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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Huddersfield Town

Oliver Norwood

Oliver Norwood's sensational strike guided Huddersfield to a third successive win in the Championship at the expense of Bolton.

The former Manchester United midfielder fired home from 30 yards to condemn Bolton to back-to-back defeats.

The home side's Andre Moritz and Matt Mills were both superbly denied by keeper Alex Smithies in the first half.

Ex-Huddersfield loanee Jermaine Beckford had a great chance to equalise late on but he dragged his shot wide.

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Post-match: Bolton boss Freedman

Mark Robins's side now find themselves two points off the play-offs in 10th place while Dougie Freedman's team drop to 18th.

Daniel Ward, who joined Huddersfield from Bolton in the summer of 2011, hit the outside of the post while James Vaughan headed agonisingly wide either side of Smithies's quick-fire double save.

The second half produced less goal-mouth action but Norwood added to his goal against Burnley on Saturday in stunning fashion.

Beckford, who missed a late penalty against Middlesbrough at the weekend, failed to hit the target when clean through on goal in the closing minutes.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman: "I thought we did alright. In another game you get two or three goals and away you go, it's comfortable. I'm probably more disappointed for the players because they gave themselves a good opportunity with the last seven or eight games to really kick on.

"We've got to pick ourselves up come Saturday; the good thing about the Championship is it does come thick and fast and we've got to take our frustrations out on Doncaster on Saturday."

Huddersfield boss Mark Robins added: "Oli is technically outstanding and it's just that belief. We've worked on some of his finishing and shooting, I've spoken with him and he's taken that on board and to some degree he's hitting the ball really well and it's a confidence thing.

"He's a technically gifted player and he deserves that (goal), he's had a good week."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 17McNaughton
  • 5Ream
  • 44KamaraSubstituted forMasonat 75'minutes
  • 4MillsBooked at 90mins
  • 12Knight
  • 11HallSubstituted forLeeat 56'minutes
  • 6Spearing
  • 10Beckford
  • 14MoritzSubstituted forNgogat 60'minutes
  • 18Danns

Substitutes

  • 9Ngog
  • 15Baptiste
  • 21Pratley
  • 26Mason
  • 27Lee
  • 31Wheater
  • 37Lee-Barrett

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27SmithBooked at 66mins
  • 3Dixon
  • 6Hogg
  • 39Gerrard
  • 33Lynch
  • 12Hammill
  • 16SouthernSubstituted forGobernat 62'minutes
  • 9Vaughan
  • 4NorwoodBooked at 88mins
  • 11WardSubstituted forScannellat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 14Stead
  • 15Wallace
  • 38Holmes
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
15,452

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Huddersfield Town 1.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

Booking

Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

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

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mason with a headed pass.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town).

Kevin McNaughton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McNaughton.

Attempt missed. Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

Andy Lonergan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kevin McNaughton.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Medo.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McNaughton with a cross.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Huddersfield Town 1. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Zat Knight.

Booking

Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kevin McNaughton with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Zat Knight.

goal

As It Stood

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3Burnley18106229131636
4Reading188732720731
5Blackpool188732216631
6Derby178453324928
7Nottm Forest187742822628
8Ipswich187562823526
9Leeds178272420426
10Huddersfield187562421326
11Brighton186752117425
12Watford186662724324
13Blackburn186572222023
14Wigan166461816222
15Doncaster185581728-1120
16Middlesbrough174762726119
17Birmingham185492224-219
18Bolton184771723-619
19Bournemouth185492235-1319
20Millwall184682136-1518
21Charlton184591421-717
22Yeovil1843111424-1015
23Sheff Wed172872028-814
24Barnsley1835101836-1814
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