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Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Blackpool

Bolton kept up their good run of form with victory over Blackpool thanks to David Wheater's first-half header.

Wheater headed home Jay Spearing's corner after 15 minutes, and it was enough to make it one defeat in eight matches for Dougie Freedman's side.

Bolton survived when Zat Knight headed against his own post, and Blackpool loan signing Robert Earnshaw could not rescue the visitors on his debut.

The Tangerines have now lost 11 of their last 12 matches away from home.

Andy Halliday, Elliot Grandin and Gary Mackenzie all had chances to level for Blackpool, before Bolton substitute Jermaine Beckford went close and the momentum shifted back to the home side.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

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Post-match: Bolton manager Dougie Freedman

"I never felt we were in any relegation trouble and I also felt that we had enough to win games of football.

"We just need to play consistently at a level where we win games. In the last 11 games we've played very well but we just need to consistently pick up results.

"I've said to the lads that they've got to keep on playing. There's a lot to play for within the club."

Blackpool boss Barry Ferguson:

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Post-match: Blackpool caretaker Barry Ferguson

"Do I feel safe with us being nine points above the drop zone? No I do not feel that we are comfortable at all.

"It should have been 12 points above the drop zone because I thought we were the better team, but it's not.

"We'll just move on to Saturday and we'll be ready for QPR. But I still feel we are no way near safety yet."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 3Hutton
  • 5Ream
  • 6Spearing
  • 12Knight
  • 31Wheater
  • 44Kamara
  • 18Danns
  • 26MasonSubstituted forBeckfordat 68'minutes
  • 29JutkiewiczSubstituted forMoritzat 82'minutes
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forLee Chung-yongat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Beckford
  • 11Hall
  • 14Moritz
  • 17Trotter
  • 24Lonergan
  • 27Lee Chung-yong
  • 43Kellett

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 2McMahon
  • 3Robinson
  • 40FoleySubstituted forBarkhuizenat 79'minutes
  • 20Cathcart
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 17Basham
  • 4Perkins
  • 19FullerSubstituted forKeoghat 76'minutes
  • 39GrandinSubstituted forEarnshawat 70'minutes
  • 14Halliday

Substitutes

  • 12Bishop
  • 15Haroun
  • 18Osbourne
  • 24Keogh
  • 25Goodwillie
  • 27Barkhuizen
  • 50Earnshaw
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
14,903

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Blackpool 0.
Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).
Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.
Attempt blocked. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.
Attempt missed. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).
Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Kevin Foley.
Attempt missed. Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.
Attempt saved. Robert Earnshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Halliday.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Andrew Keogh replaces Ricardo Fuller because of an injury.
Delay in match Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a cross.
Foul by Jack Robinson (Blackpool).
Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).
Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Anthony McMahon.
Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Zat Knight.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Robert Earnshaw replaces Elliot Grandin.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Joe Mason.
Attempt missed. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Foley.
Dangerous play by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).
David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).
Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kevin Foley with a cross.
Attempt missed. Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong replaces Mark Davies.
Jack Robinson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3725753582
2Burnley38221333379
3QPR3820991569
4Derby38199102166
5Wigan37188111462
6Reading381611111459
7Nottm Forest3814159857
8Ipswich38151211757
9Brighton37151111856
10Bournemouth38141014-452
11Blackburn37131212-151
12Watford371213121049
13Sheff Wed38121214448
14Leeds3713816-547
15Middlesbrough38101612446
16Huddersfield3812917-445
17Bolton38101414-544
18Blackpool38101117-2141
19Birmingham38101018-840
20Doncaster38101018-2340
21Charlton3581116-1835
22Yeovil3871120-2232
23Barnsley3771119-3032
24Millwall3871120-3232
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