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Wolves 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

Wellington Silva
Wellington Silva has scored two goals for Bolton since joining on loan from Arsenal in August

Late goals from Wellington Silva and Stephen Dobbie helped Championship strugglers Bolton come from behind to draw against Wolves at Molineux.

New signing Joe Mason poked the hosts ahead after Bolton keeper Ben Amos did not hold Bjorn Sigurdarson's shot.

Liam Feeney fired just over as Bolton dominated the rest of the first half.

James Henry cut inside and fired in to double Wolves' lead after the break, before Silva's header and Dobbie's free-kick earned the visitors a point.

Dobbie's goal was fortunate, deflecting off a player in the wall, but Bolton side were good value for the draw having controlled much of the game.

Mason scored on his Wolves debut inside three minutes with the hosts' first attack of the game, reacting quickly to prod home from the centre of the box.

Neil Lennon's side struggled to get shots on target despite having much of the possession thereafter, but Silva tested Carl Ikeme from distance just before the break.

Josh Vela drew Ikeme into another save as Bolton continued to press after half-time before Henry looked to have secured his side three points when he drifted in from the right to shoot left-footed into the far corner.

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Jackett on Wolves v Bolton

But an unmarked Silva took advantage of poor defending to head in Vela's cross, and Dobbie's right-footed strike earned the Championship's bottom side a much-needed point.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"We need a heck of a run [to make the play-offs] and we know that. There are some very good sides ahead of us. So, we're looking at not a point gained, but two dropped.

"Bolton were in the ascendancy for too much of the game and I accept that.

"Having said that we were ahead early on and then we got a very good second goal.

"When you get into that type of position, you should be able to see it out."

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"It was an outstanding performance. I thought we dominated the game for long periods and I couldn't believe that we went 2-0 down.

"We thoroughly deserved a point out of the game and I got everything that I wanted from the performance.

"It gives us a huge lift going into a big game against Rotherham.

"It was important that we got something from this game in hand. Now we have to follow it up with hopefully a win at the weekend."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Doherty
  • 16Coady
  • 11McDonald
  • 17van La Parra
  • 10MasonSubstituted forPriceat 86'minutes
  • 15RoweSubstituted forSavilleat 82'minutes
  • 22SigurdarsonSubstituted forHenryat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Henry
  • 8Saville
  • 13McCarey
  • 19Price
  • 25Byrne
  • 28Deslandes
  • 29Le Fondre

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 6Vela
  • 4Dervite
  • 45Holding
  • 3Moxey
  • 8Spearing
  • 7Feeney
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forDobbieat 83'minutes
  • 16Davies
  • 22Wellington
  • 30WoolerySubstituted forHeskeyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Rachubka
  • 15Derik
  • 19Heskey
  • 23Dobbie
  • 25Wilson
  • 27Twardzik
  • 42Walker
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
17,825

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a headed pass.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Vela tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 2. Stephen Dobbie (Bolton Wanderers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Joe Mason.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Liam Trotter.

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

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Tommy Rowe.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Vela with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 0. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa.

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

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Björn Sigurdarson.

Hand ball by Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers).

Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Björn Sigurdarson tries a through ball, but Rajiv van La Parra is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wellington.

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Björn Sigurdarson is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull28175645182756
2Middlesbrough27174637142355
3Burnley291410547262152
4Derby291311539251450
5Brighton28131143428650
6Ipswich2913973936348
7Sheff Wed291211643321147
8Birmingham2913883728947
9Cardiff29111173833544
10Brentford29117114241140
11Nottm Forest2991283025539
12Wolves29109103940-139
13QPR2981293535036
14Preston2981292527-236
15Leeds2981292933-436
16Reading2998123333035
17Huddersfield2988133942-332
18Blackburn2761292424030
19Fulham28610124348-528
20MK Dons2875162341-1826
21Rotherham2974183553-1825
22Bristol City29510142447-2325
23Charlton2959152655-2924
24Bolton29312142648-2221
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