Chris Eagles pulled one back, Jay Spearing equalized, Martin Petrov won it, and the Reebok roared. Bolton Wanderers gave caretaker manager Jimmy Phillips and assistants Sammy Lee a dream start with an unlikely comeback for the full three points. A fairly awful Bolton side played the first 25 minutes and then found its urgency in order to become a world-beater.
Wonderful, twisting turns from Kevin Davies, through balls into the box, one-two play, and finishes with style were things that we really had not seen much of from Bolton Wanderers thus far this season. Yet, it was this side that we knew had the quality that went forward and did the job that they had set out to do. While the manager saga goes for what seems like ages, we'll take a seat, lay back, and remember the weekend that was for what was arguably the best Bolton Wanderers game in a long, long time.