Bolton lift Papa John's Trophy after 4-0 win at Wembley

Bolton lift the cup for the first time in 34 years. Credit: PA Images

Bolton fans are celebrating after claiming their first silverware for more than 30 years.

Wanderers hammered League One title-hopefuls Plymouth 4-0 at Wembley to lift the Papa John's Trophy after a thoroughly one-sided final.

A crowd of more than 79,000 - the highest at any ground in Europe this weekend - saw Bolton set a new record for the competition, becoming the first side ever to win by four goals in the final.

The opening goal came after only four minutes and could not have been simpler, Kyle Dempsey putting Wanderers ahead after with a looping header from a corner

Kyle Dempsey's scored Wanderers' first goal in their 4-0 as they lifted the Papa John's Trophy. Credit: PA Images

Just six minutes later they were two up, with Dion Charles composed finish ending a fine team move which began in Bolton's own half.

Shortly after the interval, Elias Kachunga put the final beyond doubt, shooting into the far corner to put Bolton 3-0 up.

And on 62 minutes, Gethin Jones added a fourth with another headed goal from a corner.

Gethin Jones (centre) celebrates scoring Bolton's fourth goal Credit: PA Images

Wanderers four-goal margin of victory is the biggest ever in an EFL Trophy final.

35,000 Wanderers fans made the trip to Wembley for the club's first appearance at the stadium since 2011.

After the match manager Ian Evatt said he felt “re-energised” Bolton’s win showed exactly what his side are capable of.

“I’m really proud of the players to perform like that on a big stage," he said

“It’s incredible, they are certainly capable and it’s a great credit to them to play with that freedom in a high-pressure game.

“We always want to start fast. The last couple of weeks I’ve really felt the group re-energised.

“The last two or three weeks the training has gone back to where I expected it to be.

"The standard has improved, the energy has improved and I think today has shown exactly what we’re capable of when we put it all together.

35,000 Bolton fans made the trip to Wembley Credit: PA Images

“It’s difficult to play like that because we’re not direct, we’re not physical.

"Although we scored from two set pieces today it’s not normally our natural strength, but what we are is a very exciting team to watch.

“The games sometimes are very open, we give up chances, we know that, but we back ourselves to take the chances that we create and we managed to do that today. Some of our play and bravery in possession was outstanding.

“We’ve suffered against some of the top teams, we’ve lost out in the big moments, but today was the first time where we smelt blood and took the moments, took the chances and then grew even more from that and gained confidence.”