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Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Derby County

Chris Martin
Chris Martin has scored six goals for Derby this season

Striker Chris Martin scored both goals as Derby County secured a 2-0 win at Bolton Wanderers in the Championship.

The 25-year-old, who also missed a penalty, netted the opener on 38 minutes from Cyrus Christie's cross.

The Scotland international added his sixth goal of the season 12 minutes after the break when he drove into the box and fired past Andy Lonergan.

The win moves Steve McClaren's side into sixth place, while Bolton drop into the relegation zone.

It was a third defeat in eight days for Dougie Freedman's side, with angry Wanderers fans turning on the manager and chairman Phil Gartside.

Chants of 'Freedman out' and 'Gartside out' could be heard in the stands as the Trotters slumped to a sixth defeat in nine Championship games.

Martin's first-half strike gave Derby a deserved lead but he had missed from the spot half an hour earlier after Craig Bryson was sent sprawling in the box.

Bolton's Lonergan guessed correctly as Martin fired his penalty towards the keeper's right.

Derby match facts
The Rams have lost just one of six games on the road this season - a 3-2 defeat at Charlton Athletic in August.

The hosts saw Joe Mason's close-range effort turned aside for a corner before Derby resumed control.

Jamie Ward's left-foot curler from 18 yards almost broke the deadlock before Martin struck from six yards.

Bolton were booed off at the break and the jeers intensified after Martin capitalised on some poor defensive work to make it 2-0.

Shortly after two fans ran onto the pitch - one grabbing the corner flag and prancing in front of stewards before being led away.

A few minutes later, another supporter forced a further hold up as he paraded in front of the Nat Lofthouse Stand.

Bolton forward Mason had a late effort disallowed but Wanderers never looked capable of testing Derby.

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "This is management and it can be cruel at times.

"You live and die by results. But Bolton were unlucky at Wolves last week, were terrific at Chelsea in midweek and today we played very well.

"When the pressure is on you need a performance from your players. We have all been in that situation and we all feel for each other.

"I will have a beer with Dougie and hope performances and results improve because he has good players."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman: "I tried to out-football Derby and I got it horribly wrong. But you cannot legislate for us playing football suicide.

"This job is proving more difficult than I ever thought it would be. But I am not hiding away from it and I will make the tough decisions.

"I am very proud of being the manager of this wonderful football club.

"I will take full responsibility for the results and I got it wrong so I have to look at my performance."



Formation 4-5-1

  • 24Lonergan
  • 14Dervite
  • 2McNaughton
  • 3MoxeyBooked at 25mins
  • 4Mills
  • 16DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 27LeeSubstituted forDannsat 65'minutes
  • 6Spearing
  • 7Feeney
  • 19GarvanSubstituted forDaviesat 59'minutes
  • 9Mason


  • 5Ream
  • 10Beckford
  • 13Kenny
  • 18Danns
  • 21Pratley
  • 28Davies
  • 44Kamara


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Grant
  • 6Keogh
  • 2Christie
  • 3Forsyth
  • 17Whitbread
  • 4Bryson
  • 19HughesBooked at 84mins
  • 14Eustace
  • 10WardSubstituted forBestat 89'minutes
  • 44IbeSubstituted forRussellat 76'minutes
  • 9Martin


  • 11Russell
  • 12Naylor
  • 21Roos
  • 27Calero
  • 30Best
  • 32Shotton
  • 33Mascarell
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Derby County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Derby County 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Moxey.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Craig Forsyth following a set piece situation.

  5. Post update

    Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

  7. Booking

    Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Leon Best replaces Jamie Ward.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Zak Whitbread (Derby County) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lee Grant.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

  18. Post update

    Kevin McNaughton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).