Bolton Wanderers taste defeat at the hands of Bristol City

Despite taking a shock lead on 58 minutes, Bolton Wanderers left for the long journey up the M5 and M6 back to a grim, rain sodden Lancashire, with nothing to show for their efforts writes The Bolton Reporter.

This is how the two teams lined up…

After a largely nondescript first half where neither side really showed any promise, it was The Trotters who took a shock lead on 58 minutes. Sammy Ameobi’s cross shot was diverted into the Bristol City goal by Will Buckley for his third goal of the season.

However the lead was short lived. City boss Lee Johnson quickly made a triple substitution, bringing on eventual equaliser Matty Taylor squeaking a shot inside Ben Alnwick’s near post, angering many Wanderers fans. Within minutes the lead was reversed when Kasey Palmer finished after a goal mouth scramble resulting with the need for goal line technology to ensure it had indeed crossed the line.

Sadly, Bolton offered little more besides a header from Josh Magennis late on; Phil Parkinson’s own substitutions having little impact.

The result leaves Bolton in 23rd place in the Championship- 3 points from safety.

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