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Wigan   0 - 1   Bolton

Ivan Klasnic
Klasnic celebrates the goal that redeemed earlier misses

By Les Roopanarine

A second-half strike by Ivan Klasnic earned Bolton a fifth-round FA Cup tie against Fulham as Wanderers knocked out Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

Gathering a pass from Mark Davies,the Croatia international turned in the box before shooting beyond Mike Pollitt to settle this fourth-round replay.

Jordi Gomez hit the bar for Wigan a few minutes later, but their much-changed side were otherwise disappointing.

Johan Elmander earlier hit the inside of the post for Bolton.

It was a deserved if laboured victory for Bolton, whose evening was epitomised by the variable nature of Klasnic's contribution.

Twice in the opening half he spurned good opportunities to put Bolton ahead, first when he shot tamely when one-on-one with Pollitt and then when he failed to connect with a Paul Robinson cross.

The striker redeemed himself with his goal, but on a night when quality was at a premium in front of a sparse crowd of just 7,515, the watching Fulham manager Mark Hughes will have seen little to fear ahead of Bolton's visit to Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Both sides were much changed, and Wigan's team sheet read like a manifesto for Premier League survival.

Out went nine of the players who started Saturday's 1-1 draw at Anfield, and in came a host of fresh faces including the teenage attacker Callum McManaman, who acquitted himself well until forced off by injury just before the break.

However, it was an enforced change that arguably proved most effective for the hosts. Without the solid goalkeeping of Pollitt - who owed his first start of the season to the ineligibility of Ali Al Habsi, the Omani on loan from Bolton - Wigan would have fallen behind long before they did.

Pollitt denied Johan Elmander when the Sweden international nipped in to capitalise on Gary Caldwell's stray back-pass, and Wigan were again indebted to the veteran keeper when he made an agile save from Martin Petrov's dipping volley.

Yet for all Pollitt's defiance, Bolton were clearly missing the incisive finishing of Daniel Sturridge, who has scored three goals in three games since his recent arrival on loan from Chelsea but was cup-tied here.

Had Owen Coyle's strikers made the most of their first-half chances - had Elmander not seen an early strike ruled out for offside after Pollitt could only parry a third-minute drive from Petrov - Bolton might have been well in front by the break.

As it was, they lived dangerously at times. Bolton defender David Wheater had to rely on his goalkeeper, Adam Bogdan, to spare his blushes when he sliced an early clearance.

Gomez clipped the bar for Wigan after he was set up by Ronnie Stam and the offside Mohamed Diame had an effort ruled out.

Following the death of Nat Lofthouse last month, Coyle called on his players to honour the great man's memory by putting together a good Cup run.

With or without a full-strength side, Bolton will have to play a lot better than this at Craven Cottage if they are to advance any further.

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 0-1 Bolton FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Klasnic 66

    Wigan

    Substitutes

    Bolton

    Substitutes

    Ref: OliverAtt: 7,515
    WIGAN
    BOLTON

    Possession

    • Wigan 42%
    • Bolton 58%

    Attempts on target

    • Wigan 1
    • Bolton 7

    Attempts off target

    • Wigan 7
    • Bolton 7

    Corners

    • Wigan 4
    • Bolton 8

    Fouls

    • Wigan 14
    • Bolton 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+6:37 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+5:42 Paul Robinson fouled by Adrian Lopez, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:56 Kevin Davies fouled by Steven Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johan Elmander.
    • 90:00+3:15 Martin Petrov has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 90:00+2:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Victor Moses. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 90:00+0:55 Substitution Tamir Cohen is brought on as a substitute for Fabrice Muamba.
    • 90:00+0:04 Martin Petrov takes a short corner.
    • 89:42 Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Hendry Thomas gets a block in.
    • 89:08 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jordi Gomez, save by Adam Bogdan.
    • 87:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Mark Davies. James McArthur restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:58 Booking Mark Davies booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 85:41 Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Davies. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.
    • 84:00 Mohamed Diame challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
    • 84:00 Substitution Ivan Klasnic goes off and Kevin Davies comes on.
    • 82:22 Shot by Victor Moses from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 80:49 Short corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line.
    • 78:51 The offside flag is raised against Martin Petrov. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Pollitt.
    • 77:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Mohamed Diame. Jordi Gomez takes the free kick.
    • 77:34 Booking Paul Robinson is booked.
    • 75:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Caldwell on Ivan Klasnic. Marcos Alonso crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Michael Pollitt.
    • 74:19 Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line to the near post.
    • 73:34 Foul by James McArthur on David Wheater, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
    • 72:14 Corner from the left by-line taken by Martin Petrov, clearance by Franco Di Santo.
    • 72:07 The referee blows for offside against Franco Di Santo. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 70:21 The official flags Martin Petrov offside. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.
    • 69:40 Jordi Gomez takes a shot.
    • 68:09 Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Mohamed Diame makes a clearance.
    • 67:14 The referee blows for offside. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 65:59 The assist for the goal came from Mark Davies.
    • 65:59 GOAL - Ivan KlasnicWigan 0 - 1 Bolton Ivan Klasnic grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Bolton.
    • 65:35 The assistant referee signals for offside against Martin Petrov. Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:12 Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Adrian Lopez.
    • 62:39 Shot by James McArthur from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
    • 61:33 Corner taken by Martin Petrov played to the near post.
    • 61:15 Martin Petrov takes a shot. Ronnie Stam gets a block in.
    • 59:18 Victor Moses fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Pollitt.
    • 58:40 James McArthur gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Petrov. Adam Bogdan takes the direct free kick.
    • 57:12 Substitution Samuel Ricketts goes off and Marcos Alonso comes on.
    • 54:42 Shot by Victor Moses from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
    • 53:39 Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Johan Elmander.
    • 50:38 Unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas by Mark Davies results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
    • 49:18 Mohamed Diame challenges Fabrice Muamba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
    • 48:10 The referee penalises Franco Di Santo for handball. Samuel Ricketts takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:20 Jordi Gomez has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 45:31 Fabrice Muamba produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:02 The referee blows for half time.
    • 43:47 Effort from inside the area by Jordi Gomez misses to the left of the target.
    • 42:01 Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. Hendry Thomas takes the free kick.
    • 42:01 Substitution Callum McManaman leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Moses.
    • 41:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas by Mark Davies. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
    • 39:42 Jordi Gomez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Davies. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Johan Elmander.
    • 39:25 Martin Petrov has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 39:16 Martin Petrov takes a inswinging corner.
    • 38:45 Martin Petrov has an effort at goal. Michael Pollitt makes a save.
    • 37:57 Ivan Klasnic has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
    • 35:13 Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Callum McManaman, free kick awarded. Jordi Gomez shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Adam Bogdan.
    • 30:14 Gary Cahill fouled by Hendry Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 29:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee by Callum McManaman. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.
    • 28:12 Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Michael Pollitt makes a save.
    • 27:15 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez from the left by-line, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.
    • 23:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Petrov on Jordi Gomez. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jordi Gomez.
    • 22:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Muamba on Jordi Gomez. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
    • 21:56 Martin Petrov takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.
    • 21:32 Johan Elmander takes a shot. Michael Pollitt makes a save.
    • 20:49 The official flags Franco Di Santo offside. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.
    • 19:37 Foul by Mark Davies on Ronnie Stam, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
    • 16:21 Foul by Mark Davies on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
    • 13:48 Hendry Thomas fouled by Ivan Klasnic, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Pollitt takes the direct free kick.
    • 12:55 Franco Di Santo challenges David Wheater unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bogdan takes the direct free kick.
    • 12:33 Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Ronnie Stam gets a block in.
    • 10:57 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Martin Petrov.
    • 10:10 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ivan Klasnic. Michael Pollitt takes the free kick.
    • 8:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Caldwell on Johan Elmander. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.
    • 7:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Muamba on Jordi Gomez. Adrian Lopez restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:52 The ball is sent over by Ronnie Stam, save by Adam Bogdan.
    • Correction - 3:17 Johan Elmander is ruled offside. Michael Pollitt takes the indirect free kick.
    • 3:17 Ivan Klasnic is ruled offside. Michael Pollitt takes the indirect free kick.
    • 2:35 Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.
    • 1:53 Ivan Klasnic has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 1:21 James McArthur challenges Mark Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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