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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Portsmouth: Christian Burgess scores Pompey winner

Christian Burgess scored his first goal of the season as Portsmouth won 1-0 at Bolton to boost their League One promotion chances.

Burgess, who previously found the net in April last year, fired home after 42 minutes to inflict a fourth successive defeat on Keith Hill's strugglers, who sit bottom of the table.

But Wanderers, still without a victory in 2020, will consider themselves unlucky not to have earned a share of the spoils.

The visitors came under regular pressure in the second period with Joe Dodoo and then Chris O'Grady both failing to apply a close-range finishing touch to Ronan Darcy's teasing right-wing cross.

Substitute O'Grady headed wide another inviting cross while goalkeeper Alex Bass twice thwarted drives from the edge of the penalty area by Dennis Politic.

However, Portsmouth held on for a fourth successive win in all competitions. The game's only goal came after Sean Raggett's header was parried by Remi Matthews into the path of Burgess, who was lurking at the far post to tuck home.

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Line-ups

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 28Nsiala
  • 26EdwardsBooked at 24minsSubstituted forO'Gradyat 45'minutes
  • 12Fleming
  • 4Lowe
  • 18Hamilton
  • 27DarcySubstituted forHallat 90'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 22Politic
  • 23DodooBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 10O'Grady
  • 21Brockbank
  • 24Hall
  • 29Thomason
  • 34Senior
  • 35Graham
  • 43Alexander

Portsmouth

  • 35Bass
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Burgess
  • 20RaggettBooked at 27mins
  • 42Seddon
  • 24McGeehan
  • 4Naylor
  • 19HarnessSubstituted forWilliamsat 56'minutes
  • 10Marquis
  • 11Curtis
  • 22HarrisonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCannonat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 7Williams
  • 9Hawkins
  • 14Cannon
  • 16Whatmough
  • 33Close
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
13,407

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Portsmouth 1.

Attempt missed. Connor Hall (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Seddon (Portsmouth).

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Bolton Wanderers).

Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aristote Nsiala (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Connor Hall replaces Ronan Darcy.

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joseph Dodoo.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Alex Bass.

Ethan Hamilton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Foul by Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers).

Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Offside, Portsmouth. James Bolton tries a through ball, but Ronan Curtis is caught offside.

Ethan Hamilton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Bolton (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ronan Darcy with a cross.

Hand ball by Ethan Hamilton (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ethan Hamilton.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Bolton Wanderers).

Alex Bass (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a headed pass.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by James Bolton.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ronan Darcy with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Cannon.

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham26145748262247
2Wycombe2613853427747
3Ipswich26129539241545
4Coventry251111336261044
5Oxford Utd26118743261741
6Sunderland25118636241241
7Portsmouth2511863729841
8Burton2511683430439
9Doncaster24107736241237
10Peterborough2610794435937
11Fleetwood2410773932737
12Lincoln City27114123633337
13Bristol Rovers2510693035-536
14Gillingham2681172925435
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2678113639-329
18Rochdale2684143043-1328
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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