Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Southampton
Djorkaeff 90
Bridges 82
Jaaskelainen, Whitlow, Barness, Bergsson, Charlton, Ivan Campo, Frandsen, Farrelly , Djorkaeff, Ricketts, Holdsworth
Niemi, Telfer, Lundekvam, Svensson, Bridge, Fernandez, Oakley, Delap, Marsden, Svensson, Tessem
Livesey, Okocha (Holdsworth 78), Pedersen (Farrelly 78), Tofting, Poole
Beattie (Tessem 65), Omerod (Oakley 75), Dodd, Hall, Jones
Yellow : Barness 33

Youri Djorkaeff's Goal
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I missed this game so I can't honestly give you an opinion of it. According to most newspapers and web sites, Wanderers were extrememly unlucky to only come away with a point (let alone nothing as they nearly did). The stats tend to back this up - Wanderers had 8 shots on target and apparently we re kept at bay by Saints keeper Antti Niemi, wheras SOuthampton only had three shots on target the whole game.

And yet the obvious point has to be made - Wanderers only got anything out of this game at all because Saints couldn't defend a throw in in injury time and Whitlow was able to head it on to the back post where DJorkaeff was waiting for a tap in. B,EN. Match highlights suggest Bolton had much the better of the game butt he problem they have had all season with being able to finsih the chances they cretae still haunts them. Obviously it doesn't really help when your target forwards are Holdsowrth and Pedersen, neither of whome inspire heaps of confidence in front of goal. With Facey and Armstrong approaching fitness and Jonathan Walters knocking on the door, you'd have to hope that before long pone of those three would geta chance to score some of the chances Djorkaeff's intelligent play is making. That and the hope that Gardner and Nolan are back soon, so that Ivan Campo won't have to operate as a makeshift midfielder for very much longer.