As it happened: Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Burton Albion in League One
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22:2113 days ago

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Unfortunately no goals this evening, but still an entertaining watch.

See you next time!

22:1113 days ago

Match stats


Bolton 25-10 Burton

Shots on target: 

Bolton 4-1 Burton


Bolton 75%-25% Burton


Bolton 523-184 Burton

Pass accuracy:

Bolton 85%-53% Burton


Bolton 7-17 Burton

Yellow cards:

Bolton 2-3 Burton

Red cards:

Bolton 0-1 Burton


Bolton 2-1 Burton


Bolton 14-3 Burton

22:0113 days ago

What it means for the table

The point sees Burton go third, while Bolton climb two places to 12th.
21:5613 days ago

Full-time: Bolton 0-0 Burton

A frustrating evening for the hosts as the game ends goalless. 

Burton will definitely take that!

21:5513 days ago

90+6 Chance for Bolton

Probably the last chance of the game sees Kieran Lee head wide.
21:5413 days ago

Bolton appeal for a penalty

The hosts want a penalty as Blake-Tracy appears to have been pushing Delfouneso.

Burton might have got away with one there.

21:5213 days ago

90+4 Chance for Burton

The visitors win a corner, which is headed wide by Tom Hamer.
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90+2 Chance for Bolton

Burton survive again as Kachunga is unable to connect with Gordon's cross!
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Five minutes added

Five minutes left for either side to win it!
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Burton substitution

Burton also made another change, which saw Frazer Blake-Tracy replace Jonny Smith.
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89' Burton survive!

Gethin Jones delivers an excellent cross into the Burton box, but Kachunga is just unable to make contact!
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88' Bolton substitution

Bolton bring Nathan Delfouneso on for Oladapo Afolayan.
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85' John Brayford sent off!

Burton's John Brayford is show a second yellow card for a foul on Afolayan and is sent off! 
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83' Liam Gordon denied

Liam Gordon's effort is blocked by Bostwick and behind for a corner.

Bostwick has been excellent for Burton tonight.

21:3913 days ago

80' Charlie Lakin booked

Burton's Charlie Lakin is booked for a foul on Afolayan.
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76' Sarcevic heads over

Jones crosses and finds Sarcevic, who heads over while under pressure from Bostwick.
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73' Smith comes close

Ricardo Santos sloppily gives possession to Burton's Jonny Smith, whose effort is just wide of Dixon's goal.
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72' Bolton substitution

Bolton's first change sees Eoin Doyle replaced by Elias Kachunga. 
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71' Gethin Jones denied

Bolton's Gethin Jones is denied by a smart stop from Garratt.

Can either side break the deadlock?

21:2813 days ago

70' Sarcevic fails to hit the target

The ball comes to Sarcevic outside the box, but he's unable to hit the target.
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69' John Brayford booked

Burton's John Brayford is booked for a foul on Sarcevic.
21:2613 days ago

65' Double change for Burton

Burton make a double substitution. 

OFF: Josh Powell and Kane Hemmings. 

ON: Bryn Morris and Harry Chapman. 

It's a Brewers debut for Chapman.

21:2413 days ago

64' Afolayan hits the post

Afolayan is desperately unlucky as his effort from the edge of the box hits the post!
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63' Corner comes to nothing

Burton's corner comes to nothing as Bolton are awarded a free-kick.
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62' Burton corner

Burton win a corner as they look to go ahead against the run of play.
21:1613 days ago

57' Sarcevic denied

Bolton are continuing to pile the pressure on as Sarcevic's deflected effort is punched away by Garratt.
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52' Bolton still on top

The hosts are still seeing the majority of the ball early in the second half.

Nothing to show for it yet, however.

21:0413 days ago

46' We're back underway!

Bolton get us back underway in the second half!
20:4913 days ago

Half-time: Bolton 0-0 Burton

Bolton have been the better side but it's still goalless at the break. 

Perhaps unfortunate for Lee's goal to be disallowed.

20:4813 days ago

Free-kick comes to nothing

Joe Powell's delivery is cleared by Bolton.
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Free-kick for Burton

Burton win a free-kick in a dangerous position just before half-time.
20:4413 days ago

42' Great play by Afolayan

Afolayan delivers a cross after brilliant play down the right, but there's too much on it and a goal-kick is given.
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40' Bolton corner

Sarcevic shoots from outside the box but it's blocked behind for a corner.
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The disallowed goal


20:3713 days ago

36' Booking for MJ Williams

Bolton's MJ Williams is booked for a foul on Burton debutant Charlie Lakin.
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Harsh decision?

From the replays, the decision to disallow the goal looks harsh.

Not convinced that Garratt would have got there anyway.

20:3113 days ago

29' Bolton goal disallowed.

Doyle was denied by Garratt and the ball was played back into the box.

Kieran Lee found the net but Doyle was stood in an offside position.

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28' Doyle heads wide

Bolton's Gethin Jones whips in a beautiful cross and finds Eoin Doyle, who is unable to get his header on target.
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24' Afolayan denied a corner

Afolayan shoots from the edge of the box and replays show it clearly hit Akins, but a goal-kick is given.
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21' Powell tries his luck

Burton's Joe Powell has a go from outside the box, but his curling effort is comfortable for Joel Dixon.
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20' Akins booked

Lucas Akins is booked for a foul on Afolayan.
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18' Chance for Sarcevic

Afolayan plays an excellent ball into the box that finds Sarcevic, whose effort is saved by Garratt.
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15' Afolayan fires wide

Isgrove does well before finding Kieran Lee, who plays the ball into Afolayan. 

The winger shoots from inside the area but it goes wide.

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13' Akins able to continue

Good news for Burton as Akins is able to continue.
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12' Akins receives treatment

Burton's Lucas Akins is down receiving treatment after a coming together with MJ Williams.
20:0913 days ago

9' Yellow card for Tom Hamer

Burton's Tom Hamer receives the first booking for a foul on Lloyd Isgrove.
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5' Chance for Bolton

Lloyd Isgrove delivers a corner and finds the head of Antoni Sarcevic, but the header is comfortably held by Ben Garratt.
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3' Nothing comes from the corner

The corner comes to nothing. 

That was Burton's second effort at goal, with Akins firing well wide just before.

20:0313 days ago

2' Burton corner

Burton's Cameron Borthwick-Jackson tries his luck from outside the box, but it's blocked behind for a corner.
20:0113 days ago

1' We're underway!

Burton get us underway at the University of Bolton Stadium!
19:5913 days ago

The teams are out!

Both teams make their way out onto the pitch and we're just moments away from kick-off!

Looking forward to this one.

19:5013 days ago

10 minutes until kick-off!

We're just 10 minutes away from kick-off!

Who will come out on top between Bolton and Burton?

Stay tuned to find out!

19:3013 days ago

First start of the season for Kane Hemmings

Burton's Kane Hemmings make his first start of the season this evening as he returns from a hamstring injury.

The 30-year-old scored 15 goals last season and will be looking to help the Brewers go top of the league.


19:2513 days ago

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink speaking to Sky Sports


19:1613 days ago

League One table

The current League one table.

Will Bolton climb to third, or will Burton go top?


19:1213 days ago

Burton's Lucas Akins speaking to Sky Sports


19:0113 days ago

Burton Albion Starting XI


19:0113 days ago

Bolton Wanderers Starting XI


18:5013 days ago

Burton have arrived


18:4413 days ago

View from the stadium


18:3913 days ago

Bolton ready for the limelight


18:3013 days ago

It's Matchday!

Welcome back! We're now just one hour and 30 minutes away from kick-off.

We'll have the confirmed line-ups at 19:00 BST.

01:1213 days ago

That's all for now!

I'll be back closer to kick-off to provide more updates, including the confirmed line-ups for both sides.

See you then!

01:0713 days ago

How to watch Bolton v Burton on TV

The match will be available to watch on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Ultra HD, with kick-off at 20:00 BST.

However, if you want to follow live text commentary, VAVEL is your best option!

01:0214 days ago

Hear from Hasselbaink


00:5714 days ago

Ian Evatt pre-match comments

Quotes via The Bolton News.

“They (Burton) have a very good record since Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink took over, there’s no doubt about that. I think it’s going to be a tough game and a difficult game for us, but also a difficult game for them.

“If we perform to our levels and standards and limit mistakes and learn from the performances and results we’ve had so far this season, I’m more than confident, especially at home that we’re more than capable of beating any team in this division.

“But we have to be at it and we have to perform to our levels.”

00:5214 days ago

Bolton v Burton prediction

I'm expecting a close game between these sides. 

Bolton have started strong at home, but Burton will provide a difficult test. 

Prediction: Wanderers to maintain their unbeaten home record this season and Burton to stay unbeaten in this fixture. Final score 1-1.

00:4714 days ago

Previous meetings

This will be the sixth meeting between these sides. Burton are unbeaten in all five of the previous games, winning four and drawing one. 

They last met in March 2020 at the Pirelli Stadium and drew 2-2, with the Brewers winning 4-3 at the University of Bolton Stadium in the same season.

Burton won both of their other two respective visits 1-0 in the Championship and League Cup.

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Key player for Burton Albion

Lucas Akins is a key player for the Brewers. He's now in his eighth season with the club and has scored two goals and provided one assist this campaign, with his latest goal earning the point against Cheltenham.

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00:3714 days ago

Key player for Bolton Wanderers

Eoin Doyle is one of Bolton's key players. The 33-year-old was second to Paul Mullin in the League Two scoring charts last season and has already scored three and assisted one in all competitions this campaign.

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Predicted line-ups

Bolton Wanderers: Dixon; Jones, Santos, Johnston, Gordon; Williams, Thomason; Isgrove, Sarcevic, Afolayan; Doyle.

Burton Albion: Garratt; Brayford, Shaughnessy, Leak, Hamer; Morris, Borthwick-Jackson; Smith, Powell, Akins; Hemmings. 

00:2714 days ago

Who will be the referee and his assistants?

The referee for this game will be Joshua Smith. His assistants are James Wilson and Robert Merchant, while Marc Edwards is the fourth official.
00:2214 days ago

Both sides with a big incentive

Victory for Bolton would see them climb 11 places to third, while a win for Burton would send them top. 
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Burton looking to get back to winning ways

The Brewers failed to win their last two league games, losing 3-0 at Cambridge before drawing 1-1 at home to Cheltenham Town.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side also lost 2-1 at home to MK Dons in the EFL Trophy last Tuesday, meaning they are looking for a first win in four in all competitions. 

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Bolton looking to maintain their unbeaten home record

Wanderers have made an impressive start to life back in League One.

Ian Evatt's men have lost just one of their opening five league games, losing 1-0 away to Cambridge United.

They will be looking to keep their unbeaten home record intact against a strong Burton side.

00:0714 days ago

The match will be played at the University of Bolton Stadium

Bolton Wanders v Burton Albion will take place at the University of Bolton Stadium, which holds 28,723 people.
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Welcome to's coverage of the League One match between Bolton Wanderers and Burton Albion!

Welcome! My name is Dale Winfield and I'll be your host for this game. 

We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news at it happens here on VAVEL.