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Leeds United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Stephen Warnock
Warnock's goal was his first of the campaign

Managerless Leeds picked up their second league victory of the season at the expense of winless Bolton.

Leeds parted company with head coach Dave Hockaday on Thursday, leaving Neil Redfearn in caretaker charge.

Former Wanderers loanee Stephen Warnock gave the hosts the lead when his low effort beat visiting keeper Adam Bogdan.

Joe Mason and Jay Spearing went close for Bolton, but they stayed in the Championship's bottom three.

Once more unto the breach
Neil Redfearn is now in his third spell as caretaker manager of Leeds United having previously stepped in after the departures of Simon Grayson and Neil Warnock

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino sacked Hockaday after the club's League Cup defeat at local rivals Bradford City.

The former Forest Green boss was in charge for just six games, winning two and losing four.

Wanderers have made an even slower start to the campaign and this result increased the pressure on boss Dougie Freedman, with his side having picked up just one point from their opening five games.

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Freedman on Leeds v Bolton

Bolton almost went in front when Spearing released Mason, but his powerful shot was well tipped on to the bar by Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri.

Leeds struck in the 17th minute when ex-England international Warnock latched on to Billy Sharp's pass and his firmly struck cross-shot found the bottom corner.

The visitors continued to press and Mason twice went close to levelling before the break, while Spearing's long range effort was beaten away by Silvestri after the interval.

Former Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford should have equalised, but he headed straight at the Leeds keeper in stoppage time.

Defeat left Bolton 22nd in the table, with Leeds moving up to 18th.

Leeds caretaker manager Neil Redfearn:

"I love coaching and working with players.

"The most important thing is that the appointment is right for the football club. I will have a chat with the president and see what he is thinking.

"It is his decision but the club needs a settled set of circumstances."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman:

"I am scratching around to understand how our total domination failed to get us anything from the game.

"We dominated possession in the last hour and created so many chances.

"We came up against a keeper who played his part. Leeds showed a lot of desire to keep the ball out of their net and we didn't show enough desire to put it in theirs. When we concede a goal we have to work harder to score."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 15WoottonBooked at 43mins
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6PearceBooked at 58mins
  • 3WarnockSubstituted forTaylorat 55'minutes
  • 23L Cook
  • 14Bianchi
  • 27Mowatt
  • 33SlothSubstituted forBenedicicat 78'minutes
  • 34Antenucci
  • 8Sharp

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 13Taylor
  • 18Tonge
  • 21Taylor
  • 24Dawson
  • 31Benedicic
  • 32Cooper

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 33White
  • 4Mills
  • 31WheaterSubstituted forDerviteat 7'minutes
  • 5Ream
  • 6Spearing
  • 44KamaraSubstituted forFeeneyat 82'minutes
  • 27Lee Chung-yong
  • 18Danns
  • 28DaviesSubstituted forBeckfordat 78'minutes
  • 9Mason

Substitutes

  • 7Feeney
  • 10Beckford
  • 11Hall
  • 14Dervite
  • 21Pratley
  • 24Lonergan
  • 26Hughes
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
21,901

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Leeds United).

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

Marco Silvestri (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Matt Mills.

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Tim Ream.

Attempt missed. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Feeney replaces Medo.

Medo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zan Benedicic (Leeds United).

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Zan Benedicic (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Mowatt following a set piece situation.

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

Zan Benedicic (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Zan Benedicic replaces Casper Sloth.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Craig Davies.

Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommaso Bianchi.

Attempt blocked. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Mills with a headed pass.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Hayden White.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Matt Mills.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Taylor.

Attempt saved. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tim Ream.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nottm Forest5410113813
2Watford5401136712
3Wolves540162412
4Norwich531183510
5Millwall531163310
6Charlton52309729
7Derby52219548
8Brentford52216428
9Cardiff52216428
10Sheff Wed52215418
11Bournemouth52129637
12Wigan52128537
13Brighton52126517
14Blackburn5212810-27
15Reading521258-37
16Middlesbrough52036606
17Rotherham520325-36
18Leeds520338-56
19Ipswich512256-15
20Birmingham512249-55
21Huddersfield5113613-74
22Bolton5014410-61
23Fulham5014310-71
24Blackpool500539-60
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