PLAYER RAT­INGS

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David Mar­shall

Happy to come through the en­tire first half with­out hav­ing to make a save of note. Solid pro­tec­tion in the sec­ond pe­riod meant he was only asked to make rou­tine stops. A sec­ond clean-sheet of the sea­son for the Scot.

Eric Lichaj

The Amer­i­can was up against Dyer down his flank and then Buck­ley, but a stoic ef­fort en­sured Bolton got lit­tle change from him. Not the quick­est player on the pitch but read the game very well. An ex­pe­ri­enced head.

Tommy El­ph­ick (star­man)

The linch­pin of a de­pleted de­fen­sive line and stepped up to han­dle that added re­spon­si­bil­ity su­perbly. Guided Mcken­zie along and pro­duced a cat­a­logue of clear­ances and blocks. Stood tall through­out.

Rob­bie Mcken­zie

A full Cham­pi­onship de­but for the Hull-born de­fender and he let no-one down with a near flaw­less per­for­mance. Bolton played route one foot­ball and placed the rookie in their sights but he never blinked once.

Stephen Kings­ley

Re­turned from his re­cent in­jury to line up at left-back and shored up City’s de­fence very well. Rarely ad­ven­tured for­ward into the Bolton half but his de­fen­sive work was wa­ter­tight. One of his best games this sea­son.

Dan Batty

Played as City’s mid­field anchor and swept up play ef­fi­ciently in front of the back four. A strong per­for­mance from the young­ster, who ap­peared to run out of legs at the end of a busy week when re­placed late.

Jar­rod Bowen

A quiet first half in the main but al­ways an out­let for City on the break, stretch­ing Bolton with his runs. Set up a shoot­ing chance for Irvine with his per­se­ver­ance in the sec­ond half be­fore be­ing re­placed by Mazuch.

Markus Hen­rik­sen

An ef­fec­tive re­turn to the start­ing XI from the skip­per. A for­ward burst down the right brought the early opener and he was al­ways will­ing to get in the face of a phys­i­cal op­po­nent. Showed his value to the team. 7

Jack­son Irvine

Took on greater at­tack­ing du­ties ini­tially with Batty sit­ting deeper and led one counter at­tack with a 60-yard run. Al­ways of­fered City the chance to break with his bursts of en­ergy and helped to dig trenches late on.

Kamil Grosicki

A clever dummy helped cre­ate the space for Camp­bell to pounce but he was guilty of miss­ing big chances for his side to make it 2-0. A sec­ond-half op­por­tu­nity cer­tainly should have been con­verted. Of­ten still a threat.

Fraizer Camp­bell

Needed just seven min­utes to prove his point, fir­ing the open­ing goal with a ruth­less­ness City had been so badly lack­ing. A nui­sance for Bolton’s de­fend­ers from that point but it was his early mo­ment that mat­tered.

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