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  • Date:02 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance:18,944
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:16 +3.16

Fabrice Muamba joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Davies.

91:59 +1.59

Daniel Sturridge finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 1-0 Wolverhampton.

91:21 +1.21

Jamie O'Hara has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

88:55

Adam Hammill leaves the field to be replaced by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

88:20

Effort from outside the penalty area by Jamie O'Hara goes wide left of the goal.

87:17

Kevin Doyle has an effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

86:48

Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

86:07

The ball is swung over by Samuel Ricketts, clearance by Ronald Zubar.

85:16

Samuel Ricketts sends in a cross, Stephen Ward gets a block in.

84:13

The ball is delivered by Kevin Doyle.

83:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Doyle. Samuel Ricketts restarts play with the free kick.

81:25

Rodrigo Moreno concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Hammill. Free kick crossed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Daniel Sturridge.

80:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill by Stuart Holden. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Jones from right channel, comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

78:56

The ball is delivered by Kevin Doyle. Stephen Ward is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

78:37

Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Zat Knight results in a free kick. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.

77:55

Corner taken by Stuart Holden from the right by-line.

77:31

The ball is swung over by Paul Robinson, clearance made by George Elokobi.

76:22

The ball is sent over by Samuel Ricketts, save by Wayne Hennessey.

75:11

The ball is sent over by Jamie O'Hara, Stuart Holden makes a clearance.

74:09

Jamie O'Hara on for David Edwards. Stephen Ward replaces Matthew Jarvis.

73:50

Inswinging corner taken by Stuart Holden from the left by-line.

73:26

Gary Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by Karl Henry.

72:17

Ronald Zubar is cautioned. Foul by Ronald Zubar on Stuart Holden, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stuart Holden, clearance by David Jones.

70:08

Unfair challenge on Mark Davies by David Jones results in a free kick. Paul Robinson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Ronald Zubar.

69:11

Effort from the edge of the area by Johan Elmander goes wide of the right-hand post.

66:47

Daniel Sturridge replaces Matthew Taylor. Rodrigo Moreno on for Chung-Yong Lee. The referee blows for offside against Johan Elmander. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

66:07

Karl Henry is given a yellow card. Chung-Yong Lee fouled by Karl Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

65:45

George Elokobi takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Davies.

65:38

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis played to the near post.

63:58

Gary Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle. David Jones has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

63:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kevin Davies goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

62:49

Kevin Davies sends in a cross, Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Ronald Zubar.

62:38

The ball is crossed by Matthew Taylor.

62:35

The ball is delivered by Kevin Davies.

61:48

Unfair challenge on David Edwards by Gary Cahill results in a free kick. Richard Stearman restarts play with the free kick.

60:59

The ball is crossed by Matthew Taylor, George Elokobi manages to make a clearance.

59:21

Christophe Berra fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

58:26

Johan Elmander takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

57:18

Unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

57:09

Richard Stearman booked.

56:22

Paul Robinson booked.

55:03

Unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Kevin Doyle results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

54:05

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor, Kevin Davies takes a shot. Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Blocked by Chung-Yong Lee.

52:41

Kevin Davies delivers the ball, Matthew Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

50:26

Shot by Matthew Jarvis. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

49:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

48:58

Shot from just outside the area by George Elokobi goes over the bar.

48:40

Corner taken left-footed by David Jones, Kevin Davies manages to make a clearance.

48:33

Kevin Doyle produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Davies.

47:35

David Edwards fouled by Stuart Holden, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

47:01

Stuart Holden fouled by David Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

45:37

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight.

45:36 +0.36

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Edwards. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

43:55

The ball is delivered by Kevin Doyle, David Edwards produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

42:03

Samuel Ricketts has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

41:53

Centre by Samuel Ricketts, clearance by Richard Stearman.

40:01

Richard Stearman challenges Matthew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Holden delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

38:00

The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill, Samuel Ricketts gets a block in.

36:49

The ball is swung over by Johan Elmander, blocked by Christophe Berra.

35:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Cahill on Kevin Doyle. George Elokobi takes the direct free kick.

35:17

Foul by Christophe Berra on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

34:37

Matthew Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

31:40

Foul by Gary Cahill on Kevin Doyle, free kick awarded. George Elokobi takes the free kick.

31:10

The ball is sent over by Adam Hammill.

30:07

Volleyed right-footed shot by Johan Elmander. Christophe Berra gets a block in.

29:50

Matthew Taylor delivers the ball, clearance by Richard Stearman.

28:42

Zat Knight challenges Christophe Berra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

28:25

Matthew Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevin Doyle makes a clearance.

28:05

Kevin Davies produces a cross, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.

26:52

The ball is crossed by Johan Elmander. The referee blows for offside against Kevin Davies. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

24:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden from the left by-line.

24:13

Adam Hammill takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight.

22:01

Short corner taken by Adam Hammill.

21:49

Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Samuel Ricketts gets a block in.

21:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, comfortable save by Wayne Hennessey.

20:50

The ball is sent over by Kevin Davies, Christophe Berra gets a block in.

20:15

The ball is sent over by Paul Robinson, comfortable save by Wayne Hennessey.

19:18

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

17:39

A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Gary Cahill.

17:07

Unfair challenge on Adam Hammill by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Adam Hammill crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Kevin Davies.

15:22

Kevin Davies challenges Christophe Berra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

13:21

Matthew Taylor delivers the ball, Wayne Hennessey makes a comfortable save.

12:45

Johan Elmander produces a cross.

10:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden played to the near post, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

10:39

Johan Elmander has an effort at goal. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

9:49

Matthew Jarvis has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

9:11

The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.

6:30

The ball is delivered by Stuart Holden, Close range shot by Chung-Yong Lee goes wide of the right-hand upright.

3:10

David Edwards fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

2:29

Foul by George Elokobi on Johan Elmander, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Matthew Taylor, Kevin Doyle manages to make a clearance.

1:00

The referee gives a free kick against Kevin Doyle for handball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Match Preview

Daniel Sturridge is set to make his Bolton debut in the Barclays Premier League clash with Wolves after signing on loan from Chelsea. The striker will provide competition for Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander, while fellow January signing David Wheater could make his Premier League bow for the club after playing in the FA Cup draw with Wigan at the weekend.

Lee Chung-yong also comes into contention after returning from Asian Cup duty with South Korea, with Stuart Holden and Gary Cahill likely to be recalled after being rested in the cup. The name Jack Wilshere was never far from Owen Coyle's lips as he discussed Sturridge's loan move to Bolton, and the Trotters manager is certain he has another future star on his hands.

Chelsea striker Sturridge has joined Wanderers on loan until the end of the season and will be looking to make as much of an impact as Wilshere, who moved to the Reebok Stadium on a similar deal 12 months ago and is now a regular in the Arsenal side.

The 19-year-old backed Sturridge's move on Twitter but his England Under-21 team-mate was prevented from talking over the benefits of a spell at Bolton after losing his phone. Sturridge explained: "I lost my phone the other day so I didn't get to speak to anyone, I just went on what the manager told me and I know a few of the players here anyway so it wasn't a huge issue.

"I knew it was a great club and what the manager said to me was enough to convince me."

Sturridge has had only limited opportunities at Chelsea since leaving Manchester City 18 months ago, but has still managed four goals this season and Coyle is confident there is plenty more to come. He said: "You look at the impact that Jack had last year and since he's gone back (to Arsenal).

"I think Fabio Capello's now talking about building the England team around him because of the quality he's shown, and he's continued to improve. Sometimes young players just need that opportunity and then their career just blossoms.

"When he (Sturridge) has had an opportunity to play he's shown everybody the quality he has and he'll get that opportunity at Bolton Wanderers, and it will be up to him to go and show, not only the Barclays Premier League, but the whole world the talent he has, because I certainly believe in it.

"The easiest thing for him would have been to sit on the bench at Chelsea but I think he's shown tremendous bravery to say, 'I want to come out and play and show everybody the quality I have'. "And he's got to be applauded for that. That's part of his character and something that I really warmed to."

Wolves newcomer Jamie O'Hara is included in the squad after joining on loan from Tottenham for the remainder of the season after recovering from a long-term back problem. His last senior appearance was in the FA Cup final when on loan to Portsmouth.

Fellow midfielder Stephen Hunt will be sidelined for two to three weeks with a calf injury suffered in Sunday's FA Cup clash against Stoke, but striker Kevin Doyle has recovered from illness.

O'Hara is desperate to avoid double relegation despair and clinch a permanent move to Molineux in the summer. He suffered the misery of being relegated with Portsmouth last season during a temporary spell at Fratton Park, but O'Hara is convinced the quality of players in Mick McCarthy's squad will ensure there is no repeat scenario.

O'Hara said: "It was not a nice feeling to go down with two months left of the season with Portsmouth. It was always a struggle there at Portsmouth. There was a lot of limelight on the team last season with everything that was going on.

"There was a lot of turmoil at the club which was a shame because it is a fantastic club, fantastic people there, a good squad, and everyone involved at the club was brilliant.

"I really enjoyed myself there and it was just a shame what happened. Hopefully they can build again to push back up. But I believe there is the quality in this squad to stay up and I hope something will happen in the summer to make things permanent.

"I don't know if anyone has said anything but there is an option in there to buy in the summer."

Formation:442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

Formation: 451Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
  • Samuel Ricketts
  • Gary Cahill
  • Zat Knight
  • Paul Robinson
  • Chung-Yong Lee
  • Stuart Holden
  • Mark Davies
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Johan Elmander
  • Kevin Davies
  • SUBS
  • Adam Bogdan
  • Fabrice Muamba
  • Martin Petrov
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Ivan Klasnic
  • Rodrigo Moreno
  • David Wheater

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Match Report

Sturridge off to a flyer Daniel Sturridge marked his Bolton debut with the game's solitary injury-time winner as Wolves handed the Trotters a first victory in six Barclays Premier League games. It looked like visiting goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey would leave Bolton frustrated again with a series of a fine saves but a disastrous back pass from Ronald Zubar presented on-loan Chelsea striker Sturridge with a chance he could not miss. Moments earlier, Kevin Doyle had seen his shot deflected onto a post while Matt Jarvis also missed a glorious chance for Wolves, who dropped below West Ham to the foot of the table after their win at Blackpool. Bolton boss Owen Coyle threw Lee Chung-yong straight back into the action on his return from the Asian Cup but Sturridge had to settle for a place on the bench, as did Wolves new boy Jamie O'Hara. After a predictably scrappy start, the first chance came in the seventh minute when Stuart Holden swung in an inviting cross for Johan Elmander but the Swede did not get nearly enough on his header and Lee blazed over the bar at the far post. The hosts, though, should definitely have been behind shortly afterwards when they got their offside trap all wrong, leaving Jarvis in acres of space. The winger has been talked about as a potential England player this season but he will want to forget the weak shot he rolled past the post when it looked far easier to score. Next it was Bolton's turn to threaten, and this time Elmander did much better, reacting quickly to poke a low shot towards the far corner that Wayne Hennessey pushed round the post. The Wales keeper was at it again in the 21st minute, saving a Matt Taylor effort with his feet after Lee had done brilliantly to win a tackle in midfield then curl a lovely pass into the path of his team-mate. The hosts had posed the greater threat but a decent spell of Wolves possession ended with Adam Hammill having a shot blocked - the former Barnsley man then appealing strongly for a penalty as he was prevented from reaching the rebound. After a lively spell, the first half became something of a stalemate, although Sam Ricketts was unlucky to see his sweetly-struck 25-yarder fly just past the post with Hennessey stranded. Wolves began the second half the brighter and Hammill embarked on a mazy run that ended with the midfielder seeing his shot blocked by Zat Knight. Bolton responded and, after Kevin Davies had stabbed a corner towards the net, Lee's flick from almost on the goalline was well kept out by Hennessey. The game had been generally good-natured but there was an ugly spat in the 56th minute as Richard Stearman caught Paul Robinson late and the Bolton full-back reacted by pushing his opponent to the floor. Referee Peter Walton showed yellow cards to both, for which Robinson in particular could consider himself somewhat fortunate. Hennessey was then called upon to make another fine save, this time from his own player as Christophe Berra got his bearings wrong and volleyed Lee's cross powerfully towards his net. With 23 minutes remaining, Coyle gave Sturridge his debut, but it was Elmander who should have scored moments later only for the striker to connect poorly with Mark Davies' fine pull-back. O'Hara became the game's second debutant 15 minutes from the end, the Tottenham man hoping to have a similar impact for Wolves as he did on a loan move to Portsmouth last season. Wolves' problems were highlighted with three minutes left as Doyle picked up the ball on the right and looked up to find not a single team-mate even in the Bolton half. The striker did not let that stop him, though, and he exploited hesitant defending from Knight to drive into the area from where he hit a shot that crashed off the post via a deflection with Jaaskelainen beaten. But, with only seconds remaining, the visitors shot themselves in the foot, leaving Zubar hanging his head and the Bolton fans saluting a new hero. end

Form Guide

    WLLDLL
  • Bolton
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • LWLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 3
  • Bolton
  • 13/11/2010
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 27/02/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 05/12/2009
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 2
  • Bolton
  • 12/04/2004
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 27/09/2003
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 03/05/1980

Top Scorers

Bolton

  • J Elmander 9
  • KC Davies 3
  • M Petrov 3
  • I Klasnic 2
  • S Holden 2
  • C Lee 2
  • R Blake 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • M Davies 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • RM Moreno 1

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 4
  • S Fletcher 4
  • S Hunt 2
  • N Milijas 2
  • K Foley 2
  • M Jarvis 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • K Doyle 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1

Goals

Bolton

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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