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By Denis Lowe.
Bolton Wanderers …..4 Arsenal…..2
Lowly Bolton dealt a severe blow to F.A Cup semi-finalists Arsenals morale at waterlogged Burnden Park last night. Two goals from Alan Gowling and two penalties by Frank Worthington left Arsenal, for whom David Price and and substitute Mark Heeley scored, a well beaten side.
Bolton, moving confidently in the rain and mud, looked happier than Arsenal in the wretched conditions, and took the lead in the twelfth minute with an opportunist goal by Gowling.
Worthington, whose shrewd passes caused the Highbury defence a lot of trouble, crossed from the right after O’Leary had blocked Smith’s effort and Gowling rose above Nelson to head home at the far post.
Arsenal, without the injured Brady and Young, were watched by Richie Barker, assistant manager of Wolves, their F.A Cup opponents, and hit back with some lively work from Sunderland. price had a chance but drove wide.
Jennings, the busiest goalkeeper, was rescued by O’Leary, but Bolton maintained pressure in the increasingly heavy rain and their second goal arrived after 28 minutes. Gowling moved onto a headed pass from Worthington and beat the advancing Jennings with a left foot shot from 18 yards.
Arsenal woke up after this second blow and reduced the lead within 60 seconds. Talbot’s shot stuck in the goalmouth mud with McDonagh out of position and Price followed up to shoot into an empty net.
Jennings just beat Worthington to a poor back-pass from Rice as Bolton started the second half in search of more goals and Walford was booked for a foul on Worthington.
A disputed penalty which earned Sunderland a booking for dissent brought Bolton’s third goal After 68 minutes. Worthington’s shot squirmed out of Jennings grasp and over the line.
Seven minutes later Bolton got their second penalty when Morgan went down rather theatrically under a challenge from Rix. This time Worthington put more power behind his left-footed kick, and Jennings was well beaten.
Heeley, substituting for Talbot, whi had earlier had treatment for an injury, scored Arsenal’s second goal in the 77th minute when he headed in off the bar from a centre by Rix.
Bolton: McDonagh, Nicholson, Dunne, Greaves, Jones, Walsh, Morgan, Whatmore, Gowling, Worthington, Smith.
Arsenal: Jennings, Rice, Nelson, Talbot, O’Leary, Welford, Gatting, Sunderland, Stapleton, Price, Rix, Heeley.
Waves of Protest greet peace deal
The treaty ending 30 years of war between Egypt and Israel was signed by President Sadat and Mr Begin on the White House lawn yesterday against a background of Arab anger with Egypt, and warnings that even tougher negotiations lie ahead on the Palestinians issue.
As waves of protests swept the Arab world, a leading moderate, King Hussein, joined the hard-line Presidents of Syria and Iraq in calling a summit conference of opponents of the treaty and the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat threatened that President Sadat would be “eliminated” as a traitor.
The Washington signing ceremony was described by Mr Sadat and Mr Begin as an “historic turning point,” and Mr Sadat paid particular tribute to the role of President Carter, hailing him as “the man that performed the miracle.”
Haggling over the timetable for Israel’s evacuation of the Sinai oilfields and the coastal town of El Arish went on almost to the last minute, and it was apparent that Egypt and Israel still have serious differences over the extent to which Arabs in the Gaza Strip and on the West Bank will have self rule.
Martina Navratilova consolidated her status as the worlds top womens lawn tennis player when she beat Tracy Austin 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to win the $100,000 (£50,000) first prize at the Avon Women’s Championship in New York.
The United States Czechoslvak kept the 13,752 spectators at Madison Square Garden, the largest crowd ever at a women’s tournament, on tenterhooks before surviving the crisis and clinching victory.
The triumph brought Miss Navratilova’s earnings this year to $271,000. Miss Austin’s earnings in her first year as a professional stand at $121,250.
Britain’s Sue Barker collected $30,000 by crushing Dianne Fromholtz of Australia 6-2, 6-2 in the third place play off.
John McEnroe beat Roscoe Tanner 6-4,6-2 to win the $175,000 New Orleans Festival.
By Alex Lancaster in Jacksonville, Florida
Lanny Wadkins and Tom Watson bot feel that they are approaching their best form at just the right time for them to do well at the US Masters at Augusta stating April 12.
In some of the worst conditions in United States golf they dominated the Tournament Players Championship at Sawgrass. Wadkins finishing five shots ahead of Watson to take the £36,000 first prize.
Wadkins who has won £65,000 already this year said, “I’m taking each tournament as it comes, but it sure is a good start to the season to win two events” (the other being the Los Angeles Open).
Watson, of course, won the Green Jacket in 1977 and was joint runner-up to Gary Player last year. he was the only player to break par with his 71 on the final round at Sawgrass.
Jack Nicklaus, who has an unparalleled record in the Masters, he has won four times since 1963, showed fine composure after his final rounds of 82 and 78.
But he must be extremely worries about his form with Augusta so near. Like Severiano Ballesteros and Gary Player. Nicklaus is trying to find a state of mind rather than a golf game.