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Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Leeds United

Leeds United survived a late Bolton Wanderers rally to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for only the second time in 13 years.

Souleymane Doukara's left-footed shot and Toumani Diagouraga's swept finish gave Leeds a 2-0 lead their first-half dominance deserved.

Bolton looked out of it until Darren Pratley fired high into the net with 10 minutes to go.

Gary Madine hit a post as the hosts pressed for a late equaliser.

Madine had earlier fired over from inside the six-yard box, shortly after Doukara put Leeds ahead.

That was as close as Bolton came in the first half as Leeds kept their Championship rivals at arms' length.

Wanderers, who are second bottom of the table and beset by financial problems, improved too late to force a replay.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon: "We were way too passive in the first half.

"It was a goalkeeping error for the first goal but our reaction wasn't good after that and I am looking at our senior players.

"It was a good opportunity for us; a great cup tie, a good atmosphere, but you can't give teams 2-0 leads and expect to go through. We nearly resurrected but we didn't work hard enough in the first half."

Leeds boss Steve Evans: "When I arrived Souleymane Doukara felt discarded, didn't feel loved. And that's harsh. I told him he was going to get the biggest opportunity of his life and he is enjoying every minute of it.

"He is going to get fitter and sharper and I don't think there will be many teams who will look forward to playing against the big fella.

"His power and purpose all afternoon was great. He has got a heart the size of Big Ben and I am pleased he is getting these rewards."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Amos
  • 6VelaBooked at 82mins
  • 45Holding
  • 4Dervite
  • 3Moxey
  • 17Trotter
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forSpearingat 70'minutes
  • 7Feeney
  • 21Pratley
  • 22WellingtonSubstituted forWooleryat 70'minutes
  • 14Madine


  • 8Spearing
  • 13Rachubka
  • 15Derik
  • 23Dobbie
  • 27Twardzik
  • 30Woolery
  • 42Walker


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Silvestri
  • 21Taylor
  • 3BambaSubstituted forCoyleat 89'minutes
  • 5Bellusci
  • 4Wootton
  • 23L CookSubstituted forAdeyemiat 90+1'minutes
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 16DiagouragaBooked at 50mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 7AntenucciSubstituted forCarayolat 86'minutes
  • 11Doukara


  • 8Murphy
  • 18Carayol
  • 19Erwin
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 29Sloth
  • 31Coyle
  • 45Peacock-Farrell
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Tom Adeyemi replaces Lewis Cook.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Lewie Coyle replaces Sol Bamba because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Mustapha Carayol replaces Mirco Antenucci.

  8. Post update

    Rob Holding (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

  10. Post update

    Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Booking

    Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Leeds United 2. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Giuseppe Bellusci.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.