Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Draw With Leeds United

  • October 24, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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After dropping down to ten men, Bolton boss Neil Lennon believes their 1-1 draw against Leeds United was a fair result.

Wanderers were much improved from their midweek defeat to Birmingham City and took a 32nd minute lead through debutant Shola Ameobi, but were made to settle for a point as Mirco Antennuci equalised 19 minutes from time from the penalty spot - after Prince Desir-Gouano had been sent off for a professional foul.

Speaking after the game, Lennon thought his side had looked set to be on course for victory, but praised the attitude of his players for closing the game out once they were left a man short.

"I thought we were unfortunate today," Lennon told the club's official website.

"We aren't playing like a side at the bottom of the league right now. For me, the game was there for us to win, so it is a little frustrating.

"Shola Ameobi scores with a great finish to put us a goal up. He did really when he came on. It was unfortunate that Gary Madine had to go off with a bit of concussion.

"People raised their eyebrows when we brought Shola in, but he's shown today that'll he make us better. That was his first game for a long time and I thought he contributed a lot.

"We can have no complaints about the red card. It was a penalty and an individual error from Prince, who was playing really well up until then. We just have to concentrate a little bit more and cut the individual errors out.

"That's the way our luck has been going for us recently. I thought after the red card we did well and held out comfortably with ten men.

"The fans continue to be tremendous. There wasn't one negative voice today and we're really appreciative of that given our league position.

"All in all, it's a point in our favour and we move on. We know we have to start winning games and turning draws into wins."

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