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Bolton Wanderers 3-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Kyle Dempsey netted his first Bolton goals as Ian Evatt's impressive side beat Wycombe to maintain an unbeaten start to their League One campaign.

Dempsey had not scored since he was on target for Gillingham against the Trotters last October.

But he ended his drought after 15 minutes following good approach play by Liverpool loanee Conor Bradley.

Aaron Morley, whose penalty earned Bolton a 1-1 opening day point at Ipswich, doubled the lead from Dapo Afolayan's exquisite pass four minutes from half-time.

Bolton went down 2-0 in last season's corresponding fixture but lost just three of their remaining 23 games, while Wycombe went on to reach the play-off final.

Gareth Ainsworth's visitors were largely second best this time, though Lewis Wing's shot struck an upright with the score still at 1-0.

Anis Mehmeti also headed a Gareth McCleary cross onto the top of the net after Wycombe had fallen further into arrears.

Bolton continued to boss the game after half-time and Dempsey sealed victory after 66 minutes, drilling home Amadou Bakayoko's superb through ball.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 19Trafford
  • 21BradleySubstituted forSadlierat 81'minutes
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Johnston
  • 14IredaleSubstituted forJohnat 89'minutes
  • 16Morley
  • 4Williams
  • 22DempseySubstituted forThomasonat 89'minutes
  • 11BakayokoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 70'minutes
  • 17AfolayanSubstituted forKachungaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3John
  • 7Sadlier
  • 9Bödvarsson
  • 15Aimson
  • 20Lee
  • 24Kachunga
  • 25Thomason

Wycombe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Dickinson
  • 7Wheeler
  • 2GrimmerBooked at 21mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 23Obita
  • 4GapeSubstituted forFreemanat 76'minutes
  • 28Scowen
  • 12McClearyBooked at 60mins
  • 11MehmetiSubstituted forHorganat 69'minutes
  • 10WingSubstituted forDe Barrat 69'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forMellorat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Jacobson
  • 17Horgan
  • 19Wakely
  • 21Mellor
  • 22Freeman
  • 29De Barr
  • 30Blunkell
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
17,416

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home21
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jordan Obita.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjay De Barr.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Thomason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Morley with a cross following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tyla Dickinson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Declan John (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by George Thomason.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daryl Horgan following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. George Thomason replaces Kyle Dempsey.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Declan John replaces Jack Iredale.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Morley (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jón Bödvarsson.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. D'Mani Mellor replaces Sam Vokes.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kieran Sadlier replaces Conor Bradley.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Elias Kachunga replaces Oladapo Afolayan.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Iredale (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oladapo Afolayan.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Iredale (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jón Bödvarsson.

  20. Post update

    Oladapo Afolayan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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