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Player Ratings: Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

How did Wanderers perform at Hillsborough?

Sheffield Wednesday v Reading - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Aaron Wilbraham became the oldest player to score in The Championship this season, with his last gasp header rescuing a point for Bolton Wanderers at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday.

Wilbraham’s goal ensured Bolton moved six points clear of the bottom three, with just nine games left in the season.

Here are my player ratings from the game:

Ben Alnwick - 7

Good in air and solid as usual. Made a great save to deny Atdhe Nuhiu at his near post in the first half.

Andrew Taylor - 7

Improved as the game went on, having had to deal with Jack Hunt.

Mark Beevers - 7.5

Good performance against his former side. Dealt with Joao and Nuhiu very well.

Reece Burke - 7.5

Supposedly won more headers than any other Wanderers player. Like Beevers, Burke dealt well with the aerial threat of Atdhe Nuhiu.

Jon Flanagan - 7

Good performance from the Liverpool loanee. Linked up well with Ameobi down the right wing.

Derik - 7

Highest pass completion rate of any Bolton player. Unlucky not to score from a corner in the second half.

Karl Henry - 7

Solid as ever playing alongside Derik in midfield.

Darren Pratley - 7

Fantastic workrate, but wasn’t able to link up with ALF as well as he did against Reading.

Will Buckley - 6

Unlucky not to give Wanderers the lead with a header in the first half. Bit wasteful when on the ball.

Sammy Ameobi - 7

Bit guilty of hanging onto the ball a couple times, but produced a great cross for Buckley and had a few good shots on goal.

Adam Le Fondre - 6.5

Wasn’t as good as he was against Reading, but tried his best to force Wednesday’s defenders into making mistakes.


Filipe Morais - 7

Couple of great set pieces in the second half. Produced a fantastic cross for the goal.

Zach Clough - N/A

Didn’t really make an impact when he came on.

Aaron Wilbraham

Unjustly booed onto the pitch by a small minority of Wanderers fans. Scored a fantastic header to silence his critics and to secure a priceless point for Bolton.