Bolton slipped to the bottom of the Championship despite ending a run of four defeats with a draw against Derby.

Wanderers, who are yet to win this season, went in front as Alex Baptiste scored from the edge of the box.

Striker Johnny Russell equalised by tapping home from close range, before giving the visitors the lead 11 minutes later with another simple finish.

Bolton midfielder Chris Eagles completed the scoring before the break with a 25-yard drive.

Nightmare starts

Bolton have made their worst start to a league season in 50 years. They are one of just two sides in the division without a win - the other being Sheffield Wednesday

The home side dominated for large spells of the second half, with substitute David Ngog wasting their best chance when he put a free header wide.

And the visitors were denied victory when Matt Mills's goal-line clearance thwarted Adam Smith.

Dougie Freedman's Trotters were among the pre-season favourites for promotion, but Millwall's shock 3-1 win over Blackpool means now they sit bottom of the table with just three points from their opening seven games.

Derby slip to eighth but are just five points behind league leaders Leicester.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"This is the first time in my management career at Bolton that I'm going to say I am frustrated. There's a lot of suggestion there that we've got a good team, we just need to gel them together a little bit and stop losing goals at crucial moments in football matches.

"It's certainly a spirited performance but it's a game we should win. There was loads of plusses, it's just you score a couple of goals and where you are right now you think that's going to be enough for you but it doesn't quite work that way.

"We are trying very hard; we're in training double sessions, we're working with the players we've got and we're trying our very best to put it right."

Derby manager Nigel Clough:

Post-match: Derby boss Nigel Clough

"I'm delighted with the performance and the manner in which we went about the game.

"It was a setback going one-nil down early on, I thought it gave Bolton a huge lift but the way we came back and the way in which we played was especially pleasing. We conceded our second goal when we were at our most comfortable in the game.

"Lee Grant came in, put his hand up at half-time and said he should have done better with it. And that's what's probably cost us the three points instead of the single one."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Bolton

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 04 Mills
  • 15 Baptiste Booked
  • 23 Tierney Booked
  • 31 Wheater
  • 05 Ream
  • 06 Spearing
  • 07 Eagles Booked
  • 11 Hall (Ngog - 72' )
  • 27 Lee
  • 10 Beckford

Substitutes

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 02 Mears
  • 12 Knight
  • 21 Pratley
  • 44 Medo
  • 09 Ngog
  • 38 Odelusi

Derby

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 06 Keogh
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson
  • 14 Eustace Booked
  • 19 Hughes (Coutts - 50' Booked )
  • 09 Martin
  • 10 Ward (Davies - 79' )
  • 11 Russell (Sammon - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Deeney
  • 17 Freeman
  • 07 Coutts
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Sammon
  • 20 Bennett
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 14,260

Match Stats

Shots

22 14

On target

4 8

Corners

9 2

Fouls

14 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:55

Clearance by Jake Buxton.

90:00 +2:34

David Wheater makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:50

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

90:00 +0:21

The ball is delivered by Paul Coutts.

90:00 +0:21

Clearance made by Marc Tierney.

90:00 +0:03

Clearance by Marc Tierney.

90:00 +0:03

Centre by Paul Coutts.

88:44

Free kick taken by John Eustace.

88:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Matt Mills.

87:43

Chris Eagles booked for dissent.

87:43 Booking

Booking

87:23

David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

87:10

Clearance by Jake Buxton.

85:23

A cross is delivered by Alex Baptiste.

85:22

Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

85:17

Jay Spearing crosses the ball.

85:15

Clearance by Jake Buxton.

85:12

The ball is swung over by Chris Eagles.

85:06

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

84:27

Lee Grant takes the free kick.

83:56

The referee blows for offside against David Ngog.

82:59

Adam Smith delivers the ball.

82:27

Free kick taken by Craig Bryson.

82:22 Substitution

Substitution Conor Sammon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnny Russell.

81:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Mills on Chris Martin.

80:13

Ben Davies has a headed effort at goal. Adam Bogdan safely holds on.

80:01

The ball is swung over by John Eustace.

79:25

Matt Mills makes a clearance.

78:18

Jake Buxton takes the free kick.

78:16 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Ward goes off and Ben Davies comes on.

77:30

Foul by Jay Spearing on Johnny Russell, free kick awarded.

76:33

Johnny Russell has an effort at goal. Adam Bogdan catches the ball.

75:57

Header by David Ngog misses left.

75:53

Jay Spearing crosses the ball.

75:47

John Eustace manages to make a clearance.

75:41

John Eustace manages to make a clearance.

75:37

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Eagles.

75:19

David Ngog takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

73:47

Clearance by Adam Smith.

73:42

The ball is sent over by Chris Eagles.

73:33

Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

73:29

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Eagles.

73:17

Corner taken by Chris Eagles.

72:50

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

72:48

The ball is swung over by Marc Tierney.

71:43 Substitution

Substitution David Ngog replaces Robert Hall.

70:40

Clearance made by Chris Eagles.

70:38

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

70:32

Corner taken by Jamie Ward.

70:20

Chris Martin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Wheater gets a block in.

70:11

The ball is delivered by Adam Smith.

69:52

Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

67:53

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

67:43

Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

67:13

Johnny Russell is caught offside.

66:37

Header at goal by David Wheater goes over the frame of the goal.

66:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

66:11

Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.

66:00

Marc Tierney delivers the ball.

65:20

The referee books Paul Coutts for not retreating ten yards at a set play.

65:20 Booking

Booking

65:18

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

64:10

Clearance made by Richard Keogh.

63:23

Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

62:48

Jamie Ward challenges Robert Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62:43

Clearance by Jay Spearing.

62:37

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line.

62:18

Centre by Johnny Russell.

62:18

Clearance made by Tim Ream.

62:07

Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

61:22

Clearance made by Marc Tierney.

61:16

Clearance by David Wheater.

60:58

Chris Martin has an effort at goal. Chris Martin takes a shot. Adam Bogdan parries the ball but the danger is not over.

60:59

The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward.

60:21

Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

60:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Hall on Jamie Ward.

59:28

Chris Eagles takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

58:52

Jamie Ward makes a clearance.

58:49

Chris Eagles crosses the ball in from the free kick.

58:37 Booking

Booking

58:37

John Eustace is cautioned.

58:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Hall by John Eustace.

58:04

Clearance by Paul Coutts.

56:29

John Eustace makes a clearance.

56:07

Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

55:23

Clearance by Jake Buxton.

55:21

A cross is delivered by Chris Eagles.

54:44

Clearance by Alex Baptiste.

54:44

Chris Martin crosses the ball.

54:24

Chris Eagles takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

54:08

Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.

53:33

Robert Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith.

52:42

Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

52:20

Jermaine Beckford challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:15

Clearance by David Wheater.

50:33

Chris Eagles has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

49:56 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Paul Coutts coming on for Will Hughes.

49:05

Jay Spearing takes the free kick.

48:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Jake Buxton.

48:17

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

47:40

Clearance made by Richard Keogh.

46:43

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

46:08

Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

45:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Beckford on Richard Keogh.

45:37

David Wheater makes a clearance.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:30 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:14

Strike comes in from Robert Hall from the free kick which clears the crossbar.

45:00 +2:32

Foul by Richard Keogh on Robert Hall, free kick awarded.

45:00 +2:09

Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Johnny Russell gets a block in.

45:00 +1:12

Jay Spearing has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

44:37

Clearance by David Wheater.

44:34

Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick.

44:17 Booking

Booking

44:17

Alex Baptiste goes into the book.

44:04

Alex Baptiste challenges Jamie Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:51

Craig Bryson makes a clearance.

43:33

Johnny Russell produces a cross.

43:26

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

43:02

Header at goal by Chris Martin goes over the bar.

42:56

Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:32

Foul by Robert Hall on Johnny Russell, free kick awarded.

40:33

Assist by Tim Ream.

40:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Eagles - Bolton 2 - 2 Derby Chris Eagles slots the ball right footed into the goal. Bolton 2-2 Derby.

40:08

Clearance by Marc Tierney.

40:02

Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

39:28 Booking

Booking

39:28

Marc Tierney shown a yellow card.

39:25

Marc Tierney concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Smith.

38:33

Chris Martin manages to make a clearance.

38:30

Corner taken by Robert Hall.

38:08

Strike on goal comes in from Chris Eagles from the free kick. Blocked by Richard Keogh.

36:55

Robert Hall fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick.

36:04

Jamie Ward takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

35:00

Will Hughes takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

34:24

Johnny Russell has an effort at goal. Adam Bogdan catches the ball.

31:42

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

30:24

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

29:58

Craig Forsyth restarts play with the free kick.

29:31

Craig Bryson fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick.

29:16

Centre by Marc Tierney.

28:55

Robert Hall takes a shot. Shot by Jay Spearing. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

28:48

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

28:47

Marc Tierney produces a cross.

28:23

Jake Buxton manages to make a clearance.

28:19

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

28:13

Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

27:55

Robert Hall fouled by Johnny Russell, the ref awards a free kick.

27:21

Shot by Jamie Ward. David Wheater gets a block in.

26:20

Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

26:16

The official flags Johnny Russell offside.

26:01

Will Hughes manages to make a clearance.

25:59

Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

25:54

The ball is delivered by Chris Eagles.

24:30

Jamie Ward produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Adam Bogdan parries the ball but the danger is not over.

23:43

Chung-Yong Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Russell.

23:11

Clearance made by Matt Mills.

23:05

Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

22:21

Unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Chris Eagles results in a free kick.

21:57

Clearance made by Richard Keogh.

21:55

Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

21:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Hall.

19:50

Robert Hall takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

19:40

Free kick taken by Robert Hall.

19:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bryson on Robert Hall.

19:31

David Wheater makes a clearance.

19:29

Adam Smith produces a cross.

18:55

Chris Eagles has an effort at goal. Lee Grant fumbles the ball.

18:51

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Lee Grant parries the ball but the danger is not over.

17:25

Assist on the goal came from Craig Bryson.

17:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Johnny Russell - Bolton 1 - 2 Derby Johnny Russell grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Bolton 1-2 Derby.

16:48

A cross is delivered by Craig Bryson.

15:56

Chris Eagles takes a shot. Jake Buxton gets a block in.

14:50

Shot by Chris Eagles missed to the left of the net.

14:30

Clearance made by Jay Spearing.

14:24

Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

14:20

Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chung-Yong Lee on Will Hughes.

13:05

Jay Spearing crosses the ball in from the free kick.

12:28

John Eustace challenges Robert Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick.

11:37

Clearance by Craig Forsyth.

11:35

The ball is crossed by Marc Tierney.

9:56

Craig Forsyth makes a clearance.

9:26

Clearance by Craig Forsyth.

8:34

Header at goal by Jermaine Beckford goes over the frame of the goal.

8:33

The ball is sent over by Marc Tierney.

8:01

Clearance made by Richard Keogh.

6:18

The assist for the goal came from Craig Bryson.

6:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Johnny Russell - Bolton 1 - 1 Derby Johnny Russell scores a left footed goal. Bolton 1-1 Derby.

4:12

Assist by Chung-Yong Lee.

4:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Baptiste - Bolton 1 - 0 Derby Alex Baptiste slots the ball left footed into the goal. Bolton 1-0 Derby.

3:50

Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

3:14

Shot by Jay Spearing went over the net.

3:10

Corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

2:56

Clearance by Jamie Ward.

2:48

Corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

2:33

Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

2:29

Robert Hall delivers the ball.

2:18

John Eustace makes a clearance.

2:18

The ball is swung over by Chung-Yong Lee.

2:15

Chung-Yong Lee delivers the ball.

2:15

Corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

2:11

Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

1:46

Chris Eagles takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

1:33

Clearance made by Richard Keogh.

1:05

Adam Smith has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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