Last night, Bolton Wanderers faced Man City Under 21’s in the Leasing.com Trophy. They managed to win 3-1 and here’s three words to describe their performance.
In other rounds of this competition, Bolton had to put a very young team out to fulfill fixtures.
However, last night they were able to compete with a full team of experienced players.
The improvements in the team were obvious as Bolton managed to win 3-1. Bolton went 1-0 up early on with a goal from Ali Crawford.
Yoan Zouma put the ball in the back of his own net to give Man City an equaliser. However, that wasn’t enough as Chris O’Grady managed to score twice giving Bolton the win.
Here’s three words with explanations to sum up their performance…
The scoreline obviously shows that Bolton had a great game. However,the thing that stood out for me as a Bolton fan was how solid the team were as a whole.
Having Chris O’Grady, Joe Dodoo and Ali Crawford work together is proving to be the attacking force that Bolton needed.
What Keith Hill has done with this team is brilliant. The transformation from the start of the season is evident.
Man City Under 21’s have a very talented squad, compared to Bolton who have only been together for a matter of months. To beat this team with a solid performance is also brilliant.
However, despite the positives, things seem to be going one step forward and 5 steps back for Bolton.
A few weeks ago, Liam bridcutt who is arguably Bolton’s best player, was injured. This was a big blow for the team and now they’ve had another one.
Ali Crawford went down with what looked like a serious knee injury later on in the game. That is one more player they’ll be without if the injury proved to be a serious as it seemed.