Match ends, Norwich City 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.
Cameron Jerome scored twice as Norwich beat Bolton at Carrow Road to claim their first win in six games and move third in the Championship.
The striker gave the hosts the lead when he nodded Martin Olsson's ball down to Jonny Howson before collecting the return pass and slotting home.
Jerome doubled the lead after the break with a header from a corner.
Lee Chung-yong netted with a late low shot for Bolton, who remain in the bottom three.
Neil Lennon's side are still two points adrift of Brighton, who have a game in hand at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Bolton struggled to assert themselves against a Norwich side dangerous in the final third, with Nathan Redmond causing problems down the flanks and Jerome a physical threat up front.
The Canaries had already gone close through Alex Tettey's bustling run and shot when they took the lead after 12 minutes through Jerome's low strike.
Redmond had an effort turned onto the post by Andy Lonergan before Jerome netted with a towering header from Gary O'Neil's corner.
Bolton's Max Clayton shot wide when clean through and, although Lee clipped the ball past John Ruddy with four minutes left, the visitors could not force an equaliser.
- 28O'NeilBooked at 38minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 73'minutes
- 10JeromeSubstituted forGrabbanat 73'minutes
- 5ReamBooked at 82mins
- 16DaviesBooked at 68mins
- 21PratleySubstituted forDaviesat 85'minutes
- 6SpearingSubstituted forTrotterat 45'minutes
- 10BeckfordSubstituted forClaytonat 65'minutes
- Graham Scott
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Norwich City 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.
Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Russell Martin.
Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.
Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).
Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Norwich City. John Ruddy tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
Goal! Norwich City 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Davies replaces Darren Pratley.
Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond following a set piece situation.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers).
Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Martin Olsson.
Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.
Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.
Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.
Offside, Norwich City. Nathan Redmond tries a through ball, but Michael Turner is caught offside.