The England Under-21 midfielder is the King of Lancashire after scoring two goals for Bolton..
The England Under-21 midfielder is the King of Lancashire after two goals for Bolton gave them an epic 4-3 win over local rivals Blackburn...
LION OF THE WEEKEND - KEVIN NOLAN
"Started and finished the goal glut" - Sunday Express
"Conjured up comeback" - The Sun
"Stole the thunder with lightning strike" - The Independent
Kevin Nolan is proving to be Bolton's Paul Scholes - breaking forward from deep positions with deadly effect.
The England Under-21 midfielder took his season's tally to seven with a double at Blackburn which took Bolton four points clear of their local rivals.
Nolan burst forward after just 13 seconds to hook in a Kevin Davies cross for the Premiership's fourth-ever quickest goal.
It set the tone for a fantastic match and with the match tied at 3-3, Nolan was in the right place again when Youri Djorkaeff's corner fell to him on the edge of the six-yard box.
No wonder manager Sam Allardyce believes his young Liverpudlian is as important as world-class stars like Djorkaeff and Jay-Jay Okocha.
"He isn't the elegant flowing footballer of a David Beckham or Ryan Giggs but he is a wonderful player," says Allardyce.
Still only 21, Nolan has now played more than 100 games for Bolton and weighed in with an impressive 19 goals.
LION OF THE WEEKEND - WEEKLY AWARDS
Paul Scholes 3
James Beattie 2
David Beckham 2
Frank Lampard 2
Wayne Rooney 2
Shola Ameobi 1
Jermain Defoe 1
Kieron Dyer 1
Steve Gerrard 1
Emile Heskey 1
Glen Johnson 1
James Milner 1
Stefan Moore 1
Luke Moore 1
Kevin Nolan 1
Jermaine Pennant 1
Michael Owen 1
John Terry 1
TheFA.com will announce their Lion of the Weekend every Monday. A Lion of the Season award will be announced in May based on the number of weekly nominations