Three goals in four second-half minutes helped Brighton to victory over Championship bottom club Bolton.

The visitors were ahead at the break after home winger David Lopez put Chris Eagles' corner into his own net

Another own goal put Albion level, as Jay Spearing headed Kazenga Lua Lua's free-kick past Adam Bogdan.

Spaniard Inigo Calderon's low half-volley put Brighton ahead and Will Buckley sealed the win when he cut inside and curled beyond Adam Bogdan.

The not so fantastic five

Bolton are one of five teams in the Football League not to have won this season. Sheffield Wednesday, League One sides Bristol City and Gillingham and League Two's Accrington are all still searching for their first three points.

Dougie Freedman's Bolton side went into the game with only one away point all season and David Ngog missed the chance to give Wanderers the perfect start when his shot was saved by Kuszczak.

Lopez put the struggling visitors ahead when he bizarrely put the ball into his own net from an Eagles set-piece.

The Seagulls had drawn 0-0 in their last two matches and equalised when Lua Lua, who had earlier hit the crossbar, saw his free-kick converted by Spearing.

Three minutes later Calderon hit a superb low strike from Buckley's pull-back and the former Watford man finished the scoring with a curling effort.

Buckley and Lua Lua could have extended the home side's advantage before Jermaine Beckford wasted a good chance to net a late consolation from Marc Tierney's pass.

Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday are the only sides in the second tier not to have registered a win so far this season.

Brighton boss Oscar Garcia said:

"It was a very important win for us. It was important more than anything to get three points after the draws at Reading and QPR.

"I told the players at half-time that that we needed to be more clinical. We lacked a killer instinct in front of goal despite a lot of pressure in the first half.

"When you play at home there is more pressure, more expectation, so I am pleased for the players because we have many injury problems and it has made it difficult for us."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman said:

"I think my job is very safe. I don't ignore speculation surrounding my job but I don't feel the pressure of it.

"When you've been in the game for so long you learn to deal with speculation about being sacked. It doesn't faze me at all and it's my job to take the blame away from my players.

"I understand more than anyone exactly what we have to do to turn things around. We need a couple of players in on loan and time to gel as a team."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Brighton

  • 29 Kuszczak
  • 03 Greer
  • 14 Calderon
  • 17 Ward
  • 20 Upson
  • 08 Crofts Booked
  • 21 David Lopez Booked (March - 90' )
  • 38 Ince
  • 09 Barnes (Conway - 74' )
  • 25 LuaLua
  • 30 Buckley (Bruno - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 02 Bruno
  • 05 Dunk
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 15 Chicksen
  • 23 Conway
  • 27 March

Bolton

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 04 Mills Booked
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 23 Tierney
  • 31 Wheater Booked (Beckford - 63' )
  • 05 Ream
  • 06 Spearing Booked
  • 21 Pratley
  • 07 Eagles
  • 09 Ngog (Odelusi - 78' )
  • 27 Lee (Hall - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 12 Knight
  • 43 Kellett
  • 44 Medo
  • 10 Beckford
  • 11 Hall
  • 38 Odelusi
Ref: Jones
Att: 26,319

Match Stats

Shots

17 14

On target

2 5

Corners

10 7

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:28 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:49

Matt Mills takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

90:00 +4:44

Jay Spearing takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak fumbles the ball.

90:00 +4:41

Clearance made by Inigo Calderon.

90:00 +4:37

Inigo Calderon manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:30

Free kick crossed by Robert Hall.

90:00 +3:48

A cross is delivered by Robert Hall.

90:00 +3:46

Stephen Ward is adjudged to have handled the ball.

90:00 +3:35

Corner taken by Robert Hall.

90:00 +3:10

Robert Hall sends in a cross.

90:00 +3:09

Clearance made by Stephen Ward.

90:00 +2:59

Stephen Ward makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:30

A cross is delivered by Marc Tierney.

90:00 +1:57

Stephen Ward makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:55

Marc Tierney produces a cross.

90:00 +1:15

Clearance by Tim Ream.

90:00 +0:44

Shot by Kazenga LuaLua. Matt Mills gets a block in.

89:48 Substitution

Substitution Solly March replaces David Lopez.

89:35

Clearance by Matt Mills.

89:33

Kazenga LuaLua crosses the ball.

89:15

Gordon Greer restarts play with the free kick.

88:45

Darren Pratley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rohan Ince.

88:30

Free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak.

88:09

Foul by Marc Tierney on Inigo Calderon, free kick awarded.

87:06

Shot by Chris Eagles went wide right of the net.

87:02

Jay Spearing takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak fumbles the ball.

86:55

Inigo Calderon makes a clearance.

86:29

Gordon Greer makes a clearance.

85:40

Sanmi Odelusi restarts play with the free kick.

85:28

Foul by Craig Conway on Sanmi Odelusi, free kick awarded.

85:11

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

84:35

Header by Alex Baptiste goes to the left of the goal.

84:29

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Hall.

84:06

Marc Tierney sends in a cross.

84:05

Stephen Ward makes a clearance.

82:44

Robert Hall takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak parries the effort to safety.

82:03

David Lopez takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the post.

81:55

A cross is delivered by Craig Conway.

81:34

Stephen Ward takes the free kick.

81:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Tierney on Craig Conway.

81:12

Clearance made by Bruno Saltor.

81:11

Free kick crossed by Robert Hall.

80:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kazenga LuaLua on Robert Hall.

80:03

A cross is delivered by Jermaine Beckford.

80:02

Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

79:44

Darren Pratley manages to make a clearance.

79:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kazenga LuaLua.

79:06

Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

79:03

Centre by David Lopez.

78:02 Substitution

Substitution Will Buckley leaves the field to be replaced by Bruno Saltor.

77:05 Substitution

Substitution Sanmi Odelusi joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Ngog.

76:39

Centre by Robert Hall.

75:22

The ball is swung over by Robert Hall.

75:21

Clearance by Stephen Ward.

74:11

Clearance by Tim Ream.

73:45

Clearance made by Adam Bogdan.

73:29 Substitution

Substitution Craig Conway replaces Ashley Barnes.

72:41

Jay Spearing takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

72:16

The ball is swung over by Alex Baptiste.

72:01

David Ngog restarts play with the free kick.

71:55

Matthew Upson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford.

71:14

Shot by Kazenga LuaLua missed to the right of the net.

70:23

Header by Jermaine Beckford goes to the left of the goal.

70:18

Marc Tierney produces a cross.

69:36

Kazenga LuaLua restarts play with the free kick.

68:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Pratley on Kazenga LuaLua.

67:59

Shot by Kazenga LuaLua went harmlessly over the bar.

67:53

The ball is swung over by Andrew Crofts.

65:38

Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

65:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kazenga LuaLua on Alex Baptiste.

64:40

Andrew Crofts manages to make a clearance.

64:36

Corner taken by Robert Hall.

64:10

Shot by David Ngog. Blocked by Matthew Upson.

64:08

The ball is delivered by Robert Hall.

63:54

Clearance made by Gordon Greer.

62:35 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Beckford joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Wheater.

62:27 Substitution

Substitution Robert Hall is brought on as a substitute for Chung-Yong Lee.

61:54

Shot by Alex Baptiste cleared the net.

61:04

Gordon Greer makes a clearance.

59:49

The referee shows David Lopez a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59:43

David Lopez goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

59:43

David Wheater takes the free kick.

59:43 Booking

Booking

59:42

David Lopez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Ream.

58:06

Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

57:45

Will Buckley fouled by Marc Tierney, the ref awards a free kick.

57:34

Gordon Greer manages to make a clearance.

56:30

Inigo Calderon provided the assist for the goal.

56:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Buckley - Brighton 3 - 1 Bolton Will Buckley grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Brighton 3-1 Bolton.

56:16

Marc Tierney makes a clearance.

54:57

Assist by Will Buckley.

54:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Inigo Calderon - Brighton 2 - 1 Bolton Inigo Calderon slots the ball right footed into the goal. Brighton 2-1 Bolton.

54:37

Clearance made by Tim Ream.

54:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Lopez.

54:12

Clearance by Marc Tierney.

54:11

Centre by Will Buckley.

53:53

Clearance by Alex Baptiste.

53:36

Clearance by Tim Ream.

53:34

Andrew Crofts takes a shot.

53:33

Matt Mills makes a clearance.

53:28

Corner taken by David Lopez from the right by-line.

53:06

Clearance by David Wheater.

53:05

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley.

52:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Spearing - Brighton 1 - 1 Bolton Jay Spearing heads into their own net. Brighton 1-1 Bolton.

51:53

Kazenga LuaLua crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:19 Booking

Booking

51:19

The referee shows Jay Spearing a yellow card.

51:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward by Jay Spearing.

50:17

Header at goal by Andrew Crofts to the left of the net.

50:12

Will Buckley sends in a cross.

50:07

Tim Ream makes a clearance.

50:05

Clearance made by David Wheater.

50:03

Stephen Ward produces a cross.

49:34

Clearance made by Marc Tierney.

49:29

Clearance by David Wheater.

49:21

Free kick taken by David Lopez.

48:52 Booking

Booking

48:52

Matt Mills is shown a yellow card.

48:45

Matt Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes.

47:47

Clearance by Marc Tierney.

47:44

The ball is swung over by Kazenga LuaLua.

47:37

Clearance by David Wheater.

47:33

The ball is delivered by Andrew Crofts.

47:02

Clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

46:59

The ball is swung over by Stephen Ward.

46:52

Clearance by Tim Ream.

46:49

Kazenga LuaLua sends in a cross.

46:28

Clearance made by Darren Pratley.

46:24

A cross is delivered by Kazenga LuaLua.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:46 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:39

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:24

David Lopez restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:03 Booking

Booking

45:00 +1:03

The referee cautions David Wheater for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:50

David Wheater concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes.

45:00 +0:27

Header at goal by David Wheater to the left of the net.

45:00 +0:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Eagles.

44:58

Clearance by Inigo Calderon.

44:55

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Eagles.

44:33

The ball is swung over by Darren Pratley.

44:31

Clearance made by Gordon Greer.

43:13

Header at goal by Inigo Calderon misses to the right.

43:06

Corner taken by David Lopez.

42:52

Ashley Barnes sends in a cross.

42:46

Clearance made by Marc Tierney.

42:33

Clearance by Rohan Ince.

42:27

Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

41:37

Inigo Calderon concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Tierney.

41:35

Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

41:31

The ball is swung over by Will Buckley.

41:30

David Wheater challenges Will Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:29

David Lopez takes the free kick.

40:24

Kazenga LuaLua crosses the ball.

39:18

Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

39:04

The referee blows for offside.

38:24

The ball is delivered by David Lopez.

38:23

Jay Spearing manages to make a clearance.

38:20

Kazenga LuaLua crosses the ball.

38:13

David Lopez decides to take a short corner.

37:54

Clearance by Alex Baptiste.

37:52

Centre by Will Buckley.

37:47

Clearance by David Ngog.

37:42

Corner taken by David Lopez from the left by-line.

37:21

Clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

36:00

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

35:58

Clearance by Matt Mills.

35:52

Corner taken by David Lopez from the right by-line.

35:34

David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

35:32

A cross is delivered by Kazenga LuaLua.

35:16

David Lopez restarts play with the free kick.

34:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on Will Buckley.

34:33

Marc Tierney sends in a cross.

34:33

Clearance made by Stephen Ward.

34:19

Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

33:16

The ball is swung over by Chung-Yong Lee.

32:30

Centre by Kazenga LuaLua.

31:19

Centre by Stephen Ward.

30:57

Clearance by Marc Tierney.

30:54

Rohan Ince takes a shot. David Lopez has an effort at goal. Marc Tierney gets a block in. David Wheater gets a block in.

30:28

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater.

30:25

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

30:24

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon.

29:53

The ball is swung over by David Lopez.

29:53

Clearance by Alex Baptiste.

29:51

Short corner taken by Will Buckley from the right by-line.

29:44

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

29:43

The ball is crossed by Will Buckley.

28:55

Clearance by Matt Mills.

28:24 Goal scored

Goal! - David Lopez - Brighton 0 - 1 Bolton David Lopez scores an own goal. Brighton 0-1 Bolton.

28:16

Chung-Yong Lee crosses the ball.

27:45

Chris Eagles decides to take a short corner.

27:21

Shot by Darren Pratley. Blocked by Will Buckley.

26:53

Chung-Yong Lee crosses the ball.

26:51

Gordon Greer manages to make a clearance.

25:16

Centre by Marc Tierney.

24:39

Will Buckley crosses the ball.

24:39

The ball is delivered by Will Buckley.

24:13

Free kick taken by Tim Ream.

23:59

Booking for Andrew Crofts for unsporting behaviour.

23:59 Booking

Booking

23:45

Foul by Andrew Crofts on Chris Eagles, free kick awarded.

23:09

Free kick taken by Chris Eagles.

22:36

Unfair challenge on David Ngog by Rohan Ince results in a free kick.

22:03

Kazenga LuaLua crosses the ball.

21:32

David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

21:28

The ball is sent over by Will Buckley.

20:54

Stephen Ward takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

20:38

Corner taken by David Lopez from the right by-line.

20:03

Ashley Barnes takes a shot. David Wheater gets a block in.

18:47

Centre by Chris Eagles.

18:45

Clearance by Gordon Greer.

17:15

Clearance made by Inigo Calderon.

17:11

Shot by Chris Eagles. Tomasz Kuszczak parries the ball but the danger is not over.

14:59

The ball is sent over by Kazenga LuaLua.

14:48

Clearance by Alex Baptiste.

14:46

Stephen Ward produces a cross.

14:31

Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

14:28

The ball is swung over by Kazenga LuaLua.

13:34

David Ngog takes a shot. Parried by Tomasz Kuszczak back into danger.

13:03

Clearance by Inigo Calderon.

13:01

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Eagles.

12:44

Centre by Chris Eagles.

12:41

Clearance made by Matthew Upson.

11:32

Inigo Calderon has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

10:40

Clearance made by Jay Spearing.

10:38

A cross is delivered by Will Buckley.

9:15

Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

8:29

Kazenga LuaLua has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

5:23

Clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

5:23

Centre by Stephen Ward.

4:54

Tim Ream manages to make a clearance.

4:15

David Lopez crosses the ball in from the free kick.

3:43

Foul by Tim Ream on Will Buckley, free kick awarded.

3:35

The ball is sent over by Rohan Ince.

3:13

Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

3:10

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

3:07

Will Buckley delivers the ball.

2:30

Darren Pratley manages to make a clearance.

2:27

Corner taken by David Lopez.

1:59

Chung-Yong Lee manages to make a clearance.

1:58

Kazenga LuaLua delivers the ball.

1:54

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

1:49

David Lopez crosses the ball in from the free kick.

1:09

Marc Tierney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley.

0:54

Clearance by Matt Mills.

0:51

Kazenga LuaLua sends in a cross.

0:46

Darren Pratley makes a clearance.

0:45

Stephen Ward produces a cross.

0:07

Gordon Greer makes a clearance.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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