Wanderers held their nerve to beat Barnsley on penalties last night, but what is their record like in shoot-outs over the years?

Josh Sheehan scored the decisive spot-kick at the UniBol as Ian Evatt’s men booked their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Antoni Sarcevic, Lloyd Isgrove, Amadou Bakayoko and Elias Kachunga also scored from the spot, while Joel Dixon denied Devante Cole.

Wanderers have been in 10 shoot-outs in their history, winning four times and losing six.

Chester City 3-0 Wanderers (3-3 on aggregate, Chester won 2-0 on pens) - September 14, 1983

The Bolton News:

Wanderers' first-ever penalty shoot-out was a day to forget as Chester pulled off a miraculous comeback in the opening round of the League Cup.

The Whites had a 3-0 aggregate lead going into the second leg at Sealand Road, but the hosts fought back to take the game to penalties.

Jeff Chandler, Ray Deakin, Steve Thompson, Neil Redfearn all missed from the spot as Wanderers crashed out.

Bury 0-2 Wanderers (2-2 on aggregate, Bolton won 3-0 on pens) – August 24, 1993

After losing the first leg 2-0 in the opening round of the League Cup in 1993, Wanderers had a mountain to climb at Gigg Lane.

But the Whites fought back, with Owen Coyle pulling halving the deficit before John McGinlay levelled the tie.

And Wanderers held their nerve to win the shoot-out and pull off an unlikely comeback against their north-west neighbours.

Wanderers 0-0 Norwich City (2-3 on pens) – December 20, 1995

Wanderers welcomed Norwich City to Burnden Park in the League Cup fourth round replay, with a home quarter-final against Birmingham City on the line.

After 210 minutes of action, neither side had managed to break the deadlock. McGinlay, Fabian de Freitas and Sasa Curcic all missed from the spot for the Whites.

The final blow came when Mark Patterson’s penalty was saved by Bryan Gunn, sending the Canaries into the last eight.

Norwich City 1-1 Wanderers (1-3 on pens) – October 27, 1998

The Bolton News:

Three years later, Wanderers had a chance for revenge as they headed to Carrow Road in the third round of the League Cup.

Robbie Elliott put the Whites in front in extra time with a fine strike from the edge of the box, but the hosts hit back through Keith O’Neill.

Keith Branagan was Bolton’s hero in the shoot-out, denying Craig Bellamy, Craig Fleming and Erik Fuglestad from the spot as Wanderers advanced to the last 16.

Aston Villa 0-0 Wanderers (4-1 on pens) – April 2, 2000

The Bolton News:

Arguably the biggest shoot-out in Wanderers’ history! The Whites faced Aston Villa at Wembley with a place in the FA Cup final on the line.

Neither side could break the deadlock, even after extra time. Dean Holdsworth went closest for Wanderers, hitting the bar with a fierce strike.

Allan Johnston and Michael Johansen both had penalties saved by David James as Wanderers suffered heartbreak in the shoot-out.

Wanderers 2-2 Southampton (6-5 on pens) – November 27, 2001

The Bolton News:

In November 2001, Wanderers welcomed Southampton to the UniBol in the last 16 of the League Cup.

Holdsworth opened the scoring before Kevin Davies – a future fan favourite at Bolton - got the Saints back on level terms. Michael Ricketts restored the Whites’ lead in extra-time but they were pegged back once again when Tahar El Khalej got on the scoresheet.

Jussi Jaaskelainen saved Chris Marsden’s penalty before Rod Wallace tucked away the decisive spot-kick to send Wanderers to the quarter-final.

Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Wanderers (4-2 on pens) – August 27, 2013

The Bolton News:

In August 2013, Wanderers were knocked out of the League Cup by Tranmere Rovers following a 1-1 draw at Prenton Park.

Cole Stockton opened the scoring after an error by Zat Knight, but Wanderers hit back through Jermaine Beckford.

Andre Moritz and Alex Baptiste both had penalties saved by Fon Williams as the Whites failed to make it past the second round.

Wanderers 1-1 Bradford City (3-4 on pens) – September 3, 2019

The Bolton News:

In September 2019, a young Wanderers side lost on penalties against Bradford City after a brave effort in the EFL Trophy.

Dennis Politic had put the Whites in front, but Paudie O’Connor got the visitors back on level terms early in the second half.

Adam Senior’s spot-kick was saved by Sam Hornby as Wanderers were beaten by the tightest of margins at the UniBol.

Rochdale 1-1 Wanderers (5-3 on pens) – October 1, 2019

The Bolton News:

A month later, Wanderers went to penalties once again in the EFL Trophy, this time following a 1-1 draw at Rochdale.

The Whites took the lead through Ali Crawford’s stunning free kick but the hosts drew level through Aaron Wilbraham’s header.

Unfortunately, it was a similar outcome for Wanderers as Adam Chicksen’s penalty was saved by Jay Lynch.