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Leeds United 1-5 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton's Joe Mason puts his side in front at Leeds

Bolton moved another step closer to Championship survival after a thumping win at Leeds.

Joe Mason slotted in just before the break to put the visitors in front and a Lukas Jutkiewicz header from Jay Spearing's free-kick extended the lead.

A shot from defender Zat Knight made it three before Mark Davies nodded in a Jutkiewicz cross as Leeds crumbled.

Dougie Freedman

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Post Match: Bolton manager Freedman

An Andre Moritz strike added Bolton's fifth before Matt Smith headed in a consolation for Leeds.

The defeat was a setback to the home side's play-off hopes and they are now eight points adrift of the top six.

The Yorkshire team were guilty of some careless passing and went behind on the stroke of half-time.

Neil Danns threaded a ball through for fellow loanee Mason, who drew goalkeeper Jack Butland off his line before finding the net.

Leeds left the field at the interval to a chorus of boos from supporters and their predicament worsened as they fell further behind after two goals in four minutes.

The first was from Jutkiewicz, before central defender Knight weaved his way through and fired past Butland.

Leeds appealed unsuccessfully for handball when a Tom Lees shot was blocked in the goalmouth and then conceded a fourth when Jutkiewicz crossed for Davies to head in.

Moritz blasted a Danns cross past Butland before Smith stooped to head home from point-blank range.

Bolton, though, secured a third successive league victory and have a 10-point cushion on the bottom three.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"Obviously I am bitterly disappointed. During the first half there was nothing in the game.

"They scored just before half-time, which was a blow. We got done quickly by two set-plays, lost our shape and that was it. You could tell the players were nervous in the first half.

"It is a bad day for us. We've had a couple like that, it's not acceptable and we have to analyse the reasons."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"In difficult moments this season we have tried to stay calm so we are trying to remain calm again despite a fantastic result against Leeds.

"We were terrific in both boxes and it was a fantastic professional performance from everybody involved.

"We controlled the midfield with our passing, with Neil Danns and Jay Spearing the key. Results are now starting to go with our performances."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 30Butland
  • 2PeltierSubstituted forByramat 45'minutes
  • 15Warnock
  • 6Murphy
  • 4Lees
  • 22Wootton
  • 38KebeSubstituted forMowattat 64'minutes
  • 8AustinBooked at 51mins
  • 9Wickham
  • 44McCormack
  • 28StewartSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Hunt
  • 17Brown
  • 20Smith
  • 24Zaliukas
  • 25Byram
  • 33Cairns
  • 36Mowatt

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 15Baptiste
  • 5Ream
  • 6SpearingSubstituted forMoritzat 83'minutes
  • 12Knight
  • 31Wheater
  • 44Kamara
  • 18Danns
  • 26MasonSubstituted forTrotterat 70'minutes
  • 29Jutkiewicz
  • 16DaviesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLee Chung-yongat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hutton
  • 7Eagles
  • 11Hall
  • 14Moritz
  • 17Trotter
  • 24Lonergan
  • 27Lee Chung-yong
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
28,904

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home19
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 5.
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Trotter tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rodolph Austin with a headed pass.
Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).
David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 5. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 5. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Neil Danns.
Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.
Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.
Connor Wickham (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Jay Spearing.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3323553074
2Burnley33181232666
3Derby3418791761
4QPR3317971460
5Nottm Forest34141371455
6Reading341410101352
7Wigan32157101152
8Brighton3313119750
9Ipswich34121210548
10Blackburn32121010-146
11Watford33111210945
12Leeds3312813044
13Middlesbrough34101311643
14Huddersfield3412715-143
15Bournemouth3311913-842
16Sheff Wed3391212-139
17Bolton3491213-439
18Birmingham349916-536
19Blackpool3481115-2035
20Doncaster348917-2333
21Millwall3471017-2931
22Yeovil337818-1829
23Barnsley3361116-2529
24Charlton306915-1727
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