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Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Coventry City

Zach Clough netted his sixth goal in eight starts, but high-flying Bolton were made to work hard for their League One win over Coventry at the Macron Stadium.

Clough's 11th minute lob gave Wanderers a perfect start and the visitors were then indebted to Lee Burge for keeping them in the contest.

The City keeper saved from Gary Madine, Josh Vela and Clough on a night when former Bolton player and coach Gary Speed was honoured with a minute's applause by fans.

But if Burge excelled in the opening period, opposite number Ben Alnwick came to the Trotters' rescue in the second.

Having already denied Kyel Reid before the break, Alnwick saved superbly from Lewis Page plus substitutes Jodi Jones and Ruben Lameiras.

Bolton's best moment of the second half was Clough's 25-yard free-kick, which was tipped on to the post and away to safety by the outstanding Burge.

Coventry poured forward in search of a late equaliser to try to avoid a third straight league defeat, but instead, Phil Parkinson's side held on for their first home win over the Sky Blues in eight attempts since 1965.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 23Wilson
  • 15Derik
  • 5BeeversBooked at 56mins
  • 20A Taylor
  • 8Spearing
  • 32Thorpe
  • 6Vela
  • 22AmeobiSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
  • 14MadineSubstituted forProctorat 90'minutes
  • 10CloughSubstituted forHenryat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 3Moxey
  • 7Taylor
  • 9Proctor
  • 11Anderson
  • 24Henry
  • 39Turner

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22SterryBooked at 60mins
  • 2Willis
  • 4Turnbull
  • 15Page
  • 31Stevenson
  • 29HarriesSubstituted forLameirasat 65'minutes
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 11ReidSubstituted forMcBeanat 84'minutes
  • 17SordellBooked at 67mins
  • 9AgyeiSubstituted forJonesat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Jones
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 19McBean
  • 21Wright
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 35Maycock
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
12,290

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Coventry City 0.

Attempt missed. Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Henry (Bolton Wanderers).

Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Gary Madine.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Jack McBean (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Sterry (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jack McBean replaces Kyel Reid.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Turnbull (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Josh Vela.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Kyel Reid (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Zach Clough.

Hand ball by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Kyel Reid (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe19134240162443
2Sheff Utd18114333201337
3Bolton19114423121137
4Bradford1998227171035
5Rochdale199372722530
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon197752822628
8Fleetwood198472924528
9Southend197662627-127
10Bristol Rovers197662732-527
11Charlton186842518726
12Port Vale197572429-526
13Millwall187472929025
14Oxford Utd197482323025
15Northampton196672827124
16Gillingham196582632-623
17Walsall185762228-622
18Swindon195592028-820
19Bury1962112635-920
20Coventry194781623-719
21MK Dons194692329-618
22Oldham193881121-1017
23Chesterfield1943122132-1115
24Shrewsbury1935111934-1514
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