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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Sheffield United

Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder's Sheffield United have won four successive games in the Championship

Cameron Carter-Vickers scored the only goal of the game on his Sheffield United debut to help the Blades beat winless Bolton in the Championship.

Carter-Vickers fired into the roof of the net after his first effort from a corner was blocked by a defender.

Daniel Lafferty almost doubled the lead after the break, but his header was cleared off the line by David Wheater.

Bolton improved late on, but Jem Karacan's weak shot was the closest they came to an equaliser.

Sheffield United have now won four successive games and are third in the Championship table.

Bolton have found the step up from League One far more challenging than the Blades, bottom of the table with just two points from their first seven games.

The Trotters managed two shots on target as Sheffield United kept their second clean sheet in 39 league visits to their opponents.

The Blades only mustered one more shot on target, but they were rewarded for Carter-Vickers' persistence on his first appearance since signing on loan from Tottenham.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson:

"We couldn't have given much more. We gave absolutely everything. The energy levels were great and there were some of the best individual performances we have had this season.

"I feel for the boys, I feel for myself and the supporters because we have lost another game.

"Maybe somewhere around the corner something is going to fall to us, someone is going to block to one of us and we are going to smash it into the back of the net."

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder:

"We are delighted with the result. It was a hard-fought game and the result could have gone either way, if I am honest.

"Bolton's start hasn't been great but the similarity from last year - us knowing a little bit about them and them knowing a little bit about us - brought the teams closer together in terms of performances.

"This, in my opinion, is our best result, not the best performance, from our season so far."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 32Burke
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 15RobinsonSubstituted forWilbrahamat 76'minutes
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forMoraisat 30'minutesBooked at 41mins
  • 16CullenBooked at 52mins
  • 8Karacan
  • 14MadineBooked at 88mins
  • 20ArmstrongSubstituted forLe Fondreat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dervite
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 12Noone
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 21Pratley
  • 22Morais
  • 33Howard

Sheff Utd

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Carter-Vickers
  • 13Wright
  • 5O'Connell
  • 2BaldockSubstituted forBashamat 87'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 21DuffySubstituted forLundstramat 64'minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 24LaffertyBooked at 82mins
  • 9Clarke
  • 10SharpSubstituted forBrooksat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stevens
  • 6Basham
  • 7Lundstram
  • 18Freeman
  • 31Eastwood
  • 32Evans
  • 36Brooks
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
14,346

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield United 1.

John Lundstram (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by John Fleck with a through ball.

Foul by John Lundstram (Sheffield United).

Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Madine with a headed pass.

Booking

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Basham replaces George Baldock.

Foul by George Baldock (Sheffield United).

Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Clarke.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United).

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

Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Beevers.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United).

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

Attempt missed. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Baldock.

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United).

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by David Wheater.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Antonee Robinson.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. David Brooks replaces Billy Sharp.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United).

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

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Adam Armstrong.

Foul by Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United).

Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. John Lundstram replaces Mark Duffy.

Foul by Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds75201421217
2Cardiff7511116516
3Sheff Utd750285315
4Wolves7421117414
5Preston733162412
6Sheff Wed733196312
7Ipswich6402108212
8Nottm Forest74031011-112
9Middlesbrough732273411
10QPR7322109111
11Derby6312107310
12Bristol City7241119210
13Norwich7223712-58
14Fulham61415417
15Hull6213121207
16Barnsley62138807
17Reading621356-17
18Aston Villa714279-27
19Millwall713310916
20Sunderland7124611-55
21Burton7124414-105
22Birmingham711539-64
23Brentford7034611-53
24Bolton7025414-102
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