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Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Wolves

James Henry
James Henry played under Wolves boss Kenny Jackett at Millwall

James Henry's late strike saved Wolves from their first league defeat of 2015 as they drew at Bolton.

Kenny Jackett's side took the lead within three minutes when Nouha Dicko struck from close range.

Teenage striker Zach Clough then equalised with a direct free-kick and made it 2-1 soon after when he fired past Carl Ikeme from inside the box.

Bolton looked set to move into the top half of the Championship before Henry struck in the 96th minute.

Wolves could not have made a better start, as Dicko latched on to Kevin McDonald's pass before firing past Andy Lonergan from six yards.

But Bolton turned things around during a three-minute period midway through the second half.

First, Clough's free-kick found the corner of Ikeme's goal after Darren Pratley had been brought down and soon after he turned well in the box to curl in Tim Ream's cross.

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Lennon on Bolton v Wolves

Clough then almost set up a third for Bolton, when he found Liam Trotter, whose shot from outside the box was saved by Ikeme.

Dicko was twice denied opportunities to shoot thanks to strong challenges from defender David Wheater.

In the second half Bolton debutant Adam Le Fondre went close to scoring when he chested down a Liam Feeney pass, but Ikeme saved his volley at goal.

Bolton, who lost Pratley just after the break to injury, did well to nullify the Wolves attack as Josh Vela prevented Lee Evans and Benik Afobe from causing problems in the box.

Rob Hall fired wide at the other end, but the hosts looked to be heading towards an important victory before eventually succumbing to late pressure.

With just seconds left, Henry fired a 25-yard shot past Lonergan to deny Bolton a first league home win of the new year.

Bolton boss Neil Lennon on Zach Clough:

"Zach's performance was amazing considering he has not kicked a ball for three weeks.

"I don't know where he got the free-kick from because I have never seen him do it before. But he is an outstanding talent and we have to manage him in the right way.

"We can't get carried away. I have to be mindful not to build him up into something he might possibly be. He might never get there but he is a definite talent."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"I felt we lacked in the first half and Bolton deserved their lead. In the second, they sat quite deep and we continued to try to put the ball behind them which wasn't the right tactic. We should have moved the ball better and got the ball into feet.

"I am always pleased to pick up point away from home. But it was tough for us to break them down and a real bit of quality did that in the end."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 24Lonergan
  • 25Vela
  • 31Wheater
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 7Feeney
  • 17Trotter
  • 18DannsBooked at 68mins
  • 21PratleySubstituted forMoxeyat 49'minutes
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 40CloughSubstituted forHallat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McNaughton
  • 3Moxey
  • 4Mills
  • 11Hall
  • 13Amos
  • 20Costa Rocha
  • 22Gudjohnsen

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 33IorfaSubstituted forDohertyat 75'minutes
  • 6Batth
  • 5StearmanBooked at 82mins
  • 3Golbourne
  • 17van La Parra
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 69mins
  • 19PriceBooked at 64minsSubstituted forEvansat 67'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forHenryat 67'minutes
  • 12Afobe
  • 40Dicko

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 7Henry
  • 14Evans
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 27Jacobs
  • 29Kuszczak
  • 30Hause
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
15,869

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Benik Afobe.

Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Robert Hall.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Attempt blocked. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Hall.

Attempt blocked. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Booking

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Vela.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Neil Danns.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces Dominic Iorfa.

Booking

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Zach Clough.

goal

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3Middlesbrough28158543182553
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5Brentford2815494437749
6Watford28145956332347
7Wolves2812973335-245
8Norwich28128850341644
9Blackburn2810993838039
10Sheff Wed2891182125-438
11Birmingham2891093139-837
12Nottm Forest28810103740-334
13Cardiff2897123642-634
14Bolton2897123339-634
15Fulham28104144149-834
16Reading2897123342-934
17Huddersfield2897123647-1134
18Charlton2861572535-1033
19Leeds2888123039-932
20Rotherham28612102636-1030
21Brighton28611113036-629
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23Wigan28410142636-1022
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