TOP TEN WINS: Wanderers 2-1 Norwich City

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.

First up in tenth place, Bolton's 2-1 victory over Norwich City from November 2017!

Having waited two months for their first league win of the campaign, the Trotters came into this clash with the Canaries off the back of a four-game unbeaten run courtesy of a home win over Sheffield Wednesday and successive draws against Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Sunderland.

First-half goals from Gary Madine and Adam Armstrong shortly before the interval put Wanderers well on the way to victory.

And although the Whites were frustrated to concede a last-minute consolation, all three points saw them move off the bottom of the table for the first time since late-August and take another early step in their fight for survival.


"Wanderers ran out comfortable winners in their latest Sky Bet Championship clash against Norwich City on Saturday afternoon

Having found themselves under pressure inside the opening half hour of the clash, the Whites rode the storm and were rewarded in the 35th minute as Gary Madine tucked the ball home from a matter of yards out following superb work by skipper Darren Pratley.

And it was two just five minutes later, with Adam Armstrong’s delicious 20-yard first-time effort cannoning into the net via the inside of the post and although Josh Murphy halved the deficit in second half injury time, it was merely scant consolation as the Trotters ran out winners come full time."


"It was important for us, it really was. We’ve taken nine points from the last five games which is a really good return and it’s the first time that we’ve headed into an international break off the back of a win.

We’re very pleased all round today though. We did start a bit slowly – in the first 15/20 minutes, Norwich looked bright, although perhaps more mentally than physically, and we weren’t switched on.

We got ourselves going though and although we knew that Norwich were a good football team who could keep the ball, we knew we could hurt them in wide areas and when we got our chances, we took them.

It was a very professional performance in terms of how we managed the game and saw it through.

Obviously we are disappointed to have conceded in the last minute because the concentration levels have got to be there until the ref blows the final whistle.

It was frustrating for us, but I don’t want that to take the gloss off what has been a great day for us."



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