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Bolton (0) 2-2 (1) Fulham


Fulham striker Ross McCormack scored a late free-kick to rescue a point for managerless Fulham against bottom club Bolton.

The Fulham captain curled in his 14th goal of the season before striking the crossbar in stoppage time.

Full-back Luke Garbutt had given the away side the lead with a low right-footed strike from 20 yards.

Zac Clough scored twice to put Bolton in front, finishing from 12 yards and then bundling in Liam Feeney's cross, but McCormack rescued a point.

Fulham are without a win since 31 October, but started the brighter team against a rock-bottom Bolton side.

French defender Prince-Desir Gouano allowed the ball to bounce and McCormack stole it before teeing up Garbutt to fire home.

Alex Kacaniklic then grazed the top of Ben Amos' crossbar with a curling attempt, before Moussa Dembele spurned a good opportunity

Mark Davies played in Clough to finish and make it 1-1 and he doubled his tally with 15 minutes remaining when he turned in Feeney's low cross from close range.

McCormack's free-kick levelled things before he hit the bar and Bolton's Emile Heskey fired a late shot wide.

The result leaves Fulham, who have been without a manager since Kit Symons dismissal in early November, in 18th place, while Bolton remain bottom and without a league win since 12 September.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon:
"Trevor Birch says they will get paid on the 29th but I am not sure how much.

"The PFA (Professional Footballers' Association) will allegedly put in the rest. I think there is a meeting with the PFA and Trevor at the training ground on Monday and they will be able to substantiate that.

"You can see what's happening isn't overly affecting them; especially in the second half.

"It's bound to eat away at them somewhere down the line because of the uncertainty but they haven't really touched upon it.

"I cannot be over critical on that performance. We are scoring goals and looking a threat but we have got to stop the silliness at the back because we are giving away cheap goals."

Fulham coach Stuart Gray:
"I can't believe I am only talking about taking one point.

"I said to the players at half time we haven't been clinical enough and we need to be more ruthless.

"Then same again second half. We had a great opportunity to make it 2-0 and suddenly it bites you and Bolton get back in the game.

"When they go 2-1 up you are wondering if it is one of those games. And once again we are relying on Ross to hit a 'worldie'.

"With the amount of chances we created I should be talking about three points and a good away win."























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