Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Draw at Sheff Wed

  • March 10, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson was left to rue a refereeing decision, as Bolton were made to come from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Aaron Wilbraham's first goal in Wanderers colours, arriving deep in stoppage-time, cancelled out an earlier opener from George Boyd - a move during which the referee's assistant had raised his flag for an offside against Owls forward Jordan Rhodes.

Parkinson credited his players for the nature of their comeback, but believes they still created enough goalscoring opportunities to have taken all three points from their trip to Hillsborough.

"With the manner of the performance, we certainly deserved all three points," Parkinson told

"The goal we conceded though was a real blow because Rhodes has made a run and the linesman has flagged him for being offside in the centre of the goal.

"Boyd is onside, but with Rhodes' position, it affects Mark Beevers' ability to get across and make a block.

"If that isn't interfering with play, I don't know what is.

"Everybody will watch it back and make their own mind up, but if a striker is in the middle of the goal in an offside position, then he is offside and is interfering with play.

"It was a blow and everybody could feel it on the bench - we all just slumped back into our seats because we'd played so well up to that point.

"Credit to the lads however, they kept going and got a deserved equaliser courtesy of a fantastic cross by (Filipe) Morais and an excellent header by Wilbraham.

"We looked dangerous today - Will (Buckley) had a great chance in the first half at the back stick with a header where the keeper has made a good save.

"We had a couple of other good moments, some of which we were wasteful with, but you can't fault the lads too much, especially given that we've had two away games inside four days which is always difficult.

"We went with more or less the same team today, making a couple of changes from Tuesday, but all in all, I couldn't ask for any more of them."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
17 Sheffield Wednesday 38 41
18 Hull City 38 39
19 Bolton Wanderers 38 39
20 Reading 38 36
21 Barnsley 38 33
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