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WE'VE MET BEFORE: Bolton Wanderers

We take a look back at what has happened between the two sides...

7 August 2019

We take a look back at the head to head record between the Sky Blues and this weekend's opponents, Bolton Wanderers.

Head to Head:

It will be the first time in almost three years since the Sky Blues have come up against Bolton Wanderers, with the last fixture coming at the start of 2017.

The two sides have faced off 21 times since 1950 and it’s the Sky Blues who come out on top, with eight wins, to Bolton’s four and nine draws.

However, since the turn of the Millennium, the two sides have come up against one another just twice back in the 2016/17 season.

It was Bolton who favoured better in the more recent meetings, beating the Sky Blues 1-0 at the University of Bolton Stadium and a 2-2 draw at the Ricoh Arena.

Before that, the last fifteen meetings had seen the Sky Blues just lose once to the Trotters, which also included a twelve-game unbeaten record.

The unbeaten record stretched over thirty years and in five different competitions over that time period.

 

Last Time We Met

Coventry City last came up against Bolton Wanderers on the 2nd of January 2017 and it was an entertaining fixture - but victory was snatched at the death from the Sky Blues.

City took the lead just before the half-time break when striker Marcus Tudgay opened the scoring when he was on the end of Kyel Reid’s header across goal.

However, after the re-start Ryan Haynes was adjudged to have brought down Gary Madine in the box and Zach Clough stepped-up to score the equaliser.

Although the lead would last a matter of seconds when on his debut, Stuart Beavon fired into the bottom corner from just inside the box to put Russell Slade's City side ahead.

But, with seconds remaining on the clock, City suffered heartbreak when Clough scored his second of the game in injury time.

 

Sky Blues Biggest Win

The Sky Blues have been involved in some high scoring games against Bolton, but only once have they put five past the Trotters.

Back in the last Premier League meeting between the two sides at the then Reebok Stadium, the Sky Blues ran rampant with an emphatic win.

City did however fall behind to a Scott Sellars goal for the hosts, but that was short-lived when Noel Whelan equalised minutes later.

With the scores level at the break, City turned it on and a brace from Darren Huckerby and strike partner Dion Dublin cemented the victory.

The Sky Blues strolled to a 5-1 victory in our first visit to what was then the Reebok Stadium. It condemned Bolton to one of their biggest defeats of the 1997/98 season, a year The Trotters would ultimately be relegated from the Premier League.

 

Bolton Wanderers Biggest Win

With only four victories to choose from, Bolton have twice beat the Sky Blues by a one goal margin and similar with a two goal margin.

They won 2-0 back in 1996 when an Alan Stubbs double gave the Trotters victory in the Premier League at Highfield Road.

However, it is back to 1965 when they also beat City by a two-goal margin, however this time they were able to find the back of the net four times in a 4-2 win.

 

 

Did you know?

In the 21 games between the two sides, the Sky Blues have put 40 goals past the Trotters, including 21 in the last nine fixtures between the two.


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