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Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Jermaine Beckford

Championship strugglers Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday scored a goal apiece as the sides played out a compelling draw at the Reebok Stadium.

Jermaine Beckford put the hosts ahead in the early stages, but Alex Baptiste headed into his own net to equalise.

Wednesday's Jermaine Johnson had a second-half header ruled out, before team-mate Jose Semedo was sent off late on for a foul on Jay Spearing.

Owls keeper Chris Kirkland produced two fine late saves to preserve a point.

Wednesday came into the match in the final relegation spot, two points and two places behind opponents Bolton who were in 20th, but the visitors started the brighter.

Giles Coke shot wide when picked out by Michail Antonio, and Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan produced a smart stop when Matty Fryatt was played through on goal.

Buoyed by the reprieve, Bolton went ahead against the run of play when Beckford stroked home his second goal in as many games after being found by a sublime flick by Neil Danns.

The equaliser came in fortuitous circumstances, as Baptiste turned a teasing Jeremy Helan cross into his own net.

Dave Jones's players controlled the match into the second half and looked to have gone in front after Johnson reacted quickest after a Stephen McPhail free-kick was deflected to him.

However, assistant referee Sian Massey ruled that players in offside positions were impeding Bogdan.

The Hungarian's opposite number Kirkland then had to be at his best after Semedo was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Spearing six minutes before the end.

Kirkland kept his side in the game as two superb saves from Tim Ream and Baptiste's headers followed to ensure that Bolton's late push was not rewarded with a win.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"We started very well and were playing some fantastic stuff. Jermaine scored a beautiful goal, but once again at home there was a huge piece of misfortune for us with the own goal.

"We showed great courage to try to force a winner and had four or five really good chances to do that.

"As soon as anybody leaves the ground then you run the risk of being sent off. Semedo's jumped off the floor and committed a dangerous tackle on Jay Spearing. For the goal, the guy's a yard offside and the assistant referee's done very well to spot it."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones:

"It wasn't a sending-off, they had a youngster who should have been sent off and it should have been a goal. Hopefully, Chris [Foy, referee] will review it and see that the lineslady was very quick in lifting her flag and I can't see where the offside is.

"As for the red card, you can normally tell by the reaction of players and that's what Semmy is all about. That's not his game, that's why he was so upset. His foot has slid across the floor and he's taken the ball. I just feel that some of the big decisions weren't right and we'll certainly be appealing.

"I can't fault my players' efforts because they were fantastic throughout. Chris Kirkland has pulled off two terrific saves at the end but, up until the sending-off, there was only one winner for me."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 17McNaughton
  • 15BaptisteBooked at 78mins
  • 44Kamara
  • 4Mills
  • 5Ream
  • 26FeeneySubstituted forLee Chung-yongat 58'minutes
  • 6Spearing
  • 10Beckford
  • 18DannsSubstituted forNgogat 78'minutes
  • 7EaglesSubstituted forHallat 69'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 9Ngog
  • 11Hall
  • 12Knight
  • 14Moritz
  • 21Pratley
  • 24Lonergan
  • 27Lee Chung-yong

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 2Buxton
  • 3Johnson
  • 6SemedoBooked at 85mins
  • 5Zayatte
  • 8Johnson
  • 7Antonio
  • 14CokeSubstituted forPalmerat 90+4'minutes
  • 28FryattSubstituted forJohnsonat 65'minutes
  • 27McPhailBooked at 75mins
  • 17Helan

Substitutes

  • 10Maghoma
  • 11Johnson
  • 19Mattock
  • 22Palmer
  • 26Martinez
  • 32Llera
  • 34Nuhui
Referee:
Chris Foy
Attendance:
17,177

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Giles Coke.
Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.
Attempt saved. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Michail Antonio.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.
Attempt saved. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.
Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers).
Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Ngog.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).
Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).
Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. David Ngog replaces Neil Danns.

Booking

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).
Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Johnson.
Hand ball by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday).
Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Buxton with a cross.
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson tries a through ball, but Roger Johnson is caught offside.
Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Chris Eagles.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Giles Coke with a headed pass.
Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.
Attempt blocked. Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Michail Antonio with a cross.
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.
Foul by Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday).
Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Matty Fryatt.
Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday).
Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.
Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong replaces Liam Feeney.
Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday).
Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday).
Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).
goal

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