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Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Ipswich Town

Joe Garner
Joe Garner's ninth goal of the season sealed a point for Ipswich

Struggling Bolton remain just one point clear of the bottom three after Ipswich came from behind to claim a draw.

Gary Madine scored his 10th goal of the season after turning in Antonee Robinson's cross from the left.

Ipswich then responded when David McGoldrick set up Joe Garner to tap into an empty net.

Martyn Waghorn almost snatched victory for Mick McCarthy's side after slamming a shot against the crossbar in the final minute.

Josh Vela spurned an early chance for Bolton after wriggling through the Ipswich defence, but Bartosz Białkowski stood firm to push Vela's toe-poked effort away.

David Wheater thought he had broken the deadlock in the first half as he curled a shot into the bottom corner, but the referee had stopped play for a foul by Will Buckley.

Ipswich generally dominated a low-quality game but are now without a win in their last four league away games.

Bolton have failed to beat Ipswich in their last nine meetings - a run dating back to 2002 - but their point has lifted them up to 20th place.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson:

"Overall, it was a good performance considering we lost Mark Beevers (illness) on the morning of the game. We also asked Karl Henry to play after only two days of training. Maybe that cost us with some fatigue in the second half.

"It's always disappointing not to take three points when you are ahead. However, with the disruption we have had, it is a decent point for us. Ipswich are a good side and have some good attacking players. Their goal summed up the quality they have in the final third.

"It was the one moment where they really cut us open. And I couldn't ask for any more in how the lads applied themselves."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"Bolton have a lot of Championship experience in their team and they are on a resurgence. I have never had an easy game here, and at the end of it I will take the point.

"Bolton are no mugs and they didn't make it easy for us. They are a big, powerful team.

"We actually played great football from 1-0 down - a football team turned up then and we played well. But it was probably the worst game, certainly the worst first half, I have seen all season, possibly for a long time. We had to scrap it out because it was a tough old game. Both teams worked hard to stop each other playing."

Line-ups

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 31Wheater
  • 4Dervite
  • 15Robinson
  • 17Derik
  • 24Henry
  • 10AmeobiSubstituted forNooneat 86'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forMoraisat 65'minutes
  • 14MadineBooked at 37minsSubstituted forWilbrahamat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 12Noone
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 22Morais
  • 23Darby
  • 33Howard

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 2IorfaBooked at 73mins
  • 27Carter-Vickers
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forGleesonat 45'minutes
  • 16ConnollySubstituted forHyamat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Waghorn
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 11CelinaSubstituted forSearsat 85'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 19Hyam
  • 20Sears
  • 24Crowe
  • 25Gleeson
  • 26Drinan
  • 30Kenlock
  • 40Smith
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
13,870

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Hyam replaces Callum Connolly.

  4. Post update

    Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

    Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Gary Madine because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Noone replaces Sammy Ameobi.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Bersant Celina.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Ipswich Town 1. Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.

  18. Post update

    Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

  19. Post update

    Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

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6Sheff Utd281441042321046
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8Middlesbrough281351038271144
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10Leeds28134114033743
11Preston28101263228442
12Ipswich28124124140140
13Norwich28107112833-537
14Nottm Forest28112153543-835
15Millwall28810103333034
16QPR2889113140-933
17Sheff Wed28711103034-432
18Reading2878133036-629
19Barnsley2869132840-1227
20Bolton2868142646-2026
21Hull28510133945-625
22Sunderland28510133047-1725
23Birmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton2866162152-3124
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