English FA Cup

January 28, 2007



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Bolton Wanderers

English FA Cup

16:00 +00:00, January 28, 2007

Emirates Stadium, England

Referee: M Dean

  • 90'

    Bolton were pegged back there, but they'll not be too disappointed - they've got a great record against Arsenal at home.

  • 90'

    Bolton free-kick inside the Arsenal half; it comes to nothing, and that's full-time.

  • 90'

    Arsenal keep pumping the ball into the box, but it looks like time is running out.

  • 90'

    Aliadiere fires one straight at the keeper. Jaaskelainen takes it well.

  • 90'

    Baptista crosses after jinking into the box, but his pass is misplaced.

  • 90'

    Faye robs Adebayor as he broke onto a Fabregas pass in the box - that's great defending. That could have been the winner, or a penality if he had mistimed it.

  • 90'

    Adebayor heads towards goal after an Henry flick-on - but he couldn't get enough power on it.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added time.

  • 90'

    Arsenal throw-in.

  • 90'

    Aliadire falls on the edge of the Bolton box - but the visitors get the free-kick. No card for the Frenchman.

  • 88'

    Jaaskelainen hoofs it forward.

  • 88'

    Fabregas fouls Faye. Bolton free-kick.

  • 87'

    Clichy runs into the box, but he miscontrols and then fouls Hunt.

  • 86'

    Aliadiere on for Walcott.

  • 85'

    Arsenal have had 62 per cent of the posession in this half.

  • 84'

    Anelka robs Toure and Bolton come forward.

  • 84'

    Stelios off for Vaz Te.

  • 83'

    Arenal throw-in by the corner flag after a Toure long-ball.

  • 82'

    Baptista got up to meet that free-kick - but he nodded it wide. Good chance.

  • 81'

    Flamini feeds Adebayor, who passes it back and Anelka fouls him 40 yards from goal.

  • 79'

    Pedersen on for Gardner.

  • 79'

    This has been a cracking second half. I would not bet against an Arsenal winner, now.

  • 78'

    Toure scores! The ball beat everyone and he snuck in at the back post, heading it into the ground - it bounced over the keeper. Poor defending; no-one picked up Toure.

  • 77'

    Meite booked after he tugged at Fabregas. Arsenal free-kick some forty yards from goal.

  • 77'

    Senderos outdoes Anelka this time as they tussle down by the corner flag. Arsenal goal-kick.

  • 76'

    Jaaskelainen gathers for Bolton.

  • 75'

    Rosicky fires horribly wide after running into the box. It got a little deflection so it's a corner.

  • 75'

    Rosicky tries to roll a ball in for Fabregas - but it's cut out.

  • 74'

    That was cynical but clever. Anelka would have destroyed him for pace.

  • 74'

    Senderos booked after he bundled Anelka over as the Frenchman looked to break.

  • 73'

    Walcott's low cross is cut out.

  • 73'

    Senderos brings it forward for Arsenal.

  • 71'

    Meite slides into to tackle Walcott after a superb pass from Henry.

  • 71'

    Davies tripped by Senderos. Baptista is coming on for Hoyte.

  • 69'

    Hoyte's cross is too high for Henry.

  • 68'

    An anxious hush has settle over the Emirates. Could Bolton be about to pull off the weekend's first shock?

  • 67'

    Free-kick to Arsenal as Fabregas is tripped 30 yards out.

  • 66'

    Walcott's cross is hoofed away. Arsenal are dominating and Bolton look vulnerable.

  • 65'

    A swerving shot from Fabregas from all of 30 yards out is saved by the keeper, and it's a goal kick after Hoyte hoicks it over from the rebound.

  • 64'

    Jaaskelainen dives at Henry's feet after a great ball from Adebahyor - and saves! Great stuff.

  • 63'

    An Adebayor shot is charged down in the box and Anelka breaks for Bolton.

  • 63'

    Clichy surges into the Bolton box - and Arsenal win a corner.

  • 62'

    This game has gone up a few notches. Arsenal are desperately searching for an equaliser.

  • 61'

    Anelka offside.

  • 61'

    Fabregas just fails to get Henry in.

  • 60'

    Walcott falls under a Stelios challenge, but that was legit. Bolton bring it forward.

  • 59'

    Anelka, still beset by weedy boos, looks to have been assigned the job of holding the ball up for the visitors to soak up time.

  • 58'

    Walcott almost races onto a through-ball but Jaaskelainen is out quickly to clear.

  • 57'

    Arsenal are pouring forward now. Still, the fluidity isn't quite there.

  • 55'

    Poor corner by Rosicky. Speed heads it away.

  • 55'

    ...and it hits the wall. Corner kick.

  • 54'

    Hunt gets a yellow card as Rosicky falls chasing an Adebayor ball on the edge of the box. Henry with the free-kick...

  • 54'

    Nolan hooks the ball over as Bolton threaten Arsenal's goal again. Flag up for offside.

  • 53'

    Walcott almost scores at the other end - but he shot first time when he had a moment to bring it down.

  • 52'

    Nolan should have scored again after a great Campo through-ball - but Almunia took it off his toe.

  • 51'

    Arsenal free-kick after a Stelios handball.

  • 50'

    Nolan scores for Bolton! Great move from the visitors, with Anelka to the fore. In the end Nolan just had to control it and dink it in after Davies drove it across the face of the goal.

  • 49'

    Campo's drive is charged down. Nolan's lamentable follow-up goes out for a throw-in.

  • 48'

    Bolton free-kick 30 yards from goal.

  • 48'

    Stelios offside. Arsenal re-start quickly.

  • 47'

    Fabregas bursts into the box but his touch lets him down.

  • 46'

    Arsenal goalkick after a Campo through-ball.

  • 46'

    Bolton get us underway in the second half.

  • 48'

    That's it. 0-0 at half-time.

  • 48'

    Bolton spread it wide as the second half comes to an end.

  • 46'

    Two minutes added time to be played.

  • 45'

    Adebayor offside.

  • 45'

    Arsenal goalkick as Stelios fails to catch a through-ball.

  • 44'

    Goalkick as Toure kicks a poor Walcott corner out of play.

  • 43'

    The Emirates has come alive as Arsenal push forward. Another corner for the home side.

  • 43'

    Looks like a dive on the replay. Should have been a yellow card.

  • 42'

    Adebayor falls in the box and the Bolton players surround him - they think he dived. It's a corner.

  • 41'

    Henry almost scores from a cheeky back heel after a poor back-pass by Gardner! The ball is cleared off the line.

  • 40'

    Rosicky passes the ball out of play as Arsenal look to counter-attack. That's poor, but Arsenal have been pretty mediocre so far.

  • 39'

    Bolton throw-in 20 yards inside the Arsenal half. Hunt takes it.

  • 38'

    Bolton are bossing the possession.

  • 37'

    The ref appears to be admonishing Wenger, who is gesticulating on the touchline.

  • 36'

    Anelka caugh offside as Bolton blast it forward. Silly - that was a decent opportunity.

  • 35'

    Fabregas's compass is a bit off today. He keeps punting the ball into Jaaskelaninen's arms.

  • 34'

    Walcott fails to control an Adebayor pass, which bounces out of play.

  • 33'

    Arsenal are looking to up the pace - Jasskelainen is forced to clear under pressure.

  • 32'

    Campo fouls Adebayor. Arsenal free-kick.

  • 31'

    Adebayor just fails to get onto a Fabregas ball. Too much weight on that from the Spaniard.

  • 30'

    The ball bounces into the home side's box and Arsenal don't deal with it - but Nolan is adjudged offside.

  • 29'

    Faye booked for a bad challenge on Fabregas inside the Bolton half.

  • 29'

    Davies brings it forward for Bolton, but the move breaks down.

  • 27'

    Jaaskelainen gathers an Arsenal through-ball.

  • 26'

    The game has gone a bit flat. Bolton have dominated possession so far.

  • 25'

    Arsenal corner.

  • 24'

    Davies is off the pitch for treatment again.

  • 23'

    A through-ball from Fabregas almost reaches Adebayor - but the Bolton keeper gathers.

  • 22'

    Pedersen is warming up as Davies trots gingerly across the turf. Could he be coming off?

  • 21'

    Flamini yellow card after he trips Campo. Pretty cynical.

  • 21'

    Walcott shoots straight at the goalkeeper after accelerating past a becalmed Gardner. He should have done better.

  • 20'

    Stelios offside after good work from Anelka. Davies is having his ankle strapped.

  • 19'

    Davies is getting treatment for what looks like a muscle injury. Could be very bad news for Bolton.

  • 18'

    Anelka gets another weedy boo as Bolton continue to press.

  • 17'

    The ball broke for Stelios in the Arsenal box - but he couldn't get it out from under his feet. Bolton are looking very threatening.

  • 16'

    Great chance for Campo, but Toure tips it over the bar. The Spaniard should have shown some cojones and tried to head it. He probably would have scored but he went half-heartedly with his boot.

  • 15'

    Bolton come forward with Davies - and get a corner after Walcott tackles Gardner.

  • 14'

    Arsenal goalkick.

  • 14'

    Bolton are bombarding the Arsenal box with high balls, and why not? It has proved profitable for the Trotters in the past.

  • 13'

    Bolton free-kick after Adebayor handballs.

  • 12'

    Arsenal clear after a long Campo throw into the home side's box.

  • 11'

    Arsenal are heating up now - Flamini almost gets into a goalscoring position but Jaaskelainen gathers.

  • 11'

    Adebayor's control lets him down as he runs into the box, and Faye disposses him.

  • 10'

    Anelka offside from a Gardner through-ball.

  • 10'

    Almunia winced after taking the goal kick there.

  • 9'

    Almunia looks ok. He's up, anyhoo.

  • 7'

    Some confusion in the Arsenal rearguard as Davies rushed into the box. Almunia eventually gathers but gets a boot in the gut for his troubles.

  • 6'

    A weak shot from Henry dribbles wide after good work from Rosicky and Clichy.

  • 5'

    Clichy races forward and releases Henry - but a decent looking move breaks down after a poor pass.

  • 4'

    Bolton look lively. They've had most of the early possession.

  • 3'

    Anelka gets the ball and is greeted by a rather weedy North London boo from the Arsenal fans.

  • 2'

    Kevin Davies is unmarked from the corner - but his header is weak and Almunia gathers.

  • 2'

    Long throw from Speed into the Arsenal box is headed behind by Adebayor. Bolton corner.

  • 1'

    We're underway.


    Henry greets Anelka with a very nifty handshake. But who will get the upper hand here today? Ahem.


    Bolton beat the Gunners at the same stage of the FA Cup last season. Striker Nicolas Anelka returns to face his old club.


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger keeps faith with Theo Walcott for the FA Cup fourth-round clash against Bolton. The England teenager is going through a dip in both form and confidence, but has been included in a strong side following changes for the midweek Carling Cup semi-final win at Tottenham. Manuel Almunia keeps goal in place of the rested Jens Lehmann, Justin Hoyte starts at right-back with Emmanuel Eboue out - while Emmanuel Adebayor comes into attack for the injured Robin van Persie.