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Bolton v Birmingham Stats – Another Strong Second Half


Bolton Wanderers remain unbeaten in the Championship after a 1-0 win over Birmingham City. The match followed a familiar pattern that seems to be emerging this season – as in every league game we’ve played it was level at half-time before we won through a goal officially credited to Will Buckley.

Changes were made from Saturday’s win at Reading – Erhun Oztumer got his first Championship action, while Yanic Wildschut and Gary O’Neil came in too. Josh Vela, Luke Murphy and Will Buckley all came out of the side, while Sammy Ameobi would eventually come off the bench.

Birmingham edged the possession while they also had more shots on and off target. The goal was the first against Blues since October 2014 and puts us third in the Championship with Leeds and Middlesbrough only ahead of us on goal difference.

Bolton subs:
Buckley replaced Wildschut (61)
Ameobi replaced Noone (62)
Donaldson replaced Oztumer (85)

Birmingham subs:
Adams replaced Jutkiewicz (77)
Solomon-Otabor replaced Maghoma (81)

Bolton Wanderers
1 – 0
Birmingham City

University of Bolton Stadium


22/08/2018 9:00 pm

Attendance: 13821

Referee: Lee Probert

Bolton Wanderers Birmingham City
Ben Alnwick Lee Camp
Pawel Olkowski
Maxime Colin
David Wheater Michael Morrison
Mark Beevers Harlee Dean
Andy Taylor Kristian Pedersen
Jason Lowe Jota
Gary O'Neil Gary Gardner
Craig Noone Maikel Kieftenbeld
Erhun Oztumer Jacques Maghoma
Yanic Wildschut Lukas Jutkiewicz
Josh Magennis Omar Bogle


Remi Matthews Connal Trueman
Mark Little Marc Roberts
Josh Vela Connor Mahoney
Clayton Donaldson Che Adams
Sammy Ameobi Viv Solomon-Otabor
Will Buckley
Charlie Lakin
Marc Wilson Wes Harding

Game Statistics

8 Goal attempts 18
4 On Target 6
3 Corners 10
11 Fouls 15
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

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