Muamba's improvement boosts Bolton

Bolton beat Blackburn 2-1 in the Premier League Saturday in its first game since midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane last weekend.

Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers - Premier League

BOLTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: David Wheater of Bolton scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Reebok Stadium on March 24, 2012 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers - Premier League

BOLTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Manager Owen Coyle of Bolton (L) observes one minutes applause for Fabrice Muamba during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Reebok Stadium on March 24, 2012 in Bolton, England. Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers on Saturday March 17, 2012. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers - Premier League

BOLTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: Fans in the East Stand Lower hold up a tribute to Fabrice Muamba during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Reebok Stadium on March 24, 2012 in Bolton, England. Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers on Saturday March 17, 2012. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba, center, controls the ball beside Tottenham Hotspur's Scott Parker, right, during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba, center, controls the ball beside Tottenham Hotspur's Scott Parker, right, during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba runs with the ball during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been stretchered off the field after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba lies on the pitch after collapsing before being stretchered off as Tottenham Hotspur's Louis Saha, second right, and referee Howard Webb, left, react for medical staff to come onto the pitch during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Medics rushed onto the pitch with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old Muamba, pumping his chest for around six minutes of treatment. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba lies on the pitch after collapsing before being stretchered off as Tottenham Hotspur's Louis Saha, second right, and referee Howard Webb, left, react for medical staff to come onto the pitch during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Medics rushed onto the pitch with a defibrillator and treated the 23-year-old Muamba, pumping his chest for around six minutes of treatment. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Tottenham Hotspur v Bolton Wanderers - FA Cup Sixth Round

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Ryo Miyaichi and manager Owen Coyle of Bolton Wanderers look on distraught with other players as Fabrice Muamba of Bolton Wanderers receives CPR treatment on the pitch after suddenly collapsing during the FA Cup Sixth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on March 17, 2012 in London, England. The game was abandoned. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba is obscured by medical staff trying to resuscitate him after collapsing watched by his manager Owen Coyle, left, and then from left teammates Darren Pratley, Ryo Miyaichi and Dedryck Boyata during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba is obscured by medical staff trying to resuscitate him after collapsing watched by his manager Owen Coyle, left, and then from left teammates Darren Pratley, Ryo Miyaichi and Dedryck Boyata during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba is obscured by medical staff trying to resuscitate him after collapsing watched by his teammate Ryo Miyaichi, right, and Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe, center top, during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba is obscured by medical staff trying to resuscitate him after collapsing watched by his teammate Ryo Miyaichi, right, and Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe, center top, during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba is stretchered off the pitch after collapsing during the English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has been carried off the field at Tottenham after medics appeared to be trying to resuscitate him during an FA Cup quarterfinal that was abandoned. Muamba went to the ground in the 41st minute with no players around him and the game was immediately stopped. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)