Bolton Wanderers 1-0 West Ham United
Okocha 38
Jaaskelainen, N'Gotty, Laville, Bergsson, Charlton, Frandsen, Mendy, Campo, Okocha, Djorkaeff, Pedersen,
James, Johnson, Repka, Pearce, Brevett, Lomas, Cole, Cisse, Sinclair, Kanoute, Defoe
Barness, Andre (Okocha 87) , Facey, Nolan (Djorkaeff 82), Poole
Ferdinand (Cisse 64), Hutchinson, Dailly, Breen, Van Der Gouw
Yellow : Mendy 56, Laville 74, Campo 81
Yellow : Johnson 50, Defoe 74, Lomas 81, Cole 90
Red : Pearce 90 (violent conduct)
Okocha Scores a cracker
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Professional Perfomance Gives Wanderers Heart

This was not a game for the football purist, other than one moment. Overall it was scrappy, with nerves on both sides and not a lot of flowing football.

What it did have was one moment of pure brilliance, from the one and only JayJay Okocha. With half an hour gone, Okocha picked the ball up in our half. Racing forward he held off a challenge from Joe Cole and as the defense backed off, thumped the ball past David James from outside the box. A goal to decide any game, and in fact it did. Other than that Okocha also hit the post and Jermaine Defoe put West Hams best chance past the post after being put through by Les Ferdinand.

What the game will be remembered for though is what happened after the game. As injury time started, Ian Pearce hacked down Pierre-Yves Andre. That alone might have been a red card offense, but as the refreee ran over Pearce pushed Gudni Berghsson to the ground, and was sent off for violent conduct. Joe Cole (WEst HamÕs captain) protested and earned himself a yellow. After the game he attempted to argue again with the ref and was apparently seen to punch Bernard Mendy. By now the police were involved. It is also reported that Cole damaged the players tunnel, and that Rufus Brevett had an altercation with a policeman. THesae incidents have apparently been reported to the FA and that Greater Manchester Police may investigate further.