Saturday, February 6, 2010

2 Points Lost... a bad refereeing decision. Bolton were in control for the whole match and should have gone ahead on a couple different occasions. Squandered chances by several players, most notably Lee Chung-Yong and Johann Elmander were probably most to blame for the failure to get 3 points, coupled with a few excellent saves by Mark Schwarzer, but Bolton's most notable opportunity ended with Kevin Davies putting the ball in the back of the net.

The referee disallowed the goal for a push on Fulham's defender. But I can't find any push, by Davies or any other Bolton player in the Fulham 18 yard box. Neither could the match commentators, or the writers providing minute by minute coverage for The Guardian, Skysports, or the BBC, three entities not known for giving Bolton Wanderers the benefit of the doubt.

This result is a bit of a blow for Bolton, whose next two league matches are away to Manchester City and Wigan, with an FA Cup home tie against Spurs in between. Owen Coyle will know his side need to take 4 points from these next two matches, as Wigan is their game in hand against a fellow struggler.

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