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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Liam Feeney of Bolton is tackled by Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday
Liam Feeney of Bolton is tackled by Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday shared a point in a goalless draw at the Macron Stadium.

Owls forward Fernando Forestieri slipped at a crucial moment and blazed over from inside the six-yard box shortly after half-time.

Marco Matias saw his tame finish allow Prince-Desir Gouano to get back and scramble the ball off the line.

Gary Madine headed over for Bolton when Derik Osede nodded a Liam Feeney free-kick back across goal.

Wednesday made the brighter start but missed chances through Matias and Atdhe Nuhiu.

Matias again found himself clean through after a clever pass from Daniel Pudil, but goalkeeper Ben Amos smothered the ball as the Portuguese forward elected to try to round him rather than shoot.

A Feeney corner was headed over by Osede as the hosts mounted their first meaningful attack, while at the other end Kieran Lee's brilliant skill to round two defenders was not matched by a tame shot, which Amos comfortably saved.

Forestieri spurned a golden chance two minutes after the restart when he lofted the ball over the bar after Nuhiu's header found him unmarked.

Substitute Stephen Dobbie finally forced Owls keeper Joe Wildsmith into a save, albeit a routine one, with a curling 20-yard effort in the 74th minute.

But although Bolton pressed late on they never looked like breaching Wednesday's defence.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon: "We're just lacking a bit of quality in the final third at times - the final pass or getting our shots off, but we've known that for a while.

"We're four games unbeaten, it's a clean sheet and another point, so I can take a lot of positives from it as well. We're not playing poorly. We're having a go and the players are giving me everything at the moment.

"My concern is that we're not taking chances. We need to find that little recipe to put teams away when we're in the ascendency and we haven't got that at the minute."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal: "We drew but we missed a lot of chances - the first 10-15 minutes we could have scored two or three goals.

"Compared with the chances we had in the match, I'm not happy with the draw. I'm happy with the dynamic of the team - it's hard work to create chances, but we didn't score.

"The story of the game was we missed a lot of chances, but that's football."

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Amos
  • 25Wilson
  • 2Gouano
  • 15Derik
  • 3MoxeyBooked at 54mins
  • 16DaviesBooked at 57mins
  • 18Danns
  • 7Feeney
  • 10CloughSubstituted forDobbieat 72'minutes
  • 22Wellington
  • 14MadineSubstituted forHeskeyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Vela
  • 8Spearing
  • 13Rachubka
  • 19Heskey
  • 23Dobbie
  • 36Finney
  • 42Walker

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 32HuntBooked at 62mins
  • 15Lees
  • 3Turner
  • 36Pudil
  • 7MatiasSubstituted forSougouat 67'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 70minsSubstituted forLópezat 77'minutes
  • 41Bannan
  • 45ForestieriBooked at 80mins
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Loovens
  • 6Semedo
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21López
  • 24Sougou
  • 34Price
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
14,438

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Prince (Bolton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

  10. Post update

    Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

  18. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Wellington tries a through ball, but Emile Heskey is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Derik (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross.

  20. Booking

    Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.