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Blackpool 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

Lee Chung-yong
Winger Lee Chung-yong has been capped 63 times for South Korea

Lee Chung-yong's late equaliser for Bolton denied rock-bottom Blackpool just their second win of the season.

The South Korea international fired a low shot into the corner after the ball broke to him on the edge of the box.

Blackpool's on-loan striker Jacob Murphy put the hosts in front 15 minutes from time with a curling free-kick into the top left corner.

But Lee struck seven minutes later to keep the Seasiders nine points adrift at the foot of the table.

The situation looks increasingly bleak for Lee Clark's men as their only league victory this term remains a 1-0 win against Cardiff on 3 October.

Blackpool's season to forget
The Tangerines one league win so far this season is the fewest out of all 92 league clubs
Blackpool have scored just 12 Championship goals so far, the lowest in the league along with Sheffield Wednesday, and conceded 30, the second highest behind Huddersfield

They almost went in front on 18 minutes when Jacob Mellis's deflected shot from 25 yards looped over Bolton goalkeeper Andy Lonergan and bounced back off the crossbar.

Shortly after it was the visitors who hit the woodwork as Lee's low shot rebounded off the post and Liam Feeney fired the follow-up wide.

Donervon Daniels spurned a great chance for Blackpool when he lashed wide from eight yards before Nile Ranger headed Murphy's corner over on the stroke of half-time.

After the break Bolton's Josh Vela over-hit a back-pass to Lonergan, who had to scramble back to prevent an own goal before Murphy flashed a 20-yard shot just wide.

Blackpool's pressure eventually paid off when Murphy, on-loan from Norwich City, was brought down on the edge of the area and stepped up to place a sublime free-kick past Lonergan.

Their joy was short-lived as Bolton equalised against the run of play through Lee, a result which kept Neil Lennon's side just above the relegation zone on goal difference.

Blackpool boss Lee Clark: "I was delighted with many aspects of the game. That performance is the standard-bearer now and, if we produce games like that between now and the end of the season, we will gain points on the teams above us.

"We've got to get wins. I'm even more confident now than when I walked in because I believe the players are fitter and they have more confidence."

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Lennon on Blackpool v Bolton

Bolton boss Neil Lennon: "I'm disappointed that we haven't come here and won with the form that we've been showing. I think that's a measure of where we've come so quickly.

"You have to remember that Blackpool are scrapping for their lives and there is a structure to the way that Lee has them set up."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1LewisBooked at 37mins
  • 32Lenihan
  • 2Daniels
  • 6Clarke
  • 35Kennedy
  • 4Perkins
  • 12EaglesSubstituted forDaviesat 72'minutes
  • 8MellisSubstituted forOrlandiat 24'minutes
  • 31O'HaraBooked at 35mins
  • 25Murphy
  • 19RangerSubstituted forMillerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Davies
  • 11Orlandi
  • 14Delfouneso
  • 17Miller
  • 18Dunne
  • 21Parish
  • 37Nosworthy

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 25Vela
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 18Danns
  • 21PratleySubstituted forMasonat 67'minutes
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forSpearingat 59'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 27Lee Chung-yong
  • 12ClaytonSubstituted forHallat 87'minutes
  • 28Davies

Substitutes

  • 2McNaughton
  • 3Moxey
  • 6Spearing
  • 9Mason
  • 11Hall
  • 13Kenny
  • 17Trotter
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
12,181

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Matt Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Craig Davies tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool).

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers).

Brian Lenihan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Max Clayton.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Clayton with a cross.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jacob Murphy.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matt Mills tries a through ball, but Craig Davies is caught offside.

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Kennedy.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Jacob Murphy (Blackpool) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Jacob Murphy (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Chris Eagles.

Foul by Craig Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Brian Lenihan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Darren Pratley.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Craig Davies is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ishmael Miller replaces Nile Ranger.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing tries a through ball, but Craig Davies is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jamie O'Hara (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jacob Murphy.

Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Max Clayton with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Andrea Orlandi.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing replaces Liam Feeney.

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

Chris Eagles (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a headed pass.

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

goal

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