TOP TEN WINS: Wanderers 1-0 Sunderland

After Wanderers secured their place in the Sky Bet Championship for another season, are counting down the Whites' ten best victories from the 2017/18 campaign.

Next up in ninth place, Bolton's narrow 1-0 victory over relegation-rivals Sunderland in February 2018!

Coming into this game off the back of back-to-back away defeats against Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers, Wanderers were well aware of the importance of this game when they welcomed Sunderland to Macron Stadium.

With only four points separating the two sides at kick-off, Zach Clough scored his first goal since returning to the club on loan to clinch the win and hand the Whites what would prove to be a vital three points come the end of the season.


"Wanderers picked up a crucial victory over Sunderland at Macron Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The deadlock was broken inside 17 minutes as Zach Clough seemingly got the last touch on Filipe Morais' free-kick into the mix.

And the Whites almost doubled their lead deep into the second half as Jem Karacan's shot thundered off the underside of the crossbar.

But come full time, Clough's effort was the decisive one as Bolton collected all three points."


"It was a big game and a tough night because there was a lot at stake and we’re pleased with the points. It’s a big win because tonight the onus was on us, there was a different feel about the place and we had to dig deep and show a lot of resilience tonight and I’m very proud of the lads.

"We had a big win live on TV against Bristol City but I’m more pleased with today because when a top six side comes there is not a great expectation.

"Psychologically it was in the back of everyone’s minds that we last lost at home to a team below us in Burton, so I’m glad that we’ve managed to shake that off.

"We can enjoy it because it’s good when you win these pressure games and they stand you in good stead because there’s going to be more and we’ve got to be ready for them."



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