EFL Cup - First Round
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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Burton Albion

League One's Burton caused a League Cup first round shock by beating Championship side Bolton.

Matthew Palmer was the match winner for the away side, as his deflected strike wrong-footed goalkeeper Ben Amos with just three minutes left on the clock.

Burton could have gone ahead earlier through John Mousinho, who drove straight at Amos.

The home side should have led at half-time but striker Gary Madine headed over the crossbar from close range.

Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Hasselbaink on Bolton v Burton

"It was hard. Look we are at Bolton away - a big club. Good players. We knew it was always going to be hard, difficult. We knew at times we were going to have our back against the wall and defend in numbers. I thought we did that.

"You know in these matches that your goalkeeper is going to get some work and that he has to be in the best form and I think he was. Our back four looked good. Then you get a moment and we have players who can give you those moments.

"We had to change things tactically after 20 minutes and after we did that we looked really good."

Bolton boss Neil Lennon: "We should have been three or four up at half-time.

"I'm disappointed to go out but not with the way we played. I think we had 30 attempts at goal and they've scored with a huge deflection.

"You have to be better in front of goal with the final ball and final finish. Our football was good tonight, we dominated the game and we should have won."

Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: "We soaked it up, we were organised, we were disciplined.

"Bolton are a very good side and they have some players who can really hurt you, especially in the first 20 minutes they made it very, very difficult.

"You know when you're going to come here it is not going to be easy, you know you have to be stubborn in a way."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 25WilsonSubstituted forWalkerat 90+3'minutes
  • 4Dervite
  • 45HoldingBooked at 41mins
  • 3Moxey
  • 6Vela
  • 18Danns
  • 16Davies
  • 10CloughSubstituted forDobbieat 69'minutes
  • 14Madine
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forHeskeyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Heskey
  • 23Dobbie
  • 27Twardzik
  • 30Woolery
  • 34Fitzsimons
  • 37Taylor
  • 42Walker

Burton

  • 31Matthews
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 19O'Connor
  • 14McCrory
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forNaylorat 62'minutes
  • 7ReillyBooked at 26mins
  • 12ButcherBooked at 83mins
  • 22Binnom-Williams
  • 20ThieleSubstituted forJoachimat 86'minutes
  • 23PalmerSubstituted forCansdell-Sherriffat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 9Beavon
  • 11El Khayati
  • 13Joachim
  • 15Naylor
  • 21Duffy
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
5,842

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Burton Albion 1.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tom Walker replaces Lawrie Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff replaces Matthew Palmer.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Liam Feeney.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Burton Albion 1. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Aurélien Joachim replaces Timmy Thiele.

Attempt saved. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Callum Reilly.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Rob Holding.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Callum Reilly (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Zach Clough.

Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).

Jerome Binnom-Williams (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

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