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Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kenwyne Jones misses to the left of the goal. Zat Knight on for Joe Riley.
Joe Riley challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Dean Whitehead, Effort on goal by Peter Crouch from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar. Darren Pratley comes on in place of Nigel Reo-Coker.
The ball is swung over by Joe Riley.
Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Woodgate. Tuncay Sanli replaces Ivan Klasnic. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Eagles.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Eagles, David Wheater takes a shot. Ivan Klasnic grabs a headed goal from close in. Bolton 5-0 Stoke.The assist for the goal came from David Wheater. Ivan Klasnic gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Paul Robinson. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Davies by Jonathan Walters. The referee shows Jonathan Walters a yellow card. Ivan Klasnic restarts play with the free kick. Chris Eagles takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the right by-line, save by Asmir Begovic.
Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel Reo-Coker. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
A goal is scored by Chris Eagles from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Bolton 4-0 Stoke.Assist on the goal came from Ivan Klasnic.
Fabrice Muamba has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Mark Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Woodgate. Nigel Reo-Coker takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant. Jermaine Pennant goes off and Kenwyne Jones comes on. Danny Higginbotham on for Andy Wilkinson. Dean Whitehead joins the action as a substitute, replacing Glenn Whelan.
The ball is crossed by Peter Crouch, blocked by David Wheater. Outswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.
Jonathan Walters challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Riley, clearance by Peter Crouch.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, clearance made by Jonathan Woodgate. Corner taken by Chris Eagles.
A goal is scored by Ivan Klasnic from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 3-0 Stoke.The assist for the goal came from Paul Robinson.
Matthew Upson takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Whelan on Mark Davies. Direct free kick taken by Mark Davies. Ivan Klasnic has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
Robert Huth takes a shot. Clearance by Fabrice Muamba. Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant to the near post, clearance by Kevin Davies.
Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.
Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Woodgate. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Chris Eagles takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
The referee blows for offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Mark Davies. Free kick taken by Robert Huth.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Matthew Upson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Cameron Jerome has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Joe Riley delivers the ball, blocked by Glenn Whelan. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the right by-line, Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Peter Crouch gets a block in.
Cameron Jerome is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
Kevin Davies challenges Jonathan Woodgate unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Gary Cahill.
Paul Robinson challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jermaine Pennant, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Joe Riley, clearance made by Jonathan Woodgate.
Chris Eagles takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Glenn Whelan.
The referee gives a free kick against Peter Crouch for handball. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Reo-Coker. Chris Eagles produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kevin Davies misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rory Delap on Mark Davies. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Chris Eagles, Fabrice Muamba has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee blows for offside against Cameron Jerome. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Foul by Kevin Davies on Matthew Upson, free kick awarded. Matthew Upson takes the direct free kick.
Chris Eagles gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 2-0 Stoke.
Cameron Jerome concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Robinson. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch by Mark Davies. Free kick crossed right-footed by Glenn Whelan from left channel.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Eagles.
Peter Crouch takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Jonathan Woodgate takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater.
Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant played to the near post, clearance made by Nigel Reo-Coker.
Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, Kevin Davies challenges Matthew Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Ivan Klasnic. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Mark Davies takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic. Chris Eagles takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Upson. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Free kick taken by Ivan Klasnic, Kevin Davies gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 1-0 Stoke.Ivan Klasnic provided the assist for the goal.
Chris Eagles takes a shot. Rory Delap gets a block in.
Bolton without suspended Gardner
Ricardo Gardner joins the list of absentees for Bolton's Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday.
Gardner is serving a one-match ban after being sent off in last week's 3-1 defeat at Swansea for collecting two yellow cards, and is likely to be replaced by Paul Robinson, who was benched for the game at the Liberty Stadium.
Boss Owen Coyle is still without long-term injured Tyrone Mears, Lee Chung-yong, Stuart Holden, Sean Davis and Sam Ricketts.
Coyle is grateful to the club's fans for sparing him the abuse and protests being endured by Blackburn boss Steve Kean.
Just 16 miles separate the two north-west clubs currently deep in relegation trouble after 10 games of the Barclays Premier League campaign.
Yet whilst there is a section of support at Ewood Park determined to see Kean axed, Coyle so far appears to retain the respect of the Bolton faithful.
That was underlined last Saturday at Swansea's Liberty Stadium, where the Trotters slumped to their eighth defeat in nine games, but where fans unfurled a banner that read 'In Coyle We Trust'.
Ahead of Sunday's visit of Stoke, where Bolton have lost all five of their league matches this season, Coyle appreciates his position could be far more uncomfortable.
"Our fans have been great, brilliant. I've said that from day one, and it goes without saying," said Coyle.
"But equally we have to give those fans something to shout about. It can't be a one-way street all the time.
"That is something we have done since coming to this club because we have raised expectations.
"When we came in we were second bottom in the league and favourites for relegation, but we addressed that, and then last season we moved on with the quality of our football.
"We know there have been reasons it could have been better this season, that goes without saying.
"But I'm not going to sit here and hide behind excuses. We need to be doing better, regardless of what players we have missing.
"We've good players at this club, and they have to start delivering on it to start moving us up the league. It's as simple as that.
"When we won at Wigan (three weeks ago) perceptions changed, but since then a couple of opportunities have passed us by, at home to Sunderland and then at Swansea.
"We know a win in either of those two games and it's a different conversation we are having.
"That's why on Sunday we must go and look to win the game, to give everybody at the club a brighter outlook ahead of the international break."
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is keeping his fingers crossed that a number of his key players will have recovered from injury.
Neither Ryan Shawcross nor Marc Wilson travelled to Israel for the Europa League clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv after picking up muscle injuries in the defeat by Newcastle on Monday while Matthew Etherington (back), Jermaine Pennant and Rory Delap were only fit enough for the bench.
Danny Higginbotham came through 90 minutes on his return from seven months out with a cruciate ligament injury while Cameron Jerome and Jonathan Woodgate are back in the squad.
Trotters up and running at Reebok
Bolton hammered five past Stoke without reply to gain sweet revenge for last season's FA Cup semi-final defeat by the same opponents.
Ivan Klasnic and Chris Eagles both struck twice at the Reebok Stadium as struggling Bolton secured a win that could kickstart their troubled season.
Captain Kevin Davies also got on the scoresheet as Bolton claimed the first points of their campaign on their home ground.
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic was at fault for both Bolton's opening goals but there was no doubting the superiority of the hosts after that.
The Potters were no doubt drained from Thursday's Europa League trip to Tel Aviv but Bolton were in no mood to spare them.
The Trotters' decline can perhaps be traced back to that 5-0 drubbing by Stoke at Wembley last April, after which they had lost 13 of 16 league games ahead of today's encounter.
Manager Owen Coyle restored captain Kevin Davies to the side and handed a league debut to youngster Joe Riley as he sought a winning formula.
That it worked perhaps owed a little to fortune early on as Bolton controversially went ahead after two minutes.
First referee Howard Webb penalised Begovic for a back pass after Glenn Whelan lobbed the ball into his own area and Matthew Upson left it to the goalkeeper.
The Potters had barely had time to contest the decision before Klasnic grabbed the ball and a tapped a quick free-kick for Kevin Davies - recalled after being left out last week - to roll into an unguarded net.
Several Stoke players raced to protest to Webb but the official let the goal stand.
Bolton had another chance when Eagles shot from distance but Begovic parried and Andy Wilkinson cleared.
Stoke responded as Jermaine Pennant raced through and pulled back from the byline but Peter Crouch failed to make clean contact and Jussi Jaaskelainen saved.
Bolton came forward again and Begovic saved well from a powerful Mark Davies drive.
Bolton doubled their lead on 23 minutes after another horror moment for Begovic.
The keeper slid in to clear from the feet of advancing Klasnic but succeeded only in finding Eagles and the former Burnley midfielder brilliantly fired into the bottom corner from a tight angle.
Stoke took time to recover from the loss of the second goal and it was Bolton who dominated possession as half-time approached.
Pennant did make one penetrative run but Nigel Reo-Coker broke up the attack on the edge of the area.
Jon Walters won a header as Pennant launched a free-kick into the area in the last minute of the first half but Jaaskelainen batted out and Bolton scrambled clear.
Walters created a chance for Stoke after the break but Cameron Jerome glanced over from the Republic of Ireland international's cross.
Jonathan Woodgate made a timely interception as Reo-Coker aimed a dangerous cross towards Kevin Davies and Klasnic blasted a free-kick wide.
Stoke's next opportunity came from a typical Rory Delap throw-in as Robert Huth aimed a firm header at goal but Mark Davies headed off the line.
After that Bolton took complete control.
Huth was out of luck again as he headed a clearance straight at Eagles, who had regularly troubled him, and quickly fed Paul Robinson.
Robinson played the ball inside and Klasnic brilliantly swept home with a left-foot shot from the edge of the area.
Bolton's confidence was evident and they poured forward again with Mark Davies having a shot blocked and Reo-Coker firing the rebound straight at Begovic.
The fourth goal came in the 73rd minute and was deserved reward for the excellent Eagles.
Kevin Davies flicked a long ball into the path of Klasnic and the Croatian instantly touched on for Eagles to race through and slip the ball past Begovic.
Bolton then began to run Stoke ragged and grabbed a fifth nine minutes from time when Klasnic diverted a David Wheater header past Begovic.
Substitute Tuncay was then inches away from turning in a Riley cross for a sixth in the closing moments.
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