MATCHDAY LIVE: Bolton Wanderers 1 v Wigan Athletic 1
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And that concludes today's coverage. Be sure to check out Marc Iles' match report by clicking the link here.
DF: "Today was all about two goalkeepers, but Adam Bogdan just piped him to the post in man of the match of goalie's"
DF: "Adam Bogdan has not saved that by luck, it is because he is mentally strong"
DF: "These players will not give up for anything"
DF: "I felt today it was all about us and how well we played"
DF: "It is a big turning point in the game"
DF: "Very disappointed with the decision when we were through on goal"
DF: "It was a fantastic effort from the group of players"
DF: "I feel today very proud of the players, for 80 minutes we were by far the better side"
Now Dougie Feedman enters
UR: " Like Arsene Wenger always says, I didn't see it" - regarding Boyce's tackle on Trotter
UR: "At times we didn't cope with the physical game"
UR: "In the end there was only one team on the pitch"
UR: "We have 61% possession"
UR:" We have to be better on Tuesday than we was today"
UR: "They (Wigan players) got nervous after they scored"
UR: " I had good players out there who couldn't handle the derby situation"
UR: "I dont know, should I be happy or should I be dissappointed"
Uwe Rosler enters the press room
Craig Davies played the final four minutes in Preston's 1-0 home victory over Crawley
Sanmi Odeulsi lasted only 22 minutes for MK Dons as they were defeated at home by Wolves. The young winger was introduced from the bench on the 58th minute before receiving two yellow cards in two minutes (78 & 80) to cut his afternoon short.
Youngster Josh Vela continues to have a positive impact at Notts County, helping them to their third win on the bounce at home Colchester. The Bolton youth team graduate has played every minute and won every game since joining the Nottingham side.
Keith Andrews played the full 90 minutes as Brighton were beaten at home by two goal to nil by Middlesbrough
A quick look on the loan front; Marvin Sordell played 58 minutes for Charlton in their 3-0 away defeat to Derby
While we await the arrival of the managers, why not give Marc Iles' match report a read by clicking the link here
That may be the end of the game but it is not the end of our coverage. We have all the post-match reaction from the press conference's right coming up
Bogdan the hero in the end, brilliant penalty save at the death to earn Bolton a point after Fortune got the wrong side of the Wheater and McManaman was fouled
And the referee bring the game to an end. You wont find a better final fives minutes to a game than we have just witnessed here!
Fantastic save at full stretch to his right to keep out Gomez's spot-kick
McManaman is brought down in the penalty area by Wheater
Spearing breaks three-on-three with Medo to his right and Beckford to his left, he chooses the latter but the striker loses possession inside the box
A superb acrobatic clearence from McManaman's looping header, what a fgrantic end to the game!
Beckford clears off the line!
Gomez to take the free-kick inswinging
Wheater is booked for a foul down Wigans right channel
There will be a minimum five minutes added time
Both managers have dealt all of their cards as we approach injury time, this game could go either way
A cross from the left found Powell in space 12-yards out and he dispatched his shot in to the roof of the net leaving Bogdan with no chance. All square.
Powell slams the ball home to equalise
That shot came out of nothing, Al-Habsi seemed to have it covered though
Moritz prods a shot past the post from 12-yards
'Jukeeee' rings around the ground as he leaves the field to a standing ovation
Jutkiewicz is replaced by Beckford
Beausejour enters the referee's book for his actions
Medo is cynically fouled by Beausejour as he looked to break on the counter, free-kick Bolton
Moritz and Spearing have shots blocked by Barnett after a surging run from Hutton to get to the byline and pull the ball back
The short corner is worked towards Spearing at the edge of the area but his shot is blocked and the visitors clear
Moritz takes and switches play to Medo, he crosses and Barnett turns the ball behind for a corner
Bolton have a free-kick midway in the Wigan half
Powell's cross is aimed at McManaman but is overhit and goes behind for a goalkick
Medo has taken up position on the right, Chungy on the left. Moritz in behind Jutkiewicz
Baptiste has slotted in to a defensive-midfield position alongside Spearing
Hall and Trotter are replaced by Moritz and Baptiste
Wheater clears McManaman's cross from the left
Gomez overhit's the corner and Bolton have a throw-in on the far side
McManaman now wins a corner off Ream down the right
Waghorn bursts down the right and wins a corner off Medo
Both players are back on their feet and play resumes
That is the second largest attendance this season at the Reebok , behind Leeds United's visit in September
18,853 is todays official attendance
Trotter is back on his feet
Perch and Trotter collide outside the Wanderers penalty area, the refeee blows up instantly and both physio's rush on
Powell replaces McArthur
Jutkiewicz heads Hall's cross over the 'bar
Ream produces a couple of step-overs before cutting in on his right foot and bending an effort towards the far post- Al-Habsi turns the ball behind
Knight produces a last ditch tackle on McManaman to preserve Wanderers' lead
Waghorn stands the ball up for Fortune and his header is clawed off the line by Bogdan
Al-Habsi is in inspired form today, getting down low to his left to keep out Ream's low shot
Hall's corner is tipped over again by Al-Habsi from a Ream header
Ream's free-kick is cleared as far as Spearing who drives a wonderful shot towards goal and Al-Habsi tips it over the 'bar at full stretch!
Hall wins a free-kick 10-yards outside the Wigan penalty area, Ream is standing over it
Back to the Boyce incident - the referee initially didn't award a free-kick, the assistant referee flagged the foul then they consulted and came to the decision of a yellow card. There was definitely no covering defender and Trotter had the ball in his possesson
Tunnicliffe is replaced by Collison
Spearing's corner is cleared as far as medo but his follow up flies over the crossbar
Boyce clears behind under pressure from Jutkiewicz
Boyce is walking a very fine line at the minute
Jutkiewicz goes down in the box under pressure from Boyce, the referee says no penalty
I'm clueless as to why that wasn't a red card
Hall's free-kick clipped the top of the wall and behind for a corner
Free-kick one-yard outside the box, Trotter was steaming through on goal when apprehended by Boyce, no covering defenders around. Boo's ring around the Reebok aimed at the referee
Yellow card is the decision, Boyce is one extremely lucky man
Boyce is the culprit
Trotter is fouled by the last man, the assistant referee flags....
Beausejour stands a cross up at the back post and Barnett headed goalwards but Bogdan was brilliantly positioned to keep it out
Hall found Chungy unmarked in the penalty area but the winger's thunderous shot cannoned off Knight and behind for a goalkick
Hall looked to beat Al-Habsi at his near-post but the goalkeeper read it and tipped the ball behind for a corner
Jutkiewicz swings a leg at the ball and completely misses it after Chungy did well downt he right to win the ball back and find the striker in the box
McManaman jumps straight in to the action skipping past a couple of challenges and firing over the crossbar from distance
Wigan get the second-half underway
HT sub: McClean is replaced by McManaman
Al-Habsi receives a round of applause from the Wanderers fans behind his goal as he returns to the pitch
The referee brings the first-half to a conclusion. Bolton lead thanks to Jutkiewicz's goal
Hall doing his defensive duties on the left playing the ball off Waghorn for a Bolton throw
There will be a minimum of one minute added time
Chungy is back on his feet with no treatment required
McClean goes in with a heavy tackle on Chungy who stay down holding his ankle, WIgan play on with Beausejour who lofts a cross way over Bogdan's crossbar
Bogdan gets down to his right to produce and easy save from a tame Waghorn effort
The short corner is cut out and Wigan look to break, Medo commits a professional foul to stop the counter-attack and recieves a yellow card
Hall lofts in a brilliant cross from the left that is needed to be turned behind by Beausejour with Jutkiewicz lurking
The Wanderers' defence stands strong and a stray pass from Tunnicliffe relieves some pressure
Wigan piling on the pressure now, Bolton with 10 men behind the ball
The corner ends up falling for Hall who shoots on the turn but fails to keep his effort down
Great pressure from Jutkiewicz forcing Beausejour to play the ball back to Al-Habsi and the 'keeper slices the ball behind for a corner
Gomez's free-kick is headed over the crossbar by Boyce
Trotter fouls Barnett midway in the Bolton half
Perfect delivery by Hall who's left-footed cross is met by Jutkiewicz six-yards out and he pokes the ball past Al-Habsi iunchallenged to give Wanderers the lead!
Jutkiewicz puts Bolton ahead!
Jutkiewicz wins a free-kick in an attacking position 10-yards outside the penalty area on the right side
Hall and Chungy have swapped wings, Hall now on the right, Chungy on the left
Waghorn doesn't get enough contact on McClean's corner and Bolton clear
Knight heads a dinked pass behind for a corner
And Jutkiewicz has had the best chance thus far stinging the palms of Al-Habsi with his volley early on
Wigan have still yet to penetrate the Bolton defence
Spearing's corner is headed over by Jutkiewicz
Speraring takes the free-kick short to Ream who bursts down the line and wins a corner off Perch
Waghorn cynically trips Ream and is shown a yellow card
Jutkiewicz powers past Barnett and drives an effort hard and low across goal but trickles out for a throw-in on the far side
A nervy moment at the back for Bolton as McClean nips in between Knight and Bogdan with them indecisive on who deals with the danger, but the ball has just enough pace on it to evade the frontman and Bogdan collects
A number of consecutive corners forn the visiors end with Bolton counter-attacking with Chungy but he shot over the crossbar after a one-two with Hall
Fortune has another effort deflected behind inches past the post
Wheater denies an almost certain goal as his sliding tackle denies Fortune from Waghorn's low cross
Screams of handball as the corner strikes the referee's arm in the penalty area, no suprise he waves play on there
Gomez wins a corner off Trotter on their right-hand side
The ball evades everyone and goes behind for a goalkick
Hutton wins a free-kick on the right channel, Spearing to deliver inswinging
Foul throw from Beausejour, astonishing how players of this clibre can still get such a basic skill so wrong
Medo again right on the toes of Gomez to snatch the ball from his possession
It is taken left to McClean and Hutton's pressure forces it behind for a goalkick
Medo fouls Gomez midway in the Bolton half, free-kick Wigan
Jutkiewicz heads Knight's long ball behind for a goalkick
Spearing and Medo are winning the ball back really quickly in the middle of the park, Bolton not letting their visitors settle in the early stages
Wheater meets Spearing's corner but the danger is cleared
What a stop from Al-Habsi! Trotter heads the ball into the path of Jutkiewicz and he hits a stinging volley which is tipped behind by the former Wanderers 'keeper at full stretch
Comical chant from the Wigan fans 'Uwe Rosler, he doesn't wear shorts'
Medo seems to be playing further forward than Spearing, 4-1-2-2-1 with the ball, 4-2-3-1 without
Trotter breaks through the Wigan defence to latch on to Medo's through ball but the flag is raised for offside
Superb work from Jutkiewicz to bring down Knight's long ball down from kick-off and skip past Barnett to lay the ball off for Hall
Nearly the perfect start from Bolton as Hall swings an effort goalwards and Al Habsi drops the ball backwards before collecting at the second attempt
Wanderers get the first-half underway
With 12 goals in the last three outings between the two clubs we could be in for goal fest today!
The players are heading out of the tunnel. Wanderers in white, Wigan in black
As you would expect Wigan have travelled in their numbers, filling the top and half of the bottom tier
A loss today would leave Bolton unmoved in 17th
Wanderers could jump in to 14th position with a victory this afternoon
In 29 games, Drysdale has issued eight red cards and 91 yellows
Todays referee is Darren Drysdale from Lincolnshire and is officiaing Bolton for the first time
@MarcIles obviously playing counter attacking football today, I'd just take trotter out and replace him moritz to play the balls through— @DannyKidd96 29 March 2014
@MarcIles obviously playing counter attacking football today, I'd just take trotter out and replace him moritz to play the balls through— @DannyKidd96 29 March 2014
2:15pm Sat 29 Mar 14
J J J J says
No danns or davies or mills in the squad? what? still hoping for a good result regardless. 4-3-3? or 4-2-3-1? looks more like a 4-3-3 with spearing medo and trotter sitting deep?
@MarcIles Classic. Freedman.— @RussCarr3 29 March 2014
@MarcIles 4-5-1 ... Nothing else needs to be said, Marc. #bwfc— @MattyAshcroft 29 March 2014
@MarcIles poor one up front at home it's not good— @boltonfan09 29 March 2014
@MarcIles Maybe Dougie see's this as a potential starting 11 for August??— @BwfcCallum 29 March 2014
@MarcIles Beckford should be playing instead of Hall. He looked lively when he came on vs Blackpool. Moritz should be in for Trotter too.— @SteveThompson80 29 March 2014
So, what do you make of the team?
This is set to be Hutton's final game for the club with his loan expiring today
Looks like it could be a possible 4-2-3-1 for the Wanderers. Expect Hall and Chungy to offer more width than Davies/Danns
WAFC subs: Nicholls, McManaman, Powell, Ramis, Maynard, Kiernan, Collison
WAFC starting XI: Al Habsi, McClean, Gomez, McArthur, Boyce, Beausejour, Perch, Barnett, Tunnicliffe, Fortune, Waghorn
No spot on the bench for the absent trio, will enquire in to possible injuries
Three changes for The WHites following the midweek 1-0 victory over Blackpool; Trotter, Hall & Chungy in, Danns, Davies & Mason out
BWFC subs: Lonergan, Baptiste, Threlkeld, Kellett, Moritz, Beckford, Robinson
BWFC starting XI: Bogdan, Hutton, Knight, Wheater, Ream, Medo, Spearing, Trotter, Lee, Hall, Jutkiewicz
Still awaiting team news here at the Reebok as Adam Bogdan and Andy Lonergan begin their warm up
@MarcIles none— @mervynthepanda 29 March 2014
@MarcIles Moritz in!— @DecCaton 29 March 2014
1:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14
J J J J says
its a beautiful day, im looking for a beautiful result! :D smiles for today :D
Teams should be out in 10 minutes or so - but what would YOU do in Dougie Freedman's shoes?
It's the last derby day of the season - and after beating Blackpool on Tuesday night, Dougie Freedman's side will want to build on that momentum.
Good afternoon everyone - and what a gorgeous afternoon it is at the Reebok. Welcome to Matchday Live!
Join us at around 1.30pm for all the pre-match build up and team news, with live match commentary from 3pm and post-match reaction from both managers at 5pm.
TOP SCORER AGAINST WIGAN
Julian Darby - four goals
OVERALL RECORD AGAINST WIGAN
PLAYED - 41
WON - 15
DRAWN - 10
LOST - 16
FOR - 51
AGAINST - 46
Wanderers 4 Wigan Athletic 0
IT didn’t get much better than this in the 2009/10 season as Owen Coyle’s side pulled clear of the relegation picture.
Johan Elmander, pictured, got the Whites off to a flying start 10 minutes in but it wasn’t until shortly after the break that Kevin Davies doubled the lead from the penalty spot after the hapless Gary Caldwell had hacked down Tamir Cohen.
Fabrice Muamba then scored a memorable goal – perhaps his best in Wanderers colours – to make it three before Matty Taylor put the icing on the cake with the fourth with another powerfully struck effort a few minutes before the end.
Wanderers 3 Wigan Athletic 2
THERE is still a debate about who scored the winning goal a few minutes from time for Wanderers in this thrilling tie at Burnden Park.
The Latics – who had not won a game in eight attempts in the old Third Division – raced into a two-goal lead before the break.
Wanderers looked set to lose an unbeaten record that stretched back 10 months but once Tony Philliskirk pulled one back from the penalty spot and Julian Darby draw Phil Neal’s side level, there was only going to be one winner.
The decisive goal, scored a couple of minutes before the final whistle, was claimed by both Philliskirk and Darby – although the latter now has his name in the record books.
Wigan Athletic 0 Wanderers 2
TONY Kelly came back to haunt his former club with a famous goal at the Latics’ ramshackle old Springfield Park ground.
Wigan were struggling near the foot of the table and had just dispensed with the services of manager Bryan Hamilton when they met a Wanderers side bang in form.
Kelly opened the scoring with a delightful finish after a one-two with Andy Walker before the goal-poaching Scot finished the job with the second strike of the afternoon.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Wanderers 1996-1999 & 2000-2004
The classy Dane joined up with Colin Todd’s side shortly after their relegation from the top flight but quickly established himself as one of the best players in the division.
He became a huge fan favourite and Todd’s resignation in 1999 came as a result of his sale to Blackburn. He returned, scoring a crucial goal against Middlesbrough under Sam Allardyce to keep the club up, and then helped Wigan into the big time.
The influential midfielder with a magic wand of a left foot was voted Wigan's player of the year in 1985 after he scored in their 3-1 Football League Trophy triumph against Brentford at Wembley. Kelly then moved on to Burnden Park and became a fan favourite, pulling the strings in perhaps the most fondly-remembered Whites side of all time under Bruce Rioch.
Undoubtedly the highlight of Higgins’ Wanderers career was being part of the team that upset the applecart to defeat Manchester United 2-0 in the 1958 FA Cup final at Wembley.
He went on to make 202 appearances for the Whites but never got on the scoresheet, swapping Lancashire clubs in 1961 to turn out 77 times for the non league Latics, then playing in the Cheshire League.
ONE TO WATCH - Nick Powell
The Manchester United youngster was the architect of Wigan’s win over Wanderers at Christmas and has supplied 11 goals to the Latics’ promotion push so far.
Powell’s superior movement off the ball proved the difference at the DW Stadium, with the Whites defence struggling to track him all day.
He has been less prolific in the second half of the campaign but will still need to be closely monitored at the Reebok.
WIGAN ATHLETIC TEAM NEWS
Uwe Rosler admitted there had been a sickness bug in the camp earlier this week - but would not reveal the names of the players involved.
Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell are back in contention after injury, while Emmerson Boyce, pictured, is also expected to come back in defence.
Wigan will defnitely be missing Ben Watson (broken leg), Chris McCann (fractured kneecap) and Roger Espinoza (hernia).
WANDERERS TEAM NEWS
Mark Davies is back in contention for the Whites after having a pain-killing injection in his groin earlier this week.
Adam Bogdan has shaken off a hip problem, while Matt Mills could also figure after returning to full training.
Alex Baptiste returns from suspension, while new loan signing Andy Robinson could also feature on the bench.
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