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Macron Stadium (ATT 13,033) 4th October 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Bolton Bolton Wanderers vs Bournemouth B'mouth

Bolton 1

J Spearing (52)

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B'mouth 2

Y Kermorgant (S/O 36)
C Wilson (46, 68)

Sky Bet Championship: Bournemouth beat managerless Bolton 2-1

Last Updated: 06/10/14 11:31am

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Callum Wilson: Put Bolton to the sword

Callum Wilson: Put Bolton to the sword

Callum Wilson scored twice for 10-man Bournemouth as managerless Bolton slumped to a 2-1 defeat in their first game since Dougie Freedman's departure.

Eddie Howe's Cherries played for 54 minutes with 10 men after Yann Kermorgant was shown a red card for a chest-high tackle on Mark Davies.

Despite the man advantage Wanderers struggled for large parts to make it count.

Even when skipper Jay Spearing cancelled out Wilson's first goal with a deflected left-footed effort from outside the area, there was no real spark from the home side.

And they paid the penalty for their lethargy when Wilson escaped Matt Mills and Dorian Dervite to tuck away his second of the afternoon after 68 minutes.

To add injury to insult Bolton also lost injury jinxed midfielder Mark Davies to a first-half knee problem.

Bolton have now lost five successive league and cup games and are in a major fight to save their Sky Bet Championship status once the season resumes after the international break.

Freedman parted company with the club on Friday morning after nearly two years and 99 games in charge but was convinced 24 hours earlier he would still be at the helm to reach three figures.

Wanderers then refused to confirm who would take temporary charge, hinting it would be Under-21s boss Jamie Fullarton and player-coach Andy Hughes.

In the end, they plumped for Hughes and goalkeeping coach Lee Turner.

Notable by his absence from the temporary management team is former Trotters favourite Jimmy Phillips, who was handed the caretaker role prior to Freedman succeeding Owen Coyle.

That snub suggests Phillips will also be out of the running when chairman Phil Gartside draws up a shortlist that will almost certainly include former Watford and Cardiff manager Malky Mackay.

Wanderers' long serving chairman continues to be a hate figure for a small section of the home support who gathered outside the main entrance prior to kick-off, shouting abuse and waving banners.

Inside, the reception for the team was far more harmonious than it had been a week earlier following a 2-0 defeat to Derby.

And the first post Freedman line-up noticeably omitted two of his former Palace players - Dean Moxey and Owen Garvan.

And they started brightly as Craig Davies tested Artur Boruc after just 12 seconds.

Davies and Jermaine Beckford squandered other chances before the visitors began to pepper Andy Lonergan's goal with a succession of shots and were unlucky when Dervite cleared one effort from under his crossbar.

But Kermorgant's dismissal appeared to have tipped the balance of the game Bolton's way.

Instead, all the old failings were still too apparent with chances squandered in attack and poor defending allowing Wilson his expertly taken brace.

He struck for the first time just after half-time, cutting into the area and finishing low past Lonergan.

And it was against the run of play when captain Spearing let fly from outside the area, his left-footed effort taking a deflection past Boruc.

Instead of going on to claim only their second league win of the campaign, Wanderers allowed Wilson to break clear and add his second goal.

Bolton huffed and puffed but rarely threatened a second equaliser and there were predictable calls for Gartside to resign after final whistle.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 36 66
2 Middlesbrough 35 66
3 Derby County 35 65
4 Watford 35 65
5 Norwich City 35 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 35 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 35 48
11 Sheffield Wednesday 35 46
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Birmingham City 35 45
14 Cardiff City 35 44
15 Leeds United 35 44
16 Huddersfield Town 35 42
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 36 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Wigan Athletic 35 31
23 Millwall 35 31
24 Blackpool 35 22

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