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Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Ipswich Town

Bolton are still looking for their first home league win of the season after David McGoldrick's equaliser rescued a point for visitors Ipswich.

The Trotters broke the deadlock when Medo Kamara's free-kick beat the dive of goalkeeper Dean Gerken midway into the second half.

But they held the lead for only eight minutes before McGoldrick drilled in from just outside the area.

The draw leaves Bolton 21st in the Championship while Ipswich are 13th.

Both sides created a handful of opportunities in the first half.

Former Leeds forward Jermaine Beckford attempted a brilliant acrobatic effort that flew just inches over the bar.

At the other end, Ryan Tunnicliffe, on loan from Manchester United, had his shot blocked by Andy Lonergan, following a good move involving Luke Hyam and McGoldrick.

Beckford had another chance when former Liverpool player David Ngog pulled the ball back for him but he fired wide.

The hosts also created the first opportunity of the second half when South Korea's Chung-Yong Lee fired in a long-range strike that was tipped over by Gerken.

They finally made the breakthrough when Kamara found the net after Beckford had been fouled by Christophe Berra on the edge of the area.

But Town were level moments later. Cole Skuse's shot was blocked but the ball fell to McGoldrick, who rifled in from outside the box.

The goalscorer had another chance soon after the restart but failed to get enough power on his effort.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"Football fans pay good money these days and I've asked the fans to get behind the team and they have done throughout the game. I think that we've got to live with the pressure, I felt that it was a very hard game and we were very dogged today.

"But we let ourselves down conceding after we went ahead and that was our downfall again today. I was disappointed with that after we looked quite strong and determined to win the game.

"I thought that Medo in particular did really well. Medo's passing range was very good today and he isn't renowned for his free-kicks, but after that one he told me that he needs to be taking more."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I'm delighted with a point because that is probably our worst performance away from home this season. The game was not particularly good. I described it as awful, dour and dire in different interviews and that's probably what it was.

"It was a great strike from David McGoldrick. I said to him at half-time that it wasn't his day today because he didn't play particularly well.

"Their strikers were a handful so I'm happy with our back four and how they played as well."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 17McNaughton
  • 4Mills
  • 5Ream
  • 15BaptisteBooked at 87mins
  • 27Lee Chung-yongSubstituted forHallat 80'minutes
  • 44Kamara
  • 6Spearing
  • 18Danns
  • 9NgogSubstituted forEaglesat 75'minutes
  • 10Beckford

Substitutes

  • 7Eagles
  • 11Hall
  • 12Knight
  • 14Moritz
  • 21Pratley
  • 28Davies
  • 37Lee-Barrett

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 6BerraBooked at 64mins
  • 5Smith
  • 3Cresswell
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forEdwardsat 90'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 19HyamSubstituted forTabbat 75'minutes
  • 16Tunnicliffe
  • 9MurphySubstituted forNoubleat 74'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 2Hewitt
  • 7Edwards
  • 15Mings
  • 18Tabb
  • 34Marriott
  • 35Nouble
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
15,222

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1.
Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matt Mills.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matt Mills tries a through ball, but Robert Hall is caught offside.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Carlos Edwards replaces Paul Anderson.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Booking

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).
Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Frank Nouble is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Lee Chung-yong.
Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).
Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Frank Nouble with a headed pass.
Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Eagles replaces David Ngog.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb replaces Luke Hyam.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Daryl Murphy.
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 0. Medo (Bolton Wanderers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).
Lee Chung-yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).
Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).
Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.
Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tim Ream.
Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Christophe Berra.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dean Gerken.
Attempt saved. Lee Chung-yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jay Spearing.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommy Smith.
Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a headed pass.
Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).
Attempt blocked. Medo (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing.
Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-yong with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0.
Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).
Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Medo tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.
goal

As It Stood

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1Burnley1310211732
2Leicester13922829
3QPR12831827
4Blackpool13661524
5Reading13652823
6Nottm Forest13652623
7Watford126331021
8Derby13544419
9Huddersfield13454317
10Leeds13526017
11Bournemouth13526-717
12Blackburn13445316
13Ipswich13445216
14Middlesbrough13364215
15Wigan10424314
16Brighton12354-114
17Millwall13346-1113
18Doncaster12336-912
19Birmingham13328-611
20Charlton11245-510
21Bolton13175-910
22Yeovil13238-109
23Barnsley13238-159
24Sheff Wed12084-68
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