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  • Bolton 2-2 Birmingham City: Jaaskelainen red-card

    Bolton Wanderers were lucky not to lose to Birmingham despite playing with 10 men after 36 minutes, following a foolish action undertaken their goal keeper, Jussi Jaaskelainen.

    Playing at home in the English Premier League continued on Sunday (8/29/2010), Bolton 2-2 Birmingham resist. Left behind two goals up to 51 minutes, they were able to reply scored two goals in minutes 71 and 81.

    Jaaskelainen rewarded red card of uncontrolled emotion in the air after a duel with the opposing team defender Roger Johnson, a few minutes before the first round is completed.

    The Finnish goalkeeper was first seen in a position to kick Johnson fell out, then slapped the right side face of Birmingham's players.

    Conspicuous events that referee Kevin Friend is not difficult to make a decision. He held up a red card straight to Jaaskelainen. That's the Jaaskelainen fourth red card in the 13-year career at the Reebok Stadium.

    "Expulsion is obvious. There's no doubt about it," said Bolton's manager, Owen Coyle, quoted Dailymail site.

    "Jussi is violated, but he too made a mistake, and it was disappointing. I would not make a plea for him. He's all grown up and he was sorry for ourselves at the end of the game."

    Pulling Jaaskelainen in the middle of the game makes a young Hungarian goalkeeper, Adam Bogdan, play his first Premier League match. It happened five days after his debut at senior level in the squad for the Trotters.

    22-year-old player had been defended Bolton since 2007 but was never played. He had loaned for one month in September 2009 to the Third Division club, Crewe.

    His debut took place in the Carling Cup on August 24 last, when Bolton's 0-1 defeat of Southampton. Jaaskelainen made a suspension at goalkeeper Bogdan will escort his team for the next three games, after Coyle's goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi loaned to Wigan.


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