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Ipswich Town 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

Ipswich and Bolton shared the spoils at Portman Road after an entertaining 1-1 draw on the opening day of the League One season.

Aaron Morley's spot-kick gave Wanderers the lead after Conor Bradley had been fouled before Lee Evans drew Town level from a well-worked set-piece 13 minutes later.

The visitors started the game brightly and Bolton forward Oladapo Afolayan headed over Morley's corner in the sixth minute.

Bolton deservedly went ahead in the 25th minute after Ipswich debutant Leif Davis clipped Bradley's heels in the box - and Morley expertly dispatched the resultant penalty.

A cleverly worked corner routine saw Town pull level in the 38th minute when Conor Chaplin's low delivery was slammed home by Evans at the near post.

The hosts nearly went in front three minutes later but striker Freddie Ladapo was denied by Bradley's superb last-ditch block.

Ipswich were much improved after the break and Evans went close to putting Ipswich in the lead but his looping header was well-saved by James Trafford.

The hosts continued to probe and Ladapo's tame effort was saved by Trafford before Burns' header was deflected just wide 11 minutes from time.

It was one-way traffic in the final stages but Ipswich substitute Tyreece John-Jules fired straight at Trafford before Town skipper Sam Morsy also failed to beat the Wanderers keeper from close range in added time.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Walton
  • 44Donacien
  • 6WoolfendenBooked at 74mins
  • 4Edmundson
  • 7Burns
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Evans
  • 3DavisBooked at 43minsSubstituted forLeighat 59'minutes
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forAlukoat 71'minutes
  • 11HarnessSubstituted forJohn-Julesat 59'minutes
  • 9LadapoSubstituted forJacksonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14John-Jules
  • 15Burgess
  • 16Harper
  • 19Jackson
  • 21Leigh
  • 23Aluko
  • 31Hladky

Bolton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 19Trafford
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Johnston
  • 3JohnBooked at 33mins
  • 16MorleySubstituted forThomasonat 83'minutes
  • 4Williams
  • 20LeeSubstituted forBakayokoat 70'minutes
  • 21BradleyBooked at 63mins
  • 10CharlesSubstituted forBödvarssonat 77'minutes
  • 17AfolayanSubstituted forKachungaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Sadlier
  • 9Bödvarsson
  • 11Bakayoko
  • 14Iredale
  • 15Aimson
  • 24Kachunga
  • 25Thomason
Referee:
Samuel Barrott
Attendance:
26,688

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Edmundson (Ipswich Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Burns.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyreece John-Jules (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko.

  7. Post update

    Tyreece John-Jules (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gethin Jones (Bolton Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyreece John-Jules (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Morsy.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. George Thomason replaces Aaron Morley.

  13. Post update

    Tyreece John-Jules (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gethin Jones (Bolton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Conor Bradley.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Leigh with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jón Bödvarsson replaces Dion Charles.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Elias Kachunga replaces Oladapo Afolayan.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. James Trafford tries a through ball, but Oladapo Afolayan is caught offside.

  20. Booking

    Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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