MATCHDAY LIVE: Wanderers 3 Bristol City 2

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4:55pm

Will be posting a match report online as soon as I catch my breath, but otherwise, thanks for getting involved. It's been emotional.

4:53pm

That's it.... a quite ridiculous victory!

4:52pm

Baldock smashes a shot well wide, which takes us into added, added time...

4:51pm

4:51pm

I'll be crunching the numbers later on...

4:50pm

4:50pm

Three mins added time...

4:49pm

A minute to go... what a win this would be. As I type that, Stephen Pearson pokes one wide at the far post after Taylor's knockdown.... good grief.

4:48pm

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4:47pm

Carey finally booked.

4:47pm

Bit of a scrap in the bottom corner near the away fans. Lots of stewards in there.

4:46pm

The question was - when did Wanderers last come from 2-0 down to win 3-2?

4:45pm

Pratley coming on for Petrov

4:45pm

Bristol City throwing on striker Bret Pitman now for Woolford.

4:43pm

Stunning stuff. SKD had kept pressure on by nicking ball from Carey - Mark Davies, then Chungy combined well and Petrov burst through the middle to side-foot neatly past Heaton.

4:42pm

3-2 Petrov!

4:41pm

Or lose it, and ruin all their hard work...

4:41pm

10 minutes to go. Can Wanderers get a winner?

4:40pm

Chungy on for Afobe

4:39pm

Davies, Eagles and Afobe play some neat stuff inside pen area - Afobe hits shot on the turn, gathered well by Heaton.

4:38pm

Petrov running on fumes at the minute.

4:37pm

Rash challenge by Warnock on sub Taylor gives City a chance here. Free kick 25 yards out.

4:35pm

Eagles bends one in, goes over everyone and misses far post by a whisker.

4:35pm

Carey should be getting booked for persistent fouling. Another on Kevin Davies. Decent chance to whip a free kick in.

4:32pm

Fine effort from Petrov 30yds out - tipped over bar by Heaton.

4:32pm

I'll give Jimmy Phillips his due. That half time team-talk must have been a belter...

4:31pm

Afobe has gone wide left, with Eagles playing just behind SKD.

4:30pm

Might need a change to freshen things up, though. Reckon Ngog or Chungy would do the trick.

4:28pm

22 minutes to go. Wanderers have had 15 shots to City's 4.

4:28pm

Qualify that - I'll see later on if he should have come out quicker to close down the cross for the first goal...

4:27pm

Another great run on the overlap from Mears. Has been very good today.

4:27pm

4:26pm

Crowd roaring Wanderers on with every touch now. When was the last time they came from two down to win a game??

4:24pm

City hanging on for their lives here. Heaton forced into another save from Kevin Davies.

4:23pm

Told you so! Great run through the middle by Spearing, picked out by a clever pass by Kevin Davies. Neat finish!

Attendance: 17,259

4:21pm

GOAL! 2-2!

4:21pm

This is there for the taking if Wanderers want it.

4:17pm

Adomah gets better of Warnock and his cross was heading towards Woolford until Mears got a slight touch. Lucky escape there.

4:16pm

Wanderers have got to score when they are this dominant.

4:15pm

Mark Davies heads into the danger zone, and all Afobe need do was get a telling touch from five yards out. He didn't.

4:11pm

Spearing crashes a shot in from 25 yards. Heaton equal to it.

4:10pm

Wide open here. Mistake from Mills almost lets Davies in again.

4:10pm

Heaton beats away Petrov's half volley at the far post after Mears and Eagles combined to cross from the right.

4:08pm

Mark Davies slices a shot just wide after some great football down the left. Low cross from Petrov picked out of the midfielder on the pen spot, but his effort just curled away with Heaton beaten.

4:07pm

Eagles tries his luck from distance - as well he might - but his effort goes wide. Has been much more involved in the last 20 minutes before the break. Wanderers need him to be.

4:06pm

Back off again at the Reebok. Better defending this half, please!

4:05pm

....And there was none...

4:05pm

 
That's what I'd do...

3:50pm

Half time. And a quick introduction to Championship management for Jimmy Phillips. Referee Mark Brown getting booed as he heads down the tunnel... and should have given a penalty against Skuse for that rugby tackle on Afobe.

But Wanderers are always their own worst enemy... and the defending hasn't been good. At all.

3:48pm

Phil Gartside interview will be aired again on BBC radio Manchester at half time. Tune in!

3:46pm

Two mins of added time, then I'm getting a soup...

3:45pm

Skuse just wrestled Afobe over in the penalty box. How was that not a pen??

3:45pm

Mears definitely getting forward more to overlap Eagles. Looks like the best route of attack so far.

3:44pm

Davies nearly crept round Mills - who hasn't been having the best game. If he'd got a cross in, then it would have been three.

3:42pm

Free kick in a wide position now. Wasted by Petrov.

3:41pm

Terrible challenge by Skuse on Mark Davies. Definitely deserved a yellow.

3:39pm

City have conceded a lot of goals this season. There's more in this game I think...

3:38pm

Eagles and Mears are gelling a little better on the right too.

3:38pm

Better stuff from the Whites, acknowledged by the crowd. Fine ball from Mills to find Petrov on the left - but it comes to nothing.

3:37pm

Bristol City haven't kept a clean sheet all season, so Wanderers getting one was a bit inevitable. One for the Goals Galore coupon...

3:36pm

Volume has picked up considerably now.

3:32pm

He meant that! Hammered home right footed from 20yds out. Six goals for the season now for Eagles.

3:32pm

GOAL! Drilled in with aplomb by Eagles!

3:31pm

Nice turn by Eagles on the edge of the box. Trip by Carey, now a free kick in a decent position.

3:30pm

It's all oh so narrow again.

3:28pm

Think there have been some dodgy pens given against Wanderers this season but they can't have too many complaints with that one.

3:27pm

3:25pm Sat 20 Oct 12

mg whites says

what the hell is going on! all week the talk is about defending and keeping a clean sheet and yet again we give another penalty away!!!

3:26pm

First shot of note for the Whites. Good ball by Warnock down left to Petrov, he hooked one in for Kevin Davies, whose shot on the turn cleared the bar.

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3:24pm

McManus booked for a challenge on Afobe.

3:24pm

Disaster for Jimmy Phillips and Wanderers so far...

3:23pm

Davies puts Bogdan wrong way from the spot to make it two.

3:21pm

Ream stretched into a tackle on Woolford.

3:20pm

Penalty to Bristol City.

3:18pm

Chris Eagles currently down afer a nasty clash with Skuse. Got a bang on the back of the head but looks OK.

3:17pm

Pace totally gone out of the game after that early goal, which will definitely suit City.

3:12pm

Whites trying to stick to plan and play the ball about, but not getting much joy so far.

3:08pm

3:02pm Sat 20 Oct 12

nickyboy70 says

we wish jp and the boys good luck for today and our money is on souness for the managers job.

3:07pm

City fans in fine voice now to my right. As well they might be. One attack, one goal!

3:07pm

Great finish from Davies, must be said, but would imagine more pressure needed to be put on the cross.

3:06pm

Shock start here. Really has taken the buzz out of the place.

3:04pm

GOAL! After just two minutes - Pearson crosses for Davies to hook in a fine volley. 1-0 Bristol City!

3:01pm

We're off...

3:00pm

Players are out, good atmosphere around the ground. Return of the huddle too...

2:59pm

Can confirm that Jimmy Phillips is wearing a suit. Repeat, Jimmy Phillips is wearing a suit!!!

2:57pm

Because he hasn't been playing well. But then who has?

2:56pm

Will let you know as soon as he comes out. Good shout.

2:56pm

Looking like 1,000 ish

2:49pm

Lots asking about Zat Knight. No-one up here seems to know whether he's injured or not, but I'll be asking Jimmy/Sammy later on.... hopefully after a resounding win!

2:46pm

Fair play to 'Voice of the Reebok' Colin McGreavy for some good pre-match music today. Guns n Roses currently playing, but take my cap off to him for 'Jimmy, Jimmy' by the Undertones a few moments ago.

2:45pm

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2:28pm

2:28pm

Will be great to have Stuart Holden here at the Reebok today after several months doing rehab in the US. Not sure whether Fab Muamba will be here... he should be fretting over his groom's speech as we speak.

2:26pm

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2:24pm Sat 20 Oct 12

Cambridge White says

Where is Marvin Sordell?

Will ask later on. My own theory is that it's been a very tough week for him and they might have taken him out of the firing line.

2:24pm

Bristol City: Heaton, Baldock, Woolford, Pearson, S Davies, Adomah, Carey, Fontaine, Skuse, McManus, Foster

Subs: Gerken, Wilson, Bryan, Anderson, Morris, Taylor, Pitman

2:21pm

That means no place in the squad for Zat Knight, and that Keith Andrews and David Ngog have been dropped to the bench. Tim Ream, Martin Petrov and Benik Afobe come in.

2:20pm

BWFC subs: Lynch, Andrews, Ngog, Ricketts, Pratley, Riley, Chung-Yong

2:20pm

But back to the basics... and there's three changes to the Whites' line-up today: Bogdan, Mears, Mills, Ream, Warnock, Eagles, M Davies, Spearing, Petrov, K Davies, Afobe

2:16pm

I got the majority, and have put them together in a semi-article on The Bolton News website, but I gather they'll be playing it again at half-time, so make sure you have a listen!

2:15pm

Good afternoon all - anyone catch the chairman's comments on BBC Radio Manchester a few moments ago??

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2:24pm Sat 20 Oct 12

Cambridge White says...

Where is Marvin Sordell?
Where is Marvin Sordell? Cambridge White
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3:02pm Sat 20 Oct 12

nickyboy70 says...

we wish jp and the boys good luck for today and our money is on souness for the managers job.
we wish jp and the boys good luck for today and our money is on souness for the managers job. nickyboy70
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3:25pm Sat 20 Oct 12

mg whites says...

what the hell is going on! all week the talk is about defending and keeping a clean sheet and yet again we give another penalty away!!!
what the hell is going on! all week the talk is about defending and keeping a clean sheet and yet again we give another penalty away!!! mg whites
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3:38pm Sat 20 Oct 12

mg whites says...

come on Bolton step up a gear and get the equaliser before half time!
come on Bolton step up a gear and get the equaliser before half time! mg whites
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3:33pm Sun 21 Oct 12

boltonwan says...

i say give jp a chance till xmas, it's 7 weeks away. see what he does, see how the team settles and make a call from there, the crystal palace mgr has a flavour of what has just happened `a proven 1 minute wonder'.
i say give jp a chance till xmas, it's 7 weeks away. see what he does, see how the team settles and make a call from there, the crystal palace mgr has a flavour of what has just happened `a proven 1 minute wonder'. boltonwan
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