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Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe boosted their automatic promotion chances with a 2-0 victory at League One's bottom club Bolton.

Defender Aristote Nsiala's 44th-minute own goal set up Gareth Ainsworth's side for their first league away win since beating Tranmere on 17 November.

And when home goalkeeper Remi Matthews felled Fred Onyedinma - back from a four-month injury lay-off - Joe Jacobson netted his ninth goal of the season with the resulting 62nd-minute penalty.

Bolton, who are facing the drop to the fourth tier for the first time since 1988, enjoyed their brightest moments in the opening half.

Daryl Murphy and Ethan Hamilton saw long-range efforts saved by Ryan Allsop, though David Wheeler, Paul Smyth and Onyedinma replied for the visitors.

Wycombe were convinced they should have had a spot-kick when Murphy appeared to handle the ball in the box.

But they eventually made the breakthrough as a defensive mix-up saw Nsiala put Jason McCarthy's cross into his own net.

And Wycombe completed their first league double over the Trotters when Jacobson sent Matthews the wrong way from 12 yards.

Wycombe sit third in the table, one point adrift of the top two.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 20MatthewsBooked at 61mins
  • 2EmmanuelBooked at 40minsSubstituted forDodooat 45'minutes
  • 28NsialaBooked at 59mins
  • 5Hobbs
  • 12FlemingBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBunneyat 68'minutes
  • 18Hamilton
  • 4Lowe
  • 8Murphy
  • 22Politic
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forMellisat 68'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 3Bunney
  • 6Delaney
  • 14Mellis
  • 21Brockbank
  • 23Dodoo
  • 35Graham
  • 43Alexander

Wycombe

  • 1AllsopBooked at 77mins
  • 26McCarthy
  • 5Stewart
  • 21Charles
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17SmythSubstituted forParkerat 89'minutes
  • 4GapeBooked at 86mins
  • 18Thompson
  • 7Wheeler
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forSamuelat 81'minutes
  • 23OnyedinmaSubstituted forOfoborhat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 8Pattison
  • 22Freeman
  • 25Samuel
  • 27Parker
  • 28Ofoborh
  • 31Stockdale
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
11,737

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Attempt saved. Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers).

Joe Bunney (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers).

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Samuel tries a through ball, but Josh Parker is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Josh Parker replaces Paul Smyth.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ethan Hamilton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aristote Nsiala with a headed pass.

Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers).

Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Jason McCarthy tries a through ball, but Nnamdi Ofoborh is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Samuel replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Foul by Ethan Hamilton (Bolton Wanderers).

David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joseph Dodoo (Bolton Wanderers).

Darius Charles (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nnamdi Ofoborh replaces Fred Onyedinma.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bunney with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Lowe.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers).

Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Joe Bunney replaces Brandon Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jacob Mellis replaces Chris O'Grady.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Dennis Politic tries a through ball, but Joseph Dodoo is caught offside.

Booking

Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brandon Fleming (Bolton Wanderers).

David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Remi Matthews (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Remi Matthews (Bolton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham31176856322457
2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Doncaster31139947311648
10Gillingham31111373830846
11Oxford Utd30129947341345
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3179153746-930
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3137213378-4516
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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