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Bolton Wanders 1-0 Derby County: Trotters hold on for emotional win

Bolton Wanderers' Craig Noone celebrates scoring his side's first goal with former team mate Stephen Darby
Bolton Wanderers' Craig Noone celebrated scoring the opening goal with recently retired team-mate Stephen Darby

Bolton's Craig Noone honoured recently retired team-mate Stephen Darby by celebrating his first-half winner against Derby County in the stands with the defender.

Noone beat goalkeeper Scott Carson with an early header across goal before racing to Darby, who was forced to hang up his boots earlier this month after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Frank Lampard's Derby, who four days earlier knocked Manchester United out of the League Cup, went on to control much of the possession but had to wait until the 88th minute to get a shot on goal.

Goalkeeper Remi Matthews ensured Bolton earned their first win in six games, denying Mason Mount from close range.

In the first game since Darby's enforced retirement, Trotters players paid tribute to their team-mate before kick-off by each walking onto the pitch wearing shirts with the defender's name and number 23 on the back.

And after Noone met Will Buckley's cross to put them ahead with a fine finish at the far post, the winger ensured the occasion was marked with an emotional celebration.

Both sides had chances after the break, with Carson doing well to keep the Rams in it with a fine low save from Will Buckley before Matthews was finally tested late on by Mount.

Bolton's first league win over Derby in 10 attempts moved them up to 14th in the Championship table and to within a point of the Rams in ninth spot.

Bolton assistant manager Steve Parkin:

"It was an outstanding display against an outstanding team.

"I have been to watch Derby a couple of times over the last four weeks and I think Frank's got a fine balance of experience and youth.

"We knew they had some extremely gifted players and we knew we'd have to be at our best and I think we probably were."

Derby boss Frank Lampard:

"We did not show enough creativity. We weren't at it with our passing and we weren't crisp enough to get into the area we normally get into.

"When you concede early against a team that will defend well as they did it makes the afternoon difficult.

"We have come back in games a few times this season, but you can't keep doing that.

"The beauty of the Championship is you do move on quickly, but I am a bit fed up saying that. If we want to be as successful as we want to be we cannot go win some then lose some. We have to get some consistency. That's up to the players."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 16OlkowskiBooked at 28mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 14Hobbs
  • 29Grounds
  • 21Williams
  • 4LoweBooked at 45mins
  • 12NooneSubstituted forO'Neilat 74'minutes
  • 7OztumerSubstituted forVelaat 85'minutes
  • 11Buckley
  • 28MagennisBooked at 25minsSubstituted forDoidgeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Beevers
  • 6Vela
  • 8Donaldson
  • 9Doidge
  • 19O'Neil
  • 27Williams
  • 30Wildschut

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 3Forsyth
  • 4Bryson
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 44mins
  • 20BennettSubstituted forMarriottat 56'minutes
  • 8Mount
  • 7WilsonSubstituted forWaghornat 77'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forLawrenceat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 9Waghorn
  • 10Lawrence
  • 14Marriott
  • 21Roos
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 46Malone
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
14,096

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Derby County 0.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

Attempt missed. Mason Mount (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Richard Keogh.

Attempt saved. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

Jack Marriott (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Vela replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Fikayo Tomori (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Pawel Olkowski.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Martyn Waghorn replaces Harry Wilson.

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Gary O'Neil replaces Craig Noone.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Christian Doidge replaces Josh Magennis.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers).

Scott Carson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jack Hobbs tries a through ball, but Erhun Oztumer is caught offside.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Williams.

Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Wilson.

Attempt saved. William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Pawel Olkowski.

Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds following a set piece situation.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

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

goal

As It Stood

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1West Brom1062225141120
2Leeds105412081219
3Middlesbrough10541124819
4Sheff Utd106131813519
5Norwich105231413117
6Brentford104421812616
7Swansea10442106416
8Wigan105141412216
9Derby105141311216
10Bristol City104331512315
11Nottm Forest103611311215
12Sheff Wed104331515015
13Blackburn103611313015
14Bolton104331012-215
15Aston Villa103521615114
16Birmingham10172910-110
17Stoke102441418-410
18Rotherham10316816-810
19QPR10316718-1110
20Reading102351415-19
21Hull102261017-78
22Ipswich10064814-66
23Millwall10136916-76
24Preston101271121-105
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