Leeds United moved above Norwich to the top of the Championship after Patrick Bamford’s goal on his first appearance since August secured victory against Bolton Wanderers.

Bamford was sent on in the second half of a game low on clear-cut chances, and buried his low shot from 10 yards.

Bolton’s best chance saw Jack Hobbs’ header cleared off the line late on, and they remain in the relegation zone after a 12th defeat of the season.

Heavy rain had an impact on the quality throughout the game, but Leeds still extended their winning run to four games.

The win put Marcelo Bielsa’s side two points clear at the top of the table, at least temporarily – with Norwich playing Bristol City at 17:30 GMT.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Alnwick
  • 16Olkowski
  • 31Wheater
  • 14Hobbs
  • 3Taylor
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forOztumerat 80′minutes
  • 4LoweBooked at 63mins
  • 12NooneBooked at 90mins
  • 6Vela
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forWildschutat 72′minutes
  • 28MagennisSubstituted forDoidgeat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Oztumer
  • 8Donaldson
  • 9Doidge
  • 18Wilson
  • 19O’Neil
  • 20Matthews
  • 30Wildschut

Leeds

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 46Shackleton
  • 18Jansson
  • 23Phillips
  • 3DouglasBooked at 84mins
  • 4Forshaw
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forHalmeat 90+4′minutes
  • 34BakerSubstituted forClarkeat 45′minutes
  • 43Klich
  • 10Alioski
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forBamfordat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bamford
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Huffer
  • 22Harrison
  • 40Davis
  • 47Clarke
  • 52Halme
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
17,484

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Leeds United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Aapo Halme replaces Pablo Hernández.

Booking

Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Barry Douglas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Erhun Oztumer.

Foul by Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United).

Erhun Oztumer (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamie Shackleton.

Attempt blocked. Jack Hobbs (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Vela with a cross.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Barry Douglas.

Booking

Barry Douglas (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Barry Douglas (Leeds United).

Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Leeds United).

Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Barry Douglas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Erhun Oztumer replaces Joe Williams.

Attempt blocked. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Barry Douglas (Leeds United).

Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Christian Doidge replaces Josh Magennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Yanic Wildschut replaces William Buckley because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Pawel Olkowski.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.

Attempt blocked. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Leeds United 1. Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

goal

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