Championship
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers2BoltonBolton Wanderers2
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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Joe Mason.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Liam Trotter.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. George Saville replaces Tommy Rowe.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Björn Sigurdarson.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers).