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Bolton v Bristol City Reaction and Stats: Wanderers Blow Two Goal Lead


Bolton couldn’t make it back to back wins as they drew their first home game of the season 2-2 against Bristol City.

The first half was flat. Bristol City had more shots and possession by a long way but still managed to be not much more effective than Wanderers, bar a hit post. Going in at the break, it felt okay, if not particularly good.

Things did improve in the second half. From a set-piece, Will Buckley was adjudged to have got the decisive touch to put us ahead, then Josh Magennis, who apparently can’t finish. made it two goals in two to double our lead. It felt almost too good, and in time Bristol City would claw both goals back, firstly through Andi Weimann, then Jamie Paterson, finishing well after Bolton lost their way defending a counter attack.

Before the game, I would have taken a point, not sure however after being 2-0 up. Still, four points from our first two games represents a good start.

You can see highlights here.

Bolton subs: O’Neil on for Murphy (66), Wildschut on for Buckley (74), Le Fondre on for Noone (80)

Bristol City subs: Watkins on for O’Dowda (66), Taylor on for Weimann (87), Eisa on for Eliasson (93)

Bolton Wanderers
2 – 2
Bristol City

University of Bolton Stadium


11/08/2018 4:00 pm

Attendance: 14112

Referee: John Brooks

Bolton Wanderers Bristol City
Buckley, Magennis Weimann, Paterson
Ben Alnwick Niki Maenpaa
Pawel Olkowski Jack Hunt
David Wheater Adam Webster
Mark Beevers
Nathan Baker
Andy Taylor
Lloyd Kelly
Josh Vela
Niclas Eliasson
Jason Lowe Josh Brownhill
Luke Murphy
Marlon Pack
Craig Noone Callum O'Dowda
Josh Magennis Jamie Paterson
Will Buckley Andreas Weimann


Ben Williams Max O'Leary
Mark Little Eros Pisano
Erhun Oztumer Korey Smith
Adam Le Fondre
Matty Taylor
Jack Hobbs Liam Walsh
Gary O'Neil
Marley Watkins
Yanic Wildschut Mohamed Eisa

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 16
2 On Target 5
4 Corners 10
20 Fouls 6
6 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
31 % 69

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