Bolton didn’t press the Dane early on, but the Trotters surprised the ‘keeper during their two halftime goals, with the stopper failing to react to either.
Made no real errors and tackled well, while keeping Kevin Davies and Klasnic with little to do.
The German was the unfortunate architect of Bolton’s equalizer, smashing the ball into Mark Davies’ groin and the ball springing back into Sorenson’s net. However, did defend well otherwise.
Struggled with Petrov at times, but didn’t allow the winger too much free reign down the flank.
The Potters captain had a decent game and kept Bolton’s front men quiet.
Failed to deal with Bolton’s sharp counter attacks, but passed well and got Stoke moving through the middle.
Looked effective at the start, but soon looked to lose tempo and didn’t offer Crouch the support he’s become so used to this season from the winger.
A relatively quiet display from the midfielder who subtly got on with his duties.
The veteran got a run-out of just under an hour and worked well attacking from the flanks, with a shot on target in the early moments that forced a corner out of Bogdan.
Took full advantage of Bogdan’s inability to hold to a high ball and nodded in Stoke’s opener with calm manner. Stood up to his penalty confidently and smashed the ball easily past Bogdan.
Not a bad performance from the striker who just seemed to be left wanting a little more supply from his team-mates.
The goalkeeper did not do his team proud, spilling the ball for Walters to head in for Stoke’s opener and right in front of his own fans. Was at fault again as he brought down Crouch for a penalty and was lucky not to get sent off. Failed to guess Walters’ shot correctly.
The defender did a good job, but allowed Walters too much room at times.
The right back tried to get up the pitch whenever possible, but the defender’s efforts were seemingly not enough in getting the win Bolton.
The American struggled to hold off Stoke’s physical presence
Had trouble against Stoke attackers and didn’t attack down his flank effectively.
The winger didn’t look to be at his best, but did try to get Bolton going down the flanks as per usual.
The midfielder scored possibly the most fortunate goal of his career, the ball bouncing off his body and into the net as Huth tried to clear the ball.
Steadying the center of midfield, the Bolton man did reasonably, but allowed possession to be lost too many times in the middle.
The winger’s efforts constantly looked futile and didn’t serve up the supply to the attacker.
The Croatian didn’t do a particular credit to his team and had very few looks on goal whilst never testing Sorenson.
The other Davies also made a vital contribution (also in a bizarre fashion), getting Bolton’s second with a cross from the right that drifted inside Sorenson’s goal.