Aug 19, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Reebok Stadium
BoltonBolton Wanderers
Davies (27' pen.)
Feeney (52'), Wheater (69')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Leadbitter (45' pen.), Kike (78')
Omerou (12'), Hines (26'), Friend (61')

Result: Middlesbrough come from behind to beat Bolton Wanderers

Grant Leadbitter of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Capital One Cup First Round match against Oldham Athletic on August 12, 2014
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Middlesbrough recover from a goal down to beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at the Reebok, leaving the hosts still looking for their first league win of the season.

Middlesbrough were forced to come from a goal down to beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at the Reebok Stadium this evening.

The visitors made a bright start to the match and almost took the lead after just six minutes when Lee Tomlin's 25-yard effort forced a save from Adam Bogdan.

Kike also threatened for Boro before Bolton began to get back into the match, Lee Chung-Yong going close with a curling effort having cut inside onto his right foot.

The breakthrough came in the 25th minute as Craig Davies was brought down inside the area by Sebastian Hines, who survived the calls for a red card, only being booked by the ref.

The Boro defender was punished further for his foul, however, as Davies got up to take the penalty himself, slamming it past the keeper.

The visitors' fortunes changed just before the interval, however, as they were awarded a spot kick of their own courtesy of a handball by David Wheater.

Just as Davies did at the other end, Grant Leadbitter took on the responsibilities and made no mistake from 12 yards to level the scores at the break.

Lee came close to restoring Bolton's lead shortly before the hour mark as he fired a shot through a crowd of players, but the ball whizzed narrowly wide.

The South Korean then turned provider as he beat his marker before pulling the ball back for Liam Feeney, who put his first-time effort just past the post.

Boro were next to threaten as Bogdan was forced into a good reaction save to tip Adam Reach's effort over the crossbar.

Bogdan could do nothing about the winning goal moments later, however, as Kike raced onto a through-ball before lifting the ball over the keeper and into the net.

Jermaine Beckford came on as a late sub for the hosts and almost made an immediate impact, coming close once before finding the back of the net, only for his goal to be disallowed for a push on Wheater.

There was to be no late drama as Middlesbrough held out for the victory, leaving Bolton still searching for their first league win of the season.

Craig Davies of Bolton attacks during the npower Championship match between Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers at Ashton Gate Stadium on April 13, 2013
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