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  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • London Road
  • Attendance: 6,600
PeterboroughPeterboroughvBoltonBolton
5
  • Tomlin, 2
  • Gayle, 6
  • Thorne, 47
  • Little, 69
  • Zakuani, 83
4
  • Andrews, pen 45+3
  • Andrews, pen 56
  • Afobe, 85
  • Petrov, 87

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Match ends, Peterborough United 5, Bolton Wanderers 4.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Peterborough United 5, Bolton Wanderers 4.

90+3 mins:Hand ball by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

89 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Craig Alcock replaces Mark Little.

89 mins:Foul by Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers).

89 mins:Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 5, Bolton Wanderers 4. Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Sordell with a cross.

87 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

87 mins:Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 5, Bolton Wanderers 3. Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martin Petrov with a cross.

84 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

83 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 5, Bolton Wanderers 2. Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin with a cross.

82 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

81 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Martin Petrov replaces Keith Andrews.

81 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Joe Newell.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.

79 mins:Foul by Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United).

79 mins:Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Attempt blocked. Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77 mins:Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

77 mins:Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Attempt saved. George Boyd (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73 mins:Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

73 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

72 mins:Attempt saved. Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

72 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

72 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

72 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

72 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

71 mins:Attempt saved. Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Boyd.

71 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

70 mins:Attempt blocked. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Rowe with a cross.

70 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

70 mins:Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 4, Bolton Wanderers 2. Mark Little (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Newell with a cross.

67 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

67 mins:Robert Olejnik (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

60 mins:Attempt missed. George Thorne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

58 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

57 mins:Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

56 mins:Attempt saved. Joe Newell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

56 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 3, Bolton Wanderers 2. Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

55 mins:Penalty conceded by Joe Newell (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

55 mins:Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Benik Afobe draws a foul in the penalty area.

53 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

50 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Marvin Sordell replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

50 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Benik Afobe replaces Jacob Butterfield.

47 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 3, Bolton Wanderers 1. George Thorne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Second Half begins Peterborough United 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

45+3 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45+2 mins:Penalty conceded by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

45+2 mins:Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Sam Ricketts draws a foul in the penalty area.

45+2 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

45 mins:Attempt missed. George Boyd (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

44 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

44 mins:Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

43 mins:Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

39 mins:George Boyd (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

38 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

37 mins:Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37 mins:Foul by Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers).

37 mins:Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

35 mins:Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

31 mins:Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

30 mins:Foul by Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers).

30 mins:George Thorne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

28 mins:Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

27 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

26 mins:Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26 mins:Foul by Sam Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers).

26 mins:Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jacob Butterfield tries a through ball, but Jacob Butterfield is caught offside.

23 mins:Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

23 mins:Stephen Warnock (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

21 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

21 mins:Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Jacob Butterfield (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17 mins:Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

17 mins:Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Foul by Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United).

15 mins:Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

14 mins:Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

12 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

11 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

11 mins:Foul by Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers).

11 mins:George Thorne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Attempt missed. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 2, Bolton Wanderers 0. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tommy Rowe with a cross.

5 mins:Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by George Boyd with a cross.

4 mins:Foul by Stephen Warnock (Bolton Wanderers).

4 mins:Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Goal! Peterborough United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Bostwick.

1 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • London Road
  • Attendance: 6,600
PeterboroughPeterboroughvBoltonBolton
5
  • Tomlin, 2
  • Gayle, 6
  • Thorne, 47
  • Little, 69
  • Zakuani, 83
4
  • Andrews, pen 45+3
  • Andrews, pen 56
  • Afobe, 85
  • Petrov, 87

match report

Peterborough's flying start proved decisive as they edged Bolton 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller at London Road on Saturday.

Buoyed by their surprise victory over leaders Cardiff last week, Posh raced into a two goal lead inside six minutes thanks to Lee Tomlin and Dwight Gayle.

Wanderers midfielder Keith Andrews reduced the arrears from the penalty spot but George Thorne's drive made it 3-1 shortly after half-time.

Another Andrews spot kick prompted Bolton's most promising period of the match but United defenders Mark Little and Gabriel Zakuani got in on the act to apparently make the points safe.

But there was a final twist as Wanderers substitutes Benik Afobe and Martin Petrov netted inside the final six minutes to set up a grandstand finish.

Victory for Barnsley at Millwall and Bristol City's draw at Ipswich means Darren Ferguson's side remain bottom of the table, while Dougie Freedman's Bolton head into Christmas eight points shy of the play-off places in 16th.

A cross-field ball from George Boyd in the second minute skidded through Bolton centre-back Zat Knight on the greasy surface, allowing Tomlin to race clear before cutting back onto his right foot and planting a low shot past Adam Bogdan.

Wanderers goalkeeper Bogdan made a magnificent reflex save to stop Tomlin doubling his tally moments later but the Hungary international could do nothing when Sam Ricketts failed to clear Tommy Rowe's cross and Gayle thrashed home on the half-volley - his fifth goal in four games.

Boyd passed up the opportunity to add a third, shooting wide at the end of a mazy run, before Bolton were handed a lifeline in first half stoppage time.

Zakuani was penalised for holding down Ricketts when Butterfield delivered a corner from the right and, despite Chris Eagles volleying the loose ball into the net, referee Nigel Miller pointed to the spot and Andrews did the rest.

But haphazard defending undid Bolton at the start of the second half, as it had in the first, and after they failed to clear in the 47th minute Thorne swept home from the edge of the area.

Freedman threw on Marvin Sordell and Afobe shortly afterward to bolster his side's attack and the latter helped them reduce the advantage again with 56 minutes played when a bustling run from the Arsenal loanee was ended illegally in the area by Joe Newell and once more Andrews did the honours.

Afobe continued to cause problems for the Peterborough defence but their two-goal lead was restored for a third time when Little emphatically drove into the top corner at the back post from Newell's left wing cross.

Zakuani's far post header to convert Tomlin's right-wing corner appeared to have sealed it but Afobe and Petrov had other ideas with two late goals.

team line-up

1Robert Olejnik
5Gabriel Zakuani
19Mark Little89
20Nathaniel Knight-Percival
33George Thorne
14Tommy Rowe
6Michael Bostwick
17Joe Newell81
34Dwight Gayle
10George Boyd
8Lee Tomlin

substitutes

18Kane Ferdinand81
3Craig Alcock89
16Daniel Kearns
13Joe Day
7Danny Swanson
4Sean Brisley
11Grant McCann

referee

Nigel Miller

team line-up

1Adam Bogdan
2Tyrone Mears
15Stephen Warnock
18Sam Ricketts
12Zat Knight
27Lee Chung-Yong50
7Chris Eagles
20Jay Spearing
8Keith Andrews81
29Jacob Butterfield50
14Kevin Davies

substitutes

5Tim Ream
17Benik Afobe50
21Darren Pratley
19Marvin Sordell50
10Martin Petrov81
3Marcos Alonso
26Robert Lainton

referee

Nigel Miller

match stats

possession %5743
shots on target99
shots off target72
corners911
tackles won00
offsides01