Date: 5th August 2018 at 12:24am
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West Bromwich Albion
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Bolton Wanderers

The Hawthorns


4/08/2018 3:00 pm

Referee: Geoff Eltrincham

West Bromwich Albion Bolton Wanderers
Barnes Magennis, Wildschut
Sam Johnstone Ben Alnwick
Allan Nyom Pawel Olkowski
Kyle Bartley David Wheater
Ahmed Hegazi Mark Beevers
Kieran Gibbs Andy Taylor
Matt Phillips Jason Lowe
Jake Livermore Luke Murphy**
Chris Brunt
Sammy Ameobi**
Harvey Barnes** Josh Vela
Jay Rodriguez Will Buckley**
Hal Robson-Kanu Josh Magennis


Boaz Myhill Ben Williams
James Morrison Mark Little
Conor Townsend Adam Le Fondre
Oliver Burke* Craig Noone*
Gareth Barry Jack Hobbs
Tosin Adarabioyo Gary O'Neil*
Rekeem Harper Yanic Wildschut*

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 11
3 On Target 4
10 Corners 6
9 Fouls 14
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
72 % 28

What a start to the season!

Unfancied and written off, even by myself in parts, Bolton Wanderers went to West Brom and got a 2-1 win, with two summer signings scoring the goals. Wanderers exploited set-piece situations excellently, Josh Magennis grabbed a headed goal on his debut, before Yanic Wildschut, coming off the bench, scored a late winner to ensure Bolton’s first opening day win in six years.

In between, Harvey Barnes, a player you’d know about if you had read the site in the last couple of days, equalised before half-time with an unstoppable curling effort.

Ben Alnwick was called upon at one stage, somehow pushing out a downwards header from close range, but ultimately, we’ve won an away game, and Phil Parkinson has done what Jose Mourinho, Juergen Klopp and Rafa Benitez all failed to do last season – beat a Darren Moore side.

It won’t shape our season, but it’s a great start.

You can watch highlights via the Sky Sports website.

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