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Bolton Wanderers 2-3 Leeds United

Kalvin Phillips
Kalvin Phillips had scored only twice in 52 previous appearances for Leeds

Kalvin Phillips scored twice as Leeds United opened their 2017-18 Championship campaign with victory at Bolton Wanderers.

Leeds, playing under head coach Thomas Christiansen for the first time, went ahead through Phillips' smart finish.

Last season's top scorer Chris Wood then headed in for 2-0, only for Bolton forward Gary Madine to nod home.

But Phillips' tap-in quickly restored Leeds' two-goal lead, and they held on despite Adam Le Fondre's penalty.

The former Reading front man smashed his spot-kick down the middle, with Conor Shaughnessy having fouled Madine almost immediately after coming on.

But the headlines belonged to 21-year-old Phillips, who doubled his career tally for Leeds during the first half to put the visitors in control.

New Zealand forward Wood, who scored 30 goals last season as Leeds narrowly missed out on the play-offs, also opened his account with a clinical header in off the underside of the bar.

But there will be some concern over the fitness of defenders Gaetano Berardi and Matthew Pennington, who were both forced off injured prior to half-time.

Bolton, promoted from League One in May, were direct throughout but struggled to create anything clear-cut from open play - and also lost midfielder Josh Vela through injury at the end of the game.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 23DarbySubstituted forArmstrongat 84'minutes
  • 4Dervite
  • 31WheaterSubstituted forBurkeat 53'minutes
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Taylor
  • 6VelaSubstituted forat 90+8'minutes
  • 16Cullen
  • 8KaracanSubstituted forBuckleyat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Madine
  • 9Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 11Buckley
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Robinson
  • 17Derik
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Armstrong
  • 32Burke

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 5PenningtonSubstituted forShaughnessyat 64'minutes
  • 6Cooper
  • 28BerardiSubstituted forAnitaat 38'minutes
  • 14O'Kane
  • 23Phillips
  • 7Roofe
  • 19Hernández
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forSackoat 85'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 1Green
  • 8Anita
  • 21Sáiz
  • 24Sacko
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 43Klich
  • 45Ekuban
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
19,857

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Leeds United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Leeds United 3.

Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Josh Vela went off injured after Bolton Wanderers had used all subs.

Delay in match Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Madine.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Booking

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

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Armstrong replaces Stephen Darby.

Attempt missed. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Cullen.

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Leeds United).

William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Attempt missed. Josh Cullen (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dorian Dervite following a set piece situation.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Madine with a headed pass.

Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a headed pass.

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Leeds United 3. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Conor Shaughnessy (Leeds United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Gary Madine draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Conor Shaughnessy.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 6th August 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City11003123
2QPR11002023
3Cardiff11001013
4Ipswich11001013
5Nottm Forest11001013
6Preston11001013
7Sheff Utd11001013
8Wolves11001013
9Aston Villa10101101
10Derby10101101
11Fulham10101101
12Hull10101101
13Norwich10101101
14Sunderland10101101
15Bolton00000000
16Leeds00000000
17Birmingham100101-10
18Brentford100101-10
19Burton100101-10
20Middlesbrough100101-10
21Millwall100101-10
22Sheff Wed100101-10
23Barnsley100113-20
24Reading100102-20
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