English Premiership

Bolton edges to safety

2012-03-24 19:18
David Wheater (File)

Bolton - Bolton Wanderers beat Blackburn 2-1 in the Premier League Saturday in its first game since midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane last weekend.

Though he remains in intensive care at a London hospital, Muamba's condition has improved, giving the team an emotional boost ahead of the clash against fellow relegation battler Blackburn, which came into the game with two consecutive league wins.

David Wheater scored twice in the first half at the Reebok Stadium and despite Blackburn pulling one back through Steven Nzonzi in the 56th minute to set up a frantic finish, Bolton held on for the win.

The victory moves Bolton out of the relegation zone and up to 17th place, two points behind Blackburn in 16th.

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