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Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Wigan Athletic

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Bolton moved out of the Championship relegation zone by securing a comfortable win against Wigan at the Macron Stadium.

The Latics had the better of the first half as Callum McManaman twice hit the woodwork for the away side.

However, Bolton went ahead after the break as Max Clayton slid in the opener before Craig Davies headed home.

Lee Chung-yong then converted a penalty for Bolton, before McManaman volleyed in a consolation for Wigan.

Neil Lennon's side move up to 18th with 17 points while Wigan, who have won just once since August, drop to 21st and out of the relegation zone only on goal difference.

It will be an especially disappointing defeat for Uwe Rosler after his side had the better chances in the first 45 minutes.

They could have been 2-0 up inside the first 10 minutes as Shaun Maloney volleyed wide from a good position, before McManaman smacked a dipping effort against the crossbar.

Bolton saw plenty of the ball but struggled to make it count, but when Clayton did manage to get through, Wigan keeper Scott Carson was on hand to deny the striker.

The woodwork again came to the home side's rescue just before the break when McManaman struck the post.

However, five minutes into the second half, Bolton took the lead when Lee fed the ball through to Clayton, who coolly slotted the ball through Carson's legs.

Wigan then capitulated as they conceded twice in six minutes, Davies powering home a header before Lee scored from the spot after Matt Mills was fouled.

McManaman got the goal his efforts deserved with a volley, but Bolton closed out the game to record their fifth win of the season.

Bolton boss Neil Lennon: "For the first time in eight, nine weeks we are out of the bottom three and actually looking up the table.

"I think they've put a marker down this week in terms of the level of performances against Wigan and on Tuesday night to show they can certainly play and compete at this level very, very well.

"We've set a benchmark; the game's live on TV across the nation so people are starting to talk about Bolton in a positive way, rather than a negative way.

"That's the first part of the job done."

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Lonergan
  • 25Vela
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 16Davies
  • 18DannsBooked at 36mins
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forSpearingat 89'minutes
  • 27Lee
  • 12Clayton
  • 28Davies

Substitutes

  • 2McNaughton
  • 3Moxey
  • 6Spearing
  • 9Mason
  • 10Beckford
  • 11Hall
  • 13Kenny

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Carson
  • 24Perch
  • 25BarnettBooked at 61mins
  • 30Kiernan
  • 31Figueroa
  • 14HuwsSubstituted forMcCannat 58'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 29ForshawSubstituted forKvistat 70'minutes
  • 10MaloneySubstituted forMcCleanat 58'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 18Espinoza
  • 15McManaman
  • 32Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 2Tavernier
  • 7McCann
  • 11McClean
  • 13Nicholls
  • 19Cowie
  • 33Waghorn
  • 36Kvist
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
17,282

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Roger Espinoza with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing replaces Liam Feeney.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Craig Davies is caught offside.

  9. Booking

    James McClean (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by James Perch.

  11. Booking

    Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McClean with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Josh Vela.

  16. Post update

    Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 7th November 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth1693433161730
2Middlesbrough1693426121430
3Watford1685330181229
4Derby1685328161229
5Ipswich167632417727
6Wolves167632217527
7Norwich167542417726
8Blackburn167542623326
9Brentford167452121025
10Charlton165921918124
11Nottm Forest165742422222
12Cardiff166462121022
13Reading166372226-421
14Sheff Wed164841214-220
15Huddersfield165562428-420
16Millwall164661721-418
17Leeds164571723-617
18Bolton1752102027-717
19Rotherham164571524-917
20Brighton163761619-316
21Wigan173771822-416
22Fulham164482430-616
23Birmingham163671429-1515
24Blackpool1614111026-167
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