Posted by Admin - Wed 23rd August 2017 10.56AM
Bolton Wanderers 3 Sheffield Wednesday 2
By William Kirkpatrick
Bolton bounced back from defeat to Derby County with victory over fellow Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup.
Both managers rotated their teams which included some first team players and some reserves. Wednesday included ex-Wanderers Ross Wallace and Barry Bannan.
Bolton seemed much more energetic than against Derby and left back Antonee Robinson was a menace all through the game, constantly attacking and more than happy to take on opponents.
The big game changer was the inclusion of Derik Osede in midfield. The Spaniard was everywhere; intercepting, tackling and producing brilliant passes, pressing his claims for a regular start.
Bolton opened the scoring just before half time when a corner fell perfectly for Dorian Dervite who struck it on the half-volley past Joe Wildsmith.
And they doubled their advantage after Adam Armstrong won the ball in his half and countered before squaring to Will Buckley. His poor first touch meant the goalkeeper misjudged its direction and brought down Buckley in the box.
Adam Armstrong stepped up and dispatched the penalty calmly from the spot.
Skipper Jem Karacan made it 3-0 when he rose above a Wednesday defender and looped a header over the keeper.
Wednesday were not finished, however, and a pass split the defence putting Jordan Rhodes through to a one on one. Dervite was unable to dispossess him and he slotted home.
Wednesday substitute Nuhiu headed into the side netting while Steven Darby cleared a shot off the line as Wednesday pushed on.
And they reduced the deficit further when a cross left Jordan Rhodes with a free header.
A late challenge by Barry Bannan sparked uproar as he clattered into Filipe Morais. Phil Parkinson jumped up, gesturing at the referee while Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal raced over to confront the Bolton boss.
Both managers were sent to the stands.