Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers: Antenucci brace hands Evans a vital win

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Leeds United beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at Elland Road this afternoon.

Leeds United bounced back from their 4-0 hammering at Brighton and Hove Albion by beating Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at Elland Road this afternoon.

The Whites have been criticised throughout the week for their performance against Brighton, but managed to record a vital win today, all thanks to Mirco Antenucci's goals.

The Italian has been in and out of the side recently, but was called upon today to score the goals alongside Souleymane Doukara in attack - and he repaid Steve Evans' faith in him.

Antenucci struck in the first half to put Leeds 1-0 up, converting from close range from a Mustapha Carayol corner, beating former Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka in the process.

In the second half, Antenucci found the net again to make it 2-0, curling the ball into the corner after his cross had been blocked by a Bolton defender.

However, Bolton set up a nervy finish as Kaiyne Woolery scored, making it 2-1 with just 16 minutes to play - but Leeds held on for a vital three points after a difficult week.

The result moves Leeds up into 16th place in the Championship table, nine points clear of the relegation zone, and eases some of the pressure on manager Evans.

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