Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Draw With Ipswich Town

  • March 08, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon believes Bolton 'murdered' Ipswich Town on Tuesday and was left frustrated at having to come from behind to claim a 2-2 draw.

After dominating possession and opportunities in front of goal, Wanderers were two down with 18 minutes to play at Macron Stadium courtesy of goals from Kevin Bru and Christophe Berra, but they came back to earn a point through Lawrie Wilson and a stoppage time penalty from Stephen Dobbie.

Speaking after the game, Lennon expressed his delight at the performance but was once again left to rue wastefulness in the final third as Wanderers continue to stare relegation in the face.

"It shouldn't have been a fightback," Lennon told BBC Radio Manchester. "We should have been home and hosed.

"Again, we've missed I don't know how many chances before we score and then Zach Clough has had a great chance to equalise - it's not good enough.

"You can talk about tactics and team selection, but when you're missing glaring opportunities like we are it's very hard to take and we murdered Ipswich tonight.

"We should be winning games. I don't know how many times I have to say it. I don't know if there's a mental fragility at times, but we just seem to get punished.

"Their first goal was out of nothing. I was a wonder goal and you've got to take that on the chin, but we should have been one or two goals up by then.

"I can't fault the players. The performance once again was excellent.

"We don't look like a team at the bottom of the league but the table doesn't lie. We just keep getting punished for basic mistakes."

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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