This is a difficult one. The team were brilliant together and then dropped off a bit together.
With the exception of a Matt Gilks horror show we never really looked like conceding against a, at kick off, top three side. The defence deserve credit for this, along with MJ Williams and co breaking up play further up the pitch. This went right to the top of the pitch with Eoin Doyle putting in a impressive shift closing players down.
Numerous chances were created, and most, if not all, of the outfield players contributed to this. The sheer level of control over most of the game is testament to a true team effort. The only other let down from that match was that Bolton did not grab another couple of goals.
I will go with my gut, which is telling me that Antoni Sarcevic was the man of the match. I am sure plenty will disagree with this, and do feel free to correct me in the comments or on Twitter.
The captain was not perfect on the night, but his drive and determination summed up an all action display from Bolton Wanderers. I think this can be best illustrated by Sarcevic’s drive to keep the ball alive following a horribly overhit corner.
The second goal was all important on the night, with Sarcevic arriving in the right place at the right time to smash the ball home. There are plenty of former players, for Bolton and otherwise, you could name with a similar knack for scoring key goals from midfield. But lets not pretend that Sarcevic is somehow the second coming of Frank Lampard.
His goals have been key in a number of games though, and hopefully he will continue to deliver.