Bolton 2-3 Liverpool

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Liverpool secured a vital victory in their Premier League campaign by coming from behind twice to beat ten-man Bolton Wanderers.

Kevin Davies had given the hosts a 32nd minute lead and it looked to be another depressing day for the Reds.

But Glen Johnson bagged his second goal for the club just before half-time with a goal from 28 yards to give Liverpool hope going into the second half.

But just a minute after the restart Tamir Cohen put Bolton back into the lead with a close-range volley, shortly before Sean Davies was sent off for a second bookable offence after he fouled Lucas.

Just two minutes later and Bolton were undone by a great and composed Fernando Torres finish from inside the box.

And Steven Gerrard’s 83rd minute goal gave Rafa Benite’z men the win, finally taking the lead against a resilient Bolton side.


Media Reports

The Guardian: Gerrard arrives late to rescue Liverpool against ten-man Bolton
Telegraph: Gerrard rides to rescue
The Independent: Gerrard’s late winner makes point to Benitez


Team Line-ups & Stats

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Samuel, Cahill, Knight, Ricketts, Taylor, Davis, Muamba (Riga 90), Cohen (Steinsson 79), Davies, Elmander (Basham 58).

Subs not used: Al Habsi, Lee, O’Brien, Robinson.

Goals: Davies (33), Cohen (47).

Booked: Cahill (13), Muamba (37), Davis (45)
Sent Off: Davis (55)

Liverpool: Reina, Insua, Carragher, Kyrgiakos, Johnson, Riera (Benayoun 62), Lucas, Mascherano (Voronin 72), Kuyt (Dossena 88), Gerrard, Torres.

Subs not used: Gulacsi, Kelly, Plessis, Skrtel.

Goals: Johnson (41), Torres (57), Gerrard (83).

Booked: Gerrard (59)

Referee : A Wiley
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