DERBY. Derby County beat Bolton Wanderers to win 2-1. A goal from K. Sadlier was decisive in the 90min. It was Derby County to strike first with a goal of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing at the 16′. Then Conor Hourihane scored again for Derby County in the 72′ minute. Eventually, Kieran Sadlier reduced the distance for Bolton Wanderers (90′). Finally, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Bolton Wanderers lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Pride Park Stadium stadium in Derby on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Jeremy Simpson with the help of Matt McGrath and Matthew Smith. The 4th official was Declan Bourne. The weather was foggy. The temperature was quite cold at 1.9 degrees Celsius or 35.4 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 83%.
Bolton Wanderers had a strong ball possession 58% while Derby County was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Derby County was more pushing with 50 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 5 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Derby County won the match.
Derby County shot 8 times, 5 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, Bolton Wanderers shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.
Derby County received 1 yellow card (Conor Hourihane). Regarding the opposition, Bolton Wanderers received 1 yellow card (George Johnston).
After this match, Derby County will have 50 points to remain in the 4th place. Talking about the opposition, Bolton Wanderers will stay with 47 points to remain in the 5th place.
In the next match in the League One, Derby County will play away against Sheffield Wednesday on the 6th of May with a 12-5 head to head record in favor of Derby County (12 draws).
Bolton Wanderers will play away agasint Bristol Rovers on the 6th of May with a 2-0 head to head in favor of Bolton Wanderers (3 draws).
Derby County – Formation
Derby County started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Paul Warne decided to play with the following team: Joe Wildsmith, Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, Hayden Roberts, Korey Smith, Conor Hourihane, Tom Barkhuizen, Max Bird, Jason Knight, David McGoldrick and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
The home team had on the bench: Liam Thompson, Lewis Norman Dobbin, James Collins, Jake Rooney, Richard Stearman, Scott Loach and Tony Springett.
Derby County made 4 changes: David McGoldrick for James Collins (74′), Tom Barkhuizen for T. Springett (75′), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing for Lewis Dobbin (82′) and J. Knight for L. Thompson (89′).
Bolton Wanderers – Formation
Bolton Wanderers started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Ian Ross Evatt played with: James Trafford, Will Aimson, Eoin Toal, George Johnston, Conor Bradley, Kieran Lee, Kyle Dempsey, Aaron Morley, Randell Williams, Dion Charles and Dan Nlundulu.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Ricardo Alexandre Almeida Santos, Michael Jordan Williams, Shola Shoretire, Kieran Sadlier, Josh Sheehan, Gethin Jones and Elias Kachunga.
Bolton Wanderers made 3 changes: Kieran Lee for S. Shoretire (63′), Dan N’Lundulu for Elias Kachunga (73′) and Randell Williams for Kieran Sadlier (87′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League One.
- Oxford United – Ipswich Town – 2-1
- Portsmouth – Exeter City – 2-0
- Forest Green Rovers – Milton Keynes Dons – 1-2
- Derby County – Bolton Wanderers – 2-1
- Shrewsbury Town – Cambridge United – 5-1
- Sheffield Wednesday – Fleetwood Town – 1-0
- Plymouth Argyle – Cheltenham Town – 4-2
- Barnsley – Accrington Stanley – 3-1