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  • Date:04 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:29,561
  • Howard (62)
  • Ngog (66)
    Cahill (77)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:00 +3.00

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Leighton Baines, clearance by Gary Cahill.

91:30 +1.30

Gary Cahill challenges Magaye Gueye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Cahill receives a caution. Leighton Baines fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,

89:06

The referee gives a free kick against Denis Stracqualursi for handball. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the direct free kick.

88:22

Foul by Johnny Heitinga on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the free kick.

88:09

The referee blows for offside. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

86:23

Kevin Davies joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Ngog. Short corner taken by Martin Petrov.

84:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Heitinga by David Ngog. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

82:52

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov, Louis Saha manages to make a clearance.

82:13

Foul by Phil Neville on David Ngog, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Martin Petrov from right channel, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

81:14

Unfair challenge on Denis Stracqualursi by Zat Knight results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

80:12

Darren Pratley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Eagles.

78:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Denis Stracqualursi by Zat Knight. The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Header from deep inside the area by Louis Saha goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

77:30

Gary Cahill scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-2 Bolton.Assist by Chris Eagles.

76:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sylvain Distin on David Ngog. The referee shows Sylvain Distin a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Martin Petrov takes the free kick.

74:18

Leighton Baines is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

71:17

The ball is swung over by Chris Eagles, blocked by Sylvain Distin.

68:20

The ball is crossed by Magaye Gueye.

66:35

A goal is scored by David Ngog from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-1 Bolton.

66:08

The ball is swung over by Tony Hibbert, save by Adam Bogdan.

65:16

Fabrice Muamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Landon Donovan. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

62:15

Sylvain Distin provided the assist for the goal. Tim Howard finds the back of the net with a goal from a long way out high into the middle of the goal. Everton 1-0 Bolton.Gretar Rafn Steinsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Magaye Gueye. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

62:01

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Leighton Baines.

61:43

The ball is crossed by Phil Neville, blocked by Mark Davies.

60:18

Tim Cahill replaces Jack Rodwell.

59:01

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Eagles from the right by-line.

58:44

David Ngog takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

58:04

Denis Stracqualursi is caught offside. Free kick taken by Zat Knight.

57:44

A cross is delivered by Magaye Gueye, save by Adam Bogdan.

56:03

The official flags Denis Stracqualursi offside. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

53:18

Corner taken by Chris Eagles from the right by-line.

52:22

Magaye Gueye joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Osman.

49:16

Mark Davies takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.

48:51

Martin Petrov crosses the ball.

47:01

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Leighton Baines, Jack Rodwell has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

46:53

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Eagles from the left by-line.

46:08 +1.08

Shot from outside the area by Martin Petrov misses to the left of the goal.

45:50 +0.50

Martin Petrov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Louis Saha.

45:20 +0.20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles, Zat Knight takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.

45:04 +0.04

David Ngog takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

43:12

Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines to the near post, clearance by Zat Knight.

41:26

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Jack Rodwell coming on for Phil Jagielka. Chris Eagles takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Hibbert.

36:11

David Ngog takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.

34:49

Corner taken by Chris Eagles from the right by-line played to the near post, Tony Hibbert makes a clearance.

33:45

Effort from the edge of the box by Leon Osman goes wide of the left-hand post.

33:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Muamba on Leon Osman. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

31:39

Corner from the left by-line taken by Leon Osman, Phil Jagielka takes a shot. Adam Bogdan makes a comfortable save.

29:48

Leon Osman takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.

24:34

Landon Donovan concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Ricketts. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

22:16

Zat Knight fouled by Denis Stracqualursi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

19:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Nigel Reo-Coker. Booking for Nigel Reo-Coker. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

18:00

Inswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line.

17:28

Corner taken by Chris Eagles from the right by-line.

14:48

The ball is sent over by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

13:58

Effort from inside the area by Louis Saha misses to the left of the goal.

13:27

Effort from deep inside the area by Denis Stracqualursi misses to the right of the goal.

11:29

Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by David Ngog results in a free kick. Booking for David Ngog for unsporting behaviour. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

10:09

Unfair challenge on Zat Knight by Denis Stracqualursi results in a free kick. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

9:31

Landon Donovan takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Bogdan.

8:35

Gretar Rafn Steinsson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

5:47

Effort from long range by David Ngog goes wide right of the target.

5:10

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a comfortable save.

4:25

Denis Stracqualursi challenges Gretar Rafn Steinsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

2:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Denis Stracqualursi by Samuel Ricketts. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.

0:31

Foul by Samuel Ricketts on Landon Donovan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines.

Match Preview

Moyes wary Trotters could cause a shock Everton boss David Moyes claims recent results show why nobody can take anything for granted in the Barclays Premier League. New Year's Eve saw big guns Manchester United and Chelsea suffer shock defeats at home to Blackburn and Aston Villa respectively before leaders Manchester City were beaten by a last-gasp goal at Sunderland 24 hours later. Everton, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 1-0 win at West Brom and the odds look good for them continuing the sequence with another triumph when they host Bolton. Wanderers are bottom of the table and lost 2-0 at home to Everton in November but, with the top flight seemingly as unpredictable as ever, Moyes is not about to underestimate his team's task at Goodison Park. "The Premier League is back to the topsy-turvy way it was last year when you didn't know who was winning what," Moyes said. "Just over the last couple of weeks we have started to see that again. There is no guarantee when you play any games who is going to win or lose at the moment, so you need to go about your job correctly. "We got a good three points (at the Reebok Stadium) and it would be great if we could do it again but there is nothing guaranteed and I wouldn't take anything for granted. "Bolton are difficult opposition - they have their own fight at this moment in time while we are trying to push up the league." Moyes will be able to call on Landon Donovan for the first time since it was announced in December that the United States international would be rejoining the Toffees on a two-month loan deal from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Donovan proved a success in a stint of the same duration with Everton in 2010 and says he feels "more prepared" this time, although Moyes has stressed it is only when he takes part in matches that the 29-year-old can properly be assessed. Asked if he thought Donovan had "hit the ground running" in training, Moyes said: "He looks okay, I have to say, but how can you tell? "Even though we have seen some football, we have not seen any games yet. "But fitness-wise he is not someone who carries a lot of weight. He is quite lightweight and he looks okay. "He came before and did well for us - scored a couple of goals, played well and showed some qualities. "We are hoping over his time here he will do that again, but we have to remember it's only a short loan." Everton have announced that players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect to Gary Ablett and that there will be a period of silence ahead of the FA Cup match with Tamworth at Goodison Park on Saturday. It was confirmed on Monday that former Toffees defender and coach Ablett, who also played for Liverpool, had died at the age of 46 after a 16-month fight against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Bolton manager Owen Coyle says defender Gary Cahill is "absolutely" a part of his plans for the clash as things stand. Coyle confirmed last Friday that a fee - believed to be in the region of #7million - had been agreed with Chelsea for Cahill and talks have been ongoing with a view to completing the 26-year-old's proposed move to Stamford Bridge. However, it is unclear how much progress has been made on that front. Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas said later the same day the parties were "miles apart regarding agreement with the player" and, on Saturday, after naming Cahill as his skipper for the 1-1 draw with Wolves, Coyle stressed there had only been one meeting between the London club and the England international's representatives. Asked whether Cahill was in his plans for the match at Goodison Park, Coyle said: "Absolutely." He added: "The games have come thick and fast and I would imagine that has restricted people in terms of getting around a table and having dialogue with regard to Gary's representatives and Chelsea - they played again (Monday). "So where we are is as I have said before - we agreed a fee between the clubs and it is now up to Chelsea and Gary's representatives to conclude that, or not. "I think there has only been one meeting on that. The other day Gary prepared and then played at a very high level and will continue to do that - he is an outstanding young man. "Whatever comes, we will deal with the situation when it arises." Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen (thigh) is a major injury doubt but Darren Pratley is available again after illness.

Formation:442Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 451Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Leighton Baines
  • Landon Donovan
  • Phil Neville
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Leon Osman
  • Denis Stracqualursi
  • Louis Saha
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • James McFadden
  • Tim Cahill
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Victor Anichebe

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Match Report

Howard scores in losing effort Goalkeeper Tim Howard scored for Everton but Bolton came from behind to claim the points in a 2-1 victory and haul themselves off the foot of the Barclays Premier League thanks to a winning goal from Chelsea target Gary Cahill at Goodison Park. The Toffees took the lead in freak circumstances in the 63rd minute when Howard beat opposite number Adam Bogdan with a clearance from his own box. However, David Ngog made it 1-1 four minutes later with a smart finish, before Cahill - once again named as Trotters captain despite a fee for him being agreed with Chelsea - smashed in the winner with 12 minutes remaining. The result takes Bolton off the bottom of the standings and up to 18th, a point adrift of safety, while Everton remain 11th. With talks ongoing over his proposed move to Chelsea, it had been a matter of interest as to whether or not Cahill would play, and in the end, manager Owen Coyle's decision to hand him the skipper's armband paid off handsomely. Jussi Jaaskelainen was unable to keep his place due to injury and was replaced in goal by Bogdan, while Chris Eagles came in for Ivan Klasnic. For Everton, Landon Donovan, eligible to play for the Toffees for the first time since rejoining them on another two-month loan deal, came straight into the attack along with Denis Stracqualursi, who making his first league start. Donovan's first contribution was to win a free-kick in the opening minute which was curled into the danger zone by Leighton Baines but bounced harmlessly off Stracqualursi and behind. At the other end, Gretar Steinsson flashed a cross-shot across the face of goal, but it was the hosts who were looking more threatening in the blustery conditions as Donovan looped a header into Bogdan's arms and then cut the ball back for Stracqualursi, who fired wide. Toffees striker Louis Saha was presented with an opportunity on the quarter-hour mark when Bolton centre-back Zat Knight inadvertently teed him up with a header from Baines' cross, but the Frenchman skewed his effort off target. Steinsson tried his luck again only to find the side-netting and an Eagles cross caused problems in the Everton area, Howard eventually tipping the ball over the bar. The lively Donovan laid the ball to Leon Osman, whose shot from outside the box was gathered by Bogdan, and Knight slid in to beat Stracqualursi at the near post to Baines' centre. Everton looked to have the momentum again, with Osman driving an attempt just wide, but it took a block from Phil Jagielka to deny Ngog. Jagielka sustained an injury in the incident which led to him being substituted soon after, Rodwell the man to take his place. The Toffees were then left fuming in the 44th minute when Donovan went down in the box under the attentions of Sam Ricketts and referee Phil Dowd waved away their appeals for a penalty. Moments later, though, they were indebted to Howard for keeping things level as he pushed Ngog's strike over the bar. Three minutes after the restart Baines' corner came off Bogdan to Rodwell, who was unable to poke the ball in and like Osman, soon had to come off. Howard then produced two good saves, tipping away efforts from Mark Davies and Ngog, before pulling off something even more spectacular. The American lofted a huge kick down field which - assisted by the wind - travelled towards the Bolton box and bounced over the stranded Bogdan into the net. It was another error of judgement on the part of Bogdan - who had made a couple of costly mistakes in his previous league appearance, the 5-1 defeat to Chelsea - and a shock blow for the visitors, but they responded well to equalise within four minutes, Ngog turning and slotting the ball into the corner. Cahill then vindicated Coyle's decision to play him by snatching what proved to be the decisive goal. Everton failed to clear a set-piece properly and Eagles laid the ball off to the England international, who fired past Howard. Wanderers survived a scare at the death when Baines rattled the crossbar with a free-kick, the ball eventually scrambled away as three precious points were secured.

Form Guide

    LLDWDW
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • LLLWLD

Last Meetings

  • Bolton
  • 0 - 2
  • Everton
  • 26/11/2011
  • Bolton
  • 2 - 0
  • Everton
  • 13/02/2011
  • Everton
  • 1 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 10/11/2010
  • Everton
  • 2 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 20/03/2010
  • Bolton
  • 3 - 2
  • Everton
  • 25/10/2009
  • Everton
  • 3 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 07/02/2009

Top Scorers

Everton

  • L Osman 3
  • A Vellios 3
  • P Jagielka 2
  • RR Drenthe 2
  • J Rodwell 2
  • L Saha 1
  • V Anichebe 1
  • M Fellaini 1

Bolton

  • I Klasnic 6
  • C Eagles 3
  • KC Davies 2
  • N Reo-Coker 2
  • S Ricketts 1
  • G Cahill 1
  • M Davies 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • D Ngog 1
  • D Boyata 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 19
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bolton

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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