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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Burnley

Sam Vokes scores for Burnley

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:

Burnley manager Sean Dyche

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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:

Dougie Freedman

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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."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 15Baptiste
  • 4Mills
  • 31WheaterBooked at 5mins
  • 5Ream
  • 6Spearing
  • 44KamaraSubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 7Eagles
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forMoritzat 60'minutesSubstituted forDannsat 72'minutes
  • 27Lee Chung-yong
  • 29Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 12Knight
  • 14Moritz
  • 16Davies
  • 18Danns
  • 21Pratley
  • 24Lonergan
  • 33White

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4Duff
  • 5ShackellBooked at 38mins
  • 6Mee
  • 8Marney
  • 14Jones
  • 19KightlySubstituted forBarnesat 86'minutes
  • 10Ings
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 7Wallace
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 28Long
  • 30Barnes
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
16,439

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 1.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Marney.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

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

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Michael Kightly.

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

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

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

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

Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers).

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.

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

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns replaces André Moritz.

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Mee.

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Mark Davies replaces Medo.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Liam Trotter.

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

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.

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

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

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 0.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Jones.

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

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.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Duff.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3021452467
2Burnley30161132259
3QPR2916851556
4Derby3016771855
5Nottm Forest30141242054
6Reading3013891247
7Brighton3012108746
8Ipswich3011118944
9Wigan2912710543
10Blackburn3011109243
11Leeds3012612442
12Middlesbrough309129639
13Watford299119638
14Huddersfield3010713-337
15Bournemouth299812-1335
16Blackpool3081012-1434
17Sheff Wed2971210-133
18Birmingham308913-233
19Bolton3061113-1429
20Doncaster307815-1929
21Millwall306915-2827
22Charlton285914-1524
23Barnsley2841014-2022
24Yeovil295618-2121
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