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Fulham v Bolton: Match Info

last updated Tuesday 14th August 2007, 11:29 PM

Last season: 16th 39 points
  • Fulham have not lost an opening HOME fixture in any League season since 1993.

  • The Cottagers defend an unbeaten home Premier League record against Bolton. Indeed the Trotters have not won a top-flight match against them in London for over half a century
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Last season: 7th 56 points
  • Bolton made their worst start to a Premier League season since 2003 in losing at home to Newcastle on Saturday.

  • The Trotters have not won a seasonal opening AWAY match in the Premier League since beating Leicester 0-5 on 18 August 2001.

  • Entered a seventh straight season in the Premier League.

  • Chris Coleman guided the club to their highest league position ever when they ended in ninth spot in 2003-04.

  • Escaped relegation by two places and one point last season. The then recently appointed manager Lawrie Sanchez ensured safety with a 1-0 home win over Liverpool in their penultimate fixture.

  • The victory over the Merseysiders is their only maximum in 13 Premier League outings.

  • Conceded 60 league goals last season; Watford leaked 59 and Sheffield United 55, and they both went down.

  • Average Premier League finish is 12th.

  • Took three games to record a first league win last season.

  • Not lost an opening HOME fixture of a league season since Cardiff won 1-3 on 21 August 1993.

  • Fulham have not lost on home soil to Bolton since their 1-4 reverse at second league level on 21 November 1992.

  • David HEALY scored the earliest goal of the 2007-08 Premier League season (one minute).

  • Brian McBRIDE was Fulham's leading scorer last season, with 12 goals - nine in the Premiership.
Craven Cottage on 23 Aug 2006
Fulham (0) 1-1 (0) Bolton
Match Report
Bullard pen 90
Diouf pen 73

Niemi, Queudrue, Christanval, Pearce, Rosenior, Brown (Radzinski, 81 ), Diop, Bullard, Boa Morte, Helguson (John, 69 ), McBride
Subs not used: Drobny, Volz, Bocanegra.
Jaaskelainen, Hunt, Meite, Ben Haim, Fortune (Pedersen, 66 ), Nolan, Campo, Speed, Vaz Te, Davies (Faye, 60 ), Diouf
Subs not used Walker, Giannakopoulos, Tal.
Yellow card:

Yellow card:
Davies, Diouf, Nolan
Red card:

Red card:

A Wiley (Staffordshire)
  • One of five founder members of the Football League competing in this season's Premier League; the others are Aston Villa, Blackburn, Derby and Everton.

  • The point from a 2-2 final day home draw with Aston Villa was sufficient to earn a second Uefa Cup campaign in three seasons.

  • Their average Premier League finish is 12th, but the last four seasons has not seen them outside the top eight (eighth, sixth, eighth and seventh).

  • Not won since a 1-3 triumph at Wigan on 7 April. The seven subsequent matches have resulted in three draws and four defeats.

  • Sammy Lee is hunting a first win as Bolton manager; two defeats and one draw so far.

  • Bolton have beaten the Cottagers on the last three occasions they've met at the Reebok, but they not prevailed away from home against them in the top-flight since a 1-2 success on 11 April 1952.

  • Nicolas ANELKA was Bolton's leading scorer last season with 12 goals - 11 in the Premiership.

  • Jussi JAASKELAIKEN was one of seven players to have been on the field for every minute of his clubs' Premier League matches last season, and one of three goalkeepers. The others were David James (Portsmouth) and Paul Robinson (Tottenham).

  • Current First Team coach, Gary SPEED, was the only other player to have started every one of Bolton's league fixtures last term.
League 15 9 9
Premier 5 1 0
League 22 17 27
Premier 6 3 3

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