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Fulham   0 - 1   Bolton

Ivan Klasnic scores for Bolton
Klasnic kept his composure to volley in

By Saj Chowdhury

Bolton booked an FA Cup quarter-final tie at Birmingham after Ivan Klasnic's first-half goal saw off the challenge of Fulham at Craven Cottage.

The Croat struck early in the first half when he volleyed in from 12 yards after good work from Fabrice Muamba.

Klasnic had another shot parried away by Mark Schwarzer, who also saved well from winger Martin Petrov.

Bobby Zamora returned to action for the first time since September and went close for Fulham with a shot late on.

The England forward, who had been sidelined with a broken leg, sent an effort an effort fractionally over Adam Bogdan's bar in the last few moments.

But Zamora's strike was one of only a few clear-cut efforts on a day when Bolton came out top as a result of good organisation and clinical finishing.

Mark Hughes's side were the better team during the first quarter of the match, with Moussa Dembele forcing Bogdan into pulling off a good save with his feet.

They also went close through Clint Dempsey, who headed wide from Carlos Salcido's deflected delivery.

Bolton have proven to be superb on the counter-attack this season and a break in the 17th minute was another example.

Muamba marauded down the wing and fired in a fierce cross that Aaron Hughes failed to clear, allowing Croatian Klasnic to volley in the opener.

It was his second goal in a week and another welcome tonic during a season where injuries and off-the-field events have troubled the 31-year-old.

Fulham looked a little ragged after the goal and both playmaker Danny Murphy and Steve Sidwell were finding it hard to release Andrew Johnson and Dembele up front.

But the home side got no favours from referee Stuart Attwell.

The official from Warwickshire riled both Dembele and manager Hughes, who both thought the official made a mistake in not punishing Bolton defender David Wheater for repeated shirt pulling.

Attwell was at the centre of more controversy after the break when he booked Fulham defender Chris Baird and Martin Petrov after an altercation in which Baird appeared to thrust his hands at the face of the Bulgarian and might have been sent off.

Looking for a way back into the match, Hughes brought on Zamora, who had not played for the first team since September when he broke his leg in a game against Wolves.

The home side switched to playing three men in attack but the new formation meant they were now even more susceptible to conceding on the break.

On one occasion, Petrov picked up the ball after a Fulham free-kick broke down and he found Davies, who took too long in the area allowing Baird to clear.

In the final five minutes, Zamora attempted to write his own fairytale ending but his shot cleared the Bolton bar by about a foot.

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Sunday, 20 February 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 0-1 Bolton FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Klasnic 19

    Fulham

    Substitutes

    Bolton

    Substitutes

    Ref: AttwellAtt: 19,571
    FULHAM
    BOLTON

    Possession

    • Fulham 51%
    • Bolton 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Fulham 7
    • Bolton 3

    Attempts off target

    • Fulham 9
    • Bolton 2

    Corners

    • Fulham 11
    • Bolton 4

    Fouls

    • Fulham 8
    • Bolton 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:50 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • 90:00+4:21 The assistant referee flags for offside against Clint Dempsey. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+3:58 Clint Dempsey fouled by Stuart Holden, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
    • 90:00+3:58 Booking Stuart Holden is booked.
    • 90:00+2:04 The offside flag is raised against Johan Elmander. Chris Baird takes the indirect free kick.
    • 90:00+1:13 Danny Murphy takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.
    • 90:00+0:33 Gary Cahill fouled by Bobby Zamora, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 88:26 Bobby Zamora produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 87:38 Corner taken by Danny Murphy played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Robinson.
    • 86:38 The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Davies. Aaron Hughes takes the indirect free kick.
    • 85:49 Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line.
    • 83:49 Marcos Alonso delivers the ball.
    • 82:21 Chris Baird sends in a cross, clearance by David Wheater. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Clint Dempsey goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 79:12 Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line.
    • 78:35 Substitution Ivan Klasnic leaves the field to be replaced by Johan Elmander.
    • 78:24 Centre by Bobby Zamora, save made by Adam Bogdan.
    • 77:45 Andrew Johnson sends in a cross, save by Adam Bogdan.
    • 76:16 Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy from the left by-line, save by Adam Bogdan.
    • 73:43 Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer. Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Steve Sidwell makes a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Martin Petrov.
    • 72:37 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ivan Klasnic. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
    • 71:09 Foul by Paul Robinson on Danny Murphy, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 71:09 Booking Paul Robinson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 70:18 Bobby Zamora crosses the ball.
    • 68:52 The official flags Bobby Zamora offside. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.
    • 68:29 The ball is crossed by Andrew Johnson, David Wheater makes a clearance.
    • 68:11 Chung-Yong Lee sends in a cross, Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 67:25 Unfair challenge on Fabrice Muamba by Bobby Zamora results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 66:54 Substitution Bobby Zamora comes on in place of Zoltan Gera.
    • 66:19 Centre by Fabrice Muamba, clearance by Aaron Hughes.
    • 65:24 Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden from the left by-line, Andrew Johnson manages to make a clearance.
    • 64:17 Martin Petrov takes the inswinging corner, Zoltan Gera makes a clearance.
    • 63:15 Gary Cahill challenges Andrew Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
    • 63:01 A cross is delivered by Martin Petrov, Carlos Salcido makes a clearance.
    • 62:23 Moussa Dembele is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick.
    • 61:13 The referee blows for offside against Andrew Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 60:15 Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 59:05 Effort from outside the penalty box by Fabrice Muamba goes wide right of the target.
    • 58:48 Chris Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Petrov. Marcos Alonso takes the free kick.
    • 57:47 Booking Caution for Martin Petrov.
    • 57:46 Booking Chris Baird receives a yellow card.
    • 56:25 Martin Petrov produces a cross, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
    • 55:47 Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.
    • 53:44 Foul by Carlos Salcido on Stuart Holden, free kick awarded. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.
    • 53:02 The ball is swung over by Chris Baird, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.
    • 51:49 Chung-Yong Lee crosses the ball, clearance by Aaron Hughes.
    • 51:16 Shot from a long way out by Chris Baird goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 50:37 Fabrice Muamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
    • 50:37 Booking Fabrice Muamba booked.
    • 49:33 The assistant referee signals for offside against Moussa Dembele. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 48:55 Clint Dempsey challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:50 Marcos Alonso crosses the ball.
    • 47:11 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.
    • 46:04 Shot by Moussa Dembele from just outside the area goes over the net.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:02 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 45:00+1:59 Martin Petrov fouled by Chris Baird, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Bogdan takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:00+0:44 Centre by Kevin Davies, save made by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 40:38 Shot from outside the area by Clint Dempsey misses to the left of the target.
    • 39:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Zoltan Gera. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera by Marcos Alonso. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 38:00 Zoltan Gera crosses the ball, save by Adam Bogdan.
    • 34:08 The ball is crossed by Danny Murphy, Kevin Davies manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:45 Moussa Dembele crosses the ball, Stuart Holden makes a clearance. Danny Murphy decides to take a short corner.
    • 33:11 Unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Gary Cahill results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
    • 32:45 Chung-Yong Lee sends in a cross.
    • 31:48 Danny Murphy decides to take the corner short.
    • 29:12 Shot by Zoltan Gera from just outside the area goes over the net.
    • 25:16 A cross is delivered by Martin Petrov, Foul by Kevin Davies on Mark Schwarzer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 23:24 The offside flag is raised against Andrew Johnson. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.
    • 21:26 Clint Dempsey fouled by Fabrice Muamba, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Clint Dempsey from the free kick.
    • 19:43 Outswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line, Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Adam Bogdan makes a save.
    • 18:30 Fabrice Muamba crosses the ball, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
    • 18:30 GOAL - Ivan KlasnicFulham 0 - 1 Bolton Ivan Klasnic fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Bolton.
    • 15:32 Marcos Alonso crosses the ball.
    • 14:04 Danny Murphy takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Ivan Klasnic. The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Johnson. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 13:02 Zoltan Gera crosses the ball.
    • 11:03 Unfair challenge on Ivan Klasnic by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick. David Wheater takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:55 The ball is crossed by Carlos Salcido, Clint Dempsey has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 8:22 Martin Petrov crosses the ball, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
    • 7:15 Shot from just outside the box by Stuart Holden misses to the left of the target.
    • Correction - 4:02 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Adam Bogdan makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Murphy, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Clint Dempsey misses to the left of the goal.
    • 4:02 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan. Corner taken by Danny Murphy, Header by Clint Dempsey from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 3:45 Martin Petrov delivers the ball. A cross is delivered by Chung-Yong Lee, clearance by Zoltan Gera.
    • 3:15 Chung-Yong Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey. Chris Baird takes the direct free kick.
    • 2:38 Zoltan Gera concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Alonso. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.
    • 1:28 Danny Murphy takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Gary Cahill.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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