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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."

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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Lonergan
  • 25Vela
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 18Danns
  • 21PratleySubstituted forMasonat 67'minutes
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forSpearingat 59'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 27Lee
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Max Clayton.

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jacob Murphy.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tom Kennedy.