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Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Barnsley

Gary Madine
Madine has now scored six goals for Bolton in the Championship this season

Bolton moved out of the Championship relegation zone as two goals from Gary Madine helped them convincingly beat Barnsley at the Macron Stadium.

Madine put the hosts in front when he converted from Mark Little's cross but Barnsley were soon level after Tom Bradshaw fired in from the spot.

Bolton were then also awarded a penalty which Madine duly converted to restore their lead on 69 minutes.

Little then struck from the edge of the box after the break to make it 3-1.

Victory means Bolton are now four points off the Tykes, who are 19th in the table after losing four successive games and just two places above their opponents.

Madine should have opened the scoring after 17 minutes when he headed over from close range but it was not long before he got his name on the scoresheet after he bundled the ball over the line from Little's pinpoint ball to the near post.

The Tykes were level almost immediately as Bradshaw converted his spot-kick after being brought down by Reece Burke.

Bolton regained the lead in similar fashion with Madine's penalty beating Adam Davies after Liam Lindsay was adjudged to have tripped Will Buckley.

Bradshaw then went close to levelling matters on the stroke of half-time, when he headed over, and he was then twice denied by Trotters keeper Ben Alnwick after the break.

But the hosts' victory was secured when Little burst into the area before firing a low right-footed shot into the bottom left corner.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson:

"I am very pleased because of the character we showed. We had to stand strong as a team and so I am delighted.

"It's a huge boost for us. That's only one defeat in nine now, five unbeaten at home and we are starting to build momentum.

"It is good to see the table. I have only glanced at it, but it's a good feeling."

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom:

"The three goals we gave away were shocking. They will be delighted, of course they will.

'We have had 13 shots in the second half, six on target and missed them. That's why we have lost.

"We were wasteful at one end, when we were on top and naive at the other end conceding the goals."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 32Burke
  • 5Beevers
  • 15Robinson
  • 21PratleyBooked at 89mins
  • 24HenryBooked at 55mins
  • 10AmeobiBooked at 37minsSubstituted forNooneat 83'minutes
  • 6VelaBooked at 60mins
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forArmstrongat 61'minutes
  • 14MadineSubstituted forWilbrahamat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Le Fondre
  • 12Noone
  • 17Derik
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Armstrong
  • 23Darby
  • 33Howard

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2McCarthy
  • 24Pearson
  • 6Lindsay
  • 17YiadomBooked at 90mins
  • 4WilliamsBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMcGeehanat 90+1'minutes
  • 7HammillSubstituted forThiamat 68'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 20PottsBooked at 56mins
  • 10Moncur
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forHedgesat 73'minutes
  • 9BradshawBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 13Townsend
  • 16Pinnock
  • 19Ugbo
  • 22Gardner
  • 26Thiam
  • 34Hedges
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
14,371

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Barnsley 1.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Hedges.

Booking

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley).

Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Hedges with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Craig Noone.

Attempt missed. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Cameron McGeehan replaces Joe Williams.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley).

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joe Williams (Barnsley).

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Gary Madine.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jason McCarthy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Karl Henry.

Attempt saved. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Williams.

Matty Pearson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Noone replaces Sammy Ameobi.

George Moncur (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Attempt blocked. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Hedges.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Hedges.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Harvey Barnes.

Offside, Barnsley. Joe Williams tries a through ball, but Mamadou Thiam is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 3, Barnsley 1. Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Adam Hammill.

Attempt blocked. Harvey Barnes (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Lindsay.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

Matty Pearson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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