MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 1 v Sheffield Wednesday 1
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- Dougie Freedman's side look for back-to-back wins for the first time in six months.
- Failure to beat Wanderers would mean Sheffield Wednesday set a new record for the longest winless run at the start of a season.
- Wanderers are two short of conceding 1,500 goals in the second tier of English football.
And the referee brings the game to an end, all square here at the Reebok. 1-1.
Wednesday trying to play out the remaining time in the corner
Coke is replaced by Palmer for the visitors
Mills again meets Chungy's corner and Kirkland is equal to it!
Mill's header is saved by Kirkland
Chungy wins a corner and grabs the ball to take it
The fourth official has indicated there will be a minimum of four minutes added time
Ngog is penalised for pulling Reda Johnson whilst attempting to get onto the end of Baptiste's cross
And at the other end Jermaine Johnson drags an effort wide of Bogdans post
Mills has a shot from the edge of the area that was easy pickings for Kirkland
Chungy gets to the by-line and his cross is turned behind by Zayatte
Spearing doesn't seem to be in too much pain as he jogs back onto the pitch
All 22 players are in the centre-circle surrounding the referee
Semedo is sent off for a high challenge on Spearing!
Ream put a good foot in the stop Antonio getting on the end of a dangerous cross
Johnson brings down Hall in the penalty area but the referee waves away the protests - looked nailed on from here
Hall is booked for a cynical foul on Buxton, was out of frustration more than anything
The keeper spills the ball to Chungy and his cut-back puts it on a plate for Beckford but the shot is straight at Kirkland
Ngog makes an instant beating three Sheffield defenders but is denied at the last by kirkland
Ngog replaces Danns
Baptiste is cautioned for dissent
Ngog is ready to come on at the next break in play
Baptiste blocks Antonio's shot
Buxton's cross gets the faintest of touches by Mills and Jermaine Johnson fails to get on the end of it
McPhail's floated free-kick is headed in by Reda Johnson, unsure why the flag was raised but presuming the defender started in an offside position
Sheffield Wednesday have the ball in the back of the net but it is ruled out by Sian Massey
Baptiste fouled Helan two-yards outside the Bolton penalty area, McPhail stands over the free-kick
A yellow smoke bomb is released in the away end
Hall is now on for Eagles
Jermaine Johnson shoots wide under pressure from Ream
Eagles fires over from 12-yards after Chungy's cut-back. Should have done much better
Reda Johnson gets on the end of Antonio's cross but a combination of Baptiste and Mills kept the ball out
There are too many Johnson's on this pitch for my liking!
Matty Fryatt is replaced by Jermaine Johnson
Chungy's follow up was block and Eagles sliced his shot wide
Half-hearted penalty shout from Bolton - Dann's was appeared to have been pushed in the back as he attempted to get on the end of Eagles' cross
Spearing slides in to block Helan's cross
Ream gets in the way of Fryatt's shot
Lack of movement is forcing Bolton to go direct as Beckford is caught offside from McNaughton's long ball
Spearing's short free-kick is read by the Wednesday defence
Chungy replaces Feeney
Beckford is fouled in an advanced position
Lennie Lawrence is showing Chungy his clipboard, looks like the winger could be introduced soon
Antonio smashes a volley inches past Bogdan's post from Helan's cross
Helan forces Bogdan into smart save at the near post pushing the ball against his own post then catching it. I bet he couldn't do that again if he tried!
McPhail's free-kick is well held by Bogdan
Mills fouls Helan 30-yards out, free-kick to Wednesday
Feeney feeds the overlapping McNaughton but his tame cross goes straight behind for a goalkick
Baptiste fouls Antonio from behind infront of the dug-outs
Sheffield Wednesday get the second-half underway
The referee brings the first-half to an end.
Feeney's long throw is cleared and Spearing gets back well to slow down Antonio
Feeney carries the ball a long way and wins a attacking throw-in
Bogdan comes out to collect McPhail's through ball
Bolton can't seem to get out of their own half at the minute
The free-kick evades everyone and goes out for a goalkick
@MarcIles looks like we playing with 9 at moment eagles and danns very poor #bwfc— @fscccboris 19 October 2013
Ream is stepping up to a free-kick wide right of goal
Spearing is fouled by Coke in the centre-circle
Fryatt heads over the crossbar from Buxton's cross
McPhail's through ball was asking a little too much of Fryatt and the ball goes out for a Bolton goalkick
Roger Johnson allows McNaughton's long ball to run behind for a goalkick under pressure from Danns
McPhail's corner was knocked on at the front post and was just inches too high for Roger Johnson to finish at the back stick
Kevin McNaughton's wasn't wrong with what he said this week... it really is a tin hat job for Wanderers.
Baptiste manages to get a foot on the ball and clear behind for a corner
Helan's cross from the left went over the head of Mills and Baptiste dives in at the back post leaving Bogdan with no chance
Baptiste heads into his own goal to level proceedings
Eagles' optimistic effort is blocked by Roger Johnson
Helan fouls McNaughton in the right-back position
@MarcIles the local lads here enjoyed the news that Beckford scored seems he is a bit of a hero with some— @garry4960 19 October 2013
The visitors are trying to keep the ball and kill all of this Bolton momentum
Baptiste fires a left-footed shot straight down the throat of Kirkland
Beckford cuts in from the right flank and attempted to bend the ball into the far corner but was well blocked by Zayatte
RT @MarcIles: Danns backheel into the path of Beckford, who flicked it past Kirkland. Wanderers were down to 10 men too with Spearing off t…— @JordanMcD2 19 October 2013
Dann's flick from the clearence went through to Beckford and he finished emphatically with the outside of his foot from 12-yards!
Beckford scores for Bolton!
Rodger Johnson's header from the resulting corner in saved by Bogdan at his near post
Fryatt finds himself one-on-one from Helan's through ball and forces Bogdan into a fantastic save down to his left
Coke fires wide of Bogdans post after great work from Antonio to skip past a couple of half-hearted challenges and slide him in
Feeney's low cross is a little too close to the goalkeeper and Kirkland collects as Beckford slides in
Beckford brings down a long ball on his chest and tries to play in the overlapping Eagles but his pass was intercepted
Feeney's tantilizing low cross needed to be touched behind by Zayatte as Beckford was waiting to pounce
Feeney's clever reverse ball is well read by Roger Johnson
Feeney fouls Reda Johnson in the attacking thrid, who seemed to have gone down a little too easy considering his size
Medo shields the ball out for a goalkick
RT @MarcIles: Reda Johnson - that is one gigantic left back #bwfc #swfc— @BenLOrme 19 October 2013
Zayatte is down after a challenge by Beckford, no physio required and Kirkland takes the free-kick
The Wanderers looking to get every player on the ball early doors
2:17pm Sat 19 Oct 13
CeBe from Sweden says
Good starting line up toay and a strong bench too. Astonishing though that Bogdan still is the first choice after the 8 goals behind him against NL. It´s sad that Lonergan don´t get a fair chance!
Bolton get the game underway shooting left to right
The teams are leaving the tunnel and begin the pre-match handshakes, only minutes from kick-off now!
Hearing it could be more than 2,000 from thre Steel City. Fair play to them.
Fair sized following from Wednesday - a good 1,500
Spearing skippers the side on his 50th appearance
Giles Coke in the Wednesday team today. Last time he was here Wanderers were beaten 2-1 by Northampton Town and Gary Cahill got sent off.
Although his most memorable will be the Stoke away game that sent Bolton down
Chris Foy's last bwfc game was the 2-1 home win over Burnley last season
Chris Foy is the man in the middle today, Sian Massey and Mathew Wilkes are the assistants
Eaves only makes the bench for Rotherham
Sordell and Andrews are both starting for Charlton and Brighton
@OfficialBWFC @MarcIles No C.Davies today?— @icedgraphics 19 October 2013
SWFC subs: Martinez, Llera, Mattock, Huhiu, J Johnson, Palmer, Maghoma
SWFC Starting XI: Kirkland, Buxton, Reda Johnson, Roger Johnson, McPhail, Coke, Antonio, Helan, Semedo, Fryatt, Zayatte
BWFC subs: Lonergan, Knight, Pratley, Hall, Chung-Yong, Moritz, Ngog
BWFC Starting XI: Bogdan, Baptiste, Mills, Ream, McNaughton, Medo, Spearing, Danns, Eagles, Feeney, Beckford
@MarcIles I want to see @andremoritz10 play today as well though— @jameswaddicker 19 October 2013
@MarcIles I'd be tempted to make one change - Moritz in for a bit of flair.— @DanSumner85 19 October 2013
@MarcIles Might as well, gives wrong message tinkering with a winning side.— @Big_Sharps 19 October 2013
@MarcIles yes. It's only fair. 1st win last game.— @jameswaddicker 19 October 2013
@MarcIles 100% yes— @Yantzee39 19 October 2013
Teams should be out in the next 20 mins or so - but how would you change things, if at all?
Zat Knight in his skipper's column: "The manager has shaken the team up in recent weeks and we welcomed three new players into the squad and they have all made a positive impact."
DF in the programme: "I think our home performances so far have warranted more points than we have accrued. But that is no longer enough and we must now translate those performances into results."
They have drawn six of their 10 games so far. Wanderers have struggled for home form. Odds must be short on honours even here.
Anyway, hopefully we're all smiling at 5pm this evening. Not an easy game at all, even through Wednesday are still searching for their first win.
Forgive the little joke. Not quite in the Roy Hodgson class...
Big day for the Whites after finally getting that @*&%$ off their back with a first win against Birmingham City.
Good afternoon folks - I'm in the saddle and looking forward to getting back down to business after the international break!
FREEDMAN WARY OF WEDNESDAY'S THREAT
“Their situation is similar,” he said. “I watched them down at QPR the other week and this division is very, very close.
“They are a team that has got a bit of pace about it. They have some very decent players.
“Yes, they are not having a fantastic time of it thus far but there is enough quality in there to suggest that could change. The boy Matty Fryatt is a good striker.
“We must try and step to the same kind of performance that we have been showing in the last five or six games."
SHEFF WED BOSS DAVE JONES ON A DIFFICULT START
“You could flip the division around and nobody would be surprised,” he said. “It’s a strong division. What we’ve got to do is stay positive, keep going.
“We’re not that far away.
“We think we should be 10 points better off but we’re not, and we’ve got to try to make amends for that.
“Everybody here is working their socks off to make sure we get it right and we propel ourselves up the division and are stabilised in the division and have a shout of fighting to get out of it.”
HEAD TO HEADS
Wanderers 3 Wednesday 1
JOHN Sutcliffe became the first-ever Wanderers player to be sent off at Burnden Park when he was dismissed for bad language towards an official in a Division One clash with Wednesday.
The incident occurred when the referee awarded a goal for the visiting team that Sutcliffe claimed did not cross the line. He was later suspended for 14 days.
Wanderers held on to claim a victory to help avenge their 5-1 defeat against the South Yorkshiremen earlier in the season.
Wednesday 7 Wanderers 0
THE 1914/15 campaign was a strange one for Wanderers, who just two months after suffering this – a record-equalling league defeat, had beaten Aston Villa 7-1 to register their best league win.
The team also progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup by beating Notts County, Millwall, Burnley and Hull City, only to lose to Sheffield United at Ewood Park. The Blades went on to beat Chelsea in the final to lift the trophy for a third time.
Wanderers finished fourth bottom of Division One that season – but ahead of three clubs now considered giants of the English game: Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs.
Wednesday 1 Wanderers 0
GOING into the last game of the season, Wednesday had to win to avoid relegation to Division Three.
It was a four-way battle to avoid being the third club to fall through the trapdoor along with Preston North End and Swindon, with Crystal Palace, Oxford United and Cardiff City all capable of going down.
Rookie manager Stephen Burtenshaw had been appointed by the Owls to replace the legendary Derek Dooley but things looked bleak as they headed into the final game on the back of an 8-0 thumping against Middlesbrough.
In the end, Ken Knighton rescued Wednesday with the game’s only goal. Their stay of execution lasted only a season, however, with the club relegated to Division Three a year later for the first time in their history.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Warhurst was used everywhere except the net for both Wednesday and Wanderers. The utility man was on the losing side in the 1993 FA Cup Final and the 1993 League Cup Final for the Yorkshire club.
The Brazillian centre back first came to England via Hillsborough and he became an instant hit with the fans before joining Chelsea. Thome was a regular during his year at the Reebok in which Bolton finished eighth in the Premier League.
Wanderers – 1996-1998
Wednesday – 1989-1996
Sheridan scored the winner in the 1991 League Cup Final for The Owls and enjoyed arguably the best part of his career in Sheffield. The Stretford born midfielder was part of the Bolton team that were promoted to the Premier League in 1997 with 98 points and 100 goals scored.
ONE TO WATCH
It has been a bleak season for Wednesdayites so far but the arrival of striker Fryatt on loan from Hull City has provided a bit of cheer.
After struggling with injury for the last 18 months, the 27-year-old was shipped out to Hillsborough to remedy their striker search, scoring on his full debut against Brighton.
He went close to sealing all three points against Ipswich Town last time out too – bringing an outstanding save out of Dean Gerken with a late volley.
Steve Bruce looks like bringing his back into the Premier League fold at the end of his month-long deal, so Fryatt could potentially have only two games remaining in a Wednesday shirt.
This will also be the striker’s first-ever game against Wanderers.
Dave Jones faces a choice at left-back after regular Reda Johnson limped out of the Owls last game with a groin problem. His fitness will be checked but former Leicester City starlet Joe Mattock would be the likely replacement.
Jones prefers to play a 4-5-1 formation away from Hillsborough and that could mean that 6ft 6ins target man Adthe Nuhiu is dropped to the bench in favour of an extra midfielder.
Speedy winger Jose Semedo could be brought in, with on-loan Matty Fryatt tasked with leading the line alone.
Keeper Damian Martinez has also arrived on loan from Arsenal and should be brought on to the bench.
David Prutton is definitely out of contention after turning his ankle in training.
Likely line-up (4-5-1): Kirkland; Buxton, Roger Johnson, Llera, Mattock; Antonio, Helan, Coke, McPhail, Semedo; Fryatt.
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