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Bolton   2 - 2   Hull

By Caroline Cheese

Stephen Hunt
Hunt scored two goals in seven minutes to earn Hull a point

Stephen Hunt scored twice as Hull battled back from 2-0 down to deny fellow strugglers Bolton victory.

Ivan Klasnic's sweet left-foot strike put the hosts ahead on 20 minutes, the lone highlight of a dire first half.

Hull keeper Bo Myhill's error allowed Kevin Davies to head in a second from Paul Robinson's 61st-minute free-kick.

Hunt began the comeback 10 minutes later when he headed in Craig Fagan's cross before his angled effort just crossed the line to make it all square.

A point apiece means both sides stay in the relegation zone, but Phil Brown's men will surely be delighted with only their third away point of the season.

Bolton boss Gary Megson, meanwhile, bore the brunt of the home fans' unhappiness, as he has done for much of the season.

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His decision to replace striker Klasnic with midfielder Gavin McCann, with the Trotters still leading 2-1, was met with a chorus of loud boos.

Their mood worsened when Hunt forced in the equaliser, and the final whistle was greeted with more booing.

It could even have been worse for the hosts.

Nicky Barmby set up fellow substitute Jan Vennegor of Hesselink with only minutes remaining, but the Dutchman blazed over from a good position.

Such drama looked highly unlikely after an awful first half.

A scrappy opening 15 minutes featured nine free-kicks - and not a single shot on target.

Klasnic's goal came completely out of the blue.

Zat Knight played a long ball out of defence and Andy Dawson, under pressure from Chung-Yong Lee, could only head back to the Croat, who took one touch before driving a left-foot shot past Myhill.

Myhill then gifted Bolton their second when he rushed out to meet a Robinson free-kick, only for Davies to get there first and nod the ball over the stranded keeper.

With Hull barely threatening, Bolton's fans might even have been dreaming of a first clean sheet of the season, but it was not to be.

Craig Fagan provided a delicious cross for Hunt to head in, and the nerves began to jangle in the Bolton defence.

It took only seven minutes for them to cave in.

Hunt latched onto Vennegor of Hesselink's knockdown and though Jussi Jaaskelainen got a hand to his cross-shot, it crossed the line before Robinson desperately hooked it out.

Suddenly, it was end-to-end, and Steinsson saw a thumping shot deflected wide for Bolton before Vennegor of Hesselink squandered his shot at glory.

By that time, many of the disgruntled home supporters had already headed for the exit, and those who stayed behind left Megson in no doubt as to their feelings.


Hull boss Phil Brown:
"At 2-0 down you are not staring into the abyss you are staring at ways of getting back into the game.

"The team spirit and commitment has been epitomised by the performance after the second goal went in and the boys deserved to get something.

"On another day we would have got three points but I'm pleased with a point."

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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bolton 2-2 Hull FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Klasnic 20
  • Davies 61
  • Hunt 71
  • Hunt 78

Bolton

Substitutes

Hull

  • 01 Myhill
  • 03 Dawson yellow card
  • 05 Gardner
  • 15 Mendy yellow card
  • 24 Zayatte
  • 11 Hunt
  • 20 Boateng
  • 44 Olofinjana (Geovanni 75)
  • 07 Fagan
  • 09 Altidore (Barmby 54)
  • 14 Garcia (Vennegoor of Hesselink 64)

Substitutes

  • 12 Duke,
  • 19 Mouyokolo,
  • 08 Barmby,
  • 10 Geovanni,
  • 17 Kilbane,
  • 23 Ghilas,
  • 29 Vennegoor of Hesselink
Ref: DowdAtt: 20,696
BOLTON
HULL

Possession

  • Bolton 44%
  • Hull 56%

Attempts on target

  • Bolton 6
  • Hull 7

Attempts off target

  • Bolton 10
  • Hull 5

Corners

  • Bolton 8
  • Hull 8

Fouls

  • Bolton 14
  • Hull 18
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:21 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:30 Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Taylor.
  • 90:00+3:30 Booking Booking for Bernard Mendy for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+3:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bernard Mendy on Matthew Taylor.
  • 90:00+0:19 Craig Fagan delivers the ball.
  • 89:43 Effort on goal by Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 89:20 Matthew Taylor takes a inswinging corner.
  • 89:01 Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes a shot. Anthony Gardner gets a block in.
  • 88:25 Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Kamil Zayatte results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 84:31 Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Taylor, Header from deep inside the area by Zat Knight goes over the bar.
  • 83:12 Anthony Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Robinson, Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:51 Booking Gavin McCann goes into the book.
  • 77:48 Assist on the goal came from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
  • 77:48 GOAL - Stephen HuntBolton 2 - 2 Hull Stephen Hunt gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 2-2 Hull.
  • 76:30 Stephen Hunt takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Effort on goal by Nick Barmby from 6 yards. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 74:25 Substitution Deiberson Geovanni is brought on as a substitute for Seyi Olofinjana.
  • 74:25 Substitution Ivan Klasnic leaves the field to be replaced by Gavin McCann.
  • 73:54 Nick Barmby fouled by Matthew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Bernard Mendy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Gretar Rafn Steinsson manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:37 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.
  • 73:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chung-Yong Lee on Andy Dawson. Andy Dawson takes the free kick.
  • 71:37 Foul by Tamir Cohen on Anthony Gardner, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nick Barmby.
  • 70:06 Assist on the goal came from Craig Fagan.
  • 70:06 GOAL - Stephen HuntBolton 2 - 1 Hull Stephen Hunt scores a headed goal from close range. Bolton 2-1 Hull.
  • 69:53 The ball is crossed by Stephen Hunt, Tamir Cohen manages to make a clearance.
  • 69:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chung-Yong Lee on George Boateng. Direct free kick taken by George Boateng.
  • 69:28 Centre by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
  • 68:42 Shot by Matthew Taylor. Boaz Myhill makes a comfortable save.
  • 65:22 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Taylor.
  • Correction - 65:02 Gary Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner. Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 65:02 Gary Cahill takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.
  • 64:27 Booking Andy Dawson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 64:09 Andy Dawson challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:05 Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:05 Substitution Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Garcia.
  • 63:05 Corner taken right-footed by Stephen Hunt to the near post,
  • 60:15 The assist for the goal came from Paul Robinson.
  • 60:15 GOAL - Kevin DaviesBolton 2 - 0 Hull Kevin Davies finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Bolton 2-0 Hull.
  • Correction - 59:47 Kevin Davies fouled by Anthony Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Anthony Gardner. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 58:43 Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt from the right by-line, Kamil Zayatte produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 57:45 Craig Fagan concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Cahill. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 56:03 Seyi Olofinjana challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
  • 54:57 Effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Taylor misses to the left of the goal.
  • 53:50 Substitution Nick Barmby comes on in place of Jozy Altidore.
  • Correction - 52:57 George Boateng takes a shot. Corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line to the near post. Blocked by Andy Dawson.
  • 52:57 George Boateng takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 52:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ivan Klasnic on Kamil Zayatte. Direct free kick taken by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 51:09 Foul by Richard Garcia on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Andy Dawson makes a clearance.
  • 49:54 George Boateng challenges Matthew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick.
  • 47:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by George Boateng on Kevin Davies. Chung-Yong Lee crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Bernard Mendy.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:25 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:03 The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Fagan. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:53 Stephen Hunt decides to take a short corner.
  • 44:13 Right-footed shot by Jozy Altidore missed to the right of the net.
  • 43:14 Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Tamir Cohen results in a free kick. George Boateng takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:29 The ball is delivered by Stephen Hunt.
  • Correction - 41:12 Corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Kevin Davies goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 41:12 Corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Zat Knight goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 39:32 Unfair challenge on Fabrice Muamba by George Boateng results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
  • 39:13 George Boateng takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
  • 38:26 The referee blows for offside against Jozy Altidore. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 37:47 Unfair challenge on George Boateng by Ivan Klasnic results in a free kick. George Boateng takes the indirect free kick.
  • 36:07 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chung-Yong Lee played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Cahill misses to the right of the target.
  • Correction - 35:06 Short corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line. Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Blocked by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.
  • 35:06 Stephen Hunt takes a short corner.
  • 33:29 Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Jozy Altidore, free kick awarded. Seyi Olofinjana restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:46 The ball is swung over by Chung-Yong Lee, George Boateng manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:53 Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kamil Zayatte. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
  • 31:09 Craig Fagan challenges Gary Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
  • 29:41 Jozy Altidore challenges Gary Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 28:49 Long range effort by Tamir Cohen goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 27:17 Ivan Klasnic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kamil Zayatte. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 26:55 Kamil Zayatte is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 26:49 Centre by Stephen Hunt.
  • 26:20 Corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the right by-line to the near post, Tamir Cohen makes a clearance.
  • 25:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ivan Klasnic. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 25:38 The ball is swung over by Gretar Rafn Steinsson, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
  • 23:16 Unfair challenge on George Boateng by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Andy Dawson from the free kick, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 21:16 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, Jozy Altidore makes a clearance.
  • 19:19 GOAL - Ivan KlasnicBolton 1 - 0 Hull Ivan Klasnic finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 1-0 Hull.
  • 17:51 Matthew Taylor decides to take the corner short.
  • 16:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jozy Altidore. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 15:45 Richard Garcia fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stephen Hunt, clearance by Paul Robinson.
  • 14:22 Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Garcia. Indirect free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.
  • 13:53 Jozy Altidore produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 13:04 Tamir Cohen produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 12:16 Effort from the edge of the box by Fabrice Muamba goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 11:28 Unfair challenge on Richard Garcia by Paul Robinson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Bernard Mendy.
  • 10:49 Chung-Yong Lee delivers the ball.
  • 10:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kamil Zayatte on Ivan Klasnic. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 8:53 Kamil Zayatte challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Robinson from left channel, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
  • 7:16 Chung-Yong Lee decides to take a short corner, Shot from just outside the area by Chung-Yong Lee goes over the bar.
  • 6:32 Anthony Gardner handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 5:54 Foul by Richard Garcia on Gretar Rafn Steinsson, free kick awarded. Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes the free kick.
  • 5:10 Centre by Chung-Yong Lee.
  • Correction - 2:58 Shot from outside the box by Ivan Klasnic misses to the left of the goal.
  • 2:58 Ivan Klasnic has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 2:14 Jozy Altidore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:50 Stephen Hunt takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Tamir Cohen.
  • 0:05 Stephen Hunt challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Paul Robinson from right channel, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Position Team P GD PTS
Full Premier League table
1 Chelsea 20 29 45
2 Man Utd 19 22 40
3 Arsenal 18 27 38
4 Tottenham 20 20 37
5 Man City 19 11 35
6 Aston Villa 20 11 35
7 Liverpool 20 12 33
8 Birmingham 20 2 32
9 Fulham 19 5 27
10 Sunderland 20 -3 23
11 Everton 19 -6 22
12 Stoke 19 -8 21
13 Blackburn 20 -15 21
14 Burnley 20 -18 20
15 Wigan 18 -18 19
16 Wolves 20 -19 19
17 West Ham 20 -9 18
18 Bolton 18 -10 18
19 Hull 20 -22 18
20 Portsmouth 19 -11 14

see also
Megson anger at Bolton boo-boys
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