ny good in the race for Arsenals fourth-place slot. Big Sams Wanderers will feel they let the points slip, while Moyes and his Toffees almost came unstuck because of problems at the back and the loss of 18-year-old striker James Vaughan. Vaughans horror injury in the 62nd minute - when he was stretchered off with blood gushing from his left ankle - left Everton with less hope of a badly-needed win. The teenager led the line with a show of incredible maturity, full of super leaps that won virtually every header and with quality touches on the ground. With Vaughan gone both sides cancelled out each other and left the impression that the Champions League may be beyond them. Everton were nervous at the start, much of the anxiety stemming from keeper Tim Howards uncertainty with back passes. That kind of insecurity was quickly sniffed out by bloodthirsty Bolton. The visitors backline creaked at every set-piece and throw-in and Abdoulaye Faye might have found a way through as Wanderers pounded the box with their superior muscle. Howard was the hero when he clawed away an El-Hadji Diouf header from the line and was incensed that the Senegalese striker had blatantly used his hand in a bid to score. But the defensive dithering spread to Joleon Lescott whose terrible mistake gave Bolton the lead. The left-back stayed behind as his pals set up an offside trap at an Ivan Campo free-kick. Kevin Davies was one of four Bolton players left alone and the target man had time to chest down, turn and fire past Howard with the greatest of ease. Everton were rocking and almost in even more trouble when Phil Neville stopped Andranik Teymourians cross with his arm in the area, but Atkinson was once again unsighted. The equaliser could not have been more controversial. Lee Carsley won an aerial tussle with skipper Gary Speed but seemed to catch him on the head with his elbow in the process. Leon Osman played on and slipped in young Vaughan who found space and coolly drilled a shot under Jussi Jaaskelainen for his second goal in two games. Speed raced to referee Atkinson to protest, Sammy Lee ran screaming to the fourth official and Allardyce came down from his directors box seat to growl like a bear with a sore head. Allardyce said: Carsley has elbowed Speedo
in the head. He tells me the referee saw it, he asked him why he didnt give it - and the ref couldnt answer. Thats the disappointing thing. Its a clear free-kick at the very least. You could argue Lee might have had his eye on the ball and not seen Gary, but he doesnt go down easily as everybody knows. Everton have had a bit of luck, were going to
moan about it - we have to. Youve got to get the right decisions at the right time and that didnt happen. The atmosphere went decidedly ugly and Diouf could have been sent off for an horrendous over-the-top rake on Nevilles knee that had Evertons players and coaching staff in a lather. Diouf and Neville later shook hands, which was quite a gesture from the Goodison captain. But there were still bodies everywhere, with Carsley and Speed crashing around and Mikel Arteta booked for a cynical trip on Davies. Howard was in the wars too as he tumbled over team-mate Tony Hibbert and hurt his ribs as he landed spectacularly. Osman and Ricardo Gardner clashed heads and then Vaughan paid for his bravery. Vaughans ankle smashed into Abdoulaye Meites blocking boot as he tried to force in the winner - and his season may be over. Bolton had the better chances to go back88光头强平特一肖图库 in front, Faye heading wide and Andranik smashing a volley, but Everton had flurries
and found Jaaskelainen in shaky form. Faye was unlucky to be booked for a sliding tackle on Andy Johnson, but Campo could have no complaints about his yellow for taking out Arteta. But tiredness kicked in towards the end and fear of losing played a part too. Everton, in particular, seemed content to take the point a long way out. 54% POSSESSION 46% 3 SHOTS ON TARGET 4 3 SHOTS OFF TARGET 1 1 OFFSIDES 0 7 CORNERS 7 18 FOULS 21 3 YELLOW CARDS 1 0 RED CARDS 0 ATTENDANCE: 25,179 MAN OF THE MATCH: Vaughan TEAMS AND RATINGS BOLTON: Jaaskelaine
n 5, Hunt 6, Meite 6, Faye 6, Gardner 6, Andranik 5 (Thompson 90), Campo 6, Speed 7, Davies 7, Anelka 7, Diouf 7 (Stelios 88). EVERTON: Howard 4, Hibbert 7, Yobo 7, Stubbs 7, Lescott 5, Arteta 6, Neville 6, Carsley 7, Osman 6, Vaughan 8 (Beattie 62, 5), Johnson 7. Referee: MARTIN ATKINSON REMAINING GAMES BOLTON: Arsenal (a) 14th, Reading (h) 21st, Chelsea (a) 28, West Ham (a) May 5th, Aston Villa (h) 13th. EVERTON: Charlton (h) 15th, West Ham (a) 21th, Man n Utd (h) 28th, Portsmouth (h) May 5th, Chelsea (a) 13th.