domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

Bolton Wanderers 0 - 2 Everton

While other star players have quit Goodison Park, the big talent with the big hair remains. And Everton’s best-paid player scored a big goal as he and Apostolos Vellios finally kick-started their campaign.
While most sides’ seasons commence in August, Everton’s has belatedly begun in November. Back-to-back wins have propelled David Moyes’ men into the top eight.
They are on the up, Bolton stuck in a slump that has lasted seven months. They have lost eight of their last nine at home, 15 times in 18 Premier League games.
“It’s been a horrible couple of months,” said boss Owen Coyle. “There’s no getting away from the stigma of being in the bottom three.”
With David Wheater sent off for the second time this season, Wanderers lost a man long before they lost a goal. Carry on at this rate and they will lose their Premier League status.

It wasn’t just the fog at kick-off that made this another dark day at the Reebok Stadium. It was the 90 minutes that followed.
But they survived for almost half-an-hour with a man fewer until Fellaini made the breakthrough.
“He did a brilliant job today,” said Everton boss Moyes.
When the excellent Leighton Baines – another his manager praised – steered a low cross to the edge of the six-yard box, Fellaini swept it into the roof of the net. It was his first league goal since January.
Vellios was rather quicker to make his mark.
He had been on the pitch for only four minutes when he struck. Baines’ deep cross was met by a sliding Tim Cahill, who squared the ball for the 19-year-old striker to tap it into the unguarded net.

“I’m quite enjoying giving the young boys a chance,” Moyes added.
Vellios is proof that the kids are all right at Goodison Park. But the full-backs are failing for Bolton. Right-back has been a problem position all season.
With Joe Riley injured and Dedryck Boyata failing a fitness test, Wheater was pressed into emergency service there. He didn’t even last 20 minutes.
Wheater’s troubles were all of his own making. A terrible tackle followed a poor touch, the defender lunging in at Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
“The rules are if your studs are showing, you leave yourself open to a red card,” said Coyle. “He did lead with his studs.” Moyes agreed with referee Michael Oliver. “The correct decision,” he said. “If it was one of my players, I would have expected a red card.”
Down to 10 men, Bolton had one great chance, when Tim Howard denied Ivan Klasnic.
At the other end, Everton were dominant after Fellaini struck.
“Every game you don’t win, the next one becomes bigger again,” Coyle said. From now on, they are all huge for Bolton.MAN of the MATCH: Leighton Baines – Involved in both goals, he excelled in attack and defence alike on the left flank. Terrific.BOLTON: Jaaskelainen; Wheater, G Cahill, Knight, Robinson; M Davies, Reo-Coker (Steinsson 71st), Muamba (Pratley 61st), Eagles; K Davies (Tuncay 71st), Klasnic.
EVERTON: Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines; Coleman, Osman, Fellaini, Bilyaletdinov (Gueye 90th); T Cahill (Barkley 88th); Saha (Vellios 74th).

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