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Macron Stadium (ATT 21,551) 10th March 2012 - Kick off 12:45 Ref: M Atkinson

Bolton Bolton Wanderers vs Queens Park Rangers QPR

Bolton 2

D Pratley (37)
I Klasnic (86)



D Cisse (48)

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Last Updated at 2:56 pm, March 10th 2012

  1. It's three massive points for Bolton but QPR have a right to feel aggrieved after their first half "goal" was not given, before a late penalty claim should have arguably been given in injury time. Thanks for your company at the Reebok and I'll see you all again soon.

  2. FULL TIME. Bolton 2 QPR 1.

  3. 90+3

    Buzsaky takes atumble under Muamba and QPR will boot the ball up into the box from the free-kick which Bogdan parries excellently.

  4. 90+2

    Two minutes left of injury time as replays show that QPR have been unfortunate once more. Stone wall penalty.

  5. 90+1

    Reo-Coker clatters into Onuoha which was surely a penalty but nothing is given as controversy continues to reign at the Reebok.

  6. 90

    Buzsaky hits in on the edge of the box and it crucially lands in the path of Wheater, ahead of Zamora as Bolton hack it clear.

  7. 89

    N'Gog is replaced by Muamba as Bolton play with one up front to try and see this game out.

  8. 88

    Eagles heads away as Bolton break after a QPR attack, before the winger runs into danger and Bolton concede a corner.

  9. 87

    Miyachi is excellent as he slides in the substitute Klasnic who finishes expertly past Kenny to possible secure Bolton with a truly vital win!

  10. 87

    GOAL! Klasnic scores!

  11. 86

    Barton is fortunate the whistle went moments before he fouled Eagles in the box, with the ball given out of play for a Bolton throw-in.

  12. 85

    Eagles' shot takes a deflection after a stunning move from Bolton, with Ferdinand clearing thanks to a crucial sliding tackle from Onuoha.

  13. 84

    Wheater meets Miyachi's delivery but the tall centre-back isn't as good with his head at QPR's end as he was at his own end minutes ago.

  14. 83

    Miyachi draws the foul from Diakite and the midfielder takes his place in the referee's notebook.

  15. 82

    Replays show the ball hit Wheater square in the head. Might have been harsh had that been a penalty.

  16. 81

    A frantic spell inside the QPR box sees two shots cleared off the line as Mackie claims handball by Wheater with nothing given by the referee.

  17. 80

    Traore also comes in for Taiwo, while Klasnic replaces Pratley for Bolton.

  18. 80

    Mackie and Buzsaky come on for QPR as Wright-Phillips and Derry make way.

  19. 79

    Great chance from QPR as his spectacular over-head bobbles narrowly wide from Barton's cross.

  20. 78

    Ricketts gets a cross in but it's marginally beyond all the Bolton players in the box, before Diakite is tripped on the break by Pratley.

  21. 77

    Zamora's effort is charged down, and is then offside as Cisse looked to play him in from the rebound.

  22. 76

    Onuoha ventures forward and draws the foul from Pratley as QPR win a free-kick in a similar position to which Eagles took from.

  23. 75

    It's now Bolton who are on top as the egg timer turns over once more, with a corner from Miyachi cleared again by Ferdinand as QPR are the ones now pegged back in their own half.

  24. 74

    Eagles' effort cannons off the wall and QPR hack away through Ferdinand.

  25. 73

    Davies is taken down by Derry on the edge of the area and it's a free-kick in a threatening position for Bolton.

  26. 72

    Cisse crosses in dangerously from the touchline, with Zamora inches away from making contact as the ball ends up bouncing out of the penalty area.

  27. 71

    Petrov comes off and Eagles is the man to replace him.

  28. 71

    Barton speculatively attempts a wicked drive from range but it flies well over as Bolton get a chance to re-group.

  29. 70

    QPR venture forward, with Ricketts on hand to hack under pressure from the lively Zamora.

  30. 69

    Barton crosses in ths time after lazy marking from Petrov, and Ream heads away as it's Bolton now who are well and truly pegged back in their own half.

  31. 67

    Zamora is found by Diakite, with the pass returned as Wheater makes another headed clearance from the delivery into the box.

  32. 66

    QPR exert some pressure in Bolton's half, with Wheater twice clearing from crosses, before Zamora's cross is watched well and caught by Bogdan.

  33. 65

    Ricketts loses out to Barton poorly, and as he looks for Cisse, Wheater makes a vital interception, clearing for a corner.

  34. 64

    Miyachi cuts inside past Traoree, but the left-back's pace gets him out of jail as he makes the tackle to concede the corner, which Wheater proceeds to then hack over from 20 yards.

  35. 63

    Hill heads away powerfully, but Petrov whips in a second ball which is again dealt with by the visitors. It's all Bolton now as the Trotters press for the lead once more.

  36. 62

    Ferdinand was down after a crunching lunge from Pratley, and he hobbles to the sidelines as Miyachi prepares to take this free-kick.

  37. 61

    Petrov is fouled near the byline by Onuoha, a tackle which earns the QPR man a yellow card.

  38. 60

    Davies cuts inside Onuoha and shapes to shoot before firing a fair way over. Poor defending from QPR who are starting to look strained on the left as Petrov and Davies gain influence.

  39. 59

    Miyachi carries the ball away from Bolton's goal, but Diakite steps in, playing in Cisse whose shot at the near post is smothered by Bogdan.

  40. 58

    Davies matches the pace of Traore as the left-back stormed forward, before QPR are pushed back once more through solid Bolton pressing.

  41. 57

    Bolton apply the pressure as QPR are contained in their own half, with Ricketts intercepting on the left before Onuoha clears off Ferdinand for a throw-in.

  42. 56

    Petrov searches for N'Gog at the far post but Ferdinand does well to head away. Turning into a really good game here with both teams desperate to turn this draw into a win.

  43. 55

    Petrov's touch to control Pratley's pass is sublime, but he then ruins it by knocking the ball forward with far too much pace and it goes out for a QPR goal kick.

  44. 54

    Davies takes over from Pratley but Hill sweeps the danger brilliantly to deny the pacey midfielder a run on goal.

  45. 53

    Cisse misses out on the chance to play in Wright-Phillips, and ends up taking on Ream with the Bolton defender easily coming out on top.

  46. 52

    Miyachi is dispossessed by Traore, as QPR break with pace down the left, before Ream gets ahead of Zamora crucially to deny the striker a shot on goal.

  47. 51

    Zamora keeps the ball in play as QPR clear their lines from the free-kick, as Davies collides with Wright-Phillips after a bad challenge from the QPR winger.

  48. 49

    Ricketts does brilliantly down the line until Onuoha cuts him off, with both teams now engaged in a midfield battle with Derry fouling Pratley.

  49. 48

    Cisse is marginally offside from Zamora, poetic justice perhaps, as the striker finishes coolly to draw QPR level. No offside given by the linesman as the controversy continues at the Reebok.

  50. 48

    GOAL! Cisse scores!

  51. 47

    Diakite's touches nearly play him in trouble twice as QPR maintain possession without making it look too easy.

  52. 46

    Bolton kick off the second half.

  53. A hugely controversial start to the weekend sees Hill's "goal" dismissed by the officials before Pratley's header gives Bolton the lead at the break. Send your second half predictions to or tweet @JWoodfield365

  54. HALF TIME. Bolton 1 QPR 0.

  55. 45+1

    The first of two minutes added time commences with N'Gog flooring Barton in the centre of the pitch.

  56. 45

    Wonderful passing from QPR results in Cisse playing in Onuoha who drives an effort straight at Bogdan who gets down to save excellently.

  57. 44

    Davies hobbles to the sidelines and QPR resume play but give it away immediately to the returning Davies whose shot is fired into a wall of defenders.

  58. 43

    Davies is attended to by medics as the game temporarily grinds to a halt.

  59. 42

    Davies is down after a collision with Onuoha and the Bolton midfielder appears to be in quite some distress.

  60. 41

    Cisse gets his head to Onuoha's cross but after good pressure from Ream the striker can only fire wide.

  61. 40

    Diakite gives the ball away before winning it back off N'Gog, with Wheater forced to hack clear as Cisse loomed down the left.

  62. 38

    QPR almost reply instantly as Cisse's exquisite skill finds Wright-Phillips who can't shape up properly and fires a brilliant chance well over the bar. QPR will be devasted to go in behind at the break.

  63. 37

    A really well worked short corner from Bolton results in Petrov crossing in as Pratley arrives on cue to head home from close range. First blood to the Trotters!

  64. 37

    GOAL! Pratley scores!

  65. 36

    Hill is having a torrid time as he is penalised once more for a tackle on Pratley this time. Time for another Miyachi delivery.

  66. 35

    Replays show it was a rather massive dive from N'Gog, and you can only imagine how furious Hill would have been if that had been given as a spot-kick.

  67. 34

    QPR's resilient defence deals with the free-kick, before N'Gog goes down in the box under Hill with nothing even remotely considered by the referee.

  68. 33

    Hill climbs all over N'Gog and Bolton win a free-kick 30-yards from goal which Petrov will take.

  69. 32

    Steinsson aimlessly hoofs the ball down the wing, as QPR win a throw-in. Really even play so far but the sloppiness from both sides is perhaps evidence of their present situations.

  70. 31

    Wheater is booked for a cynical tackle as Cisse was about to break down the left.

  71. 30

    Wright-Phillips holds up play before N'Gog intercepts and Miyachi crosses in excellently with Kenny claiming ahead of N'Gog.

  72. 29

    Comedic scenes, perhaps for the wrong reasons, as Wright-Phillips looks for Diakite, with the ball bouncing completely over the QPR midfielder.

  73. 28

    The corner nearly finds Steinsson completely unmarked but the bounce eludes him and ends up safely in Kenny's hands.

  74. 27

    Bolton press patiently, with Pratley gaining more and more influence as he drives an effort at goal which comes off Hill for a corner.

  75. 26

    Steinsson goes for something between a cross and a shot that inexplicably ends up with the fans way up with the fans.

  76. 25

    Wright-Phillips breaks away but he can't find the run of Cisse and in the end Ream steps in easily to dispossess.

  77. 24

    Hill gets in the way of a threatening run from N'Gog and Miyachi will drift in another corner.

  78. 23

    Wright-Phillips tries to catch Bogdan off guard, with the Bolton keeper comfortably in the end as the winger's shot trickles wide.

  79. 22

    A poor lunge from Pratley results in a yellow card as Diakite goes flying.

  80. 21

    Hill is still fuming that the goal wasn't given, before a free-kick is given against Wheater for climbing into the QPR defender.

  81. 20

    Huge controversy as Hill heads the ball in from the corner, which clearly crosses the line before Bogdan palms it away, with no goal given by the officials!

  82. 19

    Barton, controversially as ever, tries to take a corner with the ball not entirely on the line. The referee comes over and the corner will now be taken.

  83. 18

    QPR win a free-kick on the right side and it will be interesting to see how Bolton hold together on their own turf as the visitors up the tempo.

  84. 17

    A beautiful move from QPR sees Cisse's delicate chip to the back post find Zamora who rifles an effort off the crossbar! Best chance of the game so far.

  85. 16

    Hill climbs for the corner but Wheater heads away, as N'Gog charges away on the break, before a poor ball up to Petrov is easily cut out by Onuoha.

  86. 15

    Cisse advances down the left, with Barton's deflected effort off Ricketts travelling for a corner. Really good counter attack by QPR.

  87. 14

    Miyachi's corner lands on the head of Wheater, with Zamora clearing off the line, as Barton then clears Miyachi's second delivery.

  88. 13

    Lovely passing from Bolton as they work the ball across midfield, as Miyachi's cross is cleared behind for a corner by Hill.

  89. 12

    Steinsson prevents Wright-Phillips breaking and concedes what his team would probably accept as a "good foul".

  90. 11

    N'Gog picks it up after a burst of pace from Davies, and a deflection off the striker nearly carries the ball past the watchful Kenny who gathers strongly.

  91. 10

    Miyachi shows good vision to find N'Gog who produces a lovely piece of skill before firing wide, a shot from a striker who clearly isn't used to scoring these days.

  92. 9

    Ricketts does well to get the tackle in, as Zamora looked to play in Cisse who would have had a clear run on goal.

  93. 8

    This is a good spell for Bolton, as Miyachi wins a free-kick 30-yards after a trip by Diakite.

  94. 7

    Petrov crosses in from the left, with Onouha getting in the way before the Bulgarian gets a second chance which travels behind for a throw-in.

  95. 6

    Miyachi plays a one-two with Pratley, but Traore gets in the way as QPR win a throw-in.

  96. 5

    Wheater searches for N'Gog but Barton crowds the striker out, with his ball up to Zamora landing in the path of Bogdan.

  97. 4

    Derry finds Cisse with a divine ball over the top of Bolton's back four but the striker can't control the pace of the pass and ends up watching it roll out of play.

  98. 3

    Reo-Coker does well to earn Bolton a corner, with Onuoha heading away Petrov's initial delivery, before a second corner is hacked clear by Zamora.

  99. 2

    Steinsson's long ball upfield finds Davies, but the nifty midfielder is pushed back amid strong pressure from the QPR defence.

  100. 1

    QPR get this crunch clash underway.

  101. An extremely tough match to call this one, with our friends at Sky Bet pricing at Bolton at 11/8 while Q.P.R. are at 19/10. For those unable to separate the sides, you can find odds of 23/10 for the draw.

  102. Djibril Cisse and Samba Diakite reclaim their places in the QPR team on their return from suspension. Cisse served a three-match ban following his sending-off against Wolves last month, while Diakite was shown two yellow cards on his debut against Fulham two weeks ago. Bolton boss Owen Coyle makes only one change from the side beaten 2-0 by Manchester City last weekend, winger Martin Petrov replacing defender Zat Knight, while fit-again captain Kevin Davies is on the bench.

  103. The referee for today's game is Martin Atkinson.

  104. Bolton: Bogdan, Steinsson, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Pratley, Miyaichi, Ngog, Petrov. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Muamba, Eagles, Knight, Kevin Davies, Klasnic, Sordell.

  105. QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Traore, Barton, Diakite, Derry, Wright-Phillips, Cisse, Zamora. Subs: Cerny, Gabbidon, Bothroyd, Mackie, Buzsaky, Young, Taiwo.

  106. The teams are in....

  107. Welcome to the Reebok Stadium for live coverage of this afternoon's Premier League crunch clash between Bolton and QPR. With both teams staving to fight off relegation a win could see Bolton leap above QPR, and Owen Coyle's side will surely take confidence from their 4-0 drubbing of Rangers on the opening day of the season. Send your e-mails throughout the game to or tweet @JWoodfield365 and I'll publish the best ones.

  108. Kick-off is at 1245 GMT.



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