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Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Norwich City

Gary Madine scores for Bolton
Gary Madine slides in the first for Bolton, who started the day bottom of the Championship

First-half goals from Gary Madine and Adam Armstrong were enough to lift Bolton Wanderers off the bottom of the Championship with victory over Norwich.

Madine was on hand at the near post to slide in Darren Pratley's cross from the right in the 35th minute.

The home side doubled their lead before the break when Armstrong's curling shot went in off the post.

Josh Murphy pulled one back for Norwich in added time but defeat saw the Canaries drop to 12th.

Norwich, looking for a fifth successive away league win, were on target with four of their 16 shots but most came in a late flurry.

Sammy Ameobi had a late shout for a penalty for Bolton, while home keeper Ben Alnwick made a great save to deny Murphy with the score at 2-0.

Bolton end the day in 23rd spot, but will drop back to the foot of the table if Sunderland beat Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson:

"I could feel the rumblings - why is he still picking Armstrong? But Adam has put in some terrific performances, though he was desperate for that goal.

"Adam has threatened to produce that moment, though in fairness he needed to for himself and the team. It was a terrific finish.

"Nine points from the last five games is a great return, but we knew this game would make our recent run a good one or an average one."

Norwich manager Daniel Farke:

"I am pretty annoyed and frustrated because we had the game under control. At the moment we have to defend perfectly to win games because we are scoring too few goals.

"When you miss so many chances then you have to at least defend 100 per cent perfect.

"We have done that in previous away games, but for 10 minutes before half-time we didn't do that."

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 31WheaterBooked at 78mins
  • 5BeeversBooked at 85mins
  • 15Robinson
  • 21PratleyBooked at 58mins
  • 24HenryBooked at 28mins
  • 10Ameobi
  • 6Vela
  • 20ArmstrongSubstituted forBuckleyat 68'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 11Buckley
  • 12Noone
  • 16Cullen
  • 17Derik
  • 23Darby
  • 33Howard
  • 35Hall

Norwich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 6ZimmermannBooked at 77mins
  • 15Klose
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 4ReedSubstituted forVrancicat 68'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 19TrybullSubstituted forMurphyat 63'minutes
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 23Maddison
  • 17WildschutSubstituted forWatkinsat 63'minutes
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 3Husband
  • 5Martin
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11Murphy
  • 12Watkins
  • 31Hanley
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
14,786

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Norwich City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Norwich City 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Norwich City 1. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mario Vrancic with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Josh Vela.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Timm Klose.

  13. Booking

    Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Maddison with a through ball.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Madine with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Stiepermann.

  20. Post update

    Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves16112329151435
2Sheff Utd16110524141033
3Cardiff169432213931
4Bristol City1686226161030
5Aston Villa167542215726
6Derby157442319425
7Ipswich158072622424
8Nottm Forest168082526-124
9Middlesbrough156542013723
10Leeds167272419523
11Sheff Wed166552119223
12Brentford165742521422
13Norwich166461520-522
14Preston165651919021
15QPR165651922-321
16Barnsley155462221119
17Fulham164751819-119
18Reading155371819-118
19Millwall164571717017
20Hull164482830-216
21Burton163491031-2113
22Birmingham163310825-1712
23Bolton162591329-1611
24Sunderland151772030-1010
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