Date: 6th October 2018 at 9:51pm
Written by:
Bolton Wanderers
0 – 1
Blackburn Rovers

University of Bolton Stadium

Championship

6/10/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 15461

Referee: Darren Bond

Bolton Wanderers Blackburn Rovers
Dack
Remi Matthews David Raya
 
Pawel Olkowski Elliott Bennett
David Wheater Darragh Lenihan
Jack Hobbs Charlie Mulgrew
Jonathan Grounds Derrick Williams
 
Joe Williams
 
Jack Rodwell
Jason Lowe
 
Harrison Reed
 
Craig Noone Kasey Palmer
Erhun Oztumer Bradley Dack
Will Buckley Joe Rothwell
Josh Magennis
 
Danny Graham

Substitutes

Ben Williams Jayson Leutwiler
Josh Vela Richie Smallwood
Christian Doidge Adam Armstrong
Marc Wilson Amari'i Bell
Gary O'Neil Ben Brereton
Lloyd Dyer Corry Evans
Yanic Wildschut Craig Conway

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 7
4 On Target 4
7 Corners 3
14 Fouls 11
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
53 % 47

Here is the usual look at the match stats for Bolton’s 1-0 home defeat to Blackburn. It meant Bolton missed the chance to pick up a seventh straight home win over today’s opponents, and the first defeat since 2009. This also extends Bolton’s recent run to one win in the last eight games.

Bolton had the better of pretty much all the stats bar the one that actually counts. Wanderers won 61% of the aerial battles, passed the ball more accurately (albeit at 70% compared to their 68) and put in 16 tackles to Rovers’ 15 too.

One problem though was the position of our chances. More than half our shots were from outside the area, while around 15% of their chances were from that distance, which would lead you to think that we might need to work the ball into the area better. Certainly tonight we struggled with those final balls.

Bolton Wanderers subs
Wildschut on for Buckley (45)
Dyer on for Noone (67)
Doidge on for Grounds (78)

Blackburn Rovers subs
Smallwood on for Rodwell (59)
Evans on for Rothwell (59)
Armstrong on for Palmer (70)

 

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