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Man of The Match: Leicester City v Bolton Wanderers

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Despite Bolton Wanderers shedding 5 goals and ending 2013 on a limp, one player stood out from the crowd, scoring a brace and lightening up the game with his Brazilian flair.

Moritz makes it 1.1.
Moritz makes it 1.1.
Matthew Lewis

Today's Lion of Vienna Suite Man of The Match was midfielder Andre Moritz.

It was the Brazilian himself who levelled the score against the run of play on the 15th minute. He combined well with Chung-Yong Lee to poke his cross past Kasper Schmeichel and into the bottom left hand corner. Moritz was also involved 5 minutes later playing a vital role in the build-up to Jermaine Beckford’s goal.

In the 39th minute Moritz got his second of the game and put Bolton in front of Leicester City for the second time. The former Crystal Palace playmaker collected a pass from Tim Ream and, after faking a shot and wriggling through the defense, he slotted the ball home into the far corner nutmegging 2 Leicester defenders in the process.

After already scoring a brace Moritz was looking likely to get another and complete his hat-trick, something which has not been done by a Bolton player for over a decade. You have to track back to 2002 where on loan striker Fredi Bobic scored thrice the 6th of April against Ipswich Town and helped guarantee our Premier League survival. Unfortunately Moritz couldn’t update that stat as he was replaced by Mark Davies in the 66th minute.

Since re-joining Dougie Freedman at Bolton Moritz has quickly silenced his doubters and won over various supporters. Despite making a slow start to his time with us after picking up a groin injury in the warm up against Leeds he’s gone from strength to strength featuring 11 times and scoring 5 goals.

Who was your Man of The Match?