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Barnsley 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

Craig Noone
Craig Noone's 85th-minute volley was his first goal for Bolton

Oli McBurnie scored an injury-time equaliser as Barnsley snatched a late draw with fellow Championship relegation strugglers Bolton.

Gary Gardner fired the Tykes into a half-time lead from 10 yards.

Bolton thought they had won it when Adam Le Fondre levelled with a penalty before Craig Noone volleyed in late on.

But McBurnie headed in a corner to leave third-from-bottom Barnsley two points behind both Bolton and Birmingham City.

Barnsley have a game in hand on Bolton but have now played the same number of games as Birmingham, who face leaders Wolves at Molineux on Sunday.

Going into the last 10 minutes, the Tykes appeared to be climbing out of the drop zone courtesy of Gardner's strike after McBurnie had seen two efforts cleared off the line.

David Wheater had gone closest to an equaliser for Bolton when his second-half header was cleared off the line by Andy Yiadom, before Phil Parkinson's side turned things around with two goals in three minutes.

First Le Fondre slotted in from the spot after George Moncur was adjudged to have fouled Will Buckley, before Noone netted his first goal for the club.

That looked set to lift Bolton five points clear of the relegation zone but McBurnie headed in at the far post to earn Barnsley a point.

Barnsley boss Jose Morais told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Every point is important and winning games is important and we wanted to be consistent in achieving positive results.

"Now the goal is to win, win, win. This is our desire, our wish and our goal."

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson:

"I'm delighted Craig Noone got his goal which should've won us the game. I wish I was here talking about Craig Noone's fantastic goal and what an important one it was for us but to concede off a last-minute set-play has hurt us.

"We really took the game to them and had other chances to score but we weren't able to get the goal.

"We live to fight for another day, we're still in the mix. I felt we lost our way a bit, the spirit had been drained out of us. Today it's back and that's what we've got to maintain until the end of the season."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Davies
  • 17Yiadom
  • 18JacksonSubstituted forPinnockat 45'minutes
  • 6LindsayBooked at 90mins
  • 3FryersSubstituted forMahoneyat 86'minutes
  • 20PottsSubstituted forBradshawat 71'minutes
  • 22GardnerBooked at 57mins
  • 10MoncurBooked at 79mins
  • 7Hammill
  • 19MooreBooked at 45mins
  • 15McBurnieBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 9Bradshaw
  • 11Isgrove
  • 12Cavare
  • 16Pinnock
  • 21Mahoney
  • 30Walton
  • 34Hedges

Bolton

Formation 5-4-1

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2LittleSubstituted forNooneat 71'minutes
  • 32BurkeSubstituted forBuckleyat 45'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 59mins
  • 15Robinson
  • 10AmeobiBooked at 55mins
  • 21PratleyBooked at 81mins
  • 24HenryBooked at 13mins
  • 22MoraisSubstituted forDerviteat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Le Fondre

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 4Dervite
  • 6Vela
  • 11Buckley
  • 12Noone
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 33Howard
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
14,138

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  3. Post update

    Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

  5. Booking

    Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 2, Bolton Wanderers 2. Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieffer Moore following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Le Fondre.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Dorian Dervite replaces Filipe Morais.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    George Moncur (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Connor Mahoney replaces Ezekiel Fryers.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 1, Bolton Wanderers 2. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  19. Booking

    Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Booking

    Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves42288676364092
2Cardiff42258964352983
3Fulham432313773423182
4Aston Villa4323101067402779
5Middlesbrough432091461421969
6Millwall4318151055401569
7Derby4218141061431868
8Preston431715115445966
9Sheff Utd43199155850866
10Brentford4317141259481165
11Bristol City4317141260501065
12Ipswich43168195154-356
13Norwich431414154654-856
14Leeds43159195461-754
15QPR431411185465-1153
16Sheff Wed431214175159-850
17Nottm Forest42147214560-1549
18Hull431114186462247
19Reading431013204863-1543
20Birmingham42117243261-2940
21Bolton43913213666-3040
22Barnsley42814204463-1938
23Burton43811243378-4535
24Sunderland43616214776-2934
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