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Norwich City 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Moritz Leitner puts his shot wide for Norwich
Moritz Leitner squandered Norwich's best chance before the break after racing clear

Norwich boss Daniel Farke was sent to the stands in the 96th minute as the Canaries were held to a goalless draw by relegation-threatened Bolton.

Farke was dismissed for kicking the ball away after Moritz Leitner had been penalised for a foul throw.

Earlier, James Maddison curled a shot against the post and set the tone for a first-half dominated by the hosts.

Ben Alnwick also foiled Maddison and Nelson Oliveira, while Leitner sent Norwich's best chance wide.

The goalless draw saw Farke's side extend their unbeaten run to six matches, but sharing the spoils with the Trotters - after draws with leaders Wolves, neighbours Ipswich and highflying Derby in their previous three games - saw them slip to 14th in the table.

Farke's late show of frustration summed up the hosts' afternoon against a resilient Bolton side, who are 19th in the table, four points clear of the bottom three.

While Maddison went closest to opening the scoring with an early effort off the base of the post, Leitner was guilty of the worst miss of the first half - the German sidefooted well wide of the target with only Alnwick to beat.

Alnwick may not have been worked in that instance, but he kept the visitors in the contest with a save from Maddison before a diving effort to deny Oliviera.

Bolton rarely threatened in response, with an acrobatic effort from Sammy Ameobi - following up a blocked shot from Darren Pratley - the best the Championship strugglers could produce in the first 45 minutes.

They looked more lively after the break, but failed to seriously trouble the hosts, who themselves only managed to create a series of half-chances in the second half.

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke on his sending off:

"I was angry that a lot of Bolton time-wasting went unpunished and then the linesman somehow spotted a foul throw from 30 metres away.

"All I can do now is apologise for my actions and ensure everyone that it won't happen again.

"It is unbelievable that we didn't win that game. I thought it was probably our best home performance of the season."

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson:

"That was a proper shift from the lads.

"We were put under a lot of pressure in the first half because they were finding a lot of space but he had a word about that at half-time and adapted really well in the second half.

"We had an important win against Sunderland in midweek and it's great that we have backed that up with a point today."

Line-ups

Norwich

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Gunn
  • 4Reed
  • 6ZimmermannBooked at 55mins
  • 31Hanley
  • 26LewisBooked at 90mins
  • 27TetteySubstituted forHoolahanat 80'minutes
  • 25HernándezSubstituted forSrbenyat 77'minutes
  • 23Maddison
  • 10Leitner
  • 11Murphy
  • 9Oliveira

Substitutes

  • 2Pinto
  • 8Vrancic
  • 12Watkins
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 20Raggett
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern

Bolton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 13Alnwick
  • 22MoraisBooked at 72mins
  • 4Dervite
  • 31WheaterSubstituted forFlanaganat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Beevers
  • 15Robinson
  • 21PratleyBooked at 37mins
  • 32BurkeBooked at 76minsSubstituted forDerikat 81'minutes
  • 8Karacan
  • 10AmeobiBooked at 84mins
  • 9Le FondreSubstituted forWilbrahamat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 11Buckley
  • 14Flanagan
  • 17Derik
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 33Howard
  • 40Clough
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
25,475

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jamal Lewis.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira tries a through ball, but Dennis Srbeny is caught offside.

  5. Booking

    Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Lewis (Norwich City).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Maddison with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

  9. Booking

    Jon Flanagan (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jon Flanagan (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hanley (Norwich City).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

  19. Post update

    Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

As It Stood

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1Wolves34227559283173
2Cardiff33197749272264
3Aston Villa34189753322163
4Derby341612653312260
5Fulham341611757372059
6Bristol City33141274839954
7Middlesbrough341571246341252
8Sheff Utd33164134639752
9Preston34121574033751
10Brentford341311105041950
11Leeds34147134743449
12Millwall341212104035548
13Ipswich34146144543248
14Norwich341211113437-347
15Nottm Forest34124184153-1240
16QPR34109153851-1339
17Sheff Wed34813133744-737
18Reading33810153845-734
19Bolton34810162951-2234
20Hull33711154450-632
21Barnsley33710163347-1431
22Birmingham3486202251-2930
23Burton3478192660-3429
24Sunderland34512173761-2427
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