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Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Brentford

Nico Yennaris
Nico Yennaris scored for the second time this season

Nico Yennaris' long-range goal helped Brentford to a first victory of the season as they beat winless Bolton.

Yennaris' superb strike from 30 yards came midway through the second-half after Yoann Barbet had given Brentford the lead with a first-half free-kick.

Ollie Watkins added a third for Brentford five minutes from full-time.

Gary Madine came closest for Bolton with a half-volley that struck a post but Phil Parkinson's side remain without a win in nine league games.

Madine's effort was one of only three shots on target for the Championship's bottom side Bolton who set a club record six games without a goal.

Brentford also came into the game without a win and moved out of the relegation zone with their first win at Bolton in 25 years.

They went ahead through Barbet's left-foot strike shortly before half-time - his first goal of the season.

Yennaris doubled the advantage just after the hour mark before Watkins sealed the points from the top of the penalty area with his third goal of the campaign.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson said:

"It's not nice, not nice for me, not nice for my family but I can't blame supporters for any of the reactions today.

"Sometimes it can be perceived as the lads not trying or running around but the manner of the three brilliant goals just knocked the wind right out of us.

"When you have lost 3-0 at home to a team who hasn't won all season I can't take any positive from the game.

"Have we got enough quality to stay up? At the moment it would appear not but we have got to keep searching to find a way."

Brentford manager Dean Smith said:

"I am really pleased for Yoann. He missed a penalty (against Norwich) and took a bit of stick on Tuesday.

"He wasn't even with us on Friday. He had to fly back to France because his mother had heart surgery and then met up with us this morning.

"Thankfully, his mother is well and he scored a goal for her."

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 32BurkeBooked at 45minsSubstituted forNooneat 62'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 15RobinsonSubstituted forWilbrahamat 75'minutes
  • 22Morais
  • 16Cullen
  • 8KaracanBooked at 56mins
  • 14Madine
  • 20ArmstrongSubstituted forLe Fondreat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 4Dervite
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 12Noone
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 21Pratley
  • 33Howard

Brentford

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 14EganSubstituted forBarbetat 16'minutes
  • 5Bjelland
  • 3Henry
  • 8YennarisBooked at 76mins
  • 15Woods
  • 20ClarkeSubstituted forJozefzoonat 75'minutes
  • 19SawyersSubstituted forMokotjoat 86'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 9Maupay

Substitutes

  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 10McEachran
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 27Shaibu
  • 28Daniels
  • 29Barbet
  • 33Mepham
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
13,897

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home22
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Brentford 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Brentford 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre.

  4. Post update

    Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford).

  7. Post update

    David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford).

  9. Post update

    Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rico Henry (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Woods (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamohelo Mokotjo.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ollie Watkins.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Kamohelo Mokotjo replaces Romaine Sawyers.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

  17. Post update

    Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds96211751220
2Wolves9621159620
3Cardiff9621148620
4Preston944193616
5Middlesbrough9432116515
6Ipswich85031411315
7Sheff Utd850386215
8Bristol City93511510514
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Aston Villa93421210213
11QPR93331212012
12Nottm Forest94051215-312
13Norwich9333812-412
14Fulham925298111
15Derby83231212011
16Millwall9243119210
17Hull92341516-19
18Reading823378-19
19Burton9234615-99
20Brentford91441012-27
21Barnsley8215913-47
22Sunderland9135814-66
23Birmingham9126513-85
24Bolton9027419-152
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