Premier League: Manchester City vs. Bolton Wanderers


Bolton Wanderers go into their Premier League encounter with big-spending Manchester City in dire need of three points as they aim to pull themselves out of the relegation zone.

Bolton is on the 19th place in the table with only 12 points and pressure has been mounting on manager Gary Megson ahead of today’s clash against City. Their winless streak now extends to seven games, while the Citizens arrive at the Reebok Stadium inspired by their 2-1 home victory against Chelsea last time out.

“We are losing games because the bounce of the ball is not going for us, but we need to score more goals – the first goal – and then we will be able to kick on using all the things that are good about this football club, Megson said.

A win this afternoon (15:00 GMT) for Mark Hughes’ side could possibly see the Citizens climb to fourth in the standings. Wanderers’ form at home, on the other hand, has been disastrous while the hunt for a first clean sheet of the campaign goes on.

The mood around Bolton is quite demoralized and City must capitalize on that in the race for a top four finish.

UPDATE: Bolton Wanderers 3-3 Manchester City—Carlos Tevez came to City’s rescue by securing a point with 13 minutes remaining of an exciting encounter, extending the Citizens’ unbeaten streak to 13 matches.