Bolton vs Fulham Full Highlights Video, Match Report

Barclays Premier League: Bolton vs Fulham Highlights Video, Match Report, Goal Videos

Played at Venue: Reebok Stadium Date: Saturday, 6 February 2009
truggling Bolton were controversially denied three points against Fulham when Kevin Davies' winner was disallowed in the last minute to ensure the match ended 0-0.

Bolton vs Fulham Match Report
The Wanderers captain - making his 500th career appearance - looked to have won it for the hosts when he planted a firm header past Mark Schwarzer.

But referee Mark Clattenburg mysteriously spotted a foul as Chung-Yong Lee's free-kick came over and chalked off the late 'winner'.

It was one of the few moments of interest in a woeful 90 minutes of football which leaves Owen Coyle's men one place above the relegation zone.

Injury-hit Fulham, without Bobby Zamora, Andy Johnson, Clint Dempsey, Zoltan Gera and John Paintsil, had ended a run of six Premier League games without a win by beating Portsmouth in midweek, but they looked to have come to the Reebok Stadium for a point from the start.

The game's first opportunity came after just three minutes when Paul Robinson picked out Tamir Cohen but the midfielder's header lacked the power to trouble Mark Schwarzer in the Cottagers goal.

Without his first-choice strike duo, Roy Hodgson handed a first start to David Elm and the Swede went close when he turned over Jonathan Greening's corner on 11 minutes.

The best chance of the first half fell to Mark Davies when his namesake Kevin headed back across the six-yard box but the midfielder's attempt cannoned up off Schwarzer's leg and onto the underside of the crossbar.

The second half proved even more disappointing than the first as both sides struggled to carve out clear-cut opportunities.

The closest Fulham came was when Nicky Shorey's deflected free-kick flew just over, much to the relief of a wrong-footed Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Substitute Johan Elmander wasted a superb opportunity to win it with a minute left when Kevin Davies sent him clear but the Swede failed to hit the target.

Kevin Davies then thought he had saved the day for Bolton but Clattenburg's whistle came to Fulham's rescue.
Bolton vs Fulham Highlights Video

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson:

"They had by far the better goal chances in the game but we have got a very good goalkeeper and a resilient, hard-working and determined team.

"I congratulate the referee on the strength of his decision and having watched the video I think Brede was just about to head the ball when he felt the push.

"Of course I don't think you'd expect me to say anything other than it was a good decision and I don't think I'll be expecting Owen Coyle to say anything other than, 'We was robbed'.

"But I don't think in 2010 we have had an awful lot of luck with decisions and deflections and things like that."

Bolton manager Owen Coyle:

"I think it is fair to say we certainly didn't get what we deserved from the game.

"I can't be evasive - we have scored a very good goal in the game. Everyone in the stadium knew it was a goal, bar one man.

"That is hard to take, that leaves a bad taste in the mouth. It was clearly a terrific goal. The referee has deemed Kevin has pushed the defender with two hands. I knew at the time there was no contact and I've seen the re-run - certainly not any two hands that I've seen.

"Every point is a good point in the Premier League but the galling thing is we were deserving of three."

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