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Bolton 0-1 Blackburn: Bradley Dack goal enough for Rovers to win

Bradley Dack puts Blackburn 1-0 up at Bolton
Bradley Dack (right) finished for Blackburn after Joe Rothwell's effort was blocked

Blackburn returned to winning ways in the Championship thanks to Bradley Dack's first-half goal at Bolton.

The midfielder netted his eighth goal of the season in all competitions when he pounced on a loose ball after Joe Rothwell had seen an initial effort blocked from six yards out.

Bolton twice threatened a leveller before the break through Josh Magennis, who had headers tipped over the crossbar by David Raya and then cleared off the line by Charlie Mulgrew.

Trotters substitute Christian Doidge had a late penalty claim against Mulgrew turned down when he was ruled fractionally offside.

Rovers' victory ended Bolton's run of six home league wins against them and lifted them up to ninth in the Championship.

It also ensured they avoided back-to-back defeats for the first time since August 2017.

Bolton, meanwhile, drop to 16th after a second defeat in a week and Phil Parkinson's side have won just one of their past eight league matches.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 16Olkowski
  • 31Wheater
  • 14Hobbs
  • 29GroundsSubstituted forDoidgeat 78'minutes
  • 21WilliamsBooked at 89mins
  • 4LoweBooked at 81mins
  • 12NooneSubstituted forDyerat 67'minutes
  • 7Oztumer
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forWildschutat 45'minutes
  • 28MagennisBooked at 50mins

Substitutes

  • 6Vela
  • 9Doidge
  • 18Wilson
  • 19O'Neil
  • 22Dyer
  • 27Williams
  • 30Wildschut

Blackburn

  • 1RayaBooked at 86mins
  • 31Bennett
  • 26Lenihan
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 45mins
  • 5RodwellSubstituted forSmallwoodat 59'minutes
  • 4ReedBooked at 66mins
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forArmstrongat 70'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 8RothwellSubstituted forEvansat 59'minutes
  • 10Graham

Substitutes

  • 6Smallwood
  • 7Armstrong
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 17Bell
  • 19Brereton
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
15,461

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Bolton Wanderers).

Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jason Lowe tries a through ball, but Josh Magennis is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Lowe.

Hand ball by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by David Wheater.

Booking

Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers).

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jack Hobbs tries a through ball, but Christian Doidge is caught offside.

Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Booking

David Raya Martin (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Erhun Oztumer with a cross following a corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Erhun Oztumer with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Lowe with a cross.

Foul by Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers).

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.

Booking

Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers).

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Raya Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Christian Doidge replaces Jonathan Grounds.

Foul by Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers).

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Jack Hobbs (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Adam Armstrong replaces Kasey Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lloyd Dyer replaces Craig Noone.

Booking

Harrison Reed (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Darragh Lenihan.

Foul by Harrison Reed (Blackburn Rovers).

Yanic Wildschut (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Richard Smallwood tries a through ball, but Bradley Dack is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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2West Brom1273231171424
3Leeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottm Forest124711713419
6Brentford124622014618
7Derby125341513218
8Norwich125341515018
9Blackburn124621415-118
10Swansea12453129317
11Wigan125251416-217
12Bristol City114431512316
13Sheff Wed114431717016
14Stoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton124351015-515
17Birmingham122821312114
18QPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston122371824-69
23Ipswich121651118-79
24Hull122281019-98
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