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Bolton   1 - 0   Burnley

Chung-Yong Lee fires in the first goal
Keeper Brian Jensen can only watch as Lee fires in from the edge of the box

By Phil McNulty
Chief football writer at the Reebok Stadium

Owen Coyle was subjected to a barrage of abuse from the Burnley fans who once idolised him - but his discomfort was eased as Bolton secured a vital victory that sent his former club into the Premier League's bottom three.

Coyle was the hero of Turf Moor less than a month ago after guiding them to the top flight, but his defection to nearby Bolton has soured the relationship and he received a hostile reception from 5,000 travelling fans inside the Reebok Stadium.

Bolton answered the taunts aimed at their new boss by giving him his first league win as Chung-Yong Lee's goal, scored off the underside of the bar after 35 minutes, secured a crucial three points to leave Coyle's successor Brian Laws still searching for his first victory.

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The Burnley supporters made their feelings clear about their one-time manager even before kick-off, with chants of "Judas" and a succession of banners - none of them flattering.

One read "Never Forgotten, Never Forgiven" and another was laced with Monty Python humour with the message "He's Not The Messiah. He's A Very Naughty Boy."

Naughty boy or not, Coyle emerged to a dazzle of flashlights from cameramen gathered around his technical area - then kept a low profile as Bolton went about the main business of securing the result that moved them out of the relegation places at Burnley's expense.

And it was a win Coyle's side deserved as they achieved their first clean sheet in the league this season and left Burnley with only one point from a possible 36 on their travels.

Owen Coyle salutes the Burnley fans
Coyle's attempt to greet the Burnley fans did not go down well

Coyle, perhaps unwisely, ventured on to the pitch at the final whistle to sympathise with his beaten former players and applaud the Burnley fans - the gesture was not appreciated.

Bolton created the better opportunities, while Burnley failed to make the most of any possession they enjoyed, their plans admittedly not helped by the early loss of Chris McCann and Graham Alexander to injury.

It was clear long before the start that Coyle would be on the receiving end of a fearsome reception from a welcoming committee of away fans packed into one end of the Reebok Stadium. And so it proved.

Burnley's hopes of embarrassing their former manager were shaken by two injury setbacks early on when McCann and the influential Alexander went off injured, to be replaced by Kevin McDonald and Martin Paterson.

Alexander had already demonstrated his importance by creating an opportunity for Michael Duff, but his rising drive posed no threat to Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Coyle unflustered by Burnley fans

And Bolton almost took advantage of uncertainty in Burnley's defence after the reshuffle when Fabrice Muamba raced clear, but casually lifted his finish over the onrushing Brian Jensen and off target.

Gary Cahill then headed narrowly off target as Bolton pressed for the opener, but Burnley had opportunities of their own. Steven Fletcher brought a smart save from Jaaskelainen, with Chris Eagles unable to profit from the rebound.

Bolton took the lead after 35 minutes when Lee ran on to Kevin Davies' flick, scoring via the underside of the crossbar. Burnley made token protests claiming the ball had not crossed the line, but the decision was a correct one.

Burnley attempted to apply some pressure as half-time approached, with Christian Kalvenes shooting wide and Eagles ending a clever run with a shot that was deflected for a corner.

Bolton carried the momentum after the break as Jensen made a fortuitous block as his near post from Matt Taylor's flick and Tamir Cohen headed wide after a long throw caused confusion in the Burnley penalty area.

Burnley boss Laws tried to inject fresh impetus by introducing new loan signing Frederic Nimani from Monaco for Eagles with 25 minutes left.

It had little or no effect and Burnley's lack of potency will have proved a serious concern for Laws, with only Jensen's excellent save from substitute Ricardo Gardner stopping Bolton from giving the scoreline a more emphatic appearance.


Read Owen Coyle's reaction here

Burnley boss Brian Laws after injuries to Chris McCann, Graham Alexander and Michael Duff:
"Our plan went out of the window in the first 15 minutes. We had to re-organise then and at half-time.

"While we need to defend better, the players are suffering. We could do with some new faces by the end of week."

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bolton 1-0 Burnley FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Lee 35

    Bolton

    Substitutes

    Burnley

    Substitutes

    Ref: AtkinsonAtt: 23,986
    BOLTON
    BURNLEY

    Possession

    • Bolton 46%
    • Burnley 54%

    Attempts on target

    • Bolton 6
    • Burnley 5

    Attempts off target

    • Bolton 8
    • Burnley 5

    Corners

    • Bolton 4
    • Burnley 7

    Fouls

    • Bolton 12
    • Burnley 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:46 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+2:38 Gary Cahill takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+2:38 Substitution Vladimir Weiss replaces Chung-Yong Lee.
    • 90:00+2:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Frederic Nimani N'galou on Tamir Cohen.
    • 88:30 Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Paterson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tyrone Mears from left channel, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.
    • 87:29 Direct free kick taken by Gary Cahill.
    • 87:29 Booking Kevin McDonald shown a yellow card.
    • 87:21 Unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Kevin McDonald results in a free kick.
    • 86:51 Free kick crossed right-footed by Wade Elliott, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
    • 86:51 Booking Chung-Yong Lee is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 86:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Chung-Yong Lee.
    • 83:51 Corner taken by Ricardo Gardner.
    • 83:41 Ricardo Gardner takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen.
    • 82:41 Tamir Cohen has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Kevin McDonald gets a block in.
    • 80:58 Tamir Cohen takes a shot. Kevin McDonald gets a block in.
    • 77:52 Tyrone Mears fouled by Johan Elmander, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Wade Elliott, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
    • 76:42 The official flags Johan Elmander offside. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
    • 76:10 Substitution Matthew Taylor goes off and Ricardo Gardner comes on.
    • 75:14 Steven Fletcher crosses the ball, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 72:17 Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:17 Booking Caution for Kevin Davies.
    • 72:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Michael Duff.
    • 71:29 The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Davies. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
    • 69:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by David Nugent. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
    • 68:10 Wade Elliott takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Johan Elmander.
    • 67:22 Close range headed effort by Johan Elmander goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 66:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clarke Carlisle on Kevin Davies. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Taylor from right channel, save by Brian Jensen.
    • 64:55 Substitution Frederic Nimani N'galou is brought on as a substitute for Chris Eagles.
    • 62:29 David Nugent fouled by Gretar Rafn Steinsson, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:52 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, save made by Brian Jensen.
    • 61:38 Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duff.
    • 61:29 Johan Elmander takes a shot. Matthew Taylor gets a block in.
    • 60:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Zat Knight on David Nugent. Michael Duff takes the free kick.
    • 58:39 Header from deep inside the area by Tamir Cohen goes over the bar.
    • 56:32 Unfair challenge on Jussi Jaaskelainen by David Nugent results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 54:20 Corner taken by Chris Eagles from the left by-line.
    • 53:23 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor, Gretar Rafn Steinsson challenges Clarke Carlisle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 53:00 Centre by Chung-Yong Lee, Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Brian Jensen.
    • 51:43 Effort from the edge of the box by Kevin Davies goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 51:01 Substitution Johan Elmander on for Ivan Klasnic.
    • 50:51 Chung-Yong Lee produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 47:25 David Nugent produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 46:11 Tamir Cohen fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Zat Knight restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:06 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+3:25 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Eagles, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 45:00+3:13 Christian Kalvenes takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Zat Knight.
    • 45:00+2:51 Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles from the left by-line, Kevin Davies manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+2:35 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Zat Knight gets a block in.
    • 45:00+2:21 The ball is delivered by Kevin Davies, Michael Duff makes a clearance.
    • 43:27 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Nugent. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:16 Corner taken by Chris Eagles from the right by-line.
    • 41:08 Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Steven Fletcher.
    • 41:08 Booking Tamir Cohen goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 41:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamir Cohen on Tyrone Mears.
    • 39:01 Foul by Christian Kalvenes on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Gary Cahill takes the direct free kick.
    • 36:53 Matthew Taylor crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Brian Jensen.
    • 36:53 Booking Caution for Wade Elliott.
    • 36:45 Chung-Yong Lee fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 34:41 Assist on the goal came from Kevin Davies.
    • 34:41 GOAL - Chung-Yong LeeBolton 1 - 0 Burnley Chung-Yong Lee fires in a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Bolton 1-0 Burnley.
    • 33:38 Foul by Kevin Davies on Martin Paterson, free kick awarded. Michael Duff takes the direct free kick.
    • 33:08 Shot from outside the penalty box by Christian Kalvenes goes wide right of the goal.
    • 32:26 Foul by Kevin Davies on Tyrone Mears, free kick awarded. Tyrone Mears takes the free kick.
    • 32:03 Steven Fletcher is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
    • 31:19 Kevin Davies has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 30:04 The ball is delivered by Samuel Ricketts, save by Brian Jensen.
    • 28:48 The official flags Chung-Yong Lee offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
    • 28:32 Shot by Chris Eagles from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 27:58 Steven Fletcher has a drilled shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 26:41 Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Eagles goes wide right of the goal.
    • 26:13 The ball is crossed by Chung-Yong Lee, comfortable save by Brian Jensen.
    • 21:49 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Header from close in by Gary Cahill misses to the left of the target.
    • 21:15 Clarke Carlisle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matthew Taylor from right wing, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance.
    • 18:54 Gary Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher. Brian Jensen takes the free kick.
    • 17:59 Chung-Yong Lee produces a cross, Christian Kalvenes gets a block in.
    • 17:01 Effort on goal by Fabrice Muamba from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 15:48 Substitution Martin Paterson on for Graham Alexander.
    • 12:58 Michael Duff has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 12:29 Corner from right by-line taken by Graham Alexander.
    • 11:51 Substitution Kevin McDonald on for Chris McCann.
    • 10:00 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Alexander played to the near post, clearance by Matthew Taylor.
    • 4:32 Christian Kalvenes concedes a free kick for a foul on Chung-Yong Lee. Matthew Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Tyrone Mears.
    • 3:40 Kevin Davies fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 1:57 Chris Eagles takes a shot. Tamir Cohen gets a block in.
    • 1:12 Fabrice Muamba challenges Chris Eagles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Duff takes the free kick.
    • 0:56 The ball is sent over by Kevin Davies.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    As it stood on 26 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Man Utd 23 34 50
    2 Arsenal 22 34 48
    3 Chelsea 21 34 48
    4 Tottenham 23 20 41
    5 Liverpool 23 14 38
    6 Man City 21 12 38
    7 Aston Villa 21 11 36
    8 Birmingham 21 2 33
    9 Fulham 22 0 27
    10 Everton 21 -4 26
    11 Stoke 21 -7 25
    12 Blackburn 22 -16 24
    13 Sunderland 21 -8 23
    14 Wigan 20 -21 22
    15 Bolton 21 -13 21
    16 West Ham 22 -9 20
    17 Wolves 22 -21 20
    18 Burnley 22 -22 20
    19 Hull 22 -26 19
    20 Portsmouth 21 -14 15

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    Tuesday football as it happened
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    Tuesday's football photos
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    Bolton seal Weiss & Holden deals
    26 Jan 10 |  Bolton
    Striker Nimani makes Burnley move
    22 Jan 10 |  Burnley


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