League One
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Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

High-flying Bolton were held to a draw by MK Dons as their winless run extended to four games in League One.

Kieran Agard's third goal in as many outings midway through the second-half cancelled out Jay Spearing's opener for Bolton as MK's unbeaten league run extended to five games under new boss Robbie Neilson.

Neither side could get a foothold in the opening exchanges, but it was the visitors who were the first to really threaten when Filipe Morais swung in an inviting cross for fellow new signing Chris Long inside the box but his delicate header skimmed just wide.

And Phil Parkinson's side took the lead seconds before the break after Spearing's free-kick from the left flew untouched past the bodies of a flooded MK penalty area and keeper David Martin before nestling in the bottom corner of the net.

But the Dons drew themselves level 15 minutes after the half-time break as Agard's emphatic strike from the edge of the box flew past Ben Alnwick in the Bolton goal and into the bottom corner for his 11th goal of the campaign.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 12GB Williams
  • 6Upson
  • 8Potter
  • 25AnekeBooked at 39minsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 57'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 18Barnes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forBowditchat 68'minutes
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forNgomboat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ngombo
  • 9Bowditch
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 16Muirhead
  • 19Nicholls
  • 21Brittain
  • 24Tilney

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 23WilsonBooked at 15mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 34mins
  • 3MoxeyBooked at 85mins
  • 8Spearing
  • 15DerikSubstituted forLe Fondreat 78'minutes
  • 22MoraisSubstituted forClaytonat 56'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 12LongSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 69'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 11Solomon-Otabor
  • 17Trotter
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 39Turner
  • 45Le Fondre
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
21,545

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Attempt saved. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Joe Walsh (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by David Wheater.

Booking

Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Maecky Ngombo replaces Nicky Maynard.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Derik.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Derik.

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Chris Long.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Kieran Agard.

Attempt saved. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Chuks Aneke.

Attempt missed. Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by George B Williams.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Second Half

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Sheff Utd3018662360
2Scunthorpe2917752658
3Bolton2815671551
4Fleetwood3014971351
5Bradford30121441250
6Southend2912107746
7Rochdale2814410546
8Peterborough291289644
9Millwall291289444
10Bristol Rovers3012711-243
11Walsall3010128-142
12Charlton289136840
13Oxford Utd2710710437
14Wimbledon289109137
15MK Dons289811135
16Northampton309615-733
17Gillingham298912-933
18Shrewsbury308814-1232
19Port Vale288812-1432
20Swindon297814-1529
21Oldham2961013-1328
22Bury307617-1327
23Chesterfield297517-1826
24Coventry294916-2121
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