Bolton made it eight league away games without defeat as they comfortably beat Sheffield Wednesday.

The visitors raced into a three goal lead inside half an hour, with Neil Danns bundling in a Jermaine Beckford cross for the opener.

Lee Chung-yong pounced on a defensive mistake to race clear and add a second before Liam Trotter scored with a dipping long range effort.

Joe Mattock pulled one back for the Owls but they rarely carried a threat.

Wednesday have now won only one of their last seven games, although like Bolton they are safe from relegation with the play-offs well out of reach.

Both sides traded chances before Beckford did well to get to the byeline and put the ball across the face of goal, with Danns applying the finishing touch for the opener.

Lee added to the lead before the home side's Rhys McCabe had a firm low drive saved.

Trotter put Bolton further ahead before Mattock reduced the arrears with a fine strike, hammering the ball beyond keeper Adam Bogdan following a corner.

Bolton continued to look the more dangerous side and the Owls had keeper Chris Kirkland to thank for not suffering a bigger loss.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"It was very convincing. I felt that we had to make sure the first 20 minutes were done properly in terms of game plan and attitude because we were aware that Sheffield Wednesday would try to spring themselves into action.

"I felt that we were right on our game and deservedly went three goals up. We passed the ball very well from the back and through midfield.

"The hunger and desire was there as well. If anything, we probably should have scored more goals in the second half."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray:

"It looks like we're going to need four goals to win any game at the moment because we're gifting goals with individual errors.

"Our quality on the ball should have been a lot better. If I was to evaluate the season, I'd say the first 18 games were very poor and from December onwards it was better.

"We've now got dragged back down to being very poor again, which is disappointing."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 16 McCabe (Corry - 60' )
  • 19 Mattock (Stobbs - 60' )
  • 20 Lee
  • 08 Onyewu Booked
  • 36 Loovens
  • 25 Lavery
  • 14 Coke (Afobe - 85' )
  • 34 Nuhiu Booked
  • 07 Antonio
  • 17 Helan

Substitutes

  • 11 Johnson
  • 21 Corry
  • 26 Martinez
  • 28 Afobe
  • 32 Llera
  • 39 Stobbs
  • 42 Best

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 41 Threlkeld Booked
  • 05 Ream
  • 17 Trotter
  • 04 Mills
  • 31 Wheater
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong (Youngs - 94' )
  • 06 Spearing
  • 10 Beckford Booked (Kellett - 79' )
  • 18 Danns Booked
  • 11 Hall (Jutkiewicz - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Knight
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 29 Jutkiewicz
  • 30 Robinson
  • 43 Kellett
  • 45 Youngs
  • 46 Iliev
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 23,070

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

4 5

Corners

4 3

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bolton Wanderers 3.

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bolton Wanderers 3.

90:00 +3:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Thomas Youngs replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

90:00 +1:16

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

90:00 +0:30

Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Benik Afobe.

88:52

Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Kellett.

87:28

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Lee.

85:47

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Kellett.

84:44

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

84:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Benik Afobe replaces Giles Coke.

83:54

Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

80:50

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a cross.

78:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andy Kellett replaces Jermaine Beckford.

76:59

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

75:27

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Giles Coke.

74:35

Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

72:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Robert Hall.

71:58

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

70:17

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:17

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

67:33

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:33

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

67:08

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream.

66:06

Foul by Paul Corry (Sheffield Wednesday).

66:06

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

64:07

Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Stobbs with a headed pass.

59:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Paul Corry replaces Rhys McCabe.

59:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Stobbs replaces Joe Mattock.

58:02 Booking

Booking Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

57:55

Hand ball by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

57:34

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

56:35 Booking

Booking Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

56:33 Booking

Booking Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

56:01

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

56:01

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

55:36

Attempt blocked. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

54:20

Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

54:20

Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:36

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Robert Hall with a headed pass.

52:30 Booking

Booking Oscar Threlkeld (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52:00

Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:00

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Bolton Wanderers).

50:19

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

50:19

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:13

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.

46:20

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

46:20

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

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bolton Wanderers 3.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bolton Wanderers 3.

45:00 +1:16

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:09

Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

45:00 +0:09

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

44:11

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Neil Danns.

43:19

Hand ball by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

40:18

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

40:18

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

37:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bolton Wanderers 3. Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner following a corner.

37:20

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

36:11

Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:11

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

34:16

Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giles Coke with a cross.

33:04

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

30:04

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

28:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Bolton Wanderers 3. Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tim Ream.

27:21

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:21

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

24:16

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

23:43

Attempt blocked. Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23:16

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tim Ream.

22:50

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

20:21

Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

18:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Bolton Wanderers 2. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

18:26

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:26

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

17:42

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Oguchi Onyewu with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

17:05 Booking

Booking Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

16:53

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:53

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

12:51

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

12:09

Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:09

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

9:25

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

7:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford with a cross.

7:00

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

6:59

Attempt blocked. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross.

6:28

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Michail Antonio.

5:43

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

5:43

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

4:52

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

3:53

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

3:53

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:24

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

3:24

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

2:48

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

1:32

Attempt saved. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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