Gary Madine scored an injury-time header against 10-man Brighton to rescue a point for Bolton against the Championship leaders.

Bobby Zamora teed Dale Stephens up for Brighton’s opener after keeper Ben Amos failed to deal with a cross and Jamie Murphy added a second from close range.

Neil Danns pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the area to pull one back.

Murphy saw red for a heavy challenge on Danns and striker Madine levelled after having an earlier effort ruled out.

The draw leaves Chris Hughton’s Brighton unbeaten after nine Championship games, while Bolton avoided their fourth league defeat of the season to stay 21st in the table.

Bolton’s Max Clayton, in his first appearance for nine months after recovering from knee surgery, had a chipped effort tipped over by goalkeeper David Stockdale inside five minutes.

Sam Baldock went close for Brighton and a deflected Liam Feeney shot tested Stockdale at the other end before the visitors stuck twice in four minutes.

Bobby Zamora

Former England international Zamora, making his first start for Brighton in more than 12 years, set Stephens up for the first, collecting Amos’ fumble before working it back to the midfielder on the edge of the area.

Liam Rosenior burst into the box and found Murphy with a low cross to steer home the second, while Gordon Greer failed to add a third with a headed chance before Danns pulled a goal back after the ball broke kindly for the midfielder following Stephens’ tackle on Madine.

After the break, Rosenior had a double chance but was denied by Amos before sending the rebound over.

Stockdale kept Madine out after Murphy’s dismissal, and while the striker then fouled the goalkeeper in an attempt to level late on, he eventually earned Neil Lennon’s side a share of the spoils after meeting a Liam Feeney cross.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Amos Booked
  • 24 Pisano
  • 31 Wheater
  • 02 Gouano
  • 03 Moxey
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Danns (Spearing – 86′ )
  • 07 Feeney
  • 12 Clayton (Walker – 84′ )
  • 22 Alves da Silva (Dobbie – 71′ )
  • 14 Madine

Substitutes

  • 06 Vela
  • 08 Spearing
  • 13 Rachubka
  • 23 Dobbie
  • 30 Woolery
  • 36 Finney
  • 42 Walker

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 13 Stockdale
  • 02 Bruno (March – 72′ )
  • 03 Greer Booked
  • 04 Hünemeier
  • 12 Bong
  • 23 Rosenior
  • 06 Stephens
  • 07 Kayal Booked
  • 15 Murphy Dismissed
  • 09 Baldock (Calderon – 79′ )
  • 25 Zamora (Ince – 60′ )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mäenpää
  • 05 Dunk
  • 08 Crofts
  • 14 Calderon
  • 19 Manu
  • 20 March
  • 24 Ince
Ref: Mark Haywood
Att: 13,405


Match Stats

Possession

59




41

Shots

16




11

On target

8




3

Corners

9




4

Fouls

7




8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

90:00 +7:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

90:00 +6:45

Attempt missed. Prince (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +6:27

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Liam Rosenior.

90:00 +3:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

90:00 +1:59

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +0:53

Delay in match David Stockdale (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.

90:00 +0:14

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Francesco Pisano tries a through ball, but Gary Madine is caught offside.

89:23

Prince (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:23

Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).

85:51

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Prince tries a through ball, but David Wheater is caught offside.

85:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jay Spearing replaces Neil Danns.

85:00

Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Walker with a cross following a corner.

84:12

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Rohan Ince.

83:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Tom Walker replaces Max Clayton.

82:48

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dean Moxey.

79:08

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

79:08

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Íñigo Calderón replaces Sam Baldock.

77:25

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies.

76:12

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Clayton.

75:50

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:37

Delay in match Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

74:11 Dismissal

Dismissal Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the red card.

74:03

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:03

Foul by Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion).

73:14

Attempt saved. Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Madine.

71:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March replaces Bruno because of an injury.

70:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Wellington.

70:05

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Bruno.

67:10

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Beram Kayal tries a through ball, but Liam Rosenior is caught offside.

63:50

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62:12

Delay in match Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.

61:05

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

61:05

Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:16

Attempt missed. Prince (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Davies.

59:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Rohan Ince replaces Bobby Zamora.

55:58

Attempt saved. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wellington with a headed pass.

54:41

Attempt missed. Liam Rosenior (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

54:40

Attempt saved. Liam Rosenior (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dale Stephens with a cross.

53:56 Booking

Booking Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

53:27

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Neil Danns.

52:52 Booking

Booking Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.

52:38

Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:38

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

50:47

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Prince.

49:57

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Bruno tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

48:41

Attempt blocked. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:41

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Uwe Hünemeier.

47:42

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Sam Baldock tries a through ball, but Liam Rosenior is caught offside.

47:41

Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

46:43

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Wheater.

46:40

Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Bruno.

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

42:09

Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:09

Foul by Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion).

40:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

39:28

Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dale Stephens with a cross following a corner.

38:52

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Wheater.

34:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Rosenior with a cross.

33:11

Attempt missed. Liam Rosenior (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Baldock.

33:04

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

33:04

Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

29:05

Attempt missed. Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

28:36

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Stockdale.

28:34

Attempt saved. Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Clayton with a headed pass.

28:28

Attempt blocked. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Madine.

26:11

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Max Clayton is caught offside.

25:18

Bobby Zamora (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:18

Foul by Prince (Bolton Wanderers).

24:32

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Moxey following a set piece situation.

23:25

Foul by Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion).

23:25

Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:51

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

20:51

Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:14

Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:14

Foul by Uwe Hünemeier (Brighton and Hove Albion).

19:39

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19:38

Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

16:51

Foul by Prince (Bolton Wanderers).

16:51

Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:16

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Stockdale.

16:14

Attempt saved. Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Amos.

15:28

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Bruno.

14:42 Booking

Booking Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

14:22

Wellington (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:22

Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

12:21

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Liam Rosenior tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

10:35

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

10:35

Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:12

Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Zamora with a cross.

5:46

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:46

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

4:57

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Stockdale.

4:53

Attempt saved. Max Clayton (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Davies.

3:13

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Gordon Greer.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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