#ThrowbackThursday: Bolton Wanderers 4-1 Leeds United

  • March 06, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Ahead of Bolton's game against Leeds United on Saturday, we take a look back at a classic game between the two sides.

In the latest edition to the Burnden Aces website, we jump on the #ThrowbackThursday bandwagon and take a look back at a day which lives long in the memory of Wanderers supporters around the world.

This week, we head back to May 2, 2004, when a 4-1 victory for Bolton consigned Leeds to relegation from the Premier League and moved Sam Allardyce's side up to 7th in the process.

Things started well for the visitors, as Mark Viduka put them ahead with a 27th minute penalty after Emerson Thome had brought down Alan Smith inside the Bolton box. Viduka's afternoon would quickly turn sour, however, as he received two yellow cards in a matter of moments and was dismissed just six minutes after opening the scoring.

Leeds took their one-goal advantage into the break, but Wanderers hit back with three goals inside the opening 10 minutes of the second period to stun a demoralised United team and effectively seal their fate.

Youri Djorkaeff levelled the scores just 90 seconds after the restart, before adding a second in the 53rd minute - slamming home from close range, after Nicky Hunt had twice seen goalbound shots blocked.

Ian Harte turned the ball past his own goalkeeper two minutes later and a fourth from Kevin Nolan, who slotted home following a sublime pass from Jay-Jay Okocha, completed a miserable afternoon for Eddie Gray's side - who dropped out of the top flight after a 14-year stay.

Bolton Wanderers: Jaaskelainen, Hunt, Thome (Barness 38), Charlton, N'Gotty, Nolan, Campo, Okocha, Djorkaeff, Pedersen (Moreno 69), Davies (Giannakopoulos 84)
Subs Not Used: Poole, Frandsen
Booked: Hunt, Thome, Davies
Goals: Djorkaeff 47,53, Harte 55(og), Nolan 78

Leeds United: Robinson, Duberry, Caldwell, Harte, Kelly, Matteo, McPhail, Milner (Wilcox 60), Smith, Pennant, Viduka
Subs Not Used: Carson, Kilgallon, Barmby, Lennon
Booked: Pennant, Viduka
Sent Off: Viduka
Goals: Viduka 27(pen)

Referee: Steve Bennett
Attendance: 27,420

[VIDEO] Bolton Wanderers 4-1 Leeds United

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Barclaycard Premiership Standings - 02/05/2004

Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts GD
C Arsenal 35 24 11 0 69 24 83 45
2 Chelsea 36 23 6 7 65 29 75 36
3 Manchester United 36 22 5 9 61 34 71 27
4 Liverpool 36 15 11 10 51 36 56 15
5 Aston Villa 36 15 10 11 47 41 55 6
6 Newcastle United 35 13 14 8 47 35 53 12
7 Bolton Wanderers 36 13 11 12 46 53 50 -7
8 Fulham 36 13 10 13 50 45 49 5
9 Charlton Athletic 36 13 10 13 46 47 49 -1
10 Birmingham City 36 12 13 11 42 44 49 -2
11 Southampton 35 12 9 14 39 39 45 0
12 Middlesbrough 36 12 9 15 41 46 45 -5
13 Blackburn Rovers 36 12 7 17 50 57 43 -7
14 Portsmouth 35 11 8 16 40 49 41 -9
15 Everton 36 9 12 15 43 50 39 -7
16 Tottenham Hotspur 36 11 6 19 44 57 39 -13
17 Manchester City 36 8 14 14 49 51 38 -2
R Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 7 11 18 37 74 32 -37
R Leeds United 36 8 8 20 37 75 32 -38
R Leicester City 36 5 15 16 44 62 30 -18
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Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
20 AFC Wimbledon 5 1
21 Accrington Stanley 4 1
22 Southend United 5 0
23 Bolton Wanderers 4 -11
24 Bury 0 -12
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