Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Bolton Wanderers

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.

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Bolton Manager Dougie Freedman on win

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."

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray

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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4530963999
2Burnley45261453592
3Derby45259113284
4QPR452211121577
5Reading451913131470
6Wigan442010141370
7Brighton451815121469
8Blackburn45171612767
9Bournemouth45181215266
10Ipswich45171414565
11Nottm Forest45161712465
12Middlesbrough45151614961
13Watford441515141560
14Bolton45141615-158
15Leeds4516821-856
16Sheff Wed45131418-153
17Huddersfield45131121-1050
18Blackpool45111321-2546
19Charlton44111221-2545
20Millwall45101520-2945
21Doncaster45111123-3044
22Birmingham44111023-1543
23Barnsley4591224-3239
24Yeovil4581324-2837
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