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McCann puts Bolton in pole position

Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 23.30CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 0-1 Bolton Wanderers FC Bolton moved to the brink of a place in the last 32 thanks to Gavin McCann's first goal for the club.

Match statistics

Crvena zvezdaBolton

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners4
 
4
Offsides6
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
26
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 23.30CET

McCann puts Bolton in pole position

FK Crvena Zvezda 0-1 Bolton Wanderers FC Bolton moved to the brink of a place in the last 32 thanks to Gavin McCann's first goal for the club.

Bolton Wanderers FC moved to the brink of a place in the round of 32 as Gavin McCann's first goal for the club gave them victory in their final UEFA Cup Group F game against FK Crvena Zvezda.

Bolton close
The midfielder scored the winner on the stroke of half-time to stun the hosts and leave Gary Megson's side within touching distance of qualification, although they now must nervously watch and hope results go their way on Matchday 5. Crvena Zvezda, meanwhile, saw their hopes vanish even before their final game against SC Braga in a fortnight.

Early scare
Bolton, who drew their opening three games in the section, survived a scare after nine minutes when Nicky Hunt lost possession to Nenad Milijaš only for the midfielder to snatch at his shot and send it high over the bar. The home side kept up the pressure as Dejan Milovanović whipped a free-kick wide of the post and Ognjen Koroman raced forward and hit a long-range effort wide.

McCann breakthrough
Ali Al-Habsi, deputising in goal for Jussi Jääskeläinen, then reacted quickly to keep out Joao Lukas' shot before Bolton carved out a half chance in the 37th minute as stand-in skipper Gary Speed flashed a shot wide. Just before the break the visitors did take the lead however as McCann drilled a shot in off the post after a goalmouth scramble.

Late chance
The English side almost extended their lead seven minutes into the second half when the influential Andranik Teymourian's free-kick was steered into the side-netting by an unmarked Stelios Giannakopoulos and they remained untroubled against a Crvena Zvezda outfit lacking ideas. Bolton will now be hoping there is a winner in the Matchday 5 encounter between FC Bayern München and FC Aris Thessaloniki or that Crvena Zvezda beat Braga.

Last updated: 07/12/07 10.06CET

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Lineups

crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda

bolton

Bolton

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović (GK)
26
Al-HabsiAli Al-Habsi (GK)
18
BronowickiGrzegorz Bronowicki
Substitution80
2
HuntNicky Hunt
13
TutorićDjordje Tutorić
5
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
19
BajalicaMiloš Bajalica
28
MichalikLubomir Michalik
30
BastaDušan Basta
3
SamuelJlloyd Samuel
7
MilijašNenad Milijaš
Substitution73
7
GiannakopoulosStelios Giannakopoulos
8
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
Yellow Card90
6
SpeedGary Speed (C)
20
LucasLucas
16
TeymourianAndranik Teymourian
23
MolinaMauricio Molina
10
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović (C)
19
McCannGavin McCann
Yellow Card23
Goal45
88
JeštrovićNenad Ještrović
Substitution64
27
BraatenDaniel Braaten
Substitution87

Substitutes

22
BanovićZoran Banović (GK)
12
WalkerIan Walker (GK)
3
AndjelkovićDušan Andjelković
Substitution80
17
GuthrieDaniel Guthrie
6
DjordjevićVladimir Djordjević
29
HarsanyiZoltan Harsanyi
10
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović
Substitution73
36
CassidyMatthew Cassidy
27
RaškovićMilanko Rašković
37
SinclairJames Sinclair
Substitution87
33
F. DjordjevićFilip Djordjević
Substitution64
38
SissonsRobert Sissons
35
CastilloSegundo Castillo
43
WoolfeNathan Woolfe

Coach

Saša Jankovic (CRO) Gary Megson (ENG)

Referee

Paul Allaerts (BEL)

Assistant referees

Mark Simons (BEL), Joël De Bruyn (BEL)

Fourth official

Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

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