Substitutes Craig Davies and David Ngog were both on target as Bolton came from behind to beat Burnley, with all three goals coming in the second half.

After an opening period featuring few clear chances Chris McCann headed across goal for David Edgar to give the Clarets the lead from close range.

It prompted the introduction of Davies and Ngog and Davies levelled with a header off the underside of the bar.

Ngog turned the ball home for Bolton's first league victory of the year.

The Reebok Stadium faithful were initially unhappy with Dougie Freedman's decision to replace Marvin Sordell and lively winger Steve De Ridder.

But the new strike pairing helped the Trotters climb to 17th in the Championship table, although they remain only three points above the relegation zone.

On-loan West Brom centre-back Craig Dawson should have marked his Bolton debut with a goal in the first half but headed fellow loanee Jay Spearing's corner narrowly wide at the far post.

From another corner Dawson forced the only meaningful fine save of the half from Lee Grant, but Burnley went ahead soon after the break when McCann towered above the home defence to nod Ross Wallace's centre across goal to leave Edgar with a simple header.

However Lee Chung-Yong found space to cross for Davies to glance home.

Marcos Alonso brought a superb save from Grant with a powerful 30-yard free-kick but as the visitors were unable to fully clear from a corner, Spearing drove back towards goal where Ngog stole in front of full-back Danny Lafferty to dent Burnley's play-off push.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman on criticism of his substitutions from the club's fans: "Sometimes you get them right, sometimes you get them wrong - hopefully more right than wrong.

"I understand the fans - everybody wants to win, everybody wants to see their favourite player. I completely understand that, I'm a football fan myself.

"But I'm a professional guy making professional decisions. Sometimes I take players off because they've got a card or for a tactical reason.

"Steve De Ridder hasn't played enough football so I had to take him off early. It's not something I would like to have done but I had to do it."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "We played some good stuff, we kept the ball and I think the frustration is the fact that after we scored we didn't keep the ball.

"That's our strength, using the ball and keeping the ball and we've seen that many times lately.

"That was my biggest frustration with the players and I spoke to them about that afterwards, other than the obvious which is the outcome.

"At 1-0 I thought the frustration (among Bolton's fans) kicked in here and if we'd dealt with the ball better and kept it better I think that would have only grown."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bolton

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 02 Mears
  • 03 Alonso
  • 12 Knight Booked
  • 15 Dawson
  • 07 Eagles (K Davies - 79' )
  • 20 Spearing
  • 21 Pratley
  • 27 Lee
  • 42 De Ridder (C Davies - 58' )
  • 19 Sordell (Ngog - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 05 Ream
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 25 Vela
  • 09 Ngog
  • 14 K Davies
  • 28 C Davies

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier Booked
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 05 Shackell Booked
  • 15 Edgar
  • 06 McCann
  • 07 Wallace (Paterson - 70' )
  • 08 Marney
  • 11 Stanislas (Treacy - 90' )
  • 14 Ings (Vokes - 82' )
  • 23 Austin

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 18 Mills
  • 28 Long
  • 22 Stock
  • 26 Treacy
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Paterson
Ref: Foy
Att: 19,767

Match Stats

Shots

18 5

On target

8 2

Corners

8 9

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:11

The offside flag is raised against Craig Davies. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

90:00 +2:39

Chung-Yong Lee decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +1:21

Chung-Yong Lee takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:21 Substitution

Substitution Junior Stanislas leaves the field to be replaced by Keith Treacy.

90:00 +1:21

Foul by Kieran Trippier on Craig Davies, free kick awarded.

90:00 +0:41 Booking

Booking Jason Shackell receives a yellow card for dissent.

89:06

Junior Stanislas has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

87:28

The ball is sent over by Charlie Austin, clearance made by David Ngog.

86:37

Kieran Trippier produces a cross, Tyrone Mears makes a clearance.

84:36

Shot from just outside the area by Darren Pratley goes over the bar.

83:46

Marcos Alonso takes the direct free kick.

83:46 Booking

Booking Kieran Trippier goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

83:44

Kieran Trippier challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick.

81:51 Substitution

Substitution Sam Vokes comes on in place of Danny Ings.

80:49

Assist on the goal came from Jay Spearing.

80:49 Goal scored

Goal! - David Ngog - Bolton 2 - 1 Burnley David Ngog grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 2-1 Burnley.

80:45

Effort from 25 yards by Jay Spearing.

79:40

Charlie Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Alonso. Marcos Alonso produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Lee Grant.

78:04

Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.

78:04 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Davies comes on in place of Chris Eagles.

78:04

The official flags Craig Davies offside.

76:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on Jason Shackell. Lee Grant takes the free kick.

76:12

The offside flag is raised against Martin Paterson. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

72:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles by Danny Ings. Centre by Jay Spearing, Marcos Alonso takes a shot. Blocked by Charlie Austin. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Spearing from the left by-line, Effort from the edge of the area by Chung-Yong Lee goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:48 Substitution

Substitution Martin Paterson comes on in place of Ross Wallace.

68:02

Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

66:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Ngog on Chris McCann. Chris McCann takes the direct free kick.

65:12

The ball is sent over by Chung-Yong Lee,

65:07

Assist by Chung-Yong Lee.

65:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Davies - Bolton 1 - 1 Burnley Craig Davies scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bolton 1-1 Burnley.

63:42

Chung-Yong Lee has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

63:23

Unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by Chris McCann results in a free kick. Darren Pratley restarts play with the free kick.

61:45

Charlie Austin handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

59:34

Foul by Darren Pratley on Dean Marney, free kick awarded. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.

58:25

Unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas by Tyrone Mears results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Junior Stanislas from left wing, Zat Knight makes a clearance.

57:10 Substitution

Substitution (Bolton) makes a substitution, with David Ngog coming on for Marvin Sordell.

57:10 Substitution

Substitution Craig Davies replaces Steve De Ridder.

54:08

Assist on the goal came from Chris McCann.

54:08 Goal scored

Goal! - David Edgar - Bolton 0 - 1 Burnley David Edgar finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Bolton 0-1 Burnley.

53:21

Junior Stanislas takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Zat Knight. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas,

52:30

Shot by Marcos Alonso. Blocked by Dean Marney.

50:36

Chung-Yong Lee sends in a cross, clearance made by David Edgar. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay Spearing played to the near post, clearance made by Kieran Trippier.

49:45

The ball is delivered by Tyrone Mears, save by Lee Grant.

48:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve De Ridder on Chris McCann. Free kick taken by Chris McCann.

46:46

Marvin Sordell concedes a free kick for a foul on David Edgar. David Edgar takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:20

Marvin Sordell has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

42:16

Darren Pratley takes a shot from 30 yards. Jason Shackell gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jay Spearing from the left by-line, Craig Dawson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

40:49

Chris Eagles has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

38:34

Ross Wallace takes a shot. Craig Dawson gets a block in. Corner taken by Ross Wallace played to the near post, clearance by Marcos Alonso.

35:57

The ball is delivered by Junior Stanislas.

33:14

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ross Wallace.

33:14 Booking

Booking Zat Knight receives a yellow card.

33:06

Foul by Zat Knight on Danny Ings, free kick awarded.

30:58

Darren Pratley takes a shot. Blocked by Chris McCann. Jay Spearing takes the inswinging corner, Shot from inside the area by Chris Eagles clears the bar.

28:44

Steve De Ridder sends in a cross, Chris McCann gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jay Spearing, Craig Dawson takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

28:06

A cross is delivered by Steve De Ridder, David Edgar makes a clearance.

26:28

Ross Wallace sends in a cross, Tyrone Mears manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Craig Dawson. Corner taken by Ross Wallace, clearance by Chung-Yong Lee.

24:11

Kieran Trippier challenges Jay Spearing unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

22:16

The ball is crossed by Steve De Ridder, blocked by Danny Lafferty. Corner taken right-footed by Jay Spearing, Craig Dawson has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

19:55

Steve De Ridder fouled by Charlie Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Tyrone Mears restarts play with the free kick.

17:53

The ball is sent over by Chung-Yong Lee.

15:49

Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Junior Stanislas, Chris Eagles manages to make a clearance. Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Darren Pratley.

14:37

Marvin Sordell crosses the ball, clearance made by Danny Lafferty. Corner taken by Jay Spearing.

12:01

Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, clearance made by Craig Dawson.

8:15

Foul by Charlie Austin on Craig Dawson, free kick awarded. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

6:24

Shot from 20 yards from Ross Wallace. Zat Knight gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Craig Dawson.

4:59

Jay Spearing fouled by Danny Ings, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Spearing delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Danny Ings manages to make a clearance.

4:07

Kieran Trippier challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marcos Alonso crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Jason Shackell.

1:10

Charlie Austin challenges Zat Knight unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Bogdan takes the direct free kick.

0:16

Unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas by Darren Pratley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Lafferty.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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