Bolton Wanderers’ seven game unbeaten run has just been ended, as they were on the end of an absolute thumping against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It finished 5-1 at Molineux, although it could have been more.
The result was Bolton’s heaviest since that humilating 6-0 defeat against Bristol City back in March 2016.
Realistically, our Wanderers were going to lose. It was inevitable. I mean, when you spend £20 million in the transfer window and have one of the best young midfielders in Europe (let alone just in the Championship) in Ruben Neves, you expect to be good. And boy oh boy, Wolves are good.
They’re going to win the league, that’s for sure.
Antonee Robinson continued to impress, but Wolves were just too strong for Wanderers.
It took just thirteen minutes for Wolves to take the lead through Willy Boly, and they were in full control for the rest of the game.
Forget about the result, it’s done. There are other things to take away from the match.
David Wheater got booked for a rash challenge towards the end of the first half.
It was his fifth yellow of the season, which means he will miss next weeks game at The Macron against Barnsley. Reece Burke will likely return to the starting line-up in his place.
Because of the challenge, Nuno Espirito Santo and his backroom staff reacted angrily. Parky didn’t like the reaction from the Wolves manager, and the two kicked off on the touchline.
And now Phil Parkinson's gunning for Nuno! Security wade in, Nuno laughing, Parkinson absolutely furious— Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) November 25, 2017
Both managers were sent to the stands, and Parky will now probably receive a touchline ban.
Wanderers are also back at the bottom of The Championship, as Chris Coleman’s Sunderland beat Burton Albion 2-0. Great stuff.
It’s vital now that Bolton get the three points at home to Barnsley next Saturday. We can’t continue to draw games when the club could find themselves five points from safety later on tonight.