Bolton 2-1 West Ham Highlights
Two goals in as many first-half minutes gave Bolton victory over West Ham.
Matt Taylor gave them a dream start with a curling free-kick, followed instantly by Kevin Davies turning in Johan Elmander’s cross to make it 2-0.
Mark Noble and David di Michele wasted clear chances and Carlton Cole saw a goal-bound header cleared off the line as West Ham tried to cut the deficit.
Their persistence was rewarded when Scott Parker scored from close range but an equaliser proved beyond them.
Taylor’s opener was a delightfully curled effort over an unconvincing-looking defensive wall, after Jack Collison had conceded a free-kick in a central position.
The visitors had barely come to terms with going one goal down when the advantage was doubled, as Elmander’s cross from the right fell perfectly into the path of Davies, who slid in between Jonathan Spector and Matthew Upson to shoot home.
LAST SEASON’S CORRESPONDING GAME
12 April 2008 – Ref: Peter Walton
Bolton scorer: Davies 47
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
5 October 2008 – Ref: Mike Dean
West Ham scorer: Cole 69
Bolton scorers: Davies 30, Cahill 34, Taylor 86