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Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

High-flying Bolton were held to a draw by MK Dons as their winless run extended to four games in League One.

Kieran Agard's third goal in as many outings midway through the second-half cancelled out Jay Spearing's opener for Bolton as MK's unbeaten league run extended to five games under new boss Robbie Neilson.

Neither side could get a foothold in the opening exchanges, but it was the visitors who were the first to really threaten when Filipe Morais swung in an inviting cross for fellow new signing Chris Long inside the box but his delicate header skimmed just wide.

And Phil Parkinson's side took the lead seconds before the break after Spearing's free-kick from the left flew untouched past the bodies of a flooded MK penalty area and keeper David Martin before nestling in the bottom corner of the net.

But the Dons drew themselves level 15 minutes after the half-time break as Agard's emphatic strike from the edge of the box flew past Ben Alnwick in the Bolton goal and into the bottom corner for his 11th goal of the campaign.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2Baldock
  • 23Downing
  • 4Walsh
  • 12Williams
  • 6Upson
  • 8Potter
  • 25AnekeBooked at 39minsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 57'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 18Barnes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forBowditchat 68'minutes
  • 28MaynardSubstituted forNgomboat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ngombo
  • 9Bowditch
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 16Muirhead
  • 19Nicholls
  • 21Brittain
  • 24Tilney

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 23WilsonBooked at 15mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 34mins
  • 3MoxeyBooked at 85mins
  • 8Spearing
  • 15DerikSubstituted forLe Fondreat 78'minutes
  • 22MoraisSubstituted forClaytonat 56'minutes
  • 6Vela
  • 12LongSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 69'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 11Solomon-Otabor
  • 17Trotter
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 35Wilkinson
  • 39Turner
  • 45Le Fondre
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
21,545

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Attempt saved. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Joe Walsh (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Darren Potter (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by David Wheater.

Booking

Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ed Upson (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Maecky Ngombo replaces Nicky Maynard.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Derik.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Derik.

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Chris Long.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Kieran Agard.

Attempt saved. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Kieran Agard (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Chuks Aneke.

Attempt missed. Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Max Clayton replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by George B Williams.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Kieran Agard (MK Dons).

Second Half

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd30186657342360
2Scunthorpe29177557312658
3Bolton28156737221551
4Fleetwood30149744311351
5Bradford301214438261250
6Southend29121074336746
7Rochdale28144104136546
8Peterborough2912894337644
9Millwall2912894440444
10Bristol Rovers30127114850-243
11Walsall30101283839-142
12Charlton2891363628840
13Oxford Utd27107103430437
14Wimbledon2891093837137
15MK Dons2898113938135
16Northampton3096154350-733
17Gillingham2989123746-933
18Shrewsbury3088143042-1232
19Port Vale2888123145-1432
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Oldham29610131730-1328
22Bury3076174760-1327
23Chesterfield2975172846-1826
24Coventry2949162344-2121
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