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Port Vale 0-2 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton's David Wheater scores against Port Vale
Crowd trouble followed David Wheater's goal with the players leaving the field for 10 minutes

Bolton Wanderers took another step towards automatic promotion to the Championship with victory at 10-man Port Vale in a game marred by crowd trouble.

David Wheater and Gary Madine secured all three points for the Trotters, whose fans brought play to a halt with a pitch invasion following the first goal.

The home side had Riginio Cicilia sent off after 33 minutes when he was shown a second yellow card for handball following a foul on Madine eight minutes earlier.

Wanderers took the lead after 66 minutes when Wheater rose highest to nod in Filipe Morais' free-kick.

In the aftermath, referee Carl Boyeson took the players off the pitch for 10 minutes after clashes broke out between both sets of fans.

Madine then doubled the visitors' advantage, sliding home from Morais' pass in the 80th minute, but Wanderers' celebrations were put on hold after Fleetwood's late win at Gillingham.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Mehmet
  • 6Taylor
  • 39Bikey AmougouBooked at 66mins
  • 24Smith
  • 19Tanser
  • 44EaglesSubstituted forShalajat 83'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 12Pugh
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forReevesat 82'minutes
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forHooperat 60'minutes
  • 9CiciliaBooked at 33mins

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 10Hooper
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 28de Freitas
  • 30Shalaj
  • 31Reeves
  • 38Fasan

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 20A Taylor
  • 22Morais
  • 4Dervite
  • 8SpearingBooked at 50minsSubstituted forDerikat 76'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 10KaracanSubstituted forHenryat 60'minutes
  • 45Le Fondre
  • 14MadineBooked at 46minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 11Solomon-Otabor
  • 12Long
  • 15Derik
  • 24Henry
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 39Turner
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
8,890

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Conor Wilkinson replaces Gary Madine.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Port Vale).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gezim Shalaj (Port Vale) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Gezim Shalaj replaces Chris Eagles.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. William Reeves replaces Jerome Thomas.

André Bikey (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Bolton Wanderers 2. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by JJ Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Derik replaces Jay Spearing.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

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

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

André Bikey (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by André Bikey (Port Vale).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

JJ Hooper (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Jem Karacan.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. JJ Hooper replaces Dan Turner.

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd452910689454497
2Bolton4524111065362983
3Fleetwood4523121064432181
4Scunthorpe4523101277532479
5Bradford452018761421978
6Millwall451913136254870
7Southend4519121469531669
8Rochdale451911157061968
9Oxford Utd451991763521166
10Bristol Rovers451812156566-166
11Peterborough451711176259362
12MK Dons451513175657-158
13Walsall441416145053-358
14Charlton451318145753457
15Wimbledon451317155255-356
16Northampton451410216073-1352
17Oldham451216173144-1352
18Shrewsbury451312204661-1551
19Bury451311216172-1150
20Gillingham451213205979-2049
21Port Vale441112214470-2645
22Swindon451111234463-1944
23Coventry45912243665-2939
24Chesterfield45910264175-3437
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