Saturday 10 February 2018, 3:00pm at Macron Stadium, Bolton
Sky Bet Championship
Bolton Wanderers
1
Le Fondre 61'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Targett 4'

61' Goal

Adam Le Fondre
Assist by Antonee Robinson

17' Yellow Card

Mark Little Card was given for a foul

45'+2 Yellow Card

Karl Henry Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Filipe Morais
Off:Mark Little

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Le Fondre
Off:Zach Clough

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tyler Walker
Off:Sammy Ameobi

4' Goal

Matt Targett
Assist by Lucas Piazon

60' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card shown to player for time wasting

51' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aleksandar Mitrovic
Off:Rui Fonte

51' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Lucas Piazon

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Oliver Norwood

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Fulham stretched their unbeaten run to nine games as they drew 1-1 at the Macron Stadium on a damp and drizzly afternoon in the Northwest.

Fulham stretched their unbeaten run to nine games as they drew 1-1 at the Macron Stadium on a damp and drizzly afternoon in the Northwest.

Matt Targett’s first-ever professional goal opened the scoring in the fourth minute, but a dipping Adam Le Fondre volley in the second half ensured that both sides went home with an equal share of the spoils.

Slaviša Jokanović named an unchanged line-up from the side that had won at home against Forest, with an intermeshing front three of Lucas Piazon, Ryan Sessegnon, and Rui Fonte again in charge of getting the goals. Tom Cairney, returning from injury, began the game on the bench.

Fulham started the game with real purpose and found themselves ahead after just four minutes. It was Matt Targett who scored the goal, and the fact that it was Fulham’s left back who scored only illustrated how high up the pitch the Whites were pushing and pressing their team.

It was a goal that came after some tidy midfield interplay between Stefan Johansen, Targett, and Sessegnon. Then the teenager—with ample time in the box—lofted in a cross that an onrushing Lucas Piazon headed back across the six-yard back to Targett, who was left unmarked. He duly nodded into the back of the net to register his first goal with the Club.

Three minutes Fulham almost had a second. Fonte nipped in to nick the ball off David Wheater and sprinted through on goal. But Ben Alnwick was always alive to the danger and the Bolton ‘keeper did well to sprint off his line and cut off the angle on Fonte’s shot.

In the 17th minute, Mark Little saw the first yellow card of the game when he was booked for a body-shove on Targett after the Fulham defender had already played the ball. It was a late, cynical challenge and Robert Jones was left with little choice but to card the Bolton right back.

Perhaps the booking energised the home team though, because a few minutes later they fashioned one of their best chances of the first half. Zach Clough cut in from the left and unleashed a venomous shot on goal in the 19th minute. But Marcus Bettinelli was behind it the whole way, palming it over the bar with two big, strong hands.

In the 34th minute Bettinelli again came to Fulham’s rescue when he collapsed on a low drive from Clough and smothered it with his knees. The Bolton striker was free in the box and—with no one around him—perhaps had more time to set himself than he realised; regardless, Bettinelli came up big once again and he could be heard barking at his defenders for a few minutes afterwards.

In the first minute of first-half stoppage time Bolton skipper Karl Henry received a yellow for hauling down Johansen, arresting a promising Fulham counterattack in the process. It proved to be the last significant action of the first half, a period where the Whites were dominant, but both teams had their fair share of chances.

After a quiet opening five minutes to the second half, Jokanović made a double substitution in the 51st minute. Off came Fonte and Piazon and on came Aleksandar Mitrović and Aboubakar Kamara.

The changes almost paid immediate dividends too. From a Bettinelli clearance, Mitrović laid the ball off to Johansen, who sprinted down the left touchline to play a delicious centre into Kamara. The striker was able to get a foot to it, but his shot squirrelled well wide in the end.

Looking for a way back into the game, Phil Parkinson made a double switch of his own in the 59th minute. Filipe Morais came on for Little, and Le Fondre replaced Clough.

One minute later, Le Fondre had the most sudden of impacts. A long clearance found its way towards him on the left, and from a very tight sideways angle, he slammed in an utterly audacious volley. There was nothing Bettinelli, or anyone else for that matter, could do. The home support could barely believe it, and they raucously celebrated their improbable 61st-minute equaliser.

Feeling confident, Le Fondre then tried to smuggle another shot in from a very tight angle on the left. There would be no such luck a second time, as Bettinelli stretched out expertly to beat the 69th-minute effort away.

In the 72nd minute Bolton had the ball in the net again, but Jones had already whistled the play dead for an obvious barge on Bettinelli by Sammy Ameobi. It was a blatant foul, and even the home support had very few complaints.

In the 74th minute Jokanović made his final substitution of the match, bringing Cairney on in place of Oliver Norwood.

Mitrović, in the 85th minute, almost scored the deciding goal, but his shot flashed just inches wide of the post. Johansen—after some neat footwork—teed him up, but the Serbian striker just couldn’t wrap his foot around it all the way.

Then it was Johansen’s turn to go heartbreakingly close just three minutes later. At first there looked to be no clear path towards goal for the Norwegian, but he was able to weave the length of the box, darting in at the last second to find himself one-on-one with Alnwick. His soft near-post finish ended up thudding off the base of the post though, and Bolton gratefully hacked clear.

Parkinson made his last substitution soon after, bringing Tyler Walker on for Ameobi in the 89th minute.

In the final minute of stoppage time Fulham had a corner that, after a few rounds of recycling, found its way to Sessegnon, but he just wasn’t able to bring the ball fully under control. It served as a good summation of the afternoon for Fulham, a gallant performance that was just a few millimetres away from being an amazing one. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 10 February 2018
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Macron Stadium, Bolton
Attendance: 14,386

Referee: Robert Jones

Bolton Wanderers

Line-up: Alnwick; Dervite, Wheater, Beevers; Little (Filipe Morais 59'), Henry, Derik, Vela, Robinson; Ameobi (Walker 89'), Clough (Le Fondre 59')

Unused substitutes: Howard, Taylor, Flanagan, Burke

Manager: Phil Parkinson

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Targett; Norwood (Cairney 74'), McDonald; Lucas Piazon (Kamara 51'), Johansen, Ryan Sessegnon; Rui Fonte (Mitrovic 51')

Unused substitutes: Button, Odoi, Christie, Floyd Ayité

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 71
2 Derby County 31 58
3 Aston Villa 30 56
4 Cardiff City 30 55
5 Fulham 31 52
6 Bristol City 31 52
7 Preston North End 31 49
8 Sheffield United 31 49
9 Middlesbrough 31 48
10 Brentford 31 44
11 Leeds United 31 44
12 Ipswich Town 31 44
13 Norwich City 31 44
14 Millwall 31 39
15 Queens Park Rangers 31 36
16 Nottingham Forest 31 35
17 Sheffield Wednesday 31 34
18 Reading 31 32
19 Bolton Wanderers 30 30
20 Birmingham City 30 30
21 Hull City 31 29
22 Barnsley 31 28
23 Sunderland 31 26
24 Burton Albion 31 25
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
10
12
Shots On Target
6
4
Passing Accuracy
62%
80%
Fouls
15
8
Corners
5
8
Offsides
4
0
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Bolton Wanderers (3-5-2)
  • 13Ben Alnwick
  • 4Dorian Dervite
  • 31David Wheater
  • 5Mark Beevers
  • 2Mark Little
  • 24Karl Henry
  • 17Derik
  • 6Josh Vela
  • 15Antonee Robinson
  • 10Sammy Ameobi
  • 40Zach Clough
Substitutes
  • 33Mark Howard
  • 3Andrew Taylor
  • 14Jon Flanagan
  • 32Reece Burke
  • 22Filipe Morais
  • 9Adam Le Fondre
  • 19Tyler Walker
Manager
  • Phil Parkinson
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 9Rui Fonte
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 32Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.
  • 90'+1' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 90' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Tyler Walker (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 89' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tyler Walker replaces Sammy Ameobi.
  • 88' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matt Targett.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Targett with a cross.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 85' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 85' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Antonee Robinson.
  • 81' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Ben Alnwick tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.
  • 81' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross.
  • 75' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Oliver Norwood.
  • 73' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 73' Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 72' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 71' Attempt missed. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre with a headed pass.
  • 69' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 69' Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.
  • 67' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 65' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 65' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 65' Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.
  • 62' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 61' Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Fulham 1. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonee Robinson with a headed pass.
  • 60' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 60' Hand ball by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 60' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 59' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Zach Clough.
  • 59' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Filipe Morais replaces Mark Little.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.
  • 55' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 53' Delay in match Tomas Kalas (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 53' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 53' Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a fast break.
  • 51' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 51' Substitution, Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic replaces Rui Fonte.
  • 47' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lucas Piazon.
  • 46' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 46' Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+5' First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+4' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rui Fonte.
  • 45'+4' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+4' Foul by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 45'+2' Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
  • 45'+1' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 45' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 45' Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 44' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 43' Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Derik with a headed pass.
  • 42' Attempt saved. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonee Robinson.
  • 41' Foul by Matt Targett (Fulham).
  • 41' Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 41' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 41' Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
  • 36' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Derik.
  • 35' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Mark Beevers tries a through ball, but Sammy Ameobi is caught offside.
  • 34' Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.
  • 33' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 31' Delay in match Tim Ream (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 29' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 28' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 28' Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sammy Ameobi.
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Zach Clough.
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.
  • 22' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 20' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Antonee Robinson tries a through ball, but Dorian Dervite is caught offside.
  • 19' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 19' Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonee Robinson.
  • 17' Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 17' Matt Targett (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 16' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Foul by Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 12' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 8' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Ben Alnwick tries a through ball, but Sammy Ameobi is caught offside.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Rui Fonte (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 4' Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Fulham 1. Matt Targett (Fulham) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Piazon with a headed pass.
  • 1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.
  • 1' Foul by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 1' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.