Championship
BoltonBolton Wanderers1QPRQueens Park Rangers1
Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips is QPR's top scorer so far this season following the departure of Charlie Austin

Bolton moved off the bottom of the Championship despite Matt Phillips' last-minute equaliser for Queens Park Rangers denying them all three points.

Trotters forward Zach Clough had the best chance of a tame first half as his ambitious overhead kick went just wide.

Wanderers started the second period brightly and were rewarded when Clough curled home an unstoppable strike.

However, deep in injury time Phillips' low strike squeezed past home keeper Ben Amos to steal a point for QPR.

The result means Bolton move up to 23rd place as a result of Charlton's defeat at Fulham, whilst QPR move up to 12th position.

It was an emotional afternoon at the Macron Stadium as Bolton, who were playing at home for the first time since the death of their chairman Phil Gartside, were visibly distraught with Phillips' last-minute leveller.

The visitors' dreadful form under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be of real concern for Rangers fans, having now won just two of the Dutchman's 13 league games in charge.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon:

"It feels like a defeat, it's heart-breaking. We've managed to get a point out of the game but we needed three.

"The manner in which we conceded the late goal is disappointing. It was poor from us at a time when we should be seeing the danger out.

"There are plenty of games left and we all believe we can still get out of the position we are in. We don't look like a team languishing at the bottom of the league right now."

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:

"They were a little bit more desperate as they needed the three points because of where they are.

"I feel like we didn't really create but neither did they it was that kind of game.

"It was not pretty, it was not a classic but just two teams trying to find their way who couldn't really find their way."

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Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 6Vela
  • 4Dervite
  • 45Holding
  • 3Moxey
  • 8Spearing
  • 21Pratley
  • 16Davies
  • 10CloughSubstituted forDannsat 84'minutes
  • 19HeskeySubstituted forMadineat 53'minutes
  • 7Feeney

Substitutes

  • 13Rachubka
  • 14Madine
  • 15Derik
  • 18Danns
  • 22Wellington
  • 23Dobbie
  • 30Woolery

QPR

  • 25Smithies
  • 24Perch
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 12MackieSubstituted forPolterat 74'minutes
  • 20HenryBooked at 21minsSubstituted forCheryat 80'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 60mins
  • 7Phillips
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forEl Khayatiat 62'minutes
  • 9Washington

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 19El Khayati
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér
  • 29Ingram
  • 33Polter
  • 34Petrasso
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
14,085

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

  6. Post update

    Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abdenasser El Khayati (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Dorian Dervite tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns replaces Zach Clough.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Karl Henry.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Sebastian Polter replaces Jamie Mackie.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abdenasser El Khayati with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

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