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Macron Stadium (ATT 21,223) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: H Webb

Bolton Bolton Wanderers vs Norwich City Norwich

Bolton 1

I Klasnic (S/O 45+2)
M Petrov (pen 64)


Norwich 2

A Pilkington (37)
B Johnson (42)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 7:17 pm, October 1st 2011

  1. A great win for Norwich and they have now secured their first victory of the campaign. Please stay tuned for all the post-match reaction and thank-you for joining us today. Can we take this oportunity to apologise again for the technical difficulties we have experienced today.

  2. Bolton 1 Norwich 2

  3. 90+4

    A great cross from Eagles is met by Ngog with a great header but its matched by an equally good save from Ruddy

  4. 90+3

    Holt booked

  5. 90+2

    Holt back heels the ball into the path of Naughton but his cross to back post fails to pick out Vaughan

  6. 90+1

    Holt got in behind Robinson in a dangerous looking area but Robinson manages to get back

  7. 90

    Four additional minutes will be played after the fourth official handed it up

  8. 89

    Robinson heads away corner right off the head of Crofts that was coming in to head it

  9. 88

    Cahill fails to get a good connection on a cross at the other end

  10. 87

    Holt uses his strength to hold off Cahill but is penalised for being over zealous in doing so

  11. 86

    Hoolahan replaced by Crofts

  12. 85

    Hoolahan and Reo-Coker clash while going for the

  13. 85

    Eagles lofts a ball into the box but it is cleared by the Norwich defence

  14. 83

    Bolton are really pressing hard for the equaliser and in Ngog they have a player who are looking really sharp

  15. 82

    Holt shrugged Reo-Coker off the ball but was unable to find his partner Vaughan witha a stray pass

  16. 81

    Ngog gathers a pass from Petrov and juggles the ball before firing a shot that is charged down by the defenders

  17. 80

    Johnson blasts the free-kick over from the edge of the box. It was a wasted opportunity. Should have worked the 'keeper.

  18. 79

    Vaughan wins a free-kick as his quick feet suck Robinson into a rash challenge

  19. 76

    Vaughan replaces Pilkington

  20. 76

    Holt replaces Morrison

  21. 74

    Reo-Coker again gets across the ground quickly to get out to Hoolahan to close him down and prevent his crosss

  22. 73

    Mark Davis replaces Pratley

  23. 72

    CHANCE!! Great turn by Morrison in the box to give himseldf a yard against Knight but his shot is just wide of the post.

  24. 70

    Eagles plays a one-two with Ngog on the edge of the box but the Frenchman is ajudged to have commiited a foul to stop a promising situation

  25. 69

    Reo-Coker breaks up the play with another strong tackle and tries to release Ngog on the attack but his pass failes to match the tackle

  26. 67

    Petrov is looking dangerous and has just produced a trademark run down the left but his cross is not met

  27. 65

    Strong run by Boyata down the right that gives Ngog a chance to go close

  28. 63

    Petrov put the ball to the keeper's right and right into the corner

  29. 63


  30. 63

    Penalty is conceded by Barnett for foul on Ngog

  31. 60

    Petrov tries to latch on to through ball from Eagles but it is cut out by Naughton

  32. 57

    Petrov tries to get down that left but is jockeyed out of harms way

  33. 55

    Reo-Coker is again looking impressive in that midfield area

  34. 53

    Bolton know that they need a goal quickly to try and get back in this game

  35. 50

    Hoolahan looks dangerous for Norwich and is picking the ball up in dangerous positions

  36. We would like to apologis to all the fans out there following coverage we were experiencing technical diffullculties

  37. 46

    Bolton get the second half on the way

  38. Norwich are well worth their two goal advantage at the interval. Defensively Bolton have been very poor and will now have to face the second half with just ten men. It promises to be an interesting second half. Enjoy your break and we will see you for the second half.

  39. Half-time

  40. 45+3 Norwich ending the half strongly as they try and forge forward to get another goal.

  41. 45+2 Klasnic is sent off as replays show the merest of contacts from Klasnic who moved his head towards Morrison's

  42. 45+1 Morrison is on the floor after a tussle with Klasnic

  43. 45+3 Three minutes of added time have been held up by official

  44. 43 CHANCE!!! Petrov free-kick from just outside the area is deflected wide of the goal and he over hits his resulting corner

  45. Johnson has a free header in the Bolton area and he makes no mistake as he guides home his effort. Great goal but really poor defending by Bolton

  46. 41 GOAL!!! JOHNSON

  47. 39 Pilkington's cross is blocked by Boyata to concede a corner

  48. 38 Bolton's defensive frailties have been highlighted again and they will need to address their marking at set plays

  49. 36 Bennett corner is headed down by Barnett to Morrison who plays it into Pilkington to scuff home his shot from close range


  51. 35 Reo-Coker is snapping into tackles in midfield and has looked good for Bolton in that role for this season

  52. 34 Barnett gets up to head over a corner from Hoolahan but the ball went out and back in from the corner

  53. 32 Reo-Coker releases Petrov down the left flank and his cross into the box is tipped out of the way of the on rushing davies

  54. 31 You can hear a few moans and groans emanating from the Bolton fans who would have hoped they could roll over the new boys.

  55. 30 Robinson is a towering presence at the back at he gets up highest for Bolton to clear a long clearance from Ruddy

  56. 27 Morrison is continuing to work hard as a lone frontman, he tries to get to the byline and get a cross in but it is well marshalled by Robinson

  57. 25Petrov is stopped in his tracks as he tries to weave his way through Norwich on the edge of their box with a crunching challenge from Johnson

  58. 24 Petrov is seeing a lot of the ball down Bolton's left but at present is not making the most of the possession

  59. 22 Boyata is caught out of position after Johnson tackled him and as the Canaries player tried to get away he was cynically brought down. No booking for the Bolton man which is surprising

  60. 21 Bolton attacked down the left with real intent but it came to nothing as Tuncay lofted a high ball into the area that goes out.

  61. 20

    Hoolahan gets to the byline and dinks a cross over but he was off balance as he delivered it and it was a easy catch for the Bolton 'keeper

  62. 17

    Game resumes with a Bolton free-kick as Klasnic returns back to the action

  63. 15

    Barnett has just landed jumped into Klasnic with a wild attempt to get the ball which the Croat striker got to first

  64. 14

    CHANCE!!! Martin attacks a cross well but his flick header is straight at the Bolton 'keeper. If he would have put it either side of him he would have scored

  65. 13

    Corner is cleared but comes back to Petrov who puts in a another dangerous delivery that is repelled by Ruddy in the Norwich goal

  66. 12

    Petrov puts in a good delivery from a free-kick which causes some panic in the Norwich defence before they clear it

  67. 10

    Bolton who started the game briskly have now lost their way a little bit over the last few minutes

  68. 9

    Webb will not endure himself to the faithful at the Reebok if he continues to make decisions like that

  69. 8

    Jaaskelainen booked by referee Howard Webb

  70. Jaaskelainen booked by referee Howard Webb

  71. 7

    CHANCE!!! Morrison has got in behind the Bolton defence after the assistant had flagged him offside but he was allowed to play on by Howard Webb. But his effort is saved by Bolton 'keeper.

  72. 6

    Norwich are trying to get a foothold in this game and are now starting to find their rhythm

  73. 5

    CHANCE!!! Bennett comes infield and drives towards goal but his effort is tipped over for a corner by the Bolton 'keeper

  74. 3

    Morrison flicks on a long punt upfied and Hoolahan, who is playing off him today was just unable to latch onto it

  75. 2

    A Bolton move down the left breaks down as Robinson tries to link up with Petrov.

  76. 1

    Bolton are quickly into their stride and they are passing the ball around confidently

  77. 1

    The game is off

  78. Can they do it? We will soon find out?

  79. The teams are coming onto the pitch and Norwich will will have to do two firsts today. They will have to score their first goals at the Reebok and also win their first game here as well.

  80. Both teams are coming into this game off the back off defeats. Bolton lost to Manchester United and Norwich to West Brom.

  81. Chris Green has emailed in saying: I think Bolton should beat Norwich today and i say 3-1 or 2-1 win will happen today.

  82. The game will be refereed by the experienced Howard Webb.

  83. The teams are in....

  84. While Paul Lambert's team have been unable to get their first win of the season yet.

  85. Bolton have lost their three games after a promising start the season with an opening 4-0 over Queens Park Rangers.

  86. He says: I'm a Birmingham City fan but I think Norwich will go down. They actually remind me of Tony Mowbray's 08/09 West Brom team, where they played fantastic football, could score a few goals but can't defend too well, and the statistic that Norwich have conceded a penalty in every one of their Premiership games this season tells you something about their defence. As for Bolton, I like Owen Coyle's attitude and mentality which I think will go some way to moulding Bolton into a team of winners, which is why I can see them having a good season- a top half finish and a decent cup run. Verdict- 2-1

  87. Gabriel Sutton has wasted no time getting in his email....

  88. Kajue's Question: If Norwich fail to win their first Premier League game before the end of October will they be certainties for relegation by Christmas?

  89. We are going to introduce something new this afternoon to help generate a bit of debate amongst you football fans out there.

  90. My email address is and I will will aim to put up as many of your emails as possible.

  91. It's a game that both teams will want to win for various reasons. So we would like to hear from you football loving fans out there to hear your thoughts and opinions on how you think this game will end.

  92. My name is Soriebah and I will be your eyes and ears at the ground for what we all hope will be an entertaining game.

  93. Good afternoon and welcome to this Premier League clash at the Reebok Stadium.

  94. Kick-off is 1500 BST.



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