Bolton v Ipswich Town nostalgia: Chopra’s late goal wins it for Blues
PUBLISHED: 10:52 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:52 19 January 2018
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In this week’s nostalgia we take a look back to December 2012, when Dougie Freedman suffered his first defeat as Bolton manager as Michael Chopra grabbed a last-minute winner for Ipswich at the Reebok Stadium.
Dougie Freedman suffered his first defeat as Bolton manager as Michael Chopra grabbed a last-minute winner for Ipswich as the Blues won 2-1 at the Reebok Stadium in December 2012.
Bolton went into the match unbeaten in their first six games under Freedman and took the lead in the sixth minute when Mark Davies exchanged passes with Jay Spearing before unleashing a sublime shot that dipped into the top corner.
Despite dominating the first half Bolton were unable to add to their lead and in the 71st minute the Blues got back on terms when Bradley Orr played the ball in to Daryl Murphy’s feet just inside the area and the Irishman turned away from Tyrone Mears, who tripped him and a penalty was awarded.
DJ Campbell grabbed the ball and slammed it low to Bogdan’s right, just inside the post for his sixth of the season, continuing his record of scoring in every other game during his loan spell with Town.
With two minutes remaining, Town won the game from a corner which was cleared to Bradley Orr just outside the box and the on-loan Blackburn man hammered a low shot which Bolton keeper Bogdan couldn’t hold onto and Chorpa reacted sharply to slam the ball into the roof of the net, Ipswich recording back-to-back wins for the first time since March.