Reading 0-2 Bolton Highlights
Bolton picked up their first away win in 10 months as struggling Reading slipped to a sixth successive defeat.
After Matt Taylor failed to put Bolton ahead with a penalty, Kevin Nolan gave the Trotters the lead on 33 minutes with a 12-yard shot. And Heidar Helguson made it 2-0 just before the hour mark, beating the Reading defence to slot home. Reading attacked for much of the second half, but Bolton’s defence stood firm, with debutant Gary Cahill outstanding. The first chance of the game came on 10 minutes when Nolan worked his way into the Reading penalty area and shot into the side-netting. Reading had an opportunity when a long passl came to the path of Leroy Lita, but Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen rushed out to get the ball first. Bolton’s penalty came when Marek Matejovsky, making his Reading debut, made a rough challenge on Gretar Steinsson just inside the box in the 23rd minute.