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Man of The Match: Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool

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Anna looks at some of the great performances in Saturday's FA Cup victory, but there can only be one MOTM.

Clint Hughes

Lion of Vienna Suite's Man of The Match against Blackpool FC goes to Medo Kamara.

While Bolton Wanderers saw some spectacular performances from the likes of Jermaine Beckford, David Ngog and Andre Moritz, it was Medo who had a brilliant first half in midfield, making plenty of challenges throughout the game.

Dougie Freedman surprised most by playing a 4-4-2 against Blackpool and it's safe to say even more people were surprised when it actually worked. A well-rounded performance on both sides of the pitch saw Bolton take the lead and keep hold of it.

Ngog gave Bolton the lead 10 minutes in when a Chris Eagles assist gave him the opportunity to bury a left footed shot from outside the box into the top right corner. Despite Blackpool equalizing in the final moments of the half, the Wanderers quickly regained control thanks to a goal by Beckford.

At the end of the day, it was tough choosing between Ngog and Medo, but football isn't always about scoring goals. We haven't had (many) problems scoring but what we have had is a gaping hole in our squad. Medo did his best, especially in the first half, to create opportunities for his team.

Even more, the Sierra Leone midfielder ensured that the defense was consistent, especially when it came to Alex Baptiste keeping up with Thomas Ince. Medo played very differently from how we've seen Jay Spearing play and it was evident that Bolton's attack relied heavily on his ability to command, charge and control.

Who was your Man of The Match?