Bolton beat Sheffield Wednesday for the second time this season as they secured their first league win of the season.
Sammy Ameobi’s first goal of the season and a Sam Hutchinson own goal secured the three points. Kieran Lee’s goal for the Owls made it a nervy end to the game.
Ameobi’s wonder strike in the tenth minute opened the scoring. Dribbling down the right hand side, Ameobi cut in on his left foot and when David Jones slipped, he curled in Bolton’s first goal since the cup game versus Wednesday.
The Owls’ best chance in the first half came in the 38th minute when Adam Reach’s shot was headed off the line by Mark Beevers.
It was all Wednesday at the start of the second half and Jordan Rhodes in particularly had a few chances, but his lack of game time showed.
Joe Wildsmith passed the ball straight to Gary Madine, who squared to Josh Vela, but Sam Hutchinson blocked the shot to spare Wildsmith’s blushes.
From the resulting corner, Hutchinson put into his own net to double Wanderers’ lead.
Seven minutes later Kieran Lee halved the deficit after a goal mouth scramble, in which Filipe Morais handled the ball and was subsequently booked.
Then, controversy in the 88th minute. Kieran Lee was fouled by David Wheater inside the box, only for referee David Coote to caution Lee for simulation.
It looked a clear penalty at the time and replay’s suggest the ref should’ve pointed to the spot
Jordan Rhodes went off on a stretcher in injury time and Bolton saw out the game for a much relieved three points.
A good performance from Bolton, but Wednesday could’ve scored more, despite their below par performance.
Bolton move on to a game next Saturday against mid-table QPR whilst Sheffield Wednesday will have to regroup and ready themselves for a battle against an improving Derby County side.