Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Stoke City Highlights
Bolton new boy Johan Elmander scored on his debut as Stoke were brushed aside on their Premier League debut.
The Potters’ physical approach posed problems early on but Bolton took control and went ahead when Gretar Steinsson’s attempted cross flew in.
Gary Cahill’s free-kick saw Kevin Davies’s flicked header make it 2-0 and Elmander sealed victory with a fine glancing header just before the break.
Substitute Ricardo Fuller made it 3-1 with an injury-time header for Stoke.
Fuller’s consolation was barely deserved although it was probably down to Bolton’s lack of ambition in an almost-chanceless second period.