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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Burnley

Sam Vokes scores for Burnley

Sam Vokes's second-half goal extended second-placed Burnley's unbeaten Championship run to eight matches at the expense of local rivals Bolton.

The Wales international striker sneaked in at the back post to score his 16th goal of the campaign.

Chung-Yong Lee came close to putting the home side into the lead when his shot deflected against the crossbar.

After a strong first half Burnley went close after the break when David Jones forced a superb save from Adam Bogdan.

And the Clarets went on to close out the game and open up a three-point gap over QPR, following the Londoners' defeat at fellow high-fliers Derby on Monday.

The hosts had the better of the opening exchanges and nearly went ahead when Lee's effort ricocheted off Ben Mee and looped on to the woodwork.

Bogdan did well to palm away Jones's driven left-footed shot but the Bolton stopper was helpless when Scott Arfield picked out Vokes for a tap-in just before the hour mark.

The hosts lacked a cutting edge throughout and despite the introduction of Mark Davies and Andre Moritz after going behind, their response was limited to speculative efforts from former Burnley midfielder Chris Eagles.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche on comments about his team's automatic promotion chances in Bolton's programme:

"It's a local derby, it means something beyond just a result and then the programme gives you fuel as well.

"You already want to win because it's a local derby, it means a lot, it's a big game; so I thought that was interesting.

"I just took a few of the quotes and went up to a couple of them and went 'apparently we're having a tough time'. At the bottom of the fact-file it says: 'league position - second' ...not so drastic. I just thought that was bizarre, it's interesting how people view how we're doing.

"I'm not having a dig at anyone, I just think it's really interesting that people view it as 'loosening your grip, you're having a bad time and you need to kick-start your season'."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman:

"We certainly had enough chances in the first half. I thought we were the better team in the first half but you've got to take your chances.

"I felt Burnley edged the second half. I don't think we deserved the three points, I felt we deserved a point. But, when you're playing against an in-form side who are playing on top, these things go against you."

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bogdan
  • 15Baptiste
  • 4Mills
  • 31WheaterBooked at 5mins
  • 5Ream
  • 6Spearing
  • 44KamaraSubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 7Eagles
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forMoritzat 60'minutesSubstituted forDannsat 72'minutes
  • 27Lee
  • 29Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

  • 12Knight
  • 14Moritz
  • 16Davies
  • 18Danns
  • 21Pratley
  • 24Lonergan
  • 33White

Burnley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4Duff
  • 5ShackellBooked at 38mins
  • 6Mee
  • 8Marney
  • 14Jones
  • 19KightlySubstituted forBarnesat 86'minutes
  • 10Ings
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 7Wallace
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 28Long
  • 30Barnes
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
16,439

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burnley 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Marney.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Michael Kightly.

  10. Post update

    Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

  15. Post update

    Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester30214554302467
2Burnley301611346242259
3QPR29168536211556
4Derby30167758401855
5Nottm Forest301412450302054
6Reading30138947351247
7Brighton30121083225746
8Ipswich30111184334944
9Wigan29127103328543
10Blackburn30111093735243
11Leeds30126124339442
12Middlesbrough3091294135639
13Watford2991194337638
14Huddersfield30107133841-337
15Bournemouth2998123649-1335
16Blackpool30810122842-1434
17Sheff Wed29712103637-133
18Birmingham3089133638-233
19Bolton30611133448-1429
20Doncaster3078152645-1929
21Millwall3069153058-2827
22Charlton2859142338-1524
23Barnsley28410142747-2022
24Yeovil2956182647-2121
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