FA Cup - Third Round
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Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Crystal Palace

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FA Cup: Bolton 0-0 Crystal Palace highlights

Sam Allardyce is still seeking his first win as Crystal Palace boss after his former club Bolton Wanderers forced a replay against their Premier League opponents in the FA Cup third round.

Palace's Mathieu Flamini blazed a great chance over while Loic Remy hit a post against the League One hosts.

Bolton's James Henry was twice denied by Palace keeper Julian Speroni, 37.

Palace, losing finalists last season, had a lucky escape when Josh Vela headed against the post for Bolton.

Reaction from all of Saturday's FA Cup third round ties

It means another game for Palace, something Allardyce could do without as he battles to keep his side out of the Premier League's bottom three.

Where will Allardyce's first win come?

Allardyce, 62, played for and managed Bolton, steering Wanderers to a top-six Premier League finish and a place in Europe during his eight years in charge between 1999 and 2007.

It was no surprise he received a warm reception from home fans as he took his place in the dugout before enduring an uncomfortable 90 minutes.

Julian Speroni makes a save during Crystal Palace's FA Cup tie with Bolton Wanderers
Julian Speroni joined Crystal Palace in the summer of 2004

Palace, who have drawn two and lost two of their first four games since the former England manager took charge, did enough to avoid an upset and might even have nicked it.

Remy, on loan from Chelsea, was their most threatening player before the break.

As well as being denied by the woodwork, the France international forced two fine saves from Ben Alnwick before being replaced by Yohan Cabaye at the start of the second half.

Speroni was making his 389th appearance for Palace, a club record, and he was required as Bolton threatened an upset through the industrious Henry and Gary Madine.

Bolton on the up under Parkinson

Bolton were a top-flight club as recently as 2012 but the past five years have been bleak - financial problems coupled with relegation to the third tier.

Yet there are signs they are finally heading back in the right direction under manager Phil Parkinson.

Third in the league with games in hand over both teams above them, Bolton offered further evidence in this entertaining tie that they are a well organised unit as they came close to causing an upset.

Henry, on loan from Wolves, could have had a hat-trick inside the first 20 minutes alone. Madine and Vela also caused panic in the Palace defence.

Bolton's main aim this season is to win promotion back to the Championship yet Parkinson and his players certainly will not be ruling out making further progress in the FA Cup.

'I want us to get better'

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce: "We're still in the hat. Parky's side gave us a real good game. I want us to get better - I wouldn't say I was satisfied with what I saw.

"We haven't kept a clean sheet for a while at this club, so we've got that.

"I changed the team about and that can disrupt things a bit. It was a tough game and we had to battle it out."

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson: "When the draw came out we thought it would be interesting to see how we could acquit ourselves against Premier League opposition and we didn't look out of place.

"It was a good team performance and it was a shame we couldn't have found that moment to win the game."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 23Wilson
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 52mins
  • 20Taylor
  • 32Thorpe
  • 8SpearingBooked at 60mins
  • 10CloughSubstituted forClaytonat 79'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 24HenrySubstituted forTaylorat 86'minutes
  • 14MadineSubstituted forProctorat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 7Taylor
  • 9Proctor
  • 15Derik
  • 17Trotter
  • 19Clayton
  • 39Turner

Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 2Ward
  • 27Delaney
  • 34Kelly
  • 19Fryers
  • 14Lee
  • 16LedleySubstituted forTownsendat 66'minutes
  • 4Flamini
  • 22Mutch
  • 8RemySubstituted forCabayeat 45'minutes
  • 9CampbellSubstituted forKaikaiat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Tomkins
  • 7Cabaye
  • 10Townsend
  • 25Kaikai
  • 40Perntreou
  • 43Husin
  • 46Wan-Bissaka
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
11,683

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamCrystal Palace
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Crystal Palace 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Crystal Palace 0.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor tries a through ball, but Josh Vela is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Taylor replaces James Henry.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jamie Proctor replaces Gary Madine.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Sullay Kaikai replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces Zach Clough.

Attempt missed. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

Attempt missed. Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yohan Cabaye with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zach Clough.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Thorpe (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Andros Townsend replaces Joe Ledley.

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Attempt saved. Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordon Mutch with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Booking

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Taylor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Yohan Cabaye.

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

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