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Bristol City 2-1 Bolton Wanderers: Eliasson sends Robins into fifth round

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Highlights: Bristol City 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Bristol City came from behind to reach the FA Cup fifth round for the first time since 2000-01 with victory over Championship strugglers Bolton.

Niclas Eliasson decided the tie with a sublime individual goal, cutting in from the right before unleashing an effort into the top corner.

Defender Mark Beevers had converted from Luca Connell's pinpoint cross to put Bolton ahead after six minutes.

But Callum O'Dowda levelled the contest for the hosts two minutes later.

The Republic of Ireland international did well to control Eliasson's ball with his chest before firing into the bottom corner.

Robins goalkeeper Frank Fielding denied Josh Magennis following a bright start by the visitors, while Joe Morrell saw an effort pushed away by Remi Matthews at the opposite end in a breathless opening period.

City's top scorer Famara Diedhiou saw a goal ruled out for offside before the interval, before narrowly failing to convert Marlon Pack's cross in the second half.

Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer impressed on his first start for the club and struck the post from a long-range free-kick.

Victory for the in-form Robins was their sixth in a row and extended Lee Johnson's side's unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions. However, four-time winners Bolton now have just two wins from their previous 20 matches.

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Wright
  • 22Kalas
  • 6BakerSubstituted forPisanoat 77'minutes
  • 3DasilvaSubstituted forKellyat 83'minutes
  • 21PackBooked at 66mins
  • 19Eliasson
  • 28Morrell
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forBrownhillat 74'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 9Diedhiou

Substitutes

  • 2Pisano
  • 8Brownhill
  • 14Weimann
  • 17Kelly
  • 20Paterson
  • 24O'Leary
  • 40Eisa

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 5Beevers
  • 14Hobbs
  • 2Little
  • 16Olkowski
  • 15MurphyBooked at 69minsSubstituted forO'Neilat 76'minutes
  • 4Lowe
  • 48ConnellSubstituted forDonaldsonat 83'minutes
  • 34PritchardSubstituted forAmeobiat 64'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 28Magennis
  • 12NooneBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 8Donaldson
  • 10Ameobi
  • 11Buckley
  • 18Wilson
  • 19O'Neil
  • 27Williams
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
13,747

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Mark Little.

Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Clayton Donaldson replaces Luca Connell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Lloyd Kelly replaces Jay Dasilva.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Joe Morrell (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Joe Morrell (Bristol City).

Gary O'Neil (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Eros Pisano replaces Nathan Baker because of an injury.

Substitution

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

Delay in match Nathan Baker (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Attempt blocked. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill replaces Kasey Palmer.

Attempt missed. Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Booking

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Morrell (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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