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Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips is QPR's top scorer so far this season following the departure of Charlie Austin

Bolton moved off the bottom of the Championship despite Matt Phillips' last-minute equaliser for Queens Park Rangers denying them all three points.

Trotters forward Zach Clough had the best chance of a tame first half as his ambitious overhead kick went just wide.

Wanderers started the second period brightly and were rewarded when Clough curled home an unstoppable strike.

However, deep in injury time Phillips' low strike squeezed past home keeper Ben Amos to steal a point for QPR.

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QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on draw at Bolton

The result means Bolton move up to 23rd place as a result of Charlton's defeat at Fulham, whilst QPR move up to 12th position.

It was an emotional afternoon at the Macron Stadium as Bolton, who were playing at home for the first time since the death of their chairman Phil Gartside, were visibly distraught with Phillips' last-minute leveller.

The visitors' dreadful form under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be of real concern for Rangers fans, having now won just two of the Dutchman's 13 league games in charge.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"It feels like a defeat, it's heart-breaking. We've managed to get a point out of the game but we needed three.

"The manner in which we conceded the late goal is disappointing. It was poor from us at a time when we should be seeing the danger out.

"There are plenty of games left and we all believe we can still get out of the position we are in. We don't look like a team languishing at the bottom of the league right now."

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"They were a little bit more desperate as they needed the three points because of where they are.

"I feel like we didn't really create but neither did they it was that kind of game.

"It was not pretty, it was not a classic but just two teams trying to find their way who couldn't really find their way."

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Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 6Vela
  • 4Dervite
  • 45Holding
  • 3Moxey
  • 8Spearing
  • 21Pratley
  • 16Davies
  • 10CloughSubstituted forDannsat 84'minutes
  • 19HeskeySubstituted forMadineat 53'minutes
  • 7Feeney

Substitutes

  • 13Rachubka
  • 14Madine
  • 15Derik
  • 18Danns
  • 22Wellington
  • 23Dobbie
  • 30Woolery

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 12MackieSubstituted forPolterat 74'minutes
  • 20HenryBooked at 21minsSubstituted forCheryat 80'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 60mins
  • 7Phillips
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 62'minutes
  • 9Washington

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 19El Khayati
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér
  • 29Ingram
  • 33Polter
  • 34Petrasso
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
14,085

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Attempt missed. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns replaces Zach Clough.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Karl Henry.

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter replaces Jamie Mackie.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abdenasser El Khayati with a cross.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dean Moxey.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Perch (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Abdenasser El Khayati with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Abdenasser El Khayati replaces Junior Hoilett.

Booking

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Gary Madine replaces Emile Heskey.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey tries a through ball, but Jay Spearing is caught offside.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Matthew Phillips tries a through ball, but Nedum Onuoha is caught offside.

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers).

Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull31186747192860
2Burnley321611550262459
3Middlesbrough30177639162358
4Brighton32151254134757
5Derby321412643281554
6Sheff Wed321411749341553
7Cardiff32121374234849
8Birmingham3113993830848
9Ipswich3113994039148
10Preston32111293029145
11Nottm Forest31101293127442
12QPR32913103839-140
13Wolves321010124043-340
14Brentford32117144351-840
15Huddersfield32108144344-138
16Reading31910123333037
17Leeds31813102934-537
18Fulham32811135053-335
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City32810142948-1934
21MK Dons3287172544-1931
22Rotherham3275203657-2126
23Bolton32413153153-2225
24Charlton32510172659-3325
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