LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Wanderers 0 Palace 1

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

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4:55pm

That's all folks... 1-0 Palace. Poor - no other way to describe it.

4:55pm

4:53pm

Get the feeling the penalty that wasn't given is going to get a mention post-match...

4:52pm

Corner to Whites. Something special needed here.

4:50pm

Zaha booked for a foul on Chungy

4:50pm

Five minutes added time

4:39pm

Chungy on for Eagles.

4:39pm

Goal for Palace. Murray right footed.

4:38pm

Penalty to Palace. Knight tripped Zaha!

4:35pm

Sordell on for Ngog!

4:31pm

Petrov has made an immediate difference.  Two crosses have had the Palace defence panicking.

4:30pm

Petrov on for Andrews

4:29pm

Speroni tips Mears' cross over at one end, Zaha forces Bogdan into an excellent save at the other. Warming up now?

4:27pm

Petrov coming on!

4:24pm

Think Davies thought he was offside when he went for the loose ball there. Just hope Wanderers put one of these chances away.

4:23pm

Eagles' free-kick flicked on by Mills. Ball dropped to Kevin Davies six yards out but he couldn't get a telling touch. Another chance gone begging.

4:21pm

Attendance: 16,727

4:20pm

Mark Davies picks up the ball well in the box, twists past one challenge and drills a low shot at Speroni, who blocks on the line. Great chance.

4:16pm

 
Is this what we can expect from The Football League Show later??

4:16pm

Good tackle from Davies as Zaha wound up to shoot. He's been better in a defensive capacity today.

4:14pm

Ironic cheers as Bogdan bowls the ball out to Mears at full-back. The football really has been poor.

4:11pm

Mears trips over the ball on the right, wins it back, then gets sent crashing to the floor. Rather sums this one up, really.

4:05pm

Back up and running for the second half. Yet another injury holding us up...

4:04pm

Two contrasting views there. Personally, I think both sides have been quite poor in possession.

4:04pm

4:03pm

3:50pm

Some boos at the break. Half time and rather uninspiring stuff so far. Wanderers have shaded the shots at goal and the possession but neither side seem to have the cutting edge, as illustrated by Murray's glit-edged miss just before the whistle.

3:49pm

Garvan swings in a great ball from the left and Murray misses a sitter eight yards out with his head.

3:43pm

Eagles and Kevin Davies seemed to be getting in each other's way as Palace frantically defended their own six yard box. Blake made one telling block from the skipper, Eagles beat the keeper, but couldn't get a shot on target.

3:38pm

Zaha twists and turns to fire a shot in at the near post, saved by Bogdan's legs.

3:33pm

Great block by Delaney in front of his own goal as Ngog looked to pounce on Eagles' low cross.

3:32pm

Big handball shout against a Palace defender - possible Jedanik - after Mark Davies had headed towards goal.

3:25pm

Two important blocks from Knight and Eagles. Spearing had given away possession on the edge of the box.

3:20pm

Garvan flicks a ball in for Murray, who heads from close range into the hands of Bogdan. Escape.

3:19pm

Zaha buzzing around - looks a handful. Difficult debut for Warnock.

3:19pm

 
Will have to wait until after the match for that one, I'm afraid. There were a few rumours flying round pre-match but I'll wait for the official line.

3:15pm

Not exactly high quality stuff from either side so far. Very hit and hope.

3:12pm

Eagles bends one round the wall, but it's a yard over the bar.

3:12pm

Great touch from Kevin Davies to find Ngog. Ref plays a great advantage. Now we've got a free kick on the edge of the box.

3:08pm

Warnock has just ingratiated himself to the Bolton public with a thudering tackle on Ward.

3:04pm

Bogdan forced into his first save of the afternoon. Whites wide open on right, Zaha's angled shot beaten away.

3:01pm

Crowd does not look big. If it's larger than the 16,000-or-so that came to the Watford game I'd be surprised.

2:59pm

Players out on the pitch, finally...

2:56pm

Led to believe this will be Zat Knight's 300th start too - so congrats to him!

2:54pm

Enter Sandman by Metallica ringing out... the players must be due!

2:52pm

Kevin Davies to make his 700th career appearance today. Well done to him - superb servant to the club.

2:49pm

 
Would agree with that. John McGinlay was saying something similar earlier this week.

2:26pm

One change then today. Stephen Warnock in for his debut, Marcos Alonso out with a knock he picked up in the game against Sheffield Wednesday. Benik Afobe's late withdrawal also means a place on the bench for Tim Ream and Marvin Sordell.

2:21pm

Afobe is on his way to hospital but have been told the matter will be explained post-match.

2:20pm

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Parr, Bolasie, Dikgacoi, Garvan, Blake, Jedinak, Zaha, Murray, Delaney

Subs: Subs: Price, Martin, Goodwillie, Wilbraham, Williams, Moxey, Moritz

2:19pm

Wanderers subs: Lonergan, Ream, Petrov, Ricketts, Sordell, Pratley, Chung-Yong

2:18pm

Wanderers - Bogdan, Mears, Mills, Knight, Warnock, M Davies, Andrews, Spearing, Eagles, K Davies, Ngog

1:48pm

Certainly appears there is an injury issue for Afobe, and have heard he's gone to hospital, but still checking out the details.

1:42pm




 
More thoughts on the team selection. Keep 'em coming.

 

1:20pm


 
Afobe has just tweeted something to that effect. Will check it out now.

 

1:18pm



 
Just a few of the tweets so far on team changes. Have your say @MarcIles on Twitter...

 

1:16pm

Sam Ricketts is the other obvious candidate, but get the feeling many think he's better on the right. Could Mears make way??

1:15pm

Marcos Alonso described to me yesterday as "a big doubt" after picking up a knock at Wednesday. He hasn't trained all week. So the smart money is probably on Stephen Warnock coming in at left-back after the manager talked up his fitness at his press conference.

1:11pm

Good afternoon folks. Here's hoping the technology behaves itself better than it did at Hillsborough last week. Would settle for that result, though...

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