MATCHDAY LIVE: Hull City 3 Wanderers 1

This live event has finished

4:53pm

That's all at the KC Stadium. My brief match report is up online on the Wanderers section of The Bolton News website. I'll be posting some post-match reaction as and when I get it.

4:47pm

McLean on for Simpson

4:45pm

McShane on for Koren

4:43pm

Mark Davies booked for a foul on Simpson

4:42pm

Knight gets his head to Eagles' deep free kick but can't divert it towards goal.

4:38pm

Simpson has a goal disallowed for clattering into Bogdan... Now where have I seen that before?

4:37pm

Mears swings a good cross in, Sordell gets across his marker but puts his header wide. How crucial could that have been?

4:36pm

Sordell on for Kevin Davies

4:36pm

Sordell on for Kevin Davies

4:35pm

"Sacked in the morning" coming from the Wanderers fans...

4:33pm

Marvin Sordell now waiting to enter the game...

4:33pm

Eagles tries to curl one from 30yds. Waste. Ends up with the furious Whites fans behind the goal...

4:30pm

Just under 20 mins remaining. Evans booked for a nasty foul on Spearing.

4:25pm

Evans coming on for Aluko, who's injured.

4:24pm

No, but I can't imagine any of the fans are happy with this...

4:24pm

Despite the scoreline, Spearing has been the best Wanderers player on the pitch so far.

4:23pm

Great pass by Spearing through to Afobe, but the young striker pulled his shot wide.

4:19pm

Mark Davies played in by Kevin Davies, and his shot is deflected over the bar by Bruce. Great defending.

4:18pm

And by the way, this could be six or seven by the way Hull are tearing into us...

4:18pm

Another corner whipped in by Hull. It was Olofinjana who got above his marker and the ball bounced off both posts before being hooked away. Wanderers at sixes and sevens.

4:16pm

4:10pm

Bogdan just pushed away a stinging shot from Quinn. Hull more likely to score a fourth here...

4:09pm

Keith Andrews brought off for Afobe.

4:09pm

1-0 up to 3-1 down... Benik Afobe coming on.

4:08pm

4:07pm Sat 1 Sep 12

gangster22 says

Something that no one has mentioned but I feel it could work..4-4-1-1 with kevin favies being the player between attack and mid field..he could help both out,with his work rate and winning the ball as much as he ddoes I feel it would work well..
At this rate I fear coyle wont have long long left to try things

I'd try anything at the moment...

4:08pm

Tim Ream turned inside out there by Simpson. Not good enough. And Quinn couldn't miss. Terrible defending by Wanderers.

4:07pm

GOAL! Quinn taps in from close range after great run by Jay Simpson

4:05pm

Looked like a typical centre half challenge on the goalkeeper, which is fine by me, but usually pulled up by referees nowadays.

4:04pm

GOAL! Quinn's corner headed - seemingly out of Bogdan's hands - by Faye!

4:02pm

Second half underway...

4:01pm

Players back on the pitch.  Can't see any changes.

4:00pm

That doesn't make good reading...

3:56pm

They've looked okay. Aluko has caused a few flutters going through the middle but most of Hull's success has come from the wingbacks in Dudgeon and Elmohamady.

3:53pm

Wanderers need to step it up second half. I'd personally be happy with a point, provided the performance warranted a bit of praise. So far, it's more like the Forest game, where you felt a little bit short-changed.

3:50pm

Spearing looked good. Didn't waste the ball, broke up attacks and made a few nice interceptions.

3:50pm

Common consensus in the press box is that there was a deflection on the second goal too. Looks like Bogdan had no chance.

3:47pm

Wanderers have had two decent patches, scoring in the first, and heading into the half time break looking okay too.

3:45pm

That's half time.

3:45pm

Amos off his line to make the save after Eagles got his toe to a through ball from Andrews ahead of Elmohamady

3:44pm

Olofinjana scrambles the ball behind after Eagles looped a free kick in towards Knight.

3:43pm

Elmohamady produces another great cross from the right. Simpson had a free header on goal but nodded it wide... Real let off for the Whites.

3:40pm

TYPO!

3:39pm

Spearing tries his luck from 20 yards out but it's high and wide.

3:36pm

Hull have been on top since equalising. Akulo looks a real threat.

3:31pm

Just when it looked like Wanderers had settled, Hull sneak down their right and get a ball into the box that should have been cleared. Think it was Ream who diverted it into path of Akulo, but will stand corrected.

3:29pm

GOAL! Elmohamady cross from the right half-cleared into the path of Aluko who sweeps home.

3:24pm

Got the feel of the Forest game at the moment. One side attacks, looks dangerous, then allows the other team to have a go.

3:22pm

Mazy dribble from the Hull striker, who was just distracted enough by Ream to allow Bogdan to get a block in.

3:21pm

Akulo just sliced through the Wanderers defence. A fine last ditch tackle from Ream/Bogdan stopped him opening the scoring.

3:20pm

Hull's fans have responded. And they are finding some space out wide with this wing back system.

3:18pm

That was a great strike from Eagles, who had been the brightest performer of the first 15 mins.

3:16pm

GOAL! Eagles drills a free-kick from some 35 yards. It could have taken a deflection but who cares?

3:14pm

3:14pm

That's the first time the football has flowed for Wanderers. Eagles has started well.

3:13pm

Good give and go from Eagles and Kevin Davies. Sam Ricketts picks up the ball and his shot is delected into the hands of Amos

3:10pm

Eagles lofts a free kick towards Kevin Davies, who wins the header but hits the side-netting. Unlucky.

3:09pm

Koren, right-footed, got it round the wall but Bogdan watched it safely drift over the bar.

3:09pm

Foul by Ream on Simpson on the edge of the box. American protesting but this is a chance...

3:08pm

Simpson gets his head on Quinn's cross but doesn't get a good connection. Bogdan watches it bounce wide.

3:06pm

Cagey start from Wanderers. Hull have seen plenty of the ball, but signs they are happy to hit on the break.

3:02pm

Good interception from Spearing - Eagles breaks down left and is brought down. Free kick lofted in but Amos does well to claim.

3:01pm

Spearing already dishing out orders at the back.

2:59pm

And we're off!

2:59pm

And we're off!

2:57pm

So, Spearing makes his debut and Coyle goes back to 4-5-1. Big decision. Will it work?

2:54pm

There's no pleasing some people!

2:52pm

Congrats to @AliAlhabsi who became a father again overnight. Top, top man.

2:49pm

Brilliant! Two of Jay Jay's former clubs, of course!

2:47pm

KC Stadium not even half full yet... but a fine venue nevertheless. Always enjoyed coming here.

2:43pm

You sense this afternoon is a big one for Wanderers. Lose, and it's going to be a very long international break. Win, and we're all looking forward to Watford at home.

2:41pm

Our referee today is Christopher Sarginson from Staffordshire. Just the other week he was sending off Bury captain Steven Schumacher.

2:40pm

Opinions eh?

2:24pm

 
Paying the price for the second goal against Forest?

2:23pm

He has made the bench. Casualty of the system, perhaps?

2:22pm

Quite surprised to hear Steve Bruce is playing wingbacks, especially when one of them is Ahmed Elmohamady... Something to exploit perhaps?

2:20pm

Here are the teams...

Hull (5-3-2): Amos; Elmohamady, Chester, Faye, Bruce, Dudgeon; Koren, Olofinjana, Quinn; Akulo, Simpson.

 

Subs: Oxley, Rosenior, Dawson, Evans, McLean, McShane, Proschwitz.

 

Wanderers (4-5-1): Bogdan; Mears, Knight, Ream, Ricketts; Eagles, Spearing, Mark Davies, Andrews, Chung-Yong; Kevin Davies.

 

Subs: Lonergan, Alonso, Mills, Petrov, Afobe, Sordell, Pratley.

 

Referee: Chris Sarginson (Staffs)

2:15pm

Watching Jussi and the ex-Wanderers brigade on the big screen here. Remember him having an absolute worldy here at the KC Stadium a couple of years ago.

2:14pm

Agreed. He had a good pre-season.

2:12pm

2:11pm

Hull's pitch mown in concentric circles... quite odd. Must remember to make reference to it in my match report later on...

2:09pm

So it's 4-5-1... which will make a lot of people happy. Just spoke to John McGinlay, who reckons the decision gives Wanderers a chance to get a foothold in the game, then go for the jugular. Wait and see if he's correct.

2:06pm

So that makes it: Bogdan; Mears, Ream, Knight, Ricketts; Eagles, Spearing, Mark Davies, Andrews, Chung-Yong, Kevin Davies.

 

Subs to folllow...

2:05pm

Tim Ream and Marvin Sordell out.

2:04pm

TEAM NEWS: Faster than normal... Jay Spearing and Matt Mills in.

2:02pm

No team news yet. Would expect it within the next 25 minutes.

For the record, I'd have Jay Spearing in the team - but whether that means dropping someone (Mark Davies) and sticking with 4-4-2 or going 4-5-1, I'm undecided.

What do you think?

2:00pm

OK. Just made the long and winding journey up to the press box, passing Dean Windass en route.... Just need a moment...

1:59pm

 
 
 
Glad to be of service!
 
 

1:28pm

You can join in on the discussion this afternoon in two ways...

 

Either log into The Bolton News site to leave comments as you'd normally do on an article. I'll keep tabs on them, promise.

 

Or you can log into Twitter and fire your questions to me @MarcIles

 

1:23pm

All eyes on the starting line-up today. Will new loan signing Jay Spearing feature? Will Coyle stick with the 4-4-2 he played against Forest in the last Championship game?

1:21pm

A warm welcome from a bright and sunny KC Stadium where owen Coyle's Wanderers could well do with a pick-me-up after their demoralising cup exit at Crawley.

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4:07pm Sat 1 Sep 12

gangster22 says...

Something that no one has mentioned but I feel it could work..4-4-1-1 with kevin favies being the player between attack and mid field..he could help both out,with his work rate and winning the ball as much as he ddoes I feel it would work well..
At this rate I fear coyle wont have long long left to try things
Something that no one has mentioned but I feel it could work..4-4-1-1 with kevin favies being the player between attack and mid field..he could help both out,with his work rate and winning the ball as much as he ddoes I feel it would work well.. At this rate I fear coyle wont have long long left to try things gangster22

4:13pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Rememberscarborough says...

I've got a lot of time for OC but his half time "team talks" seem to do nothing but harm. Maybe better for the team to stay on the pitch...
I've got a lot of time for OC but his half time "team talks" seem to do nothing but harm. Maybe better for the team to stay on the pitch... Rememberscarborough

4:30pm Sat 1 Sep 12

gangster22 says...

I do like coyle but as a manager he is just not good enough I fear..tactically wise he is clueless and things for the past 18-20 moths have gone from worse to worse..after every game he says the same things,i just wish one time he would just say we were awful etc...not good enough and if we want to turn things around I fear coyle may be the one to go
I do like coyle but as a manager he is just not good enough I fear..tactically wise he is clueless and things for the past 18-20 moths have gone from worse to worse..after every game he says the same things,i just wish one time he would just say we were awful etc...not good enough and if we want to turn things around I fear coyle may be the one to go gangster22

4:34pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Nigbwfc says...

How long will our club accept this Mr Megson sacked for less and after keeping us up not getting us relegated
How long will our club accept this Mr Megson sacked for less and after keeping us up not getting us relegated Nigbwfc

5:13pm Sat 1 Sep 12

RB Spain says...

WEst Ham won today with most of BWFC players Good old Sam.
WEst Ham won today with most of BWFC players Good old Sam. RB Spain

5:23pm Sat 1 Sep 12

fieryfred says...

just watched west ham, 5 ex bolton players plus manager, all in prem. we have championship manager and rubish players, time for coyle to go, or further down we go.
just watched west ham, 5 ex bolton players plus manager, all in prem. we have championship manager and rubish players, time for coyle to go, or further down we go. fieryfred

5:50pm Sat 1 Sep 12

gangster22 says...

Coyle obviously is struggling and things are going from bad to worse...how about coyle out and harry rednapp in?-maybe bit ambitious to get him but he looking for a job,get him quick before someone else does imo
Coyle obviously is struggling and things are going from bad to worse...how about coyle out and harry rednapp in?-maybe bit ambitious to get him but he looking for a job,get him quick before someone else does imo gangster22

6:00pm Sat 1 Sep 12

saj70n says...

With a team full of home grown talent this is the result rubbish football no tactics no skill, I don't care what people say if you want to compete 95% of the players should be foreign
With a team full of home grown talent this is the result rubbish football no tactics no skill, I don't care what people say if you want to compete 95% of the players should be foreign saj70n

7:11pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Lee66 says...

Why are we only permitted to comment on certain articles relating to bwfc coyle etc? Coyle gartside out now !!
Why are we only permitted to comment on certain articles relating to bwfc coyle etc? Coyle gartside out now !! Lee66

10:58am Sun 2 Sep 12

booths says...

ive supported bwfc since 1948 many yrs as aseason ticket holder but after1 seasonof owen coyle id had enough no plan b, bad tactician, cannot organise the defence,time to get rid of his defensive coach steve davieswho
has had two yrs to sort out and organise the defense now no better if owen does not im afried he will have to go.
jack s.
ive supported bwfc since 1948 many yrs as aseason ticket holder but after1 seasonof owen coyle id had enough no plan b, bad tactician, cannot organise the defence,time to get rid of his defensive coach steve davieswho has had two yrs to sort out and organise the defense now no better if owen does not im afried he will have to go. jack s. booths

4:09pm Sun 2 Sep 12

Rob Wanderer says...

I must agree oc is skating on thin ice,the fans can only put up with so much dire football.As said before why not play kevin just behind the front two and give abit of bully in the mid field,and what as oc got against petrov he his no worse than any of the other players.If Bolton dont get their act together we will be in div one come on you whites
I must agree oc is skating on thin ice,the fans can only put up with so much dire football.As said before why not play kevin just behind the front two and give abit of bully in the mid field,and what as oc got against petrov he his no worse than any of the other players.If Bolton dont get their act together we will be in div one come on you whites Rob Wanderer

10:53am Mon 3 Sep 12

Mike On The Wire says...

I was at the Hull game. An extremely poor performance again from Bolton. We looked disorganised aagain and had no width compared to a superbly marshalled Hull. The biggest coaching howler to my mind is the static behaviour of our players in the box when we have an opportunity from a free kick. This handed the iniative to Hull defenders every time whilst their players moved around in the box for each corner and free kick they took...and that is how they scored the equaliser by creating confusion. We seem to have no guile. The coaches are responsible for this situaton and are just not good enough. Also, the pace was too slow for the championship. To quote a Mark Cohn song....We are going nowhere fast.
I was at the Hull game. An extremely poor performance again from Bolton. We looked disorganised aagain and had no width compared to a superbly marshalled Hull. The biggest coaching howler to my mind is the static behaviour of our players in the box when we have an opportunity from a free kick. This handed the iniative to Hull defenders every time whilst their players moved around in the box for each corner and free kick they took...and that is how they scored the equaliser by creating confusion. We seem to have no guile. The coaches are responsible for this situaton and are just not good enough. Also, the pace was too slow for the championship. To quote a Mark Cohn song....We are going nowhere fast. Mike On The Wire

1:38pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Mike On The Wire says...

In my earlier comment regarding the Hull game my comment about the coaches refers to the tactics they employed on the day not being good enough to beat the opposition. The comment is not about the coaches themselves.
In my earlier comment regarding the Hull game my comment about the coaches refers to the tactics they employed on the day not being good enough to beat the opposition. The comment is not about the coaches themselves. Mike On The Wire

1:47pm Mon 3 Sep 12

crompo g says...

Time for coyle and his team to go before more damage is done. if we are not pushing automatic come january then bye bye to holden, chungy, mark davies all for peanuts. Premier league now seems a distant memory...act now Gartside.
Time for coyle and his team to go before more damage is done. if we are not pushing automatic come january then bye bye to holden, chungy, mark davies all for peanuts. Premier league now seems a distant memory...act now Gartside. crompo g

4:44pm Mon 3 Sep 12

icky says...

Couldn't agree anymore i'm sorry but its time for Coyle to go,but also i feel Garside and Davies should sell up aswell.The problems started when big Sam was here and he wanted to try and get into the champions league but Bolton Wanderers would not take gamble and back him.This in my opinion is why we are in this league now,relegation as been on the cards for at least the last 3 years.It makes me laugh when every season we dont go and buy some good decent players majority of the time its loans,and we've had some cracking loans at Bolton Wanderers the likes of Wiltshire and Sturridge,but these players then go back to there clubs.Why can't we take a gamble and buy these players or at least try and buy them instead of penny pinching on rubbish.If Bolton Wanderers don't start to tighten that back line and stop conceading sloppy goals then i'm sorry Bolton fans kiss goodbye for a return back to the Premiership,to be honest i think they'll be lucky to get into the play offs.
Couldn't agree anymore i'm sorry but its time for Coyle to go,but also i feel Garside and Davies should sell up aswell.The problems started when big Sam was here and he wanted to try and get into the champions league but Bolton Wanderers would not take gamble and back him.This in my opinion is why we are in this league now,relegation as been on the cards for at least the last 3 years.It makes me laugh when every season we dont go and buy some good decent players majority of the time its loans,and we've had some cracking loans at Bolton Wanderers the likes of Wiltshire and Sturridge,but these players then go back to there clubs.Why can't we take a gamble and buy these players or at least try and buy them instead of penny pinching on rubbish.If Bolton Wanderers don't start to tighten that back line and stop conceading sloppy goals then i'm sorry Bolton fans kiss goodbye for a return back to the Premiership,to be honest i think they'll be lucky to get into the play offs. icky

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