x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Bolton off the bottom after beating City

Bolton move off the bottom of the Premier League and out of the relegation zone, beating Manchester City 2-0.

LONDON // Bolton Wanderers moved off the bottom of the Premier League and out of the relegation zone, beating Manchester City 2-0 on Sunday. A poor game was settled by two late goals, the first a close-range effort from Ricardo Gardner and the second an own goal from City defender Richard Dunne. Bolton climbed above Newcastle United, who play Aston Villa tonight, and Tottenham Hotspur who were 2-1 winners against Liverpool on Saturday.

West Bromwich Albion drop into the bottom three. City stay 10th despite a sequence of just one win in six league games. "I'm disappointed because you have to stand up to the challenge at Bolton," the City manager Mark Hughes told the BBC. "We know we can do a lot better than we showed today but we weren't allowed to play our normal game." *Reuters