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1 goal, 9 aerial duels won: This debutant shone in Bolton Wanderers’ unlikely victory

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Bolton Wanderers kicked off their Championship season in fine fashion at the weekend as they put Darren Moore’s West Bromwich Albion to the sword.

Goals from Josh Magennis and Yanic Wildschut secured the points after Harvey Barnes’ stunner restored parity.

Of course, it is early days and the season is long, but if Phil Parkinson’s side can put in performances similar to their one at The Hawthorns, then the Lancashire side will be able to prove the pundits wrong and steer clear of the relegation zone their name is predicted to fill come May.

And, summing up their display, Magennis shone out up front with a goal 18 minutes into his debut and had a great set of stats to boot.

Here, we look at his performance in our latest FLW Spotlight:

The goal to get Bolton’s opener of the season was well worked, and that was one of nine aerial duels the 27-year-old won during his 90-minute stint on the pitch.

His tireless efforts up top to chase down everything and defeat from the front made him a standout performer at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

Having made one key pass, he managed three attempts on goal himself, with one being his first Bolton goal.

Magennis managed to win one foul, but it would be his persistence up top to be a focal point and an outlet that would star for the Wanderers as they started their season off with three points.


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