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Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Wolves

Wolves have scored 82 goals so far this season
Benik Afobe and Barry Douglas celebrate as Wolves comfortably beat Bolton

Wolverhampton Wanderers sealed the 2017-18 Championship title in style as they swept aside relegation-threatened Bolton Wanderers.

Needing just a point to win the title, Barry Douglas struck on the rebound to put the visitors in front early on.

Conor Coady teed up Benik Afobe to find the net for Wolves' second before Diogo Jota chipped in to extend their lead.

After Karl Henry brought down Afobe, Wolves defender Coady scored from the spot to wrap up a comfortable victory.

Victory for Nuno Espirito Santo's side means Wolves win their second Championship title in the past 10 years after they also won the second tier in 2008-09.

With six points still to play for, the win at the Macron Stadium leaves Wolves with a possible points total of 104, which would be the biggest haul in the Championship since Reading's record-breaking 2005-06 total of 106.

Having passed the 80-goal mark this season when Afobe slotted in, Wolves continued to press, with Coady's second-half penalty meaning every regular outfield Wolves player has now scored this term.

Bolton remain two points clear of the relegation zone after third-from-bottom Barnsley were beaten by Leeds United.

Barnsley have a game in hand on Bolton, however, which they play against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson:

"It was OK at the start but I think we have been punished by the way we set up. We had some decent moments but Wolves are a team who'll punish you.

"The morale has been hit, it was a long afternoon, we can't hide away from that. They are far and away the best team in this division, no doubt about it.

"There's still an opportunity for us to stay in this division and we have to pick ourselves up. We have two games to try and achieve what we set out to do."

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo:

"It is very special. Now I want to achieve more. I want more points but I am not thinking about myself.

"We want to win every game. We want to improve and we want to grow. This season deserves the last day the same ethic of work we have done from the beginning.

"The trophy is not for the players, it is for the club, the city and the fans. It will be a special moment. I am proud because we never had doubts. And we showed that again."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 14Flanagan
  • 31WheaterBooked at 56mins
  • 5Beevers
  • 15Robinson
  • 21PratleySubstituted forVelaat 58'minutes
  • 24Henry
  • 22Morais
  • 10Ameobi
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forNooneat 65'minutes
  • 9Le FondreSubstituted forCloughat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Vela
  • 12Noone
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 32Burke
  • 33Howard
  • 40Clough

Wolves

  • 21Ruddy
  • 6BatthBooked at 46mins
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 8Neves
  • 27SaissSubstituted forA N'Diayeat 81'minutes
  • 3Douglas
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 19AfobeSubstituted forBonatiniat 68'minutes
  • 18JotaSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4A N'Diaye
  • 5Bennett
  • 24Gibbs-White
  • 25Miranda
  • 30Hause
  • 31Norris
  • 33Bonatini
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
19,092

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home9
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Barry Douglas (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Morgan Gibbs-White with a through ball.

Foul by Léo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.

Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alfred N'Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Alfred N'Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Gibbs-White.

Attempt blocked. Léo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Alfred N'Diaye replaces Romain Saiss.

Attempt missed. Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rúben Neves.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Adam Le Fondre.

Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Flanagan (Bolton Wanderers).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Léo Bonatini replaces Benik Afobe.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Diogo Jota.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Noone replaces William Buckley.

Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Benik Afobe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rúben Neves.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Douglas with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Diogo Jota.

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Vela replaces Darren Pratley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves44308682364698
2Cardiff43268966363086
3Fulham442413776423485
4Aston Villa4424101071403182
5Middlesbrough442191463432072
6Millwall4418151155431269
7Derby4318141162451768
8Brentford4418141261491268
9Preston441716115445967
10Bristol City4417151265551066
11Sheff Utd44199165952766
12Leeds44169195662-657
13Norwich441415154654-857
14Ipswich44168205158-756
15Sheff Wed441314175459-553
16QPR441411195567-1253
17Nottm Forest43147224662-1649
18Hull441115186967248
19Reading441013214866-1843
20Birmingham44127253464-3043
21Bolton44913223670-3440
22Barnsley43814214565-2038
23Burton44911243579-4438
24Sunderland44616224878-3034
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