Bolton Wanderers 5 Newcastle United 1

Andy Carroll

Manager Chris Hughton called it "a bad day at the office" as Newcastle slipped to their heaviest defeat of the season at Bolton with a 5-1 defeat.

The Magpies gave themselves a mountain to climb in the first-half after gifting Wanderers a two-goal head start, and not even Andy Carroll's eighth goal of the season after the break could detract from a day to forget at the Reebok Stadium

Owen Coyle's side grabbed their first after good pressure from Chung-Yong Lee. In the scramble to clear, the referee pointed to the spot after Kevin Nolan was adjudged to have handled the ball and it was left to Kevin Davies to send Tim Krul the wrong way from the resulting penalty

Despite pushing for an equaliser, Newcastle found themselves two down 20 minutes later when Matt Taylor's free-kick rebounded off the crossbar and fell kindly for Lee, who made no mistake from close-range.

Just five minutes after the restart, Bolton added a third when the impressive Johan Elmander was played in by Davies before coolly rounding Krul and tapping into an empty net.

A glimmer of hope was offered up by Andy Carroll two minutes later as he banged in an angled drive to give United hope. But that optimism was all but extinguished soon after when Elmander grabbed his second of the game to make it 4-1.

Things then went from bad to worse for Newcastle when centre-half Fabricio Coloccini was shown a straight red card by referee Howard Webb for elbowing Swedish striker Elmander.

And salt was rubbed in in stoppage time when José Enrique was adjudged to have fouled Davies inside the box and the forward picked himself up to score his second penalty of the game.

You do not have JavaScript enabled.

Please enable JavaScript to view this video.

Stoke City Tickets

Tickets for Newcastle United's home game against Norwich are now sale to members from £28 for adults & £14 for children.

Norwich Tickets

Tickets for Newcastle United's home game against Norwich are now general sale  from £27 for adults & £5 for children.
Norwich Tickets

Tailor-Made Hospitality

Seasonal hospitality packages are now on sale from £1,785 +VAT pp.

Hosp Asset

Personalised Gifts from

From mugs and coasters to mouse mats and keyrings we have something for everyone in our personalised gifts.

New Change Kit Available Now

The new 2015/16 change kit is available online and in store now.
Change kit asset

Bet On The Magpies

Sign up with our official betting partner Coral, bet £5 and get a £20 free bet (18+ T&Cs apply)
Coral Newcastle Banner

Stadium Tours

See behind the scenes at St. James' Park with an official Stadium Tour.