Bolton Wanderers have now suffered back-to-back home defeats after they were beaten by lowly QPR at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday.
Luke Freeman had put the visitors ahead before Eberechi Eze doubled the advantage on the other side of the interval. Josh Magennis, who had started on the bench after being injured on international duty, came into the game and strick a free-kick, forcing a mistake from Joe Lumley and getting us back into it, but our awful run against QPR and Steve McClaren continues.
A lot of stick has come Jonathan Grounds way and while he wasn’t significantly worse than anyone else against Sheffield United, he was very poor here. It would be possible to pin the first goal on him and put the blame at his door, which indeed proved to be the case, the goal happening down his side and allowing Luke Freeman to stroke home. There was a more collective approach to messing up the second half, with Eberechi Eze getting free to score.
Josh Magennis pulled one back, going 442 we put lots of pressure on the Londoners, but ultimately it was too little too late.