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Nathan Middleton

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  1. Just coming in?

    FT: Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Jordan Rhodes

    If you're only just joining us you have missed a dramatic finale in Bolton.

    You've got Steve Marshall's match report if you missed anything in what turned out to be an eventful afternoon at the Macron Stadium.

    Thanks for your company this afternoon and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  3. Latest scores

    Wow, in all that excitement at the Macron, we've missed some goals elsewhere.

    Sheffield United now lead 3-0 at Chesterfield in League One, while in League Two Mansfield have struck three times in the second half to lead Notts County 4-0. We're approaching the last 10 minutes in both of them.

  4. Boro reaction

    FT: Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Quote Message: “I was more confident this season as they players are more confident to come back, Even in a difficult situation they believe. We know the reason Jordan is here and we think he is the right choice to help us to promotion." from Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka Sky Sports
    Middlesbrough boss Aitor KarankaSky Sports
  5. 'It's a game of tennis'

    Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough fans
    Quote Message: Boro didn't play will today but they have got the job done. Performances don't matter, it is about the three points. It is a game of tennis. Last night the ball was in Brighton's court and they smashed it back. Today, Boro have got over the line and now it's in Burnley's court. from Neil Maddison Ex-Boro midfielder on BBC Tees and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Neil MaddisonEx-Boro midfielder on BBC Tees and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
  6. Tight at the top

    FT: Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    This is how it lies in the race to be in the Premier League this season.

    But as we have said, Burnley kick-off in half an hour at Birmingham where they could go within two points of Middlesbrough with a win.

    Championship table

    FT: Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Quote Message: It's very special when you get a goal that earns points. Its’a a big game [against Burnley on Tuesday] and it could be even bigger if they get the win this afternoon." from Jordan Rhodes Sky Sports
    Jordan RhodesSky Sports

    Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough go four points clear at the top of the Championship.

    Coming back from Josh Vela's goal, Boro striker Jordan Rhodes scored twice from close range as they won a sixth game in a row. Burnley can reduce the deficit at Birmingham to two points, though, if they win.

    Already relegated Bolton battled hard and they will take positives but this type of performance is too little too late.

  9. Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough win a free-kick just outside the Bolton penalty area on the right.

    They're heading for three points if they keep it up this end of the pitch.

  10. Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    That's Jordan Rhodes' last bit of action.

    He's replaced by Tomas Kalas to huge cheers from the travelling Middlesbrough fans.

    He was brought for his goals and just the two today for the former Blackburn striker.

  11. GOAL (Rhodes)

    Bolton 1-2 Middlesbrough

    Jordan Rhodes scores the winner at Bolton

    And he's done it!!

    David Nugent controls a lofted ball into the area and just lifts the ball into the six-yard box where Jordan Rhodes nods in.

    His fourth goal for the Teesiders and how big a step could that be towards promotion to the Premier League?


    Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    We've got another five minutes added on for a winner...


    Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Jordan Rhodes now hits the post!

    David Nugent sets him up and he juggles the ball a few times before attempting an overhead kick that comes off the upright.

  14. CLOSE!

    Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Inches, inches wide.

    The Boro corner is flicked on at the front post and Jordan Rhodes just cannot direct his header the right side of post as he attacks it.

    Can Middlesbrough carve out another chance?

  15. Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    There's four of five Middlesbrough players just stood up top at the moment and the ball keeps coming to them.

    Stewart Downing wins a corner and then is substituted for striker David Nugent.

  16. Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Gaston Ramirez's 25-yard free-kick takes a big deflection off the wall for a Middlesbrough corner...

    It's swung into the back post but Ritchie De Laet cannot get enough of his head on it to be testing.

  17. Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Two Stewart Downing crosses are just about dealt with by Bolton, who are sitting deeper and deeper.

    Daniel Ayala then gets a header from a corner on target but Ben Amos stretches to gather it easily enough.


    Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Ben Amos becomes the first Bolton player booked as the referee decides he is wasting too much time over a free-kick.

    Middlesbrough win the ball back and quickly spread the ball upfield.

  19. Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    At the other end, Mark Davies glides into the box and falls dramatically... referee says no penalty!

    Replays show the Bolton midfielder lost his feet rather than being tripped.

  20. CLOSE!

    Bolton 1-1 Middlesbrough

    Everything but the finish.

    Richie De Laet's drilled cross finds Gaston Ramirez at the back post but the Uruguayans cushioned touch goes just wide.

    Middlesbrough really pressing now.