Fulham got a point on their travels, holding Bolton to a goalless draw at Reebok Stadium.
Bolton Wanderers: 0 Fulham: 0
Venue: Reebok Stadium Crowd: 20,352 Referee: Stuart Attwell Yellow cards:BW - Fabrice Muamba 40' FU - Zoltan Gera 62', Bobby Zamora 71', John Panstil 77'
Bolton were the more dominant side in the season opener with Fulham and were unlucky not to take all three points, coming close on a number of occasions.
The closest chance coming when midfielder Stuart Holden hit the post with just over ten minutes remaining but Cottagers keeper David Stockdale did well to thwart most of Bolton's forward forays and gain his side a valuable point away from home under new boss Mark Hughes.
BWJussi Jaaskelainen (gk), Zat Knight, Gary Cahill, Paul Robinson, Gretar Steinsson, Stuart Holden, Fabrice Muamba (M.Davies 86'), Martin Petrov (Taylor 86'), Lee Chung-yong, Johan Elmander (Klasnic 90'), Kevin Davies
Subs - Adam Bogdan (gk), Robbie Blake, Matthew Taylor (86'), Samuel Ricketts, Andrew O'Brien, Ivan Klasnic (90'), Mark Davies (86')
FU David Stockdale (gk), Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Stephen Kelly, John Pantsil, Dickson Etuhu, Danny Murphy, Zoltan Gera (Dempsey 75'), Damien Duff, Simon Davies, Bobby Zamora
Subs - Pascal Zuberbuhler (gk), Chris Baird, Jonathan Greening, Clint Dempsey (75'), Fredrik Stoor, David Elm, Bjorn Riise
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