#ThrowbackThursday: Bolton 4-0 Wigan Athletic

  • March 27, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Ahead of Bolton's game against Wigan Athletic on Saturday, we take a look back at a classic game between the two sides.

In last week's #ThrowbackThursday, we went back to September 2004 and a 2-0 Wanderers victory over Yeovil Town in the League Cup. This week, we go back to March 13, 2010, and Bolton's 4-0 win over Wigan in the Premier League.

Both sides went into the game hovering just above the relegation zone - with Wanderers sitting five points clear in 14th, one point and one place above the Latics.

What was to follow would provide Bolton with their biggest win of the campaign, as they put eight points between themselves and 18th-placed Burnley in the table.

Johan Elmander's 10th minute opener gave Owen Coyle's side a half-time lead, before Wanderers ran away with the game after the break. Kevin Davies converted from the penalty spot within three minutes of the restart, after Tamir Cohen had been brought down inside the box, before further strikes from Fabrice Muamba and Matt Taylor completed the rout by the 69th minute.

Bolton would end the season in 14th position, nine points clear of the drop, while Wigan were two places below on 36 points.

Bolton Wanderers: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, A O'Brien, Knight, Robinson, Chung-Yong (Weiss 72), Muamba, Cohen, Wilshere (Taylor 67), K Davies (Klasnic 76), Elmander
Subs Not Used: Al Habsi, Riga, Gardner, Shittu
Booked: Cohen
Goals: Elmander 10, K Davies 48(pen), Muamba 53, Tayloe 69

Wigan Athletic: Kirkland, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, Scharner (Scotland 54), N'Zogbia, Diame, Moses (Gomez 54), McCarthy, Rodallega (Thomas 78)
Subs Not Used: Stojkovic, Amaya, Sinclair, Moreno
Booked: Scharner, Diame

Referee: Mike Dean
Attendance: 20,053

Barclays Premier League Standings - 13/03/2010

Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts GD
1 Chelsea 29 20 4 5 69 27 64 42
2 Arsenal 30 20 4 6 71 33 64 38
3 Manchester United 29 20 3 6 67 24 63 43
4 Tottenham Hotspur 29 15 7 7 53 28 52 25
5 Manchester City 27 13 10 4 52 35 49 17
6 Liverpool 29 14 6 9 45 29 48 16
7 Aston Villa 27 12 10 5 37 21 46 16
8 Birmingham City 29 12 8 9 30 31 44 -1
9 Everton 29 11 9 9 46 42 42 4
10 Fulham 28 10 8 10 32 29 38 3
11 Stoke City 29 8 12 9 28 33 36 -5
12 Blackburn Rovers 29 9 7 13 31 48 34 -17
13 Bolton Wanderers 30 8 8 14 36 54 32 -18
14 Sunderland 28 7 9 12 36 44 30 -8
15 Wigan Athletic 29 7 7 15 27 57 28 -30
16 West Ham United 29 6 9 14 37 49 27 -12
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 7 6 16 23 47 27 -24
18 Burnley 30 6 6 18 31 63 24 -32
19 Hull City 29 5 9 15 27 61 24 -34
20 Portsmouth 28 5 4 19 24 47 19 -23
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