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Match Report: Leeds Utd 1 v 0 Bolton Wanderers

Sigh - here we go again

Ben Hoskins

Another weekend passes, and Bolton Wanderers yet again fail to register a win.

It's getting beyond a joke.

Managerless Leeds United picked up their second league victory of the season at the expense of winless Bolton.

The Yorkshire club parted company with head coach Dave Hockaday on Thursday, leaving ex-Wanderer Neil Redfearn in caretaker charge.

It was former Wanderers loanee Stephen Warnock gave the hosts the lead when his low effort beat visiting keeper Adam Bogdan.

Bolton almost went in front early on when Spearing released Mason, but his powerful shot was well tipped on to the bar by Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri.

Leeds struck in the 17th minute when ex-England international Warnock latched on to Billy Sharp's pass and his firmly struck cross-shot found the bottom corner.

Wanderers continued to press and Mason twice went close to levelling before the break, while Spearing's long range effort was well saved by Italian keeper Silvestri after the half time break.

Former Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford should have equalised, but he headed straight at the Leeds keeper in stoppage time.

Defeat left Bolton 22nd in the table, with Leeds moving up to 18th.

Leeds caretaker manager Neil Redfearn:

"I love coaching and working with players.

"The most important thing is that the appointment is right for the football club. I will have a chat with the president and see what he is thinking.

"It is his decision but the club needs a settled set of circumstances."

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman:

"I am scratching around to understand how our total domination failed to get us anything from the game.

"We dominated possession in the last hour and created so many chances.

"We came up against a keeper who played his part. Leeds showed a lot of desire to keep the ball out of their net and we didn't show enough desire to put it in theirs.

When we concede a goal we have to work harder to score."

You need to act now, Mr Gartside. Time for a new manager.