Date: 25th August 2018 at 11:36pm
Written by:
Bolton Wanderers
0 – 3
Sheffield United

University of Bolton Stadium

Championship

25/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 14848

Referee: Andy Madley

Bolton Wanderers Sheffield United
Duffy, Freeman, Fleck
Ben Alnwick Dean Henderson
Pawel Olkowski Chris Basham
David Wheater John Egan
Mark Beevers Jack O'Connell
Jonathan Grounds Kieron Freeman
 
Jason Lowe Oliver Norwood
Luke Murphy John Fleck
Sammy Ameobi Enda Stevens
Josh Vela
 
Mark Duffy
Will Buckley
 
Billy Sharp
Josh Magennis Leon Clarke

Substitutes

Remi Matthews Simon Moore
Andy Taylor John Lundstram
Erhun Oztumer Ben Woodburn
Clayton Donaldson Ryan Leonard
Marc Wilson David McGoldrick
Joe Williams Richard Stearman
Yanic Wildschut Daniel Lafferty

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 17
2 On Target 6
8 Corners 10
6 Fouls 14
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

Bolton Wanderers lost their first home game of the season as they lost to Sheffield United at home in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 19th century.

We never got going and at times made the Blades look like Barcelona, with goals coming from Mark Duffy, Kieron Freeman, then John Fleck in the second half.

Despite the slightly embarrassing loss, we are still third in the Championship, averaging two points per game. It really isn’t a bad start to the season at all, there probably isn’t a fan out there who would have thought we’d be on 10 points by the end of August.

One long-term worry is that we’ve only scored one first-half goal in six games in all competitions this season, which is something that needs fixing pretty quickly.

Bolton Wanderers subs:
Oztumer replaced Murphy (62)
Wildschut replaced Buckley (62)
Donaldson replaced Magennis (81)

Sheffield United subs:
McGoldrick replaced Clarke (45)
Stearman replaced Duffy (69)
Woodburn replaced Sharp (86)

 

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