Group C Review

After severe rain forced a temporary suspension in Donetsk, French quality eventually shone through in a comfortable 2-0 win

The game began in extraordinary circumstances with torrential rain that was soon accompanied by thunder and lightning to such an extent that Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers had no choice but to take the teams off the field. Play was suspended for nearly an hour but when the players returned, the pitch was in remarkably good condition.

JAY JAY SLAMS OWNERS

Former Bolton Wanderers star Jay-Jay Okocha has said that the owners of the club are to blame for the club's relegation from the Premier league this season.

There has been absolutely no investment from the owners in the last few seasons, which has led to manager Owen Coyle looking at improving his squad by bringing in many players on loan deals.

COYLE WANTS MORE OF THE SAME

Following the hard-fought 2-1 win over Aston Villa during the week, Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said that he is looking forward to getting the same out of his players when they take on Sunderland during this weekend.

Even though Bolton were in the relegation zone, they were having two games in hand. Of course, the problem with having two games in hand is a fact that one should be able to make use of it and win the matches.

It is exactly what Bolton did during the week against Aston Villa when they came back from being 1-0 down in the match to win the match 2-1.

COYLE BACKS MUAMBA RETURN

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said that there is every chance that midfielder Fabrice Muamba could play again for the club.

There have been many rumours that Fabrice Muamba could have played his last game ever after being diagnosed with a genetic heart condition.

He collapsed on the pitch in the match against Tottenham a few weeks ago. Doctors said that Muamba was almost dead for up to an hour until he was brought back to life. He was recently discharged from the hospital and is now continuing his recovery from the condition that almost took his life.

BOLTON GET MUCH-NEEDED WIN

Bolton Wanderers secured a much-needed home win in the most crucial match they were facing in recent seasons.

Bolton were entertaining fellow relegation strugglers QPR during the weekend. It was an important match for Bolton given that there were very few options for them to get all three points other than facing relegation threatened teams.

COYLE CONFIDENT IN BOLTON

After suffering heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea last weekend, Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said that he is extremely bullish at the prospect of getting some points off Manchester City at the Etihad stadium.

Bolton will be visiting Manchester city this weekend just after their tough fixture against Chelsea last weekend. Bolton were thoroughly outplayed by Chelsea and there is a real prospect of the same happening in the match against Manchester city as well.

BOLTON SLIDE TO DEFEAT

Bolton Wanderers were at the receiving end of an embarrassing defeat at home against basement side Wigan Athletic recently.

The loss has severely hurt the Wanderers hopes of Premier League survival this year, and it has meant that the pressure on Owen Coyle’s shoulders has increase massively.

COYLE LOOKING FORWARD TO WIGAN

Bolton manager Owen Coyle said that he is relishing the prospect of taking on Wigan Athletic knowing that it is one of the few six point matches left of the season.

The Premier league 2011-2012 season is coming to a close. This is the business end of the season and each and every point matters. Bolton will be taking on Wigan athletic who are at the bottom of the table.

BOLTON SUFFER AT NEWCASTLE

Despite getting a morale boosting win against Blackburn Rovers just before Christmas, Bolton Wanderers could not capitalise on the poor form of Newcastle United.

Owen Coyle's Bolton Wanderers side suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League, this time against Newcastle United.

However, Bolton Wanderers maintain their position just above Blackburn Rovers in the table because Blackburn Rovers could not capitalise on this defeat, as they could get only draw against Liverpool.

COYLE PLEASED THE FANS ARE BACKING HIM

Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has said that he is very much pleased to see the fans still backing him to get the results. Bolton Wanderers have been truly appalling this season, despite performing well last season.

They were expected to finish in the top eight this time around, but it has truly gone wrong for Owen Coyle and his men this season. His team have lost almost every match this season, and as a result of it, find themselves at the bottom of the table.

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