A strange lineup simply was not doing the job for Bolton Wanderers early on. The Trotters conceded much of the possession early on and let Barnsley get the better sight of goal. Barnsley had more corners, less fouls, more shots, and more shots on target.
Bolton's goal really came out of just about nothing. Chris Eagles broke forward with Super Kevin Davies alongside him. Eagles did as Eagles does and put a very good ball into the box. Kevin Davies had to hit it on the volley and the ball crossed the goal line to Luke Steele's right and low. The goal was Kevin Davies' fifth of the season. He is one away from equaling his league return from last season.
Bolton have lost just one game of eight at the Reebok this season. That defeat came late against Crystal Palace with (guess who) Dougie Freedman in charge of the Eagles during that game. Bolton led 1-0 with less than 20 minutes to play in the first half.