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Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton's Neil Danns

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.

Dougie Freedman

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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."

Stuart Gray

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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."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 16McCabeSubstituted forCorryat 60'minutes
  • 19MattockSubstituted forStobbsat 60'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 8OnyewuBooked at 57mins
  • 36Loovens
  • 25Lavery
  • 14CokeSubstituted forAfobeat 85'minutes
  • 34NuhiuBooked at 59mins
  • 7Antonio
  • 17Helan

Substitutes

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

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 41ThrelkeldBooked at 53mins
  • 5Ream
  • 17Trotter
  • 4Mills
  • 31Wheater
  • 27Lee Chung-yongSubstituted forYoungsat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Spearing
  • 10BeckfordBooked at 57minsSubstituted forKellettat 79'minutes
  • 18DannsBooked at 18mins
  • 11HallSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 73'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Bolton Wanderers 3.

Full Time

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

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

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kieran Lee.

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Benik Afobe replaces Giles Coke.

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Andy Kellett replaces Jermaine Beckford.

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

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Robert Hall.

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

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

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Paul Corry (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Paul Corry replaces Rhys McCabe.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Stobbs replaces Joe Mattock.

Booking

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

Hand ball by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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.

Booking

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

Booking

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

Foul by Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

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

Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

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.

Booking

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

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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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