A second-half goal from Chris Eagles helped Bolton beat Huddersfield to move into eighth place in the Championship.

Eagles struck just before the hour to keep Dougie Freedman's men in the hunt for the play-offs and leave Huddersfield in the relegation zone.

Bolton are now four points outside of the top six with six games remaining, while Huddersfield are in the bottom three on goal difference.

The Terriers have lost six of their 10 games under new manager Mark Robins.

Bolton's home run

  • 1-0 v Peterborough, 26 Feb
  • 1-0 v Blackburn, 5 Mar
  • 1-0 v Brighton, 9 Mar
  • 1-0 v Huddersfield, 2 April

They face a potentially vital home game with fellow strugglers Peterborough on Saturday as they fight against an instant relegation back into League One.

Bolton, on the other hand, were down in 20th position at the start of February but, after losing just two of their last 10 league games, they are now in the running for a place in the top six.

After a tense opening period, Bolton goalkeeper Andy Lonergan had to produce a magnificent reaction save to claw Zat Knight's ill-judged backpass off the goal-line before Huddersfield captain Peter Clarke hit the crossbar.

Alex Smithies produced a stop of equal quality to thwart David Ngog early in the second period before Eagles found the target with his ninth goal of the season.

Marvin Sordell robbed Clarke on the left, burst towards goal and teed up Eagles for a clinical finish.

Lonergan had to save a low shot from Sean Scannell as Huddersfield pushed for an equaliser but Bolton held on to record a fourth straight 1-0 win at home.

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman:

"I don't look at the table to be honest with you.

"I just know if we can keep the momentum going then there's a possible chance that people will be looking over their shoulder and that will take energy away from them.

"Therefore it's up to us to control what we can do and if we can play with that same commitment at this time of the season then we're always going to be in there with a chance."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"In all fairness tonight's game was not going to be a season-defining game - it was a marker for the remaining games of the season.

"We've given a good account of ourselves, I thought we controlled it for the most part.

"We created a lot of chances but just couldn't get the killer touch."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bolton

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 03 Alonso
  • 12 Knight
  • 15 Dawson
  • 43 Butterfield
  • 07 Eagles (Mills - 90' )
  • 20 Spearing
  • 21 Pratley
  • 27 Lee
  • 09 Ngog
  • 19 Sordell (Medo - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 Ream
  • 25 Vela
  • 44 Medo
  • 14 K Davies
  • 38 Odelusi

Huddersfield

  • 01 Smithies
  • 03 Dixon
  • 05 P Clarke (Novak - 90' )
  • 06 Gerrard
  • 32 Hunt (Woods - 15' Booked )
  • 04 Norwood
  • 10 Gobern Booked
  • 11 Ward
  • 20 Danns Booked (Beckford - 77' )
  • 07 Scannell
  • 18 Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 02 Woods
  • 15 Wallace
  • 16 Arfield
  • 09 Novak
  • 17 Robinson
  • 21 Beckford
Ref: Webb
Att: 17,891

Match Stats

Shots

13 14

On target

7 6

Corners

4 11

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:36 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:19

Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

90:00 +4:18

Free kick taken left-footed by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) from left wing, resulting in open play.

90:00 +4:18 Booking

Booking Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:18

Attacking throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton). Defending throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield). Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield) on Mohamed Medo (Bolton). Free kick taken left-footed by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) from left wing, passed. Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield) on Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

90:00 +2:18 Substitution

Substitution Bolton substitution: Chris Eagles replaced by Matt Mills (tactical).

90:00 +1:08

Attacking throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

90:00 +1:08 Substitution

Substitution Huddersfield substitution: Peter Clarke replaced by Lee Novak (tactical).

90:00 +0:46

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

90:00 +0:07

Header by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

89:21

Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

88:58

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton) on Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

87:05

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

86:30

Shot by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

86:09

Defending throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

85:32

Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

85:19

Attacking throw-in by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield).

85:01

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

83:58

Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

83:04

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

82:28

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

81:31

Defending throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

80:43

Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Eagles (Bolton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Bolton substitution: Marvin Sordell replaced by Mohamed Medo (tactical).

80:27 Booking

Booking Calum Woods (Huddersfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.

80:18

Foul by Calum Woods (Huddersfield) on Chris Eagles (Bolton).

79:18

Shot by David Ngog (Bolton) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

78:31

Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

77:50

Shot by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield).

76:03

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield) to far post, resulting in open play.

76:03 Substitution

Substitution Huddersfield substitution: Neil Danns replaced by Jermaine Beckford (tactical).

74:12

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) on Marvin Sordell (Bolton). Free kick drilled right-footed by Chris Eagles (Bolton) from left channel (30 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

73:23

Attacking throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

73:09

Defending throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

72:11

Shot by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped round post) by Andy Lonergan (Bolton). Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield). Shot by Calum Woods (Huddersfield) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

71:31

Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

70:59

Marvin Sordell (Bolton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

70:33

Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

70:01

Defending throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

69:14

Foul by David Ngog (Bolton) on Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.

68:29

Handball by Marvin Sordell (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield) from right channel, passed. Shot by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

66:06

Shot by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Zat Knight (Bolton). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield) to centre, clearance by Zat Knight (Bolton).

65:02

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) to far post, save (punched) by Andy Lonergan (Bolton). Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

63:59

Shot by James Vaughan (Huddersfield) overhead kick right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

63:45

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

63:08

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield) to centre, clearance by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

61:47

Foul by Chung-Yong Lee (Bolton) on Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield). Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) from right wing, clearance by Jay Spearing (Bolton). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) to centre, resulting in open play.

61:37

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

61:20

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

60:39

Foul by David Ngog (Bolton) on Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield) from left wing, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

59:33

Free kick taken left-footed by Andy Lonergan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.

59:33 Booking

Booking Neil Danns (Huddersfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.

57:56

Assist (pass) by Marvin Sordell (Bolton) from left wing.

57:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Eagles - Bolton 1 - 0 Huddersfld Goal by Chris Eagles (Bolton) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Bolton 1-0 Huddersfield.

56:42

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield) to near post, clearance by Jay Spearing (Bolton).

54:59

Shot by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) volleyed right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Zat Knight (Bolton). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) to centre, resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) to centre, foul by Neil Danns (Huddersfield) on Andy Lonergan (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Lonergan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.

54:17

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jay Spearing (Bolton) to centre, resulting in open play.

52:53

Attacking throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

51:18

Shot by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) left-footed from right channel (35 yards), blocked by Zat Knight (Bolton). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) to far post, header by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

50:39

Defending throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

50:16

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

49:50

Attacking throw-in by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield).

47:23

Shot by David Ngog (Bolton) volleyed right-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), save (blocked) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) to far post, resulting in open play. Foul by Zat Knight (Bolton) on Peter Clarke (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

46:49

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

46:06

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

45:14

Shot by Marvin Sordell (Bolton) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:14

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

45:00 +0:19

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield) to near post, resulting in open play. Header by Neil Danns (Huddersfield) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards),

44:16

Shot by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

42:41

Shot by Jay Spearing (Bolton) drilled right-footed from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jay Spearing (Bolton) to centre, clearance by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield). Shot by Darren Pratley (Bolton) volleyed right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

42:05

Defending throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

41:47

Defending throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

39:57

Shot by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

38:55

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton) on Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) from own half, resulting in open play.

38:25

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

38:07

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

37:46

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

37:31

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

37:12

Defending throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

35:12

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield) on Darren Pratley (Bolton). Free kick drilled left-footed by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) from right channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

34:52

Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

34:18

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield) on Zat Knight (Bolton). Free kick taken left-footed by Andy Lonergan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.

33:08

Cross by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

32:12

Attacking throw-in by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield).

31:37

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

30:51

Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

30:16

Cross by James Vaughan (Huddersfield), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

30:02

Attacking throw-in by James Vaughan (Huddersfield).

29:34

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

28:45

Shot by David Ngog (Bolton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

27:46

Attacking throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

27:11

Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

26:14

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton) on Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield) from own half, passed. Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

25:16

Shot by Calum Woods (Huddersfield) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Andy Lonergan (Bolton).

24:50

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

24:33

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

24:17

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

23:45

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

22:56

Attacking throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

21:51

Defending throw-in by Paul Dixon (Huddersfield).

20:51

Attacking throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

20:21

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

19:56

Defending throw-in by Calum Woods (Huddersfield).

19:30

Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

19:10

Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield) on Andy Lonergan (Bolton). Free kick taken left-footed by Andy Lonergan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.

18:05

Attacking throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

17:28

Defending throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

16:43

Attacking throw-in by Chris Eagles (Bolton).

16:21

Defending throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

15:49

Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

15:16

Attacking throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

14:31 Substitution

Substitution Huddersfield substitution: Jack Hunt replaced by Calum Woods (injury).

14:13

Defending throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

12:08

Foul by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield) on Chung-Yong Lee (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jay Spearing (Bolton) from left channel, resulting in open play.

9:58

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

9:33

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

9:16

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

7:50

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield) on Darren Pratley (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jay Spearing (Bolton) from left channel, resulting in open play. Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield). Defending throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

7:27

Defending throw-in by Marcos Alonso (Bolton).

6:38

Shot by David Ngog (Bolton) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

6:25

Attacking throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

5:42

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Andy Lonergan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.

4:45

Shot by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

3:52

Shot by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) volleyed left-footed from left channel (30 yards), blocked by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Marcos Alonso (Bolton) to near post, resulting in open play.

3:03

Attacking throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

2:24

Attacking throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

1:32

Defending throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield).

0:26

Attacking throw-in by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield). Goal kick taken long by Alex Smithies (Huddersfield).

0:04

Defending throw-in by Danny Butterfield (Bolton).

0:00

The match gets underway.

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