Bolton off bottom after beating Man City

Other News Materials 2 November 2008 23:19 (UTC +04:00)

Two late goals helped Bolton defeat Manchester City 2-0 to lift them off the bottom of the Premier League table, leaving Newcastle propping up the rest of the division, CNN reports.

Gardner (on ground) is mobbed by team-mates after scoring the opening goal against Manchester City.

With the pressure building on under-fire Bolton manager Gary Megson, veteran Jamaican international Riccardo Gardner proved the match-winner with a goal and an assist to give struggling Wanderers a vital three points.

Gardner, who came on as a first-half substitute, applied the finishing touch to a wicked low cross from Gretar Steinsson in the 77th minute, for Bolton's first goal in nearly six hours.

He then turned provider by crossing low for City captain Richard Dunne to put through his own goal with two minutes remaining.

Victory breathed new life into Bolton's faltering campaign and gave them their first home win since the opening day of the season.

The win also gives a boost to under-fire Megson -- who was verbally abused by his own supporters in the club's previous two matches.

Not onlt are Bolton off the bottom, but they are now out of the relegation zone with Newcastle at the foot with nine points along with resurgent Tottenham, who are ahead of the Magpies on goal difference.

However, Newcastle entertain Aston Villa on Monday and a point will see them send Tottenham back to the bottom, despite new manager Harry Redknapp securing them seven points from their last three matches.