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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Liam Feeney of Bolton is tackled by Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday
Liam Feeney of Bolton is tackled by Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday shared a point in a goalless draw at the Macron Stadium.

Owls forward Fernando Forestieri slipped at a crucial moment and blazed over from inside the six-yard box shortly after half-time.

Marco Matias saw his tame finish allow Prince-Desir Gouano to get back and scramble the ball off the line.

Gary Madine headed over for Bolton when Derik Osede nodded a Liam Feeney free-kick back across goal.

Wednesday made the brighter start but missed chances through Matias and Atdhe Nuhiu.

Matias again found himself clean through after a clever pass from Daniel Pudil, but goalkeeper Ben Amos smothered the ball as the Portuguese forward elected to try to round him rather than shoot.

A Feeney corner was headed over by Osede as the hosts mounted their first meaningful attack, while at the other end Kieran Lee's brilliant skill to round two defenders was not matched by a tame shot, which Amos comfortably saved.

Forestieri spurned a golden chance two minutes after the restart when he lofted the ball over the bar after Nuhiu's header found him unmarked.

Substitute Stephen Dobbie finally forced Owls keeper Joe Wildsmith into a save, albeit a routine one, with a curling 20-yard effort in the 74th minute.

But although Bolton pressed late on they never looked like breaching Wednesday's defence.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon: "We're just lacking a bit of quality in the final third at times - the final pass or getting our shots off, but we've known that for a while.

"We're four games unbeaten, it's a clean sheet and another point, so I can take a lot of positives from it as well. We're not playing poorly. We're having a go and the players are giving me everything at the moment.

"My concern is that we're not taking chances. We need to find that little recipe to put teams away when we're in the ascendency and we haven't got that at the minute."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal: "We drew but we missed a lot of chances - the first 10-15 minutes we could have scored two or three goals.

"Compared with the chances we had in the match, I'm not happy with the draw. I'm happy with the dynamic of the team - it's hard work to create chances, but we didn't score.

"The story of the game was we missed a lot of chances, but that's football."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 25Wilson
  • 2Gouano
  • 15Derik
  • 3MoxeyBooked at 54mins
  • 16DaviesBooked at 57mins
  • 18Danns
  • 7Feeney
  • 10CloughSubstituted forDobbieat 72'minutes
  • 22Wellington
  • 14MadineSubstituted forHeskeyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Vela
  • 8Spearing
  • 13Rachubka
  • 19Heskey
  • 23Dobbie
  • 36Finney
  • 42Walker

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 32HuntBooked at 62mins
  • 15Lees
  • 3Turner
  • 36Pudil
  • 7MatiasSubstituted forSougouat 67'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forLópezat 77'minutes
  • 41Bannan
  • 45ForestieriBooked at 80mins
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Loovens
  • 6Semedo
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21López
  • 24Sougou
  • 34Price
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
14,438

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Foul by Prince (Bolton Wanderers).

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Attempt saved. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

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

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Wellington tries a through ball, but Emile Heskey is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Derik (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross.

Booking

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Gary Madine.

Attempt blocked. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wellington.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Álex López.

Attempt blocked. Prince (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Álex López.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Álex López replaces Sam Hutchinson.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Feeney.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Madine.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Modou Sougou (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Zach Clough because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Booking

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

goal

As It Stood

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1Brighton7610115619
2Middlesbrough7421124814
3Burnley7421118314
4Hull7412105513
5Ipswich74121212013
6Cardiff7331107312
7Birmingham6321117411
8Nottm Forest732276111
9QPR63121110110
10Derby724176110
11Reading723210649
12Charlton72328719
13Fulham62229818
14Leeds71517708
15Wolves6213810-27
16MK Dons721468-27
17Bolton714236-37
18Sheff Wed7133710-36
19Preston713347-36
20Huddersfield713359-46
21Brentford6123912-35
22Bristol City7124915-65
23Blackburn603347-33
24Rotherham7025716-92
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