Bolton late show claims the win over Blackburn

Ten-man Bolton stunned Blackburn by taking the lead then scoring a late winner in the 2-1 win over their Lancashire neighbours at the Reebok Stadium.
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Ten-man Bolton stunned Blackburn by taking the lead then scoring a late winner in the 2-1 win over their Lancashire neighbours at the Reebok Stadium.

For Bolton this was their first home win over Rovers since 2000 and it came about in the most dramatic fashion.

A dreary first half had ended scoreless and as Bolton began the second period looking good they seemed to have ruined their chance of three points when Mark Davies was sent off for an elbow on Phil Jones.

But this just galvanised the Wanderers who took the lead through substitute Fabrice Muamba shortly after the dismissal.

Rovers piled forward trying to make the extra man count and on 87 minutes seemed to have rescued a point with a Mame Biram Diouf strike.

But Stuart Holden responded almost immediately to seal the win and send Bolton up to fifth in the Premiership.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Venue: Reebok Stadium
Attendance: 24,471

Bolton scorers: Muamba 65, Holden 88

Blackburn scorers: Diouf 87

BOLTON WANDERERS
22 Jaaskelainen
04 Robinson
05 Cahill (yellow card)
12 Knight (yellow card)
18 Ricketts (yellow card)
08 Holden
10 Petrov (Taylor 77)
16 Davies (red card)
27 Lee (Muamba 58)
09 Elmander
14 Davies

Substitutes
01 Bogdan,
02 Steinsson,
06 Muamba,
07 Taylor,
17 Klasnic,
19 Moreno,
20 Blake

BLACKBURN ROVERS
01 Robinson
03 Olsson (yellow card) (Diouf 61)
04 Samba
05 Givet
06 Nelsen (yellow card)
27 Salgado (Dunn 72)
28 Jones (yellow card)
07 Emerton
12 Pedersen
10 Diouf (Hoilett 77)
30 Roberts

Substitutes
13 Bunn,
31 Hanley,
08 Dunn,
09 Kalinic,
21 Mwaruwari,
23 Hoilett,
41 Diouf

 
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