Championship
BoltonBolton Wanderers2LeedsLeeds United3
By Brendon MitchellBBC Sport
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Leeds United 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Armstrong replaces Stephen Darby.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Vurnon Anita (Leeds United).

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