Season 2008-09 Result
Newcastle United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
 M.Owen 71.
Date: 23/08/2008  Venue: St.James' Park  Competition: Premiership
Crowd: 47,711
Match Report Submitted on 08/09/2008 by ?
Toon 1 v 0 Bolton

Can you imagine watching Bolton every week? Perhaps thatís why there were barely a few hundred away fans in the new away section.

Dour, boring, defensive, call their style of play what you like, it always makes for an unattractive game. The onus is on us to break them down, and thankfully we managed via a Michael Owen goal on 72 mins. Guthrie retrieved the ball on the left hand corner of the Bolton box before feeding it infield for Geremi to curl in a right-footed cross. Owen ghosted behind the stationary Andy O'Brien to nod home in typical style from seven yards. That was enough for us to gain the three points.

However it wasnít plain sailing as Given has previously saved a penalty to deny Nolan after Taylor had handled in the box.

A good start? 4 points from 2 games!!