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Hull   1 - 0   Bolton

Johan Elmander takes on Stephen Hunt
Elmander almost got Bolton off the mark after two minutes

Substitute Jozy Altidore made an immediate impact to help Hull put their midweek defeat by Spurs behind them.

Debutant Altidore's first touch set up new signing Kamel Ghilas to volley beyond keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

A dominant display from Bolton had seen Kevin Davies, Matt Taylor, Johan Elmander and ex-Tiger Sam Ricketts all come close to scoring.

But Bolton were unable to put away their chances and Ghilas's goal secured Hull's first win in 12 games.

It is now 12 matches since Bolton last won away and manager Gary Megson was left to rue his team's inability to put away the many chances they created.

Victory a deserved tonic - Brown

For Hull manager Phil Brown, who had taken his players on an inspirational visit to the club's former Boothferry Park ground on Friday, it was the perfect riposte to the 5-1 defeat to Spurs.

Indeed, Brown had declared Bolton's visit as the start of the season for his club and the victory was exactly the kind of beginning he had hoped for.

Megson, however, will be scratching his head in wonder at how Bolton managed to depart the KC Stadium without any points.

Hull's goal came on the hour but when United States forward Altidore set up Ghilas to volley past the previously un-worked Jaaskelainen, it was completely against the run of play.

Bolton had left the field at half-time wondering how they had failed to break the deadlock despite enjoying more than 60 per cent of the possession.

Johan Elmander had unsettled the home side within minutes of the start, latching on to Fabrice Muamba's through-ball on the edge of the area but the striker dragged his shot narrowly wide of the far post.

We need to be more clinical - Megson

Despite four changes to the side that had been so roundly beaten in on Wednesday, Hull were visibly rattled and it took a good 20 minutes for the home side to settle.

Luckily for Hull, defender Andy Dawson held his composure, making a crucial goal-line clearance as he headed Sean Davis' free-kick away after Myhill's attempted punch had hit fresh air.

Myhill looked unnerved but settled, later pushing Matt Taylor's vicious free-kick away and readjusting quickly to tip Kevin Davies' cross-cum-shot over the bar.

At the other end, Hull's best chance came from Geovanni, making his first full start this term.

The Brazilian striker jinked past Muamba to unleash a right-foot volley that Jaaskelainen pushed beyond the near post.

It was Hull's only real chance of the half though and Bolton were unlucky not to end the period ahead after Kevin Davies, who has just signed a contract extension with the Trotters, spurned a great chance.

The Bolton striker floated in unmarked into the area and got a foot on Sean Davis' free-kick but he was stretching and skied his shot well over the bar.

Hull continued to live a charmed life in front of goal in the second half as Kevin Davies' delicate ball clipped Elmander's heel and fell invitingly into Taylor's path but the defender's shot was saved by Myhill.

But when the muscular 19-year-old Altidore was introduced as a like-for-like replacement for Folan, the game turned.

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Shortly after setting up Hull's goal Altidore almost made it two but he volleyed wide with only the keeper to beat.

It was Ghilas' turn to hold his head in his hands next, the former Celta Vigo striker blasting a shot against the bar.

Bolton continued to throw everything at the home side though and Myhill had to be alive to efforts from substitutes Daniel Ward, Chung Yong Lee and a fine late shot from former Hull defender Sam Ricketts.


Hull manager Phil Brown:
"It is a massive three points although we rode our luck but importantly we scored a good goal.

"We defended valiantly and made sure we got our heads on balls ahead of the likes of Kevin Davies.

"There are a lot of positives especially with getting a clean sheet.

"A point per game which is 38 points should be enough this season."

Bolton manager Gary Megson:
"If you have 18 efforts at goal and you've not managed to score, you don't have to scratch your head, you know why it has happened.

"I thought we were terrific but we didn't score and if you don't score you don't get the results you are after.

"Whilst the game was going as it was you are always susceptible to one lapse, which is what happened.

"To be honest we should have been out of sight after 30 minutes."


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Saturday, 22 August 2009

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hull 1-0 Bolton FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Ghilas 61

    Hull

    Substitutes

    Bolton

    Substitutes

    Ref: JonesAtt: 22,999
    HULL
    BOLTON

    Possession

    • Hull 43%
    • Bolton 57%

    Attempts on target

    • Hull 5
    • Bolton 10

    Attempts off target

    • Hull 7
    • Bolton 10

    Corners

    • Hull 4
    • Bolton 12

    Fouls

    • Hull 19
    • Bolton 19
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:09 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+3:13 Kevin Davies produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 90:00+0:57 Samuel Ricketts takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill. Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a fantastic save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Kevin Kilbane.
    • 90:00+0:08 The official flags Craig Fagan offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 88:43 Craig Fagan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:43 Craig Fagan challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
    • 87:25 Craig Fagan takes a shot. Jlloyd Samuel gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt.
    • 86:42 Daniel Ward takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 86:10 Kevin Kilbane challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jlloyd Samuel takes the direct free kick.
    • 85:15 Substitution Craig Fagan comes on in place of Kamel Fathi Ghilas.
    • 85:07 Fabrice Muamba produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
    • 84:56 Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Blocked by Seyi Olofinjana.
    • 84:13 The ball is crossed by Matthew Taylor, save made by Boaz Myhill. Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, save by Boaz Myhill. Corner taken by Sean Davis played to the near post, clearance by Stephen Hunt.
    • 83:20 A cross is delivered by Samuel Ricketts, save by Boaz Myhill. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Davis from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.
    • 81:40 Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Turner. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 80:14 Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.
    • 80:14 Substitution George Boateng replaces Deiberson Geovanni.
    • 80:14 Substitution Daniel Ward joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Davies.
    • 80:14 Kevin Davies challenges Michael Turner unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 79:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Kevin Davies. Sean Davis takes the free kick.
    • 78:38 Jozy Altidore takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save. Shot from inside the area by Kamel Fathi Ghilas clears the bar.
    • 78:21 Kamil Zayatte sends in a cross, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:38 Direct free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
    • 77:38 Substitution Jlloyd Samuel comes on in place of Paul Robinson.
    • 77:38 Fabrice Muamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Deiberson Geovanni.
    • 76:10 Corner taken by Stephen Hunt, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
    • 76:04 Jozy Altidore delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Davies.
    • 75:45 Shot by Kamel Fathi Ghilas from 12 yards.
    • 74:50 Samuel Ricketts takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a comfortable save.
    • 74:33 The ball is delivered by Chung-Yong Lee, clearance made by Michael Turner.
    • 73:16 Centre by Matthew Taylor, blocked by Michael Turner. Sean Davis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Chung-Yong Lee produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
    • 70:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Kamil Zayatte. Direct free kick taken by Kamil Zayatte.
    • 70:05 Substitution (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Chung-Yong Lee coming on for Johan Elmander.
    • 69:39 Jozy Altidore produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 68:14 Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Stephen Hunt makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Stephen Hunt manages to make a clearance.
    • 67:35 Centre by Sean Davis, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
    • 65:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Muamba on Kamel Fathi Ghilas. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 64:46 Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance. Corner taken by Sean Davis from the left by-line, clearance by Michael Turner.
    • 63:50 Sean Davis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Michael Turner.
    • 63:50 Booking Deiberson Geovanni booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 63:46 Paul Robinson fouled by Deiberson Geovanni, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 63:33 The ball is delivered by Sean Davis.
    • 62:11 Foul by Paul Robinson on Stephen Hunt, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Stephen Hunt, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kamil Zayatte misses to the right of the target.
    • 61:45 The ball is sent over by Sean Davis, clearance by Kamil Zayatte.
    • 60:14 Jozy Altidore provided the assist for the goal.
    • 60:14 GOAL - Kamel GhilasHull 1 - 0 Bolton Kamel Fathi Ghilas grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Hull 1-0 Bolton.
    • 59:00 Substitution Jozy Altidore replaces Caleb Folan.
    • 59:00 Matthew Taylor produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 58:11 The ball is sent over by Johan Elmander, Mark Davies takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 55:49 Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.
    • 54:47 Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 54:47 Booking Johan Elmander is shown a yellow card.
    • 54:42 Unfair challenge on Michael Turner by Johan Elmander results in a free kick.
    • 53:55 The ball is crossed by Matthew Taylor.
    • 52:34 Mark Davies challenges Kevin Kilbane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.
    • 52:03 Sean Davis fouled by Deiberson Geovanni, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:32 Johan Elmander fouled by Michael Turner, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Taylor delivers the ball, Kevin Davies has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
    • 46:55 Andy Dawson sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Deiberson Geovanni from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
    • 45:43 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor.
    • 45:07 Seyi Olofinjana concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Davies. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Davis from left channel, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:35 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:53 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt, Caleb Folan has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
    • 44:31 Matthew Taylor fouled by Deiberson Geovanni, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Sean Davis, Close range shot by Kevin Davies goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 43:53 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 41:15 A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson, clearance by Gary Cahill.
    • 39:34 Sean Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Deiberson Geovanni. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 39:05 Foul by Caleb Folan on Gary Cahill, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:31 Effort from 20 yards by Matthew Taylor. Michael Turner gets a block in.
    • 38:23 The ball is delivered by Matthew Taylor, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
    • 36:34 The ball is delivered by Kamil Zayatte.
    • 35:54 The ball is crossed by Matthew Taylor, Kevin Davies produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 34:33 Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick, Boaz Myhill makes a brilliant save.
    • 34:33 Booking Seyi Olofinjana goes into the book.
    • 34:29 Foul by Seyi Olofinjana on Mark Davies, free kick awarded.
    • 33:43 Kevin Davies produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 33:09 Samuel Ricketts sends in a cross, clearance made by Kamil Zayatte. Johan Elmander takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.
    • 31:46 Deiberson Geovanni takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken by Deiberson Geovanni played to the near post, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
    • 29:18 Sean Davis produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Johan Elmander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 29:18 Booking The referee shows Stephen Hunt a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 29:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Stephen Hunt.
    • 28:48 Kamil Zayatte produces a cross, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
    • 28:35 Fabrice Muamba concedes a free kick for a foul on Deiberson Geovanni. Deiberson Geovanni restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:55 Paul Robinson fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:08 Stephen Hunt challenges Mark Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Davis.
    • 23:18 Kevin Davies fouled by Anthony Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Taylor, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Davies on Stephen Hunt. Stephen Hunt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
    • 20:55 Deiberson Geovanni fouled by Sean Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.
    • 19:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Kilbane by Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.
    • 18:44 Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 18:44 Booking Sean Davis is given a yellow card.
    • 18:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kamel Fathi Ghilas by Sean Davis.
    • 17:41 Seyi Olofinjana challenges Mark Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 16:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Boaz Myhill by Kevin Davies. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
    • 16:30 Caleb Folan concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Cahill. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
    • 15:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Kevin Davies. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
    • 14:57 The ball is swung over by Kamel Fathi Ghilas, Johan Elmander manages to make a clearance.
    • 13:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Davis by Kamil Zayatte. Sean Davis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 12:38 Effort on goal by Stephen Hunt from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 11:08 Kamel Fathi Ghilas takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
    • 10:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Samuel Ricketts on Stephen Hunt. Andy Dawson takes the free kick.
    • 7:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kamil Zayatte on Matthew Taylor. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sean Davis from left wing, save by Boaz Myhill.
    • 2:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Johan Elmander. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sean Davis, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:51 Effort from inside the six-yard box by Johan Elmander goes wide left of the target.
    • 0:39 Fabrice Muamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Dawson. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:28 The assistant referee flags for offside against Caleb Folan. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    Premier League results

    22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Arsenal 4-1 Portsmouth R
    Birmingham 0-0 Stoke R
    Hull 1-0 Bolton R
    Man City 1-0 Wolverhampton R
    Sunderland 2-1 Blackburn R
    Wigan 0-5 Man Utd R

    Premier League table snapshot

    As it stood on 22 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Arsenal 2 8 6
    2 Tottenham 2 5 6
    3 Man Utd 3 5 6
    4 Chelsea 2 3 6
    5 Man City 2 3 6
    6 Sunderland 3 0 6
    7 Birmingham 3 0 4
    8 Stoke 3 -2 4
    9 Liverpool 2 3 3
    10 West Ham 1 2 3
    11 Fulham 1 1 3
    12 Burnley 2 -1 3
    13 Wolverhampton 3 -2 3
    14 Hull 3 -4 3
    15 Wigan 3 -4 3
    16 Aston Villa 1 -2 0
    17 Bolton 2 -2 0
    18 Blackburn 2 -3 0
    19 Everton 1 -5 0
    20 Portsmouth 3 -5 0


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