#ThrowbackThursday: Charlton Athletic 1-2 Bolton

  • April 17, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Ahead of Bolton's game against Charlton Athletic on Friday, we take a look back at a classic game between the two sides.

In last week's #ThrowbackThursday, we went back to December 1997 and Wanderers' 1-1 draw with Barnsley in the Premiership. This week, we go back to April 16, 2005, and Bolton's 2-1 victory over Charlton at The Valley.

Bolton started the day in 6th place, five points behind Everton - who occupied the fourth and final UEFA Champions League position.

Sam Allardyce's side had beaten Fulham the weekend prior to their trip to the capital and leapfrogged eventual European champions Liverpool with a hard-fought victory over the Addicks.

They went ahead in the 7th minute, as referee Alan Wiley pointed to the penalty spot for a handball against Hermann Hreidarsson. Jay-Jay Okocha stepped up to take the resulting spot-kick and made no mistake in beating Dean Kiely.

The hosts levelled just before the half-hour, as former Arsenal forward Francis Jeffers capitalised on poor defending in the Bolton box before seeing a shot fly past Jussi Jaaskelainen via a cruel double deflection.

Bolton's hopes of claiming a place amongst Europe's elite were given a major boost in the 58th minute, though, as Gary Speed's knockdown fell into the path of El-Hadji Diouf. The ball bounced awkwardly for the Senegal international, but he reacted well to direct a looping header up and over Kiely and into the back of the net.

After claiming victory at The Valley, Wanderers would go on to win just one of their final five games and ended the campaign in 6th place. Everton finished fourth, while Liverpool - who later won their fifth European Cup - finished above the Trotters on goal difference. Despite that late-season slump, Allardyce's side qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in the club's history.

Charlton, meanwhile, ended the season in 11th place.

Charlton Athletic: Kiely, Konchesky (Kishishev 79), Perry, Hreidarsson, Fortune, Rommedahl, Thomas (Johansson 66), Holland, Hughes (Euell 78), Murphy, Jeffers
Subs Not Used: Andersen, Fuller
Goals: Jeffers 29

Bolton Wanderers: Jaaskelainen, Hunt, Hierro, Ben Haim, N'Gotty, Candela (Gardner 74), Speed, Nolan, Okocha (Campo 89), Giannakopoulos, Davies (Diouf 55)
Subs Not Used: Poole, Fadiga
Booked: Ben Haim
Goals: Okocha 7(pen), Diouf 58

Referee: Alan Wiley
Attendance: 26, 708

FA Barclays Premiership - 16/04/2005

Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts GD
1 Chelsea 32 25 6 1 62 12 81 50
2 Arsenal 32 21 7 4 73 33 70 40
3 Manchester United 32 19 10 3 48 19 67 29
4 Everton 32 16 6 10 39 33 54 6
5 Bolton Wanderers 33 15 7 11 43 37 52 6
6 Liverpool 33 15 6 12 46 34 51 12
7 Tottenham Hotspur 33 13 8 12 41 37 47 4
8 Middlesbrough 32 12 9 11 45 43 45 2
9 Aston Villa 33 12 9 12 41 42 45 -1
10 Charlton Athletic 33 12 8 13 40 50 44 -10
11 Manchester City 33 10 11 12 39 37 41 2
12 Birmingham City 33 9 11 13 35 39 38 -4
13 Newcastle United 31 9 11 11 41 49 38 -8
14 Blackburn Rovers 32 8 12 12 28 37 36 -9
15 Portsmouth 33 9 8 16 37 51 35 -14
16 Fulham 32 9 7 16 38 52 34 -14
17 West Bromwich Albion 32 5 13 14 31 52 28 -21
18 Southampton 33 5 12 16 36 54 27 -18
19 Crystal Palace 33 6 9 18 36 57 27 -21
20 Norwich City 33 4 12 17 35 66 24 -31
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