FA Cup - Third Round
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Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Wigan Athletic

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FA Cup: Bolton 1-0 Wigan highlights

Teenage forward Zach Clough scored on his debut to help Bolton progress to the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of Championship rivals Wigan.

Ali Al Habsi kept Wigan in the match by saving well from Liam Feeney and Liam Trotter in the first half.

But 19-year-old Clough went one-on-one with Al Habsi on 76 minutes and dinked a shot over the Latics goalkeeper to break the deadlock.

And the 2013 winners were unable to find a response.

It means boss Malky Mackay has now lost six of his eight games in charge of Wigan, who are second from bottom in the Championship.

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Mackay on Bolton v Wigan

Fifteenth-placed Bolton, meanwhile, continued their revival under Neil Lennon and booked their place in the fourth-round draw, which takes place on Monday.

The hosts dominated possession and they did have the ball in the net before the break, but Trotter was ruled offside after he poked home from an Al Habsi spill.

Wigan's first real chance came in the second half, when Adam Forshaw's powerful header was denied by an acrobatic save from Adam Bogdan.

But the impressive Clough made sure his side progressed when he lofted the ball into the net, over an onrushing Al Habsi.

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Lennon on Bolton v Wigan

Bolton manager Neil Lennon on match-winner Zach Clough: "When you're that small you have to be special and I think he is special.

"I had a player at Celtic in James Forrest and Zach's very similar to him. I think that's the biggest compliment I can pay Zach. We just have to be mindful we don't get carried away.

"It was probably the best performance I've had since I've been here in terms of football and chances created."

Wigan manager Malky Mackay: "I thought it was two teams going at it hard and I thought it was a pretty even game in all.

"I'm disappointed for my players because to come over and come out after half-time and play the way we did showed great character."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 25VelaBooked at 75mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 17Trotter
  • 18Danns
  • 21Pratley
  • 7Feeney
  • 19HeskeySubstituted forDaviesat 62'minutes
  • 40CloughSubstituted forGudjohnsenat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Spearing
  • 22Gudjohnsen
  • 24Lonergan
  • 28Davies
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 41Threlkeld
  • 44Kamara

Wigan

  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 2TavernierSubstituted forBoyceat 64'minutes
  • 24Perch
  • 4Ramis
  • 30Kiernan
  • 3A Taylor
  • 7McCann
  • 8WatsonSubstituted forCowieat 53'minutes
  • 29Forshaw
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forMaloneyat 45'minutes
  • 11McClean

Substitutes

  • 10Maloney
  • 13Nicholls
  • 17Boyce
  • 19Cowie
  • 33Waghorn
  • 39Chow
  • 43Cosgrove
Referee:
Phil Dowd
Attendance:
16,788

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Don Cowie.

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

Attempt saved. Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Zach Clough.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Josh Vela.

Attempt blocked. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

James McClean (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

Attempt saved. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Iván Ramis.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Emmerson Boyce replaces James Tavernier.

Hand ball by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

goal

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