Bolton v West Ham Utd: half time report

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 15th December 2009

Neither side has managed to break the deadlock in the opening 45 minutes of tonight's Premier League encounter at the Reebok Stadium.

With both sides understandably nervous given their current league position goalscoring opportunities have been at a premium, although the home side had the better chances in a quiet opening half.

Fabrice Muamba went closest to scoring for Bolton when his deflected effort had Rob Green scrambling low to his left for a shot that was inches wide of his far post on the half hour mark.

At the other end West Ham have created virtually nothing of note bar a poor effort from Kieron Dyer that follwed a good break on the left hand side.

Sadly there was more misery woe for the beleaguered Gianfranco Zola who saw the aforementioned Dyer limp off after just 20 minutes with a suspected hamstring injury - the latest in a string of similar injuries this season. The former Ipswich man was replaced by Junior Stanislas, dropped ffrom the side that lost against Birmingham at St Andrews last weekend.

The only other action of note was a series of bookings handed out by card-happy Andre Marriner, who was the referee responsible for the bizarre sending off of Radoslav Kovac at Sunderland back in October. Davies, Klasnic and Muamba were all cautioned for the home side whilst Guillermo Franco was also yellow-carded for a nothing challenge on Gary Cahill.

We'll have more for you at the final whistle.

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