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Reebok Stadium (ATT 19,767) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Foy

Bolton Bolton Wanderers vs Burnley Burnley

Bolton 2

C Davies (66)
D Ngog (81)

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Burnley 1

D Edgar (55)

Championship: Bolton subs Craig Davies and David Ngog score in win over Burnley

Last Updated: 11/02/13 7:50am

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Burnley beaten at the Reebok

Burnley beaten at the Reebok

Craig Davies and David Ngog came off the bench to score Bolton's goals as they fought back to beat Burnley 2-1 in Saturday's Championship clash at the Reebok Stadium.

Following a goalless first half of few chances, Burnley looked set to claim local bragging rights for the second time this season following David Edgar's close-range finish in the 55th minute.

It prompted Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman to introduce strike pairing Davies and Ngog, initially to howls of derision from the Reebok Stadium faithful who were unhappy to see Marvin Sordell and lively winger Steve De Ridder withdrawn.

But the switch proved to be inspired as Davies headed his first goal since joining from Barnsley last month before Ngog sealed the Trotters' maiden league triumph of 2013 nine minutes from time.

Freedman's men climb to 16th in the table, although they remain three points above the relegation zone. Burnley slip behind bitter rivals Blackburn into eighth, four points shy of the play-offs.

The visitors made an enterprising start and Bolton had Darren Pratley to thank for keeping the game goalless in the 17th minute. Ross Wallace - fresh from signing a contract extension at Burnley this week - collected Dean Marney's return backheel from a cleverly-worked short corner to drive across the face of goal, but Wales international Pratley hacked clear.

The deadlock should have been broken from a corner at the other end mid-way through the half when Craig Dawson was left unmarked to head Jay Spearing's outswinger narrowly wide at the back post.

De Ridder was proving to be one of Bolton's more potent attack threats on the right flank and he burst past Clarets midfielder Chris McCann to have an angled 29th-minute effort deflected past the far post. From the resulting corner, Dawson was again the man to connect and brought the half's only meaningful save from Lee Grant.

Given the predominant method of creating chances in the match, it was somewhat inevitable when Burnley went ahead from a 55th minute corner. Wallace hung up a cross to the back post where McCann towered above the Bolton defence to nod back across goal and leave Edgar with a simple nodded finish.

Then came Freedman's ill-received changes that would send a sceptical Reebok crowd into raptures.

In the 66th minute, Lee Chung-Yong engineered room to swing a ball in from the left and Davies glanced beyond Grant via the underside of the crossbar.

Grant was forced off his line to thwart Davies when a slick one-two with Ngog split the Burnley defence but the Clarets goalkeeper had cause to be less happy with his work in the 73rd minute, fumbling a Spearing set piece that resulted in Dawson and Marcos Alonso having goalbound efforts hacked clear.

Alonso brought a superb save from Grant with a venomous 30-yard free-kick that was turned behind and from the subsequent corner Wanderers' pressure told.

As another substitute, Kevin Davies, made a customary nuisance of himself Burnley were unable to fully clear. Spearing drove back towards goal where Ngog stole in front of Burnley full-back Danny Lafferty to turn the ball home.

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7 Reading 43 64
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14 Bolton Wanderers 43 55
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19 Doncaster Rovers 43 43
20 Millwall 43 43
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22 Blackpool 43 42
23 Barnsley 43 39
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