Tuesday 10 February 2015, 8:00pm at Macron Stadium, Bolton
Bolton Wanderers
3
Gudjohnsen 44'; Janko 80'; Le Fondre 89'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Hutchinson 21'

44' Goal

Eidur Gudjohnsen
Assist by Saidy Janko

80' Goal

Saidy Janko
Assist by Josh Vela

89' Goal

Adam Le Fondre

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Zach Clough
Off:Eidur Gudjohnsen

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Robert Hall
Off:Saidy Janko

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Filip Twardzik
Off:Barry Bannan

21' Goal

Shaun Hutchinson
Assist by Alexander Kacaniklic

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Seko Fofana

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Hugo Rodallega

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Williams
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

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Shaun Hutchinson’s first-half strike was in vain as Bolton Wanderers came from behind to leave Fulham empty handed.

Shaun Hutchinson’s first-half strike was in vain as Bolton Wanderers came from behind to leave Fulham empty handed at the Macron Stadium.

The imposing centre-half pounced in the 20th minute from Alexander Kačaniklić’s cut-back to give the Whites a deserved lead with a classy finish.

But veteran forward Eidur Gudjohnsen rolled back the years and dealt Fulham a blow on the stroke of half-time, putting the Trotters level and changing the game.

Wanderers piled on the pressure after the interval and finally made the break-through in the 80th minute when Saidy Janko crashed in a shot and Adam Le Fondre sealed the result late on. 

Manager Kit Symons made a solitary change to his previous starting line-up with Jack Grimmer replacing Jazz Richards, who did not travel to Lancashire after picking up a knock against Birmingham City. Scott Parker was selected on the substitutes bench after recovering from illness, with Ross McCormack retaining the captain’s armband.

With only one point separating the teams in a compact mid-table, a place in the top half of the Championship was potentially at stake for the winner as the Whites kicked-off. Fulham were soon on the back-foot, with an alert Hutchinson blocking Josh Vela’s 18-yard strike before Hugo Rodallega’s strike cannoned off Neil Danns as the Whites responded.

More resolute defending from Bolton followed, with McCormack and Seko Fofana seeing attempts charged down as the visitors found their rhythm inside the first ten minutes. Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli then faced his first test, punching Liam Feeney’s cross clear while under pressure from experienced front-man  Gudjohnsen.

An optimistic penalty shout for handball was waved away by referee Gary Sutton after Nikolay Bodurov threw himself in front of Gudjohnsen’s strike at close range on 13 minutes, with Wanderers pegging the Whites back for a spell. But a quick counter-attack from Lasse Vigen Christensen allowed Rodallega to find Fofana one-on-one with David Wheater, the Frenchman cutting inside but skewing his shot off target.

The Whites now applied some pressure. Bodurov’s near-post flick from McCormack’s corner went straight across goal, with the hosts panicking and unable to clear their lines. Christensen picked up the loose ball on the edge of the area and found Kačaniklić, who showed fast feet to cut the ball back to Hutchinson and the centre-back added a composed six-yard finish on 21 minutes.

Kačaniklić’s pace was beginning to cause Bolton problems and he almost played Rodallega through on goal but the Swedish international under-hit his pass at the key moment. An excellent chance for McCormack to double the lead went begging on 32 minutes, as Christensen’s dummy allowed Grimmer’s cross to find the stand-in skipper in space, but he dragged his effort well wide.

Bolton were almost gifted a route back into the game when Ryan Tunnicliffe hesitated in possession but Bettinelli came to the rescue to parry away Gudjohnsen’s 20-yard shot. McCormack and Rodallega continued to ask questions of the Trotters’ defence and a clever one-two engineered another chance on goal for the Scotsman but, choosing placement over power, goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan was able to make the one-handed save.

A late surge before half-time prompted another round of penalty appeals for handball against Bodurov, after Gudjohnsen set up young midfielder Vela. However, the Bulgarian kept his hands by his sides to block and again referee Mr Sutton waved play on.

Gudjohnsen had been a thorn in the Whites' side and he took his chance on 44 minutes when Janko’s right-wing cross found the former Barcelona and Chelsea forward six yards out. The timing of the goal was a blow for Symons and his men, who could have taken a clear advantage into half-time, but Bolton kept their momentum going after the break.

Le Fondre took his first aim at goal on 52 minutes but fired wide and Vela’s speculative long-ranger took a deflection and flew past the post. From the resulting 55th-minute corner, Le Fondre rifled a volley at goal which beat Bettinelli but Kostas Stafylidis was on hand to deny Bolton with a goal-line clearance.

The Whites continued to live dangerously with Bettinelli saving Wheater’s header then pulling off a double stop, first from Le Fondre’s shot, then scrambling across goal to push away a misdirected clearance from Hutchinson.

McCormack was beckoning his teammates to stay calm and slow down the game as the clock ticked past the hour mark with Bolton in the ascendancy. Parker replaced Fofana as Symons made his first switch on 65 minutes.

Fulham regained some control with Parker imposing himself on the game, but the hosts continued to threaten with Janko forcing another save from Bettinelli.

Cauley Woodrow was introduced in place of Rodallega on 76 minutes with the Whites seeking to catch their opponents on the counter, but Wanderers’ pressure finally paid when Janko fired into the roof of the net from 25 yards in the 80th minute.

Symons' final roll of the dice saw George Williams replace Kačaniklić on 81 minutes and, as the Whites threw bodies forward, a miskick from Bettinelli left Le Fondre with a simple finish to secure all three points for the Trotters.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 10 February 2015
Kick-off: 8:00pm

Venue: Macron Stadium, Bolton
Attendance: 12,790

Referee: Gary Sutton

Bolton Wanderers

Line-up: Lonergan; Janko (Hall 88'), Wheater, Dervite, Ream; Vela, Bannan (Filip Twardzik 90'), Danns, Feeney; Gudjohnsen (Clough 76'), Le Fondre

Unused substitutes: Amos, Moxey, Slavchev, Tom Eaves

Manager: Neil Lennon

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Grimmer, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis; Tunnicliffe; Christensen, Fofana (Parker 66'); Kacaniklic (George Williams 81'); Rodallega (Woodrow 76'), McCormack

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Burn, Roberts, Dembele

Manager: Kit Symons

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Middlesbrough 30 59
2 A.F.C. Bournemouth 30 58
3 Derby County 30 58
4 Ipswich Town 30 54
5 Watford 30 53
6 Brentford 30 52
7 Norwich City 30 50
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 48
9 Blackburn Rovers 30 42
10 Sheffield Wednesday 30 39
11 Birmingham City 30 38
12 Nottingham Forest 29 37
13 Bolton Wanderers 30 37
14 Reading 30 37
15 Huddersfield Town 30 37
16 Cardiff City 30 36
17 Leeds United 30 35
18 Fulham 30 35
19 Rotherham United 30 33
20 Charlton Athletic 30 33
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 30 30
22 Millwall 30 30
23 Wigan Athletic 29 22
24 Blackpool 30 20
Goals
3
1
Total Shots
17
9
Shots On Target
8
3
Passing Accuracy
79%
78%
Fouls
10
6
Corners
11
2
Offsides
1
0
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Bolton Wanderers (4-4-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 47Saidy Janko
  • 31David Wheater
  • 14Dorian Dervite
  • 5Tim Ream
  • 25Josh Vela
  • 29Barry Bannan
  • 18Neil Danns
  • 7Liam Feeney
  • 22Eidur Gudjohnsen
  • 9Adam Le Fondre
Substitutes
  • 13Ben Amos
  • 3Dean Moxey
  • 27Filip Twardzik
  • 45Simeon Slavchev
  • 11Robert Hall
  • 32Tom Eaves
  • 40Zach Clough
Manager
  • Neil Lennon
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 27George Williams
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Andy Lonergan tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Filip Twardzik (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Filip Twardzik replaces Barry Bannan.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 89' Goal! Bolton Wanderers 3, Fulham 1. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 88' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Saidy Janko.
  • 88' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 88' Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 82' Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 82' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. George Williams replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 80' Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Fulham 1. Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Vela.
  • 79' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 76' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zach Clough replaces Eidur Gudjohnsen.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Hugo Rodallega.
  • 75' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 73' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 72' Delay in match Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 71' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 67' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 67' Barry Bannan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 66' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Seko Fofana.
  • 66' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 65' Delay in match Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 65' Delay in match Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney.
  • 60' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.
  • 59' Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 59' Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
  • 58' Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a headed pass.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a corner.
  • 56' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 56' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 56' Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Attempt saved. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.
  • 55' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dorian Dervite.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a corner.
  • 54' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 53' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eidur Gudjohnsen.
  • 50' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1.
  • 44' Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1. Eidur Gudjohnsen (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Saidy Janko with a cross.
  • 41' Foul by Barry Bannan (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 41' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 40' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eidur Gudjohnsen.
  • 36' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 32' Attempt saved. Eidur Gudjohnsen (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Grimmer.
  • 29' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 24' Hand ball by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 23' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 22' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 21' Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Fulham 1. Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic following a corner.
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.
  • 19' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19' Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 18' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 16' Delay in match Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Seko Fofana (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 15' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 14' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Eidur Gudjohnsen (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney.
  • 10' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Foul by Saidy Janko (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Seko Fofana (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 5' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 4' Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 4' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 2' Attempt blocked. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saidy Janko with a cross.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.