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Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Bristol City

Andreas Weimann
Andreas Weimann (right) scored his second goal in two games for Bristol City

Bristol City came back from two goals down in a thrilling second half to earn a deserved draw at Bolton Wanderers.

The game was goalless until just before the hour mark when winger Will Buckley scrambled in to put the hosts in front.

Josh Magennis doubled the lead shortly after with a neat turn and finish before Andreas Weimann raced clear and slotted into the corner to make it 2-1.

City, who dominated for long periods, levelled when Jamie Paterson jinked into the box and fired in.

The impressive Niclas Eliasson had already gone close for the visitors before the break when his set-piece evaded everyone and hit the bar.

But Lee Johnson's side were undone by Bolton's only two shots on target in a manic three-minute period after half-time.

First Buckley latched onto David Wheater's flick from a corner at the far post, before new signing Magennis was clinical for his second goal in two matches.

Austria forward Weimann also made it two goals in his first two matches for City after he was set free by Marlon Pack.

And winger Paterson earned City a second straight draw with a fine effort which bounced in off the inside of the post.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson:

"We scored two good goals, and as much as we look at ourselves in what we could have done better with the goals we conceded, their first one was offside. I said marginal but Sky TV told me it was clearly offside.

"The second came from our corner but David Wheater was pole-axed in the middle of the pitch and the referee didn't give a free-kick.

"We had a two-goal lead and didn't see it through. But we could have done with some help from those key decisions."

Bristol City assistant manager Dean Holden:

"We dominated possession in the first half but it was slow and safe, and we didn't really hurt Bolton where we thought we could.

"In fairness, we could have been sat here with six points [from the opening two fixtures] against two good teams.

"We have a good spirit in the squad and that was one of the biggest strengths last season. We never say die and we showed it again in spades."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Alnwick
  • 16Olkowski
  • 31Wheater
  • 5BeeversBooked at 90mins
  • 3TaylorBooked at 84mins
  • 6VelaBooked at 67mins
  • 4Lowe
  • 15MurphyBooked at 63minsSubstituted forO'Neilat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12NooneSubstituted forLe Fondreat 80'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 28Magennis
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forWildschutat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 7Oztumer
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 14Hobbs
  • 19O'Neil
  • 27Williams
  • 30Wildschut

Bristol City

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 32HuntBooked at 60mins
  • 4Webster
  • 6Baker
  • 17Kelly
  • 19EliassonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forEisaat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 21Pack
  • 11O'DowdaSubstituted forWatkinsat 66'minutes
  • 20Paterson
  • 14WeimannSubstituted forTaylorat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pisano
  • 7Smith
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Walsh
  • 15Watkins
  • 24O'Leary
  • 40Eisa
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
14,112

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home20
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 2.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Pawel Olkowski.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Mohamed Eisa replaces Niclas Eliasson.

Booking

Gary O'Neil (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Bolton Wanderers).

Booking

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

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Hand ball by Marley Watkins (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Booking

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Matty Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Matty Taylor replaces Andreas Weimann.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Magennis with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Jack Hunt (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Booking

Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marley Watkins (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 2. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Hunt following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Craig Noone.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Niclas Eliasson.

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Yanic Wildschut replaces William Buckley.

Attempt missed. Marley Watkins (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Wheater.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Craig Noone.

Attempt blocked. Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Hunt.

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marley Watkins replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Gary O'Neil replaces Luke Murphy.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Adam Webster.

Goal!

Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 1. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

goal

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