Bolton moved another step closer to Championship survival after a thumping win at Leeds.

Joe Mason slotted in just before the break to put the visitors in front and a Lukas Jutkiewicz header from Jay Spearing's free-kick extended the lead.

A shot from defender Zat Knight made it three before Mark Davies nodded in a Jutkiewicz cross as Leeds crumbled.

Post Match: Bolton manager Freedman

An Andre Moritz strike added Bolton's fifth before Matt Smith headed in a consolation for Leeds.

The defeat was a setback to the home side's play-off hopes and they are now eight points adrift of the top six.

The Yorkshire team were guilty of some careless passing and went behind on the stroke of half-time.

Neil Danns threaded a ball through for fellow loanee Mason, who drew goalkeeper Jack Butland off his line before finding the net.

Leeds left the field at the interval to a chorus of boos from supporters and their predicament worsened as they fell further behind after two goals in four minutes.

The first was from Jutkiewicz, before central defender Knight weaved his way through and fired past Butland.

Dismal homecoming

  • The game against Bolton was Leeds first game at Elland Road since their 5-1 thrashing of Huddersfield on 1 February.

Leeds appealed unsuccessfully for handball when a Tom Lees shot was blocked in the goalmouth and then conceded a fourth when Jutkiewicz crossed for Davies to head in.

Moritz blasted a Danns cross past Butland before Smith stooped to head home from point-blank range.

Bolton, though, secured a third successive league victory and have a 10-point cushion on the bottom three.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"Obviously I am bitterly disappointed. During the first half there was nothing in the game.

"They scored just before half-time, which was a blow. We got done quickly by two set-plays, lost our shape and that was it. You could tell the players were nervous in the first half.

"It is a bad day for us. We've had a couple like that, it's not acceptable and we have to analyse the reasons."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"In difficult moments this season we have tried to stay calm so we are trying to remain calm again despite a fantastic result against Leeds.

"We were terrific in both boxes and it was a fantastic professional performance from everybody involved.

"We controlled the midfield with our passing, with Neil Danns and Jay Spearing the key. Results are now starting to go with our performances."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Leeds United

  • 30 Butland
  • 02 Peltier (Byram - 45' )
  • 15 Warnock
  • 06 Murphy
  • 04 Lees
  • 22 Wootton
  • 38 Kebe (Mowatt - 64' )
  • 08 Austin Booked
  • 09 Wickham
  • 44 McCormack
  • 28 Stewart (Smith - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Hunt
  • 17 Brown
  • 20 Smith
  • 24 Zaliukas
  • 25 Byram
  • 33 Cairns
  • 36 Mowatt

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 05 Ream
  • 06 Spearing (Moritz - 83' )
  • 12 Knight
  • 31 Wheater
  • 44 Kamara
  • 18 Danns
  • 26 Mason (Trotter - 70' )
  • 29 Jutkiewicz
  • 16 Davies Booked (Lee Chung-yong - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Hutton
  • 07 Eagles
  • 11 Hall
  • 14 Moritz
  • 17 Trotter
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 28,904

Match Stats

Shots

19 13

On target

5 8

Corners

12 2

Fouls

13 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 5.

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 5.

90:00 +4:07

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Trotter tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

90:00 +3:03

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rodolph Austin with a headed pass.

90:00 +2:17

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

90:00 +2:17

David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 5. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

90:00 +0:35

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.

90:00 +0:17

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

88:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 5. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Neil Danns.

86:58

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

86:07

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

86:03

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

85:00

Connor Wickham (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:00

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

84:16

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

83:24

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

82:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Jay Spearing.

80:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:10

Delay in match David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

79:47

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Wheater following a corner.

79:10

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Butland.

79:08

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

78:35

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

78:35

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:20

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Lees.

75:39

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by David Wheater.

75:21

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

74:48

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by David Wheater.

74:45

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

74:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong replaces Mark Davies.

71:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 4. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a cross.

70:20

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing tries a through ball, but Alex Baptiste is caught offside.

69:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Trotter replaces Joe Mason.

67:23

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

67:20

Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

67:16

Attempt saved. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

66:46

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

63:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Jimmy Kébé.

63:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Matt Smith replaces Cameron Stewart.

63:07

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

62:01

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

61:17

Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

61:17

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:47

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

58:43

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:43

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

55:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 3. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing following a set piece situation.

54:35

Foul by Scott Wootton (Leeds United).

54:35

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:26

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Mark Davies.

51:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 2. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross following a set piece situation.

50:55 Booking

Booking Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:42

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

50:42

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

49:34

Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

49:34

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:05

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:45

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

45:00

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Lee Peltier.

45:00 +1:38 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +0:43 Booking

Booking Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

43:02

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

43:02

Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:21

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Mark Davies.

40:52

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Zat Knight.

39:27

Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Bogdan.

38:36

Attempt missed. Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

36:55

Scott Wootton (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:55

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).

35:44

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tim Ream.

34:47

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Lukas Jutkiewicz tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

33:17

Foul by Scott Wootton (Leeds United).

33:17

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

29:47

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

29:43

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:59

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:59

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

26:23

Jack Butland (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:23

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

25:07

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

25:07

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:48

Attempt saved. Lee Peltier (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

23:09

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

21:55

Foul by Scott Wootton (Leeds United).

21:55

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

20:19

Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

20:19

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:47

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).

19:47

Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:39

Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cameron Stewart.

14:59

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

10:31

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Mason with a cross.

5:24

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Zat Knight.

3:21

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:21

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

2:08

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:20

Attempt missed. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neil Danns.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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