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  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance: 22,292
BoltonBoltonvSheff WedSheff Wed
01
  • Sidibe, 25

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Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

90+4 mins:Attempt missed. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

90+3 mins:Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Michail Antonio.

88 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

76 mins:Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Chris O'Grady replaces Mamady Sidibe.

76 mins:Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Joe Mattock replaces Reda Johnson.

75 mins:Attempt blocked. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

74 mins:Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

74 mins:Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Marvin Sordell replaces Chris Eagles.

73 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Marcos Alonso replaces Sam Ricketts.

72 mins:Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

72 mins:David Prutton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

70 mins:Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers).

70 mins:Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

67 mins:Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers).

67 mins:Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong replaces Martin Petrov.

66 mins:Foul by Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday).

66 mins:Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Michail Antonio tries a through ball, but Michail Antonio is caught offside.

64 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

61 mins:Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).

61 mins:Anthony Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

59 mins:Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).

59 mins:Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

57 mins:Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

56 mins:Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:Attempt missed. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

51 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

50 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

49 mins:Foul by Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers).

49 mins:Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

45+3 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Petrov (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

45+2 mins:Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45+2 mins:Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

45+2 mins:Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt blocked. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

44 mins:Foul by Mamady Sidibe (Sheffield Wednesday).

44 mins:Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

41 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

38 mins:Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

38 mins:Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

38 mins:David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

36 mins:Corner, Sheffield Wednesday.

35 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Benik Afobe tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside.

25 mins:Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Mamady Sidibe (Sheffield Wednesday) header from a difficult angle on the right to the top right corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee with a cross.

24 mins:Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).

24 mins:Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Foul by Mamady Sidibe (Sheffield Wednesday).

22 mins:Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Foul by Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers).

17 mins:Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

15 mins:Foul by Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers).

15 mins:Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt saved. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

10 mins:Foul by Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers).

10 mins:Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Foul by David Prutton (Sheffield Wednesday).

6 mins:David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

3 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

2 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Reebok Stadium
  • Attendance: 22,292
BoltonBoltonvSheff WedSheff Wed
01
  • Sidibe, 25

match report

Mamady Sidibe scored his first Sheffield Wednesday goal as the Owls won 1-0 at Bolton to record a third consecutive victory.

David Ngog and Martin Petrov had opportunities to put Wanderers in front before Sidibe opened the scoring in the 25th minute of the Boxing Day clash at the Reebok Stadium in the Championship.

An excellent stop from Owls goalkeeper Chris Kirkland denied Benik Afobe 20 minutes from time and the visitors held out.

Peterborough's victory at Wolves means Wednesday remain two points above the relegation zone, five points shy of Wanderers. Dougie Freedman's pre-season promotion favourites remain slumped in 16th position following back-to-back losses.

Bolton defender Sam Ricketts made a hash of clearing a long ball forward to present Michail Antonio with an early opportunity but the Wednesday winger could not get his shot away.

The hosts proceeded to have the better of the early exchanges and Ngog - leading the line in the absence of suspended captain Kevin Davies - displayed superb close control in a fine solo run that ended with save of equal quality from Kirkland in the 15th minute.

Petrov and Ngog produced some slick interplay before the former Manchester City winger lost his footing at the vital moment 10 yards from goal.

It was a slip his team would come to regret as Wednesday took the lead against the run of play moments later.

Lewis Buxton delivered a searching cross from the right and Sidibe got the better of Tim Ream in the air to emphatically power home.

Sidibe almost had a second in the 36th minute, just failing to get the decisive touch on Rhys McCabe's corner.

Bolton were evidently rattled and might have been two behind at the break after Lee weaved his way around Ricketts and fired a shot at goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

Ngog knew little about it when he nearly brought Bolton level in the 53rd minute - Afobe's well-struck cross from the byline following a brilliant run striking him on the chest and trickling wide.

Kirkland bettered his first-half stop from Ngog in the 70th minute when Afobe met a superb Chris Eagles cross but was denied from point-blank range.

A concerted late rally never truly materialised from Bolton and Wednesday were safe when Ngog's late header from Zat Knight's cross landed well wide.

team line-up

1Adam Bogdan
12Zat Knight
2Tyrone Mears
18Sam Ricketts73
5Tim Ream
7Chris Eagles73
20Jay Spearing
10Martin Petrov66
8Keith Andrews
9David Ngog
17Benik Afobe

substitutes

29Jacob Butterfield
23Joe Riley
19Marvin Sordell73
3Marcos Alonso73
27Lee Chung-Yong66
21Darren Pratley
24Andy Lonergan

referee

Scott Mathieson

team line-up

1Chris Kirkland
32Miguel Ángel Llera
4Anthony Gardner
3Reda Johnson76
2Lewis Buxton
7Michail Antonio93
24Jeremy Helan
16Rhys McCabe
20Kieran Lee
25David Prutton
22Mamady Sidibe76

substitutes

14Joe Mattock76
9Gary Madine
11Jermaine Johnson93
43Stephen Bywater
5Martin Taylor
12Chris O'Grady76
8Chris Lines

referee

Scott Mathieson

match stats

possession %4455
shots on target32
shots off target25
corners65
tackles won00
offsides11