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Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Fulham

Adam Le Fondre scores for Bolton
Le Fondre's last goal for Bolton was on the first day of the season

Adam Le Fondre's first goal in more than six months saw Bolton come from behind to draw with in-form Fulham.

Fulham, who had won their previous five league games, took the lead when Matt Targett headed in from close range.

Substitute Le Fondre volleyed in his first goal in 21 matches to put the hosts back on level terms.

Sammy Ameobi then had a goal ruled out for a foul before the visitors went close at the other end late on as Stefan Johansen hit the post.

The visitors, who are six points off the top two and remain in fifth place, had been leading for almost an hour after Targett, who is on loan from Southampton, opened the scoring with his first ever league goal after just four minutes.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side could have doubled their advantage soon after when Rui Fonte was denied when one-on-one with Wanderers keeper Ben Alnwick.

Aboubakar Kamara had a chance to make it 2-0 after the break but he failed to turn in Johansen's cross from five yards and the hosts were level soon afterwards as Le Fondre volleyed past Marcus Bettinelli from the edge of the box.

Bolton, who are 19th in the table, thought they had taken the lead but Ameobi's effort was ruled out for a foul on Bettinelli.

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson:

"I was disappointed with the way we started. We were a bit lacklustre and got punished.

"After that thought it was a very good performance, we grew into the game and I am pleased we went toe to toe with the in-form team in the league.

"Adam doesn't want to be known as just a good sub, but it is important if he is on the bench that he comes off and makes an impact like he did."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic told BBC Radio London:

"You cannot be completely happy after a result like today. We came here with the mentality and desire to win the game but didn't do it.

"We tried and we pushed at the end. We are disappointed but we must be strong adults and accept this situation.

"We have 15 finals in front of us and have to be ready for all these games."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 4Dervite
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 2LittleBooked at 17minsSubstituted forMoraisat 59'minutes
  • 24HenryBooked at 45mins
  • 17Derik
  • 6Vela
  • 15Robinson
  • 10AmeobiSubstituted forWalkerat 89'minutes
  • 40CloughSubstituted forLe Fondreat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 14Flanagan
  • 19Walker
  • 22Morais
  • 32Burke
  • 33Howard

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2Fredericks
  • 26Kalas
  • 13Ream
  • 21Targett
  • 16NorwoodSubstituted forCairneyat 74'minutes
  • 6McDonald
  • 20PiazonSubstituted forKamaraat 51'minutes
  • 8JohansenBooked at 60mins
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 9FonteSubstituted forMitrovicat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoi
  • 10Cairney
  • 11Ayité
  • 22Christie
  • 27Button
  • 32Mitrovic
  • 47Kamara
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
14,386

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

  4. Post update

    Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Walker (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tyler Walker replaces Sammy Ameobi.

  9. Post update

    Stefan Johansen (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matt Targett.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Targett with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

  13. Post update

    Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Antonee Robinson.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Ben Alnwick tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.

As It Stood

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4Cardiff30167745271855
5Fulham311410752361652
6Bristol City31141074536952
7Preston31121363830849
8Sheff Utd31154124437749
9Middlesbrough311461140291148
10Brentford31111194340344
11Leeds31135134239344
12Ipswich31135134341244
13Norwich31128113134-344
14Millwall31912103634239
15QPR3199133344-1136
16Nottm Forest31112183550-1535
17Sheff Wed31713113238-634
18Reading3188153441-732
19Bolton3079142847-1930
20Birmingham3086162241-1930
21Hull31611144247-529
22Barnsley31610153045-1528
23Sunderland31511153455-2126
24Burton3167182458-3425
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