Bolton have won back-to-back away games in the second tier of English football. Without checking, I can’t remember the last time this happened, but it was no later than the 2013-14 season.
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) August 18, 2018
The 1-0 win at Reading, thanks to Yanic Wildschut’s goal early in the second half, means we have a seven-point haul from our first three games. Last season, we didn’t reach that tally until a draw at Fulham on the last weekend of October.
It wasn’t really the best first half. Bolton started well but the pendulum swung back towards a balance as the half went on, Ben Alnwick made a good save as we went into the break goalless.
After the half, Yanic Wildschut, who scored the winner at West Brom, did it once again on the road, a great pass from Craig Noone put him through, and he finished perfectly. He also gave Reading right-back Andy Yiadom a torrid time, to use the cliche.
Wildschut on for Buckley (46)
O’Neil for Murphy (65)
Donaldson for Noone (81)
McNulty off for Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (73)
Meyler off for Bacuna (73)
Swift off for Popa (85)