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Bolton   3 - 1   West Ham

By Mandeep Sanghera

Bolton midfielder Chung-Yong Lee (centre) is congratulated after his goal in the win against West Ham
Lee (centre) is congratulated after his goal in the win against West Ham

West Ham keeper Robert Green's sloppy error helped Bolton beat the Hammers and climb out of the bottom three.

Bolton had taken the lead when Chung-Yong Lee played a one-two with Ivan Klasnic and dinked in a shot, before Alessandro Diamanti fired in to level.

But Green spilled a Gary Cahill shot in front of Klasnic, who pounced to score from point-blank range.

Cahill nodded in at the far post to add to Bolton's lead and increase West Ham's relegation fears.

Green - who hopes to be in England's World Cup squad next year - had stressed the importance of the game with both clubs in the bottom three ahead of the fixture.

And the tension of the situation appeared to have more of an impact on the visitors.

The Hammers, who have the uncertainty of financial problems and a possible takeover hanging over them, can usually be expected to produce neat and tidy football under manager Gianfranco Zola but even this deserted them for the most part at the Reebok Stadium.

Megson hoping to play more expansive football

The visitors looked disjointed and lacked any sort of threat before suffering a setback when Kieron Dyer, whose tame shot being saved had given them a rare sight of the home goal, was forced off after just 21 minutes because of injury.

Bolton were putting in a hard-working display and did not take long to wrestle the initiative from the visitors, although they were struggling to produce the guile to exert any concerted pressure on the West Ham goal.

However, the home side did have the better of the fleeting chances in the opening half, with striker Kevin Davies robbing Jack Collison of possession and having a shot deflected just wide by Danny Gabbidon.

606: DEBATE

Cahill glanced an inviting Paul Robinson cross high and wide, while Fabrice Muamba's 25-yard shot bounced narrowly past the post after taking a deflection.

Klasnic ran on to a Lee pass but his left-foot shot swerved just wide of keeper Green's goal.

West Ham had not won on their travels since the opening day of the season and it was easy to see why as they rarely looked like breaking a record of failing to earn a victory at the Reebok in 10 attempts.

But the pace and intensity of the game picked up after the break and Bolton midfielder Tamir Cohen had a goal-bound six-yard effort blocked at the far post by Gabbidon.

Clarke tips Green to bounce back

Cahill had a well-struck shot blocked by keeper Green, and after the clearance was picked up by Scott Parker the Hammers midfielder produced a surging run from inside his own half before having a 22-yard strike palmed wide by keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

The inhibitions of both sides had now been shrugged off and Bolton took the lead when Lee cut inside from the left flank, played a one-two with Klasnic and lifted the ball over the on-rushing Green.

Bolton appeared set to earn their first clean sheet in the Premier League this season but a well-worked West Ham move ended their hopes of doing so.

The previously anonymous Guillermo Franco crossed for Collison to touch the ball on to Diamanti, who fired in from 12 yards.

To their credit, Bolton continued to press and were rewarded when Green's error allowed Klasnic to sidefoot in the winner from point-blank range.

Cahill added the finishing touch to Bolton's win when he headed in a Ricardo Gardner corner at the far post to help relieve some of the pressure on manager Gary Megson.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bolton 3-1 West Ham FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Lee 64
  • Klasnic 77
  • Cahill 88
  • Alessandro Diamanti 69

Bolton

Substitutes

West Ham

Substitutes

Ref: MarrinerAtt: 17,849
BOLTON
WEST HAM

Possession

  • Bolton 49%
  • West Ham 51%

Attempts on target

  • Bolton 12
  • West Ham 6

Attempts off target

  • Bolton 11
  • West Ham 3

Corners

  • Bolton 8
  • West Ham 4

Fouls

  • Bolton 10
  • West Ham 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:19 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+3:38 Effort on goal by Tamir Cohen from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 90:00+2:56 Gretar Rafn Steinsson fouled by Alessandro Diamanti, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Gardner.
  • 90:00+0:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Davies. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:54 Assist on the goal came from Ricardo Gardner.
  • 87:54 GOAL - Gary CahillBolton 3 - 1 West Ham Gary Cahill grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bolton 3-1 West Ham.
  • 87:23 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ricardo Gardner,
  • 87:10 Chris Basham takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
  • 86:17 Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Manuel Da Costa coming on for Jack Collison.
  • 83:24 Shot from just outside the box by Chris Basham goes over the bar.
  • 81:46 Substitution Chris Basham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ivan Klasnic.
  • 81:32 Shot from a long way out by Tamir Cohen goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 80:10 Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Herita Ilunga results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.
  • 76:14 GOAL - Ivan KlasnicBolton 2 - 1 West Ham Ivan Klasnic grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 2-1 West Ham.
  • 76:13 Gary Cahill takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Daniel Gabbidon gets a block in.
  • 76:12 Assist on the goal came from Tamir Cohen.
  • 75:30 Substitution Ricardo Gardner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Taylor.
  • 73:37 Effort from deep inside the area by Guillermo Franco misses to the right of the target.
  • 72:50 Radoslav Kovac fouled by Gary Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:21 Shot by Scott Parker from a long way out goes over the target.
  • 69:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Guillermo Franco. Scott Parker takes the free kick.
  • 68:36 Assist on the goal came from Jack Collison.
  • 68:36 GOAL - Alessandro DiamantiBolton 1 - 1 West Ham Alessandro Diamanti gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Bolton 1-1 West Ham.
  • 67:23 Foul by Herita Ilunga on Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Matthew Taylor.
  • 66:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Taylor on Daniel Gabbidon. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 65:13 Foul by Kevin Davies on Daniel Gabbidon, free kick awarded. Radoslav Kovac takes the direct free kick.
  • 63:56 Assist by Ivan Klasnic.
  • 63:56 GOAL - Chung-Yong LeeBolton 1 - 0 West Ham Chung-Yong Lee finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Bolton 1-0 West Ham.
  • 63:19 Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.
  • 61:24 Foul by Alessandro Diamanti on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
  • 60:28 Alessandro Diamanti takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
  • 59:15 Handball decision goes against Herita Ilunga. Matthew Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
  • 58:02 Inswinging corner taken by Alessandro Diamanti, clearance by Kevin Davies.
  • 57:52 Guillermo Franco takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight.
  • 56:46 Booking Tamir Cohen is cautioned.
  • 56:39 Tamir Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alessandro Diamanti. Herita Ilunga takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:35 Inswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line.
  • 55:22 Scott Parker takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 55:09 Gary Cahill takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
  • 53:47 Matthew Taylor takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
  • 52:36 Corner taken short by Junior Stanislas.
  • 51:17 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor, Header from close in by Zat Knight misses to the right of the target.
  • 51:04 Tamir Cohen takes a shot. Blocked by Herita Ilunga.
  • 50:17 Handball by Guillermo Franco. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:44 Chung-Yong Lee has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:30 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+2:15 Guillermo Franco is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guillermo Franco by Tamir Cohen. Alessandro Diamanti restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:09 Booking Guillermo Franco receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:56 Guillermo Franco concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Cahill. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:00+0:11 Effort from the edge of the box by Guillermo Franco goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:00+0:03 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line.
  • 44:19 Robert Green takes the free kick.
  • 44:19 Booking Fabrice Muamba receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 44:12 Unfair challenge on Guillermo Franco by Fabrice Muamba results in a free kick.
  • Correction - 39:54 Ivan Klasnic has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 39:54 Ivan Klasnic produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 38:03 Header on goal by Kevin Davies from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 36:16 Effort on goal by Tamir Cohen from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 34:59 Corner from the left by-line taken by Chung-Yong Lee, Close range headed effort by Zat Knight misses to the right of the goal.
  • 34:50 Tamir Cohen takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.
  • 32:25 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line.
  • 32:04 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, save by Robert Green.
  • 29:07 Chung-Yong Lee takes a inswinging corner to the near post. Matthew Taylor has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 28:52 Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.
  • 20:46 Substitution Kieron Dyer leaves the field to be replaced by Junior Stanislas.
  • 19:36 Ivan Klasnic challenges Scott Parker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:33 Gary Cahill has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 17:37 Booking Caution for Ivan Klasnic.
  • 16:51 Booking Kevin Davies goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 16:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Robert Green. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 15:21 The referee blows for offside. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tamir Cohen by Scott Parker. Shot comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick.
  • 10:17 Kieron Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 9:22 Julien Faubert takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Taylor.
  • 5:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Daniel Gabbidon. Matthew Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
  • Correction - 0:30 Kevin Davies takes a shot. Jack Collison gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chung-Yong Lee from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Robert Green by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 0:30 Kevin Davies takes a shot. Jack Collison gets a block in. Corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee, Kevin Davies challenges Robert Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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Position Team P GD PTS
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1 Chelsea 16 27 37
2 Man Utd 17 23 37
3 Aston Villa 17 14 32
4 Arsenal 15 21 31
5 Tottenham 16 13 27
6 Birmingham 17 1 27
7 Man City 15 8 26
8 Liverpool 16 10 24
9 Fulham 16 3 23
10 Sunderland 17 -2 21
11 Stoke 16 -4 21
12 Blackburn 17 -13 19
13 Burnley 16 -14 18
14 Wigan 16 -17 18
15 Everton 16 -8 17
16 Hull 17 -17 17
17 Bolton 16 -10 16
18 Wolves 17 -16 16
19 West Ham 17 -9 14
20 Portsmouth 16 -10 11

see also
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