to few complaints. Liverpool attacked back but Cole scooped a long-range effort well over the bar and Gerrard did likewise from a free-kick. Fabrice Muamba shot from long range for Bolton but his effort curved well away from goal. Torres set up Gerrard but the Reds skipper drove wide from the edge of the box. Taylor tested Reina with two free-kicks just before the break but the Spaniard managed to smother both attempts and Carragher survived another penalty appeal after the faintest of touches with the hand. Krygiakos, goalscorer in two of the previous three league games, forced Jaaskelainen to save from a Gerrard cross in injury time. Bolton made the early running in the second half and twice forced Liverpool to clear unconvincingly without creating a clear-cut chance. Gerrard tried to raise Liverpool's fading tempo with a powerful run and long ball for Torres, but a promising attack was ended as Muamba collided with Lucas. Gerrard found good space on the edge of the box but his shot was deflected into the air and claimed easily by Jaaskelainen. Liverpool suffered a blow just after the hour as Cole was forced off with what looked like a hamstring injury and was replaced by David Ngog. Krygiakos again went close when Gerrard picked him out from a corner but this time headed narrowly over. Krygiakos was then involved at the other end after bundling into Davies but Atkinson deemed the Bolton captain to have gone down too easily. Liverpool might have been struggling to produce the intensity their fans demanded but pieced together a move of genuine quality as Rodriguez finally got into the game midway through the second half. Rodriguez sent Gerrard away down the left with a clever backheel and the captain whipped in a cross for Torres. Torres nodded back down for Rodriguez to attempt a spectacular overhead kick which went just inches over. Bolton replied as in-form Johan Elmander, looking for his first home goal of the season after hitting five away, showed great control and drove just wide of the post. Zat Knight then headed over from the resulting corner and Davies also glanced a header wide from a free-kick as the Trotters enjoyed a strong spell. But Liverpool roused themselves late on and carved Bolton open with a delightful move to set up the winner for Rodriguez. Torres was the creator as he nutmegged Gary Cahill with a clever backheel and Rodriguez raced through. The Argentinian showed great composure as he clipped the ball in off the body of Jaaskelainen.

Form Guide

    LDDDWD
  • Bolton
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • DLDLLW

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 30/01/2010
  • Bolton
  • 2 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 29/08/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 26/12/2008
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 15/11/2008
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 3
  • Liverpool
  • 02/03/2008
  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 02/12/2007

Top Scorers

Bolton

  • J Elmander 5
  • R Blake 1
  • KC Davies 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • M Petrov 1
  • I Klasnic 1
  • C Lee 1

Liverpool

  • S Gerrard 2
  • S Kyrgiakos 2
  • FJ Torres 2
  • D Kuyt 1
  • D Ngog 1

Goals

Bolton

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 13
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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