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Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Fulham

Eidur Gudjohnsen

Bolton came from a goal down to defeat Fulham, with on-loan Manchester United midfielder Saidy Janko scoring a spectacular debut goal.

Shaun Hutchinson gave the visitors the lead when he fired in from close range.

Wanderers equalised on the stroke of half-time when Janko's cross was headed home by Eidur Gudjohnsen, before the teenager scored his 25-yard stunner.

Adam Le Fondre, on loan from Cardiff, completed victory when he capitalised on an error by Marcus Bettinelli.

It was a first victory in four games for Neil Lennon's side, who moved up to 13th in the Championship table, while Fulham drop to 18th.

The victory might have been more emphatic for Wanderers, who had a strong penalty appeal turned down in the first half when Josh Vela's shot was handled by Nikolay Bodurov.

The win was Bolton's first against the Cottagers in eight years, while Gudjohnsen's goal was his side's first against the Londoners in 640 minutes dating back to Ivan Klasnic's strike in 2009.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"You would like to think (Janko) was happy but you never know with him because he is so level-headed.

"But he assists one and scores a miraculous goal really. Saidy has looked forward to this experience though he was a bit tentative when he first came in. You could see that in the first 20 minutes.

"But once he got up and running he was fine. The assist for the goal gave him a huge lift and with young players it is all about confidence.

"He tired towards the end, which was understandable, but he can be very satisfied with his debut."

Fulham manager Kit Symons:

"In the first half I thought we played some really good stuff and were far the better team.

"We should have come in leading quite comfortably but then concede a poor goal.

"Even then, if we approach the second half in the same manner we would be fine. But we just sat off them for some reason.

"We looked nervous on the ball, couldn't keep possession and when we did win it on the edge of our box we just kicked it rather than passing it out and we never got going."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 47JankoSubstituted forHallat 88'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 25Vela
  • 29BannanSubstituted forTwardzikat 90+2'minutes
  • 18Danns
  • 7Feeney
  • 22GudjohnsenSubstituted forCloughat 76'minutes
  • 9Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 11Hall
  • 13Amos
  • 27Twardzik
  • 32Eaves
  • 40Clough
  • 45Slavchev

Fulham

  • 40Bettinelli
  • 37Grimmer
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 6Bodurov
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 21Christensen
  • 12FofanaSubstituted forParkerat 66'minutes
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forWilliamsat 81'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 20RodallegaSubstituted forWoodrowat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kiraly
  • 8Parker
  • 14Roberts
  • 16Woodrow
  • 25Dembele
  • 27Williams
  • 33Burn
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
12,790

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Fulham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Fulham 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Andy Lonergan tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

  5. Post update

    Filip Twardzik (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Filip Twardzik replaces Barry Bannan.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

  8. Post update

    Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 3, Fulham 1. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Saidy Janko.

  11. Post update

    Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. George Williams replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Fulham 1. Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Vela.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Eidur Gudjohnsen.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Hugo Rodallega.