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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton's Joe Mason

Joe Mason's injury-time goal denied Huddersfield a point with Bolton now unbeaten in their last five away games.

Second-half substitute Mason, on loan from Cardiff, drilled home hard and low into the bottom right corner from Lee Chung-Yong's cross following a corner.

Huddersfield had earlier hit the bar through Danny Ward, while Bolton's Jay Spearing twice cleared off the line.

The Terriers, without a win in seven, are 10 points clear of the relegation zone, two behind 15th-placed Bolton.

Dougie Freedman

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Post-match: Bolton manager Freedman

The game had looked destined to end goalless after a host of chances were spurned.

South Korean Lee hit the post when unmarked 15 yards out before Ward lashed against the bar, possibly via the fingertips of visiting goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

Lee was also denied a penalty after going down under a challenge from Peter Clarke, while at the other end Bogdan was called on to stop an Oscar Gobern header.

Further chances were traded after the break, with home goalkeeper Alex Smithies having to deny Lukas Jutkiewicz and Neil Danns, and Bogdan twice called on by Ward.

Bolton felt aggrieved to have another penalty claim rejected when Smithies challenged Jermaine Beckford, but it did not matter thanks to Mason's late winner.

Dougie Freedman, Bolton manager:

"We wouldn't have got this result four months ago. It's been a difficult time but we have always known the answers.

"I took on this job 20 months ago and I said I wanted people here who were coming, not because we had been in the Premier League or because of the stadium, but because they wanted to play for the shirt.

"We know [we] have a resolute resilience and commitment among the players and we are playing good football."

Mark Robins, Huddersfield manager:

"We did not defend a set play and that has cost us the point we had. The players have a responsibility to pick up their men and defend.

"You have to do your job but we didn't do that, and it's tough to take. We battered them in terms of possession but we haven't seen the game through.

"I am disappointed with the season so far after we made a bright start. We can't afford to continue in the same vein or we'll be looking over our shoulders."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 12Hammill
  • 3Dixon
  • 39Gerrard
  • 5P Clarke
  • 27Smith
  • 10GobernBooked at 15minsSubstituted forHolmesat 76'minutes
  • 8Clayton
  • 11D Ward
  • 21Wells
  • 4Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 6Hogg
  • 7Scannell
  • 13Bennett
  • 29Billing
  • 33Lynch
  • 38Holmes

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 3Hutton
  • 5Ream
  • 44KamaraBooked at 84mins
  • 12Knight
  • 31Wheater
  • 18Danns
  • 6Spearing
  • 29JutkiewiczSubstituted forBeckfordat 83'minutes
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forMasonat 71'minutes
  • 27Lee Chung-yong

Substitutes

  • 4Mills
  • 10Beckford
  • 11Hall
  • 14Moritz
  • 15Baptiste
  • 24Lonergan
  • 26Mason
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
15,120

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home22
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neil Danns.

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

Booking

Medo (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

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

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

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

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

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Smith with a cross.

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town).

Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Oscar Gobern.

Hand ball by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oscar Gobern.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by David Wheater.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alan Hutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Liam Trotter.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Trotter tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nahki Wells with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Medo.

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Smith with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Hutton.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4027853889
2Burnley40221443180
3QPR402010101470
4Derby40209112369
5Wigan401910111567
6Reading401712111563
7Nottm Forest40141610758
8Brighton40151312658
9Ipswich40151312558
10Bournemouth40161014-158
11Blackburn40141412156
12Watford391314121353
13Middlesbrough40121612752
14Sheff Wed40121216048
15Bolton40111514-448
16Leeds4013819-847
17Huddersfield40121018-546
18Birmingham40111019-843
19Doncaster40111019-2443
20Blackpool40101218-2242
21Charlton3891118-2138
22Barnsley3981219-2736
23Millwall4081220-3136
24Yeovil4081121-2435
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