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Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Derby County

Chris Martin
Chris Martin has scored six goals for Derby this season

Striker Chris Martin scored both goals as Derby County secured a 2-0 win at Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

The 25-year-old, who also missed a penalty, netted the opener on 38 minutes from Cyrus Christie's cross.

The Scotland international added his sixth goal of the season 12 minutes after the break when he drove into the box and fired past Andy Lonergan.

The win moves Steve McClaren's side into sixth place, while Bolton drop into the relegation zone.

It was a third defeat in eight days for Dougie Freedman's side, with angry Wanderers fans turning on the manager and chairman Phil Gartside.

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Freedman on Bolton v Derby

Chants of 'Freedman out' and 'Gartside out' could be heard in the stands as the Trotters slumped to a sixth defeat in nine Championship games.

Martin's first-half strike gave Derby a deserved lead but he had missed from the spot half an hour earlier after Craig Bryson was sent sprawling in the box.

Bolton's Lonergan guessed correctly as Martin fired his penalty towards the keeper's right.

Derby match facts
The Rams have lost just one of six games on the road this season - a 3-2 defeat at Charlton Athletic in August.

The hosts saw Joe Mason's close-range effort turned aside for a corner before Derby resumed control.

Jamie Ward's left-foot curler from 18 yards almost broke the deadlock before Martin struck from six yards.

Bolton were booed off at the break and the jeers intensified after Martin capitalised on some poor defensive work to make it 2-0.

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McClaren on Bolton v Derby

Shortly after two fans ran onto the pitch - one grabbing the corner flag and prancing in front of stewards before being led away.

A few minutes later, another supporter forced a further hold up as he paraded in front of the Nat Lofthouse Stand.

Bolton forward Mason had a late effort disallowed but Wanderers never looked capable of testing Derby.

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "This is management and it can be cruel at times.

"You live and die by results. But Bolton were unlucky at Wolves last week, were terrific at Chelsea in midweek and today we played very well.

"When the pressure is on you need a performance from your players. We have all been in that situation and we all feel for each other.

"I will have a beer with Dougie and hope performances and results improve because he has good players."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman: "I tried to out-football Derby and I got it horribly wrong. But you cannot legislate for us playing football suicide.

"This job is proving more difficult than I ever thought it would be. But I am not hiding away from it and I will make the tough decisions.

"I am very proud of being the manager of this wonderful football club.

"I will take full responsibility for the results and I got it wrong so I have to look at my performance."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 14Dervite
  • 2McNaughton
  • 3MoxeyBooked at 25mins
  • 4Mills
  • 16DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Lee Chung-yongSubstituted forDannsat 65'minutes
  • 6Spearing
  • 7Feeney
  • 19GarvanSubstituted forDaviesat 59'minutes
  • 9Mason

Substitutes

  • 5Ream
  • 10Beckford
  • 13Kenny
  • 18Danns
  • 21Pratley
  • 28Davies
  • 44Kamara

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 6Keogh
  • 2Christie
  • 3Forsyth
  • 17Whitbread
  • 4Bryson
  • 19HughesBooked at 84mins
  • 14Eustace
  • 10WardSubstituted forBestat 89'minutes
  • 44IbeSubstituted forRussellat 76'minutes
  • 9Martin

Substitutes

  • 11Russell
  • 12Naylor
  • 21Roos
  • 27Calero
  • 30Best
  • 32Shotton
  • 33Mascarell
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
15,006

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Derby County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Derby County 2.

Attempt saved. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Moxey.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Craig Forsyth following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Leon Best replaces Jamie Ward.

Delay in match Zak Whitbread (Derby County) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Hand ball by Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

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

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

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

Booking

Will Hughes (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Jordon Ibe.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Attempt saved. Jordon Ibe (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Bolton Wanderers).

Hand ball by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich96212081220
2Nottm Forest95401771019
3Watford95221710717
4Ipswich9522137617
5Wolves852183517
6Derby94411710716
7Middlesbrough9513137616
8Charlton9360129315
9Sheff Wed943296315
10Blackburn94231616014
11Brentford94231113-214
12Reading84131111013
13Leeds94141012-213
14Bournemouth93331411312
15Cardiff93331212012
16Millwall9324910-111
17Brighton9234810-29
18Wigan92251012-28
19Rotherham9225612-68
20Huddersfield9225919-108
21Birmingham9144816-87
22Bolton9126715-85
23Fulham9117820-124
24Blackpool9027413-92
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