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Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Craig Davies
Bolton are up to 18th in the Championship after victory

Craig Davies's fifth goal of the season secured victory for Bolton and moved them above opponents Huddersfield in the Championship.

The home side, unbeaten at home under Neil Lennon, struck in the second half when Davies scored from close range.

Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan twice made crucial saves for Bolton, denying Nahki Wells and Jacob Butterfield either side of half-time.

Bolton move up to 18th, with Huddersfield dropping to 19th.

The away side had settled into the game quicker but struggled to make an impression in the final third.

But with Davies in their side, Bolton were always a threat and the striker posed a constant menace to the Huddersfield defence.

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Lennon on Bolton v Huddersfield

He drew a clumsy challenge out of Mark Hudson right on the edge of the area, but the free-kick came to nothing, before seeing a long-range strike saved by Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies.

Just before the break, though, Wells forced Lonergan into a fine save and then sent a shot just wide as Huddersfield finished the half on top.

They continued to enjoy the better of the play at the start of the second period, with Lonergan again called upon to deny Butterfield from close range.

Grant Holt poked just wide for Huddersfield before Davies ensured the three points went Bolton's way when he fired home from eight yards after the hour.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"It was a huge win and as the game wore on we got stronger and better.

"When you are trying to be consistent and trying to win things, you need your goalkeeper. I had a great one at Celtic [Fraser Forster] and Peter Schmeichel did it for years at Manchester United.

"I hope Andy [Lonergan] continues in the same form. All good teams have great goalkeepers. I am not saying Andy is great by any means but he has been excellent since I came in."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell:

"I have a disappointed changing room because we were very much in the game.

"It's a game you look to take something from because of the position of both teams.

"We knew Bolton had an uplift in form since Neil came in but we felt comfortable coming here and playing the way we did. The chances were there for us to take something.

"I think a draw would have reflected the whole game."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 25Vela
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 18DannsBooked at 79mins
  • 21Pratley
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forHallat 87'minutes
  • 27Lee Chung-yongBooked at 74mins
  • 12Clayton
  • 28Davies

Substitutes

  • 1Bogdan
  • 3Moxey
  • 6Spearing
  • 9Mason
  • 11Hall
  • 17Trotter
  • 41Threlkeld

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4HudsonBooked at 30mins
  • 33LynchSubstituted forWallaceat 45'minutesBooked at 59mins
  • 17Robinson
  • 8Butterfield
  • 10Coady
  • 44PoyetSubstituted forLolleyat 76'minutes
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forWardat 90+5'minutes
  • 16Holt
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 6Hogg
  • 11Ward
  • 15Wallace
  • 18Lolley
  • 31Allinson
  • 37Peltier
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
15,924

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Danny Ward replaces Sean Scannell because of an injury.

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

Foul by Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Grant Holt is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Clayton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Liam Feeney.

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Booking

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Diego Poyet.

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Robinson following a set piece situation.

Booking

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town).

Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Max Clayton with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

goal

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