Gimme Five - Burnley v Bolton Wanderers

  • August 02, 2013 | By Chris Rabbitt
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In the first of a new series, we take a look back at the five most recent meetings between Burnley and Bolton Wanderers.

As The Football League prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary this weekend, two of the founder members face each other at Turf Moor in what will be the 123rd meeting between the two clubs.

In the first edition of 'Gimme Five', we go back in time and recap Bolton's past history with the boys in Claret & Blue.

9TH FEBRUARY 2013, Reebok Stadium
Bolton Wanderers 2 Burnley 1 -
Match Report
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Att: 19,767

Bolton came into this game knowing that defeat could see them drop into the bottom three, a perilous position to be in and one that looked even more dangerous when David Edgar put the visitors in front. However, shortly after Craig Davies brought the teams level, David Ngog had the Reebok on its feet as he swept home the winner with nine minutes to go.

18TH AUGUST 2012, Turf Moor
Burnley 2 Bolton Wanderers 0 -
Match Report
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Att: 18,407

The 2012/13 season began with high expectations around Bolton, despite relegation from the Premier League just a few short months earlier. But the cold slap of reality didn't take long to materialise as a vibrant Burnley side looked to exact yet more revenge on former boss Owen Coyle. Goals either side of half-time from Martin Paterson and Charlie Austin ensured the perfect start and left the Whites with much to ponder.

21ST SEPTEMBER 2010, Turf Moor
Burnley 1 Bolton Wanderers 0 -
Match Report
Carling Cup Third Round
Att: 17,602

On his first return since his acrimonious switch from Turf Moor to the Reebok, the atmosphere was predictably prickly as the locale of Burnley sought to remind Owen Coyle just how little they had forgiven him. And the ground erupted as Wade Elliott netted a controversial goal on the stroke of half-time, a goal which proved to be the decider that sent Bolton crashing out of the competition.

26TH JANUARY 2010, Reebok Stadium
Bolton Wanderers 1 Burnley 0 -
Match Report
Barlcays Premier League
Att: 23,986

The Reebok Stadium was alive with a chorus of "Judas" as the aforementioned former Burnley manager walked out of the tunnel to face off against the club he had controversially left just three weeks previous. In what proved to be a pivotal battle in the fight for survival from the Premier League, it was the Wanderers who came out on top by a single first-half goal from Chung-Yong Lee, a cracking strike that rebounded off the crossbar and over the line. The victory set Bolton up for a revival under Coyle, eventually leading to survival, while their Lancashire rivals sunk back into the second tier.

26TH DECEMBER 2009, Turf Moor
Burnley 1 Bolton Wanderers 1 -
Match Report
Barclays Premier League
Att: 21,761

In the first clash between the clubs for eight years, this was a largely even affair which ended in a result few could really argue with. Burnley probably shaded the opening half but went in behind after Matt Taylor's opener on the half-hour mark. Pressure from the home side continued to mount after the break, and, after hitting the bar, the Clarets were finally level after David Nugent headed home from a Tyrone Mears cross. If anybody was likely to grab a winner it was Burnley, but both sides were forced to settle for an unsatisfying point.

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Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Rochdale 34 36
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 32
22 Southend United 35 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 14
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