Sam Vokes's second-half goal extended second-placed Burnley's unbeaten Championship run to eight matches at the expense of local rivals Bolton.

The Wales international striker sneaked in at the back post to score his 16th goal of the campaign.

Chung-Yong Lee came close to putting the home side into the lead when his shot deflected against the crossbar.

After a strong first half Burnley went close after the break when David Jones forced a superb save from Adam Bogdan.

And the Clarets went on to close out the game and open up a three-point gap over QPR, following the Londoners' defeat at fellow high-fliers Derby on Monday.

The hosts had the better of the opening exchanges and nearly went ahead when Lee's effort ricocheted off Ben Mee and looped on to the woodwork.

Bogdan did well to palm away Jones's driven left-footed shot but the Bolton stopper was helpless when Scott Arfield picked out Vokes for a tap-in just before the hour mark.

The hosts lacked a cutting edge throughout and despite the introduction of Mark Davies and Andre Moritz after going behind, their response was limited to speculative efforts from former Burnley midfielder Chris Eagles.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche on comments about his team's automatic promotion chances in Bolton's programme:

Post-match: Burnley manager Dyche

"It's a local derby, it means something beyond just a result and then the programme gives you fuel as well.

"You already want to win because it's a local derby, it means a lot, it's a big game; so I thought that was interesting.

"I just took a few of the quotes and went up to a couple of them and went 'apparently we're having a tough time'. At the bottom of the fact-file it says: 'league position - second' ...not so drastic. I just thought that was bizarre, it's interesting how people view how we're doing.

"I'm not having a dig at anyone, I just think it's really interesting that people view it as 'loosening your grip, you're having a bad time and you need to kick-start your season'."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman:

Post-match: Bolton manager Freedman

"We certainly had enough chances in the first half. I thought we were the better team in the first half but you've got to take your chances.

"I felt Burnley edged the second half. I don't think we deserved the three points, I felt we deserved a point. But, when you're playing against an in-form side who are playing on top, these things go against you."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 05 Ream
  • 44 Kamara (Davies - 60' )
  • 04 Mills
  • 31 Wheater Booked
  • 07 Eagles
  • 06 Spearing
  • 29 Jutkiewicz
  • 17 Trotter (Moritz - 60' )
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong

Substitutes

  • 12 Knight
  • 14 Moritz (Danns - 72' )
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Danns
  • 21 Pratley
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 33 White

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 14 Jones
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell Booked
  • 19 Kightly (Barnes - 86' )
  • 08 Marney
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings
  • 37 Arfield

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 07 Wallace
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 28 Long
  • 30 Barnes
Ref: Graham Salisbury
Att: 16,439

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

4 3

Corners

11 3

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 1.

90:00 +3:24 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 1.

90:00 +2:02

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Marney.

90:00 +0:23

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

90:00 +0:23

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:06

Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

87:19

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:19

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

85:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Michael Kightly.

81:36

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:36

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).

79:51

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high.

79:45

Attempt blocked. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

79:18

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

79:18

Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:43

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:43

Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers).

75:23

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

73:36

Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

72:25

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

71:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns replaces André Moritz.

70:50

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

66:42

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Mee.

61:27

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

60:45

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

60:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Mark Davies replaces Medo.

59:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Liam Trotter.

59:19

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Medo.

57:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 1. Sam Vokes (Burnley) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

56:35

Attempt saved. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

47:22

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:22

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

45:19

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

45:16

Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Ings.

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

42:28

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Jones.

39:59

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

39:10

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tim Ream with a cross following a corner.

38:29

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Duff.

37:37 Booking

Booking Jason Shackell (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

36:16

Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

34:08

Attempt saved. Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

33:16

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

30:10

Attempt missed. Medo (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jay Spearing following a set piece situation.

29:39

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:39

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

29:10

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).

29:10

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:40

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

28:11

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

27:33

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

25:38

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Tim Ream.

22:47

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

22:47

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:53

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

19:17

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:17

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

14:16

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

13:42

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Ings.

12:54

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Arfield with a headed pass.

11:09

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

9:41

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Baptiste with a cross.

9:03

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

8:12

Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.

6:16

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

5:19

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

5:00 Booking

Booking David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

4:37

Delay in match Danny Ings (Burnley) because of an injury.

4:23

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

4:23

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:38

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

3:38

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:28

Attempt saved. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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