Sasa Curcic breathed new life into Bolton's Premiership survival fight with one of the goals of the season. The Serbian midfielder inspired a brave fightback by the home side after Chelsea had taken a 13th minute lead through John Spencer, who drove home after a neat build up involving Ruud Gullit and Paul Furlong.

But Chelsea sat back on their advantage and two goals in the space of four minutes just before the break set Burnden Park alight.

Scottish international striker John McGinlay equalised with a shot on the turn after a precision pass from skipper Man Stubbs had put him clear on the right.

Then on the stroke of half time, came Curcic's match winner. Picking up possession from Alan Thompson, he slammed home an unstoppable right foot shot from 20 yards for his seventh and most valuable goal of the season.