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Macclesfield Town's Arnaud Mendy celebrates Macclesfield celebrate after Arnaud Mendy gives them the lead

Bolton survived a scare in a thrilling third-round FA Cup tie against League Two Macclesfield with David Wheater's late header forcing a replay.

Wanderers took an early lead through Ivan Klasnic's opportunistic strike.

Macclesfield responded well and levelled through Colin Daniel's low strike before Arnaud Mendy's 25-yard effort put the Silkmen in front.

But Wheater stooped with 13 minutes remaining to turn in a free-kick and take the tie back to the Reebok.

And a money-spinning replay is the least that Macclesfield deserved after they made a mockery of the 64 league places that separate the two teams.

Throw in a vociferous and capacity crowd of just under 6,000 and that FA Cup staple of a wonder goal for Macclesfield and you might be wondering how Bolton made it into the hat for the fourth-round draw

Read Chris Bevan's blog here

Despite boss Owen Coyle making six changes from the side that beat Everton on Wednesday, Bolton seemed to have brought their improved Premier League form to Cheshire when they opened the scoring after only seven minutes.

Home goalkeeper Jose Veiga did well to tip over Chris Eagles' dipping shot but, from the resulting corner, Klasnic was on hand to slot home the loose ball from close range after Darren Pratley's shot came back off Veiga's legs.

But the hosts were not discouraged and Bolton needed two smart saves in quick succession from Adam Bogdan to protect their lead.

Bogdan, beaten from 90 yards by Everton keeper Tim Howard on Wednesday, blocked Daniel's shot when he ran through then brilliantly pushed away Mendy's rasping effort from the edge of the area.

Macclesfield did not have to wait long to draw level, however, as Bolton's next corner, in the 16th minute, led to a goal at the other end.

A lightning-quick counter-attack saw the ball played out to George Donnelly down the left and, from his cross, Daniel took a touch before burying his low shot past Wanderers' Hungarian keeper.

Chances continued to flow, with young Bolton right-back Joe Riley seeing a cross-shot graze the Macclesfield bar and also making some timely tackles to deny Daniel and Donnelly in his own area.

Coyle's side were stunned when Mendy put the home side in front, with the Frenchman taking a touch before smashing the dropping ball into the top corner.

But they recovered to draw level through Wheater's header and could have won it late on, with Martin Petrov's free-kick coming back off the bar and Veiga brilliantly denying Klasnic.

That would have been harsh on Macclesfield, who deservedly hung on to join them in Sunday's draw for the fourth round, and keep alive their hopes of reaching that stage of the FA Cup for the first time in their 138-year history.

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Macclesfield 2-2 Bolton FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Daniel 16
  • Mendy 68
  • Klasnic 7
  • Wheater 77

Macclesfield

  • 01 Veiga
  • 02 Bateson
  • 03 Tremarco yellow card
  • 05 Brown
  • 14 Diagne
  • 16 Brisley
  • 11 Daniel
  • 12 Mendy
  • 17 Wedgebury yellow card
  • 20 Hamshaw (Hewitt 78)
  • 09 Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 22 Collis,
  • 06 Morgan,
  • 24 Hewitt,
  • 33 Whiteoak,
  • 10 Mukendi,
  • 18 Fairhurst,
  • 19 Fisher

Bolton

Substitutes

Ref: MossAtt: 5,757
MACCLESFIELD
BOLTON

Possession

  • Macclesfield 53%
  • Bolton 47%

Attempts on target

  • Macclesfield 8
  • Bolton 8

Attempts off target

  • Macclesfield 3
  • Bolton 7

Corners

  • Macclesfield 7
  • Bolton 6

Fouls

  • Macclesfield 14
  • Bolton 10
  • Final Result
  • 94:03 The referee ends the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:22 Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton) on Elliott Hewitt (Macclesfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+2:35 Attacking throw-in by Martin Petrov (Bolton).
  • 90:00+2:25 Defending throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 90:00+1:47 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 90:00+0:24 Shot by David Wheater (Bolton) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 89:45 Defending throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 89:23 Shot by Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (blocked) by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield).
  • 89:08 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 85:31 Booking Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 85:24 Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield) on Mark Davies (Bolton). Free kick taken left-footed by Martin Petrov (Bolton) from right channel (20 yards), over the bar. Foul by Zat Knight (Bolton) on Arnaud Mendy (Macclesfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 84:04 Handball by Chris Eagles (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 83:36 Goal kick taken long by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 82:28 Booking Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:23 Foul by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield) on Nigel Reo-Coker (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Riley (Bolton) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 81:08 Shot by Chris Eagles (Bolton) curled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed left.
  • 80:40 Attacking throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 79:28 Attacking throw-in by Martin Petrov (Bolton).
  • 78:54 Defending throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 78:00 Substitution Macclesfield substitution: Matthew Hamshaw replaced by Elliott Hewitt (tactical).
  • 77:30 Attacking throw-in by Chris Eagles (Bolton).
  • 76:13 Assist (cross) by Martin Petrov (Bolton) from left channel.
  • 76:13 GOAL - David WheaterMacclesfield 2 - 2 Bolton Headed goal by David Wheater (Bolton) (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Macclesfield 2-2 Bolton.
  • Correction - 75:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Mark Davies. Direct free kick taken by Martin Petrov.
  • 75:34 Foul by Colin Daniel (Macclesfield) on Mark Davies (Bolton). Free kick taken left-footed by Martin Petrov (Bolton) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 73:37 Shot by Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Nathaniel Brown (Macclesfield). Shot by Chris Eagles (Bolton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield). Foul by Tony Diagne (Macclesfield) on Joe Riley (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Riley (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 69:39 Foul by George Donnelly (Macclesfield) on David Wheater (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by David Wheater (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 69:04 Shot by Mark Davies (Bolton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Shaun Brisley (Macclesfield).
  • 67:35 GOAL - Arnaud MendyMacclesfield 2 - 1 Bolton Goal by Arnaud Mendy (Macclesfield) volleyed right-footed (top-right of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Macclesfield 2-1 Bolton.
  • 67:04 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield) to near post, clearance by Zat Knight (Bolton).
  • 64:59 Shot by George Donnelly (Macclesfield) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Joe Riley (Bolton). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield) to centre, shot by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield) left-footed from right channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 64:33 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 63:38 Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 62:55 Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 62:55 Substitution Bolton substitution: Darren Pratley replaced by Mark Davies (tactical).
  • 62:26 Substitution Bolton substitution: Kevin Davies replaced by David Ngog (tactical).
  • 62:10 Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton) on Arnaud Mendy (Macclesfield).
  • 59:59 Foul by George Donnelly (Macclesfield) on Darren Pratley (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Bogdan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 59:23 Attacking throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 59:17 Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 57:59 Foul by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) on Joe Riley (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Riley (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 57:55 Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 56:41 Kevin Davies (Bolton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 54:09 Shot by Colin Daniel (Macclesfield) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 53:07 Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton) on Arnaud Mendy (Macclesfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:53 Attacking throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 51:10 Goal kick taken long by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 50:02 Goal kick taken long by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 49:28 Header by Colin Daniel (Macclesfield) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right.
  • 48:42 Shot by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) right-footed from left channel (35 yards), missed left.
  • 48:20 Defending throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 47:02 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Martin Petrov (Bolton) to centre, header by Kevin Davies (Bolton) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
  • 46:20 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Eagles (Bolton) to centre, clearance by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 45:50 Attacking throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:29 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+1:56 Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Bogdan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+1:15 Attacking throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 45:00+0:46 Cross by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield), resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+0:28 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 44:13 Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 44:13 Booking Paul Robinson (Bolton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 44:00 Foul by Paul Robinson (Bolton) on Colin Daniel (Macclesfield).
  • 43:23 Goal kick taken long by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 42:08 Foul by Paul Robinson (Bolton) on Colin Daniel (Macclesfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 41:06 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield). Foul by George Donnelly (Macclesfield) on Darren Pratley (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Bogdan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 40:09 Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 39:10 Attacking throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 38:29 Foul by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield) on Ivan Klasnic (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Bogdan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 38:08 Attacking throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 37:43 Attacking throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 36:46 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 36:28 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 36:11 Attacking throw-in by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield).
  • 35:44 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield) to centre, clearance by Darren Pratley (Bolton).
  • 35:20 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield) to near post, clearance by Zat Knight (Bolton).
  • 34:55 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 34:44 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 34:03 Attacking throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 33:38 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 33:23 Attacking throw-in by Martin Petrov (Bolton).
  • 32:55 Foul by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) on Paul Robinson (Bolton). Free kick taken left-footed by Paul Robinson (Bolton) from left wing, resulting in open play.
  • 32:05 Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton) on Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 31:05 Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Macclesfield) on Kevin Davies (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Riley (Bolton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 30:14 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 29:47 Attacking throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 28:27 Free kick taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 28:27 Booking David Wheater (Bolton) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 28:14 Foul by David Wheater (Bolton) on Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield).
  • 27:41 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 27:24 Cross by Joe Riley (Bolton), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 25:57 Attacking throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 25:11 Darren Pratley (Bolton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 24:11 George Donnelly (Macclesfield) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Eagles (Bolton) from own half, passed.
  • 23:34 Cross by Nigel Reo-Coker (Bolton), save (caught) by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield).
  • 23:05 Goal kick taken long by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 22:45 Shot by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
  • 22:16 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) to near post, clearance by Kevin Davies (Bolton).
  • 22:08 Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • Correction - 19:59 Martin Petrov takes a shot. Jonathan Bateson gets a block in. Chris Eagles takes the inswinging corner, Header by Darren Pratley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 19:59 Shot by Martin Petrov (Bolton) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Chris Eagles (Bolton) to centre, header by Darren Pratley (Bolton) from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 19:27 Foul by Tony Diagne (Macclesfield) on Zat Knight (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Bogdan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 18:56 Attacking throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 18:19 Attacking throw-in by Martin Petrov (Bolton).
  • 17:18 Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton) on Shaun Brisley (Macclesfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 16:42 Foul by George Donnelly (Macclesfield) on Zat Knight (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Bogdan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 15:16 Assist (cross) by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) from left wing.
  • 15:16 GOAL - Colin DanielMacclesfield 1 - 1 Bolton Goal by Colin Daniel (Macclesfield) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Macclesfield 1-1 Bolton.
  • 14:18 Shot by Chris Eagles (Bolton) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (tipped round post) by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Martin Petrov (Bolton) to far post, clearance by Shaun Brisley (Macclesfield).
  • 13:41 Shot by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 12:12 Cross by Martin Petrov (Bolton), clearance by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Eagles (Bolton) to centre, header by Darren Pratley (Bolton) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield).
  • 11:29 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 11:02 Attacking throw-in by Paul Robinson (Bolton).
  • 10:22 Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton) on Sam Wedgbury (Macclesfield). Free kick taken right-footed by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 9:07 Cross by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield), comfortable save (caught) by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 8:48 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw (Macclesfield).
  • 8:38 Shot by Arnaud Mendy (Macclesfield) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 8:06 Shot by Colin Daniel (Macclesfield) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (blocked) by Adam Bogdan (Bolton).
  • 6:58 GOAL - Ivan KlasnicMacclesfield 0 - 1 Bolton Goal by Ivan Klasnic (Bolton) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (6 yards).Macclesfield 0-1 Bolton.
  • 6:15 Shot by Chris Eagles (Bolton) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Eagles (Bolton) to centre, clearance by Nathaniel Brown (Macclesfield).
  • 5:08 Cross by Martin Petrov (Bolton), comfortable save (caught) by Jose Veiga (Macclesfield).
  • 4:26 Foul by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield) on Joe Riley (Bolton). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Bogdan (Bolton) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 3:55 Defending throw-in by Jonathan Bateson (Macclesfield).
  • 2:00 Defending throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 1:37 Attacking throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 1:21 Attacking throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 0:33 Defending throw-in by Carl Tremarco (Macclesfield).
  • 0:25 Defending throw-in by Joe Riley (Bolton).
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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