United held by Bolton
A sensational solo goal by Nani and a Michael Owen header earned Manchester United a point as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.sports Updated: Sep 26, 2010 22:47 IST
A sensational solo goal by Nani and a Michael Owen header earned Manchester United a point as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.
Nani's dribble from the halfway line cancelled out an early goal by defender Zat Knight and after Martin Petrov had restored Bolton's lead Owen came off the bench to rescue Alex Ferguson's side with 16 minutes remaining at the Reebok Stadium.
United have a dominant record against Bolton, winning 10 of their last 11 meetings, but they were rocked after six minutes when Knight shot past Edwin van der Sar.
The visitors were level after 23 minutes when Nani took possession of the ball near the halfway line and after ghosting past three defenders, the Portuguese winger angled a shot past Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Bolton regained the lead in the 67th minute with Johan Elmander feeding Petrov to fire in a shot that deflected off Darren Fletcher and inside the post.
However, a teasing Nani free kick was glanced in by Owen for his first league goal of the season and his 200th career goal in England.
Manchester United's Ryan Giggs is set to be out for a "couple of weeks" according to Sir Alex Ferguson after the veteran winger suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Bolton.
"It’s a hamstring and I’m afraid he will be out for a couple of weeks," Ferguson said before adding he expected Rooney to be ready for the midweek Champions League tie away to Valencia.
"I’m sure Wayne will get ready for Wednesday."
First Published: Sep 26, 2010 22:46 IST