Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Win at Sheff Wed

  • January 17, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon thought Bolton were well worthy of their victory at Hillsborough, despite counting himself fortunate to see a late Sheffield Wednesday goal disallowed.

Goals from Liam Feeney and Darren Pratley set Wanderers on their way to a fourth successive win at the famous old stadium, although Chris Maguire got himself on the scoresheet from the penalty spot for the Owls.

The hosts were reduced to ten men when substitute Sam Hutchinson picked up a second yellow card eight minutes from time, before they were denied a point by a seemingly incorrect offside decision from the assistant referee.

Speaking after the game, Lennon acknowledged his side were lucky to leave Yorkshire with all three points but thought it was what Wanderers deserved on the basis of the entire 90 minutes.

"I thought we were outstanding right from the first whistle," Lennon told the club's official website. "Sheffield Wednesday are a good side, but on the balance of play and chances created I thought we deserved the victory.

"We started the game ever so well and I thought we managed the game well early on. When you score two good goals as we did, your hope is that you're able to calm things down a bit. We weren't able to do that and Sheffield Wednesday hit back.

"They've been on a very good run of late, but we pressed them all the way and created some very good chances throughout.

"Craig Davies has been denied by a great save when one on one with Kieren Westwood and then he's had the header saved.

"The game was in the balance in the second half and to be fair to them they had a really good go at us.

"We felt we didn't start the game against Leeds very well and we wanted to change that. I couldn't have asked for any more today. The style of football we played was very pleasing.

"I felt that Emile Heskey and Craig Davies caused endless problems for Sheffield Wednesday today.

"Having watched their disallowed goal back, it looks as if the player is onside so they will feel a little aggrieved by that decision. That said, we had Craig Davies through on goal in the first half and the flag goes up.

"All in all it is a very good win and a magnificent team performance. We can now look forward to the week ahead and the FA Cup tie at Liverpool. The boys can enjoy the build up knowing they've done the business today."

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