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Holden returns to action five months later
August 31st, 2011 1:29AM

TAGS:  americans abroad, england


[AMERICANS ABROAD] The final score -- 7-0 for Fulham -- mattered little to Bolton Wanderers' fans. Stuart Holden, Bolton's 2010-11 Player of the Year despite missing the last two months of the season, returned to action Tuesday, playing 78 minutes in a reserve game.

It was the U.S. international's first game in five months after suffering a devastating knee injury in a challenge with Manchester United's Jonny Evans.

Holden set up teammates Michael O'Halloran and Tope Obadeyi for good chances, but he could nothing to prevent the heavy loss.

Italian teenager Marcello Trotta needed only 21 minutes to score a hat trick for Fulham.

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