Sunday 19 November 2017

Bolton saved by Davies

BOLTON 2 BLACKPOOL 2

Carl Markham

Bolton's famous battling qualities were on full show in the home draw against Blackpool as they dug deep to come from 2-0 down late on to salvage a point.

The hero was Mark Davies -- who would not have been in the side had it not been for Stuart Holden's thigh injury -- who fired home in the 89th minute to round off a glorious team move and snatch what seemed an unlikely result with 15 minutes remaining.

Substitute Martin Petrov pulled one back for Wanderers in the 76th minute, flicking up Mark Davies' pass and smashing home from the edge of the area with his left.

Blackpool looked set for a fourth victory in nine away matches after headers from Ian Evatt and Luke Varney put the Seasiders two goals clear by the 58th minute, but the team with the worst defensive record in the Premier League could not hang on under intense late pressure.

Started and finished by Davies, the winner involved a neat string of passes between Kevin Davies, Johan Elmander and substitute Ivan Klasnic before the midfielder ran in to smash home from close range.

Bolton, who remain in fifth place as a result, extend their unbeaten run to five matches.

Sunday Independent

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