FA Cup - Fourth Round
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Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Leeds United

Leeds United survived a late Bolton Wanderers rally to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the second time in 13 years.

Souleymane Doukara's left-footed shot and Toumani Diagouraga's swept finish gave Leeds a 2-0 lead their first-half dominance deserved.

Bolton looked out of it until Darren Pratley fired high into the net with 10 minutes to go.

Gary Madine hit a post as the hosts pressed for a late equaliser.

Madine had earlier fired over from inside the six-yard box, shortly after Doukara put Leeds ahead.

That was as close as Bolton came in the first half as Leeds kept their Championship rivals at arms' length.

Wanderers, who are second bottom of the table and beset by financial problems, improved too late to force a replay.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon: "We were way too passive in the first half.

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Lennon on Bolton v Leeds

"It was a goalkeeping error for the first goal but our reaction wasn't good after that and I am looking at our senior players.

"It was a good opportunity for us; a great cup tie, a good atmosphere, but you can't give teams 2-0 leads and expect to go through. We nearly resurrected but we didn't work hard enough in the first half."

Leeds boss Steve Evans: "When I arrived Souleymane Doukara felt discarded, didn't feel loved. And that's harsh. I told him he was going to get the biggest opportunity of his life and he is enjoying every minute of it.

"He is going to get fitter and sharper and I don't think there will be many teams who will look forward to playing against the big fella.

"His power and purpose all afternoon was great. He has got a heart the size of Big Ben and I am pleased he is getting these rewards."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 6VelaBooked at 82mins
  • 45Holding
  • 4Dervite
  • 3Moxey
  • 17Trotter
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forSpearingat 70'minutes
  • 7Feeney
  • 21Pratley
  • 22WellingtonSubstituted forWooleryat 70'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 8Spearing
  • 13Rachubka
  • 15Derik
  • 23Dobbie
  • 27Twardzik
  • 30Woolery
  • 42Walker

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 21Taylor
  • 3BambaSubstituted forCoyleat 89'minutes
  • 5Bellusci
  • 4Wootton
  • 23L CookSubstituted forAdeyemiat 90+1'minutes
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 16DiagouragaBooked at 50mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 7AntenucciSubstituted forCarayolat 86'minutes
  • 11Doukara

Substitutes

  • 8Murphy
  • 18Carayol
  • 19Erwin
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 29Sloth
  • 31Coyle
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
17,336

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Tom Adeyemi replaces Lewis Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Lewie Coyle replaces Sol Bamba because of an injury.

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mustapha Carayol replaces Mirco Antenucci.

Rob Holding (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 2. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Giuseppe Bellusci.

Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Giuseppe Bellusci.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Wellington.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing replaces Mark Davies.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Amos.

Attempt saved. Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Scott Wootton (Leeds United).

Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Scott Wootton (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Giuseppe Bellusci.

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