Sturridge stars in Trotters win

Daniel Sturridge netted a brace as Bolton cruised to an emphatic 3-0 Premier League victory over West Ham at the Reebok Stadium.

Last Updated: 09/04/11 at 17:14 Post Comment

Sturridge (c): Celebrates one of his goals

Sturridge (c): Celebrates one of his goals

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Sturridge, though, will be there in spirit only when they face Stoke in an FA Cup semi-final a week on Sunday as he played for Chelsea earlier in the competition.

He took his tally to six goals in eight games today and has arguably been one of the best signings of the January transfer window.

Lee Chung-yong was also on target and while Bolton have much to look forward to the future looks bleak for West Ham.

They remain deep in relegation trouble and manager Avram Grant cut a disconsolate figure in the stand as he served a touchline ban.

Bolton almost got off to a perfect start after Kevin Davies picked out Sturridge in the penalty area in the third minute.

He fired in a shot that took a deflection off West Ham defender Manuel da Costa. Gary Cahill then got on the end of Martin Petrov's corner but saw his header go wide of the post.

Bolton kept up the pressure and full back Gretar Steinsson raced to the byline. He picked out Kevin Davies and the skipper tried to release Sturridge with a clever little chip but put too much weight on the ball.

The home side took the lead in the 14th minute with a superb strike by Sturridge after he was played in by Johan Elmander.

Sturridge carved an opening for himself out of nothing before curling a shot beyond Robert Green and into the corner.

Kevin Davies should have added a second in the 18th minute but dragged his effort wide but a minute later Bolton forged 2-0 ahead.

West Ham failed to close down Martin Petrov and he swung in a cross that was headed firmly home by Lee.

Petrov was revelling in the space afford to him and cracked in a shot after 28 minutes that was blocked by James Tomkins.

Petrov again came close minutes later as did Elmander while Sturridge saw a close-range header taken by Green.

Petrov then skipped down the wing in the 39th minute and floated a cross into the centre that went marginally over Sturridge's head.

West Ham hit back two minutes later when Thomas Hitzlsperger tested Jussi Jaaskelainen with a shot from the edge of the box after Wayne Bridge had delivered the cross.

Bolton responded and went 3-0 ahead in the 51st minute with Sturridge's second goal of the game.

He drifted in from the left and got the better of Scott Parker on the edge of the area before steering a shot beyond Robert Green.

Sturridge came within a stride of completing his hat-trick in the 55th minute, only for Tomkins to make a vital interception.

A minute later West Ham almost pulled a goal back but Jussi Jaaskelainen reacted magnificently to somehow claw away a header from Demba Ba.

Back came Bolton and Green did well to get a hand to Sturridge's chip from close range.

However West Ham had suddenly come alive and Tomkins saw his effort in the 63rd minute blocked by Jaaskelainen.

Bolton continued to look dangerous every time they broke forward and Sturridge was again left frustrated in the 68th minute when he found the wrong side of the post with his effort.

Bolton almost added a fourth in the 83rd minute through substitute Ivan Klasnic but he failed to test Green and sent his effort wide.

The crowd were willing Sturridge to get his hat-trick but the young striker squandered a glorious chance from close range in stoppage time.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City 3-1 Liverpool Report
Sunday, 24 August 2014
16:00
S'land 1-1 Man Utd Report
13:30
Hull City 1-1 Stoke Report
Tottenham 4-0 QPR Report
Saturday, 23 August 2014
17:30
Everton 2-2 Arsenal Report
15:00
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester Report
C Palace 1-3 West Ham Report
Southampton 0-0 West Brom Report
Swansea 1-0 Burnley Report
12:45
A Villa 0-0 Newcastle Report

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Angel di Maria unveiled at Manchester United but Louis van Gaal sounds warning

Angel di Maria is not Manchester United's miracle, Louis van Gaal warned at the winger's official unveiling.

Indian Super League: Former Test star hails new league at Mumbai launch

Sachin Tendulkar hopes the inaugural eight-team Indian Super League will transform the lives of the country's youth.

Transfer news: Alex Song and Danny Welbeck linked with Tottenham

Tottenham are discussing the potential signings of Alex Song and Danny Welbeck on loan, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property