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|Bolton 1-0 Birmingham: Trotters maintain unbeaten start
| sbo168 Will Buckley scored the winner as Bolton beat Birmingham 1-0 to move up to third in the Sky Bet Championship.Wanderers, who only protected their second-tier status on the final day of last season, remain unbeaten, while Garry Monk's Birmingham have yet to win in four attempts.
But the visitors, who had won four of the five previous meetings against their hosts, deserved at least a point. Birmingham created the better chances until Buckley scrambled in a cross from fellow substitute Sammy Ameobi with 17 minutes left.Recent games between these sides have not produced many goals, and Bolton had not found the net against Blues since October 2014 in Neil Lennon's first match in charge.
So it was no surprise sbo168 when they reached half-time deadlocked after a scoreless opening 45 minutes.Birmingham, 1-0 winners last season at the University of Bolton Stadium, were the more adventurous side and most likely to strike first.And they would have been in front after 22 minutes only for a flying, one-handed save by Ben Alnwick. Jota's left-foot effort from 25 yards deflected off the back of Andrew Taylor and was heading into the top corner, until Alnwick intervened.
Spaniard Jota was the main threat and he was denied again by Taylor's sliding tackle. Alnwick kept out Jacques Maghoma's header after 23 minutes, though in reality it was more for the cameras than anything else.The closest Wanderers came in the first half was a toe poke sbo168 by Yanic Wildschut after 25 minutes that was deflected away by the onrushing Lee Camp.