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Live Commentary: Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Cardiff City - as it happened

Read how Cardiff City edged past Bolton Wanderers to reach the last 16 of the FA Cup.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff City made the trip North to Lancashire to face Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth round this evening.

The Welsh side made it into the last 16 thanks to Fraizer Campbell's fortunate second-half goal, five minutes after he came on as a half-time substitute.

Read how it all unfolded at the Reebok in our minute-by-minute updates below.

2.01pmAfternoon folks! This is one of three fourth-round matches kicking off in an hour's time. Team news on its way...

2.04pmBOLTON XI: Lonergan; Ream, Mills, Knight, Baptiste; Spearing, Medo, Danns; Eagles, Lee; C Davies

2.05pmBOLTON SUBS: Bogdan, Pratley, Moritz, Odelusi, Vela, White, Hall

2.06pmCARDIFF XI: Marshall; McNaughton, Hudson, Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Whittingham, Eikrem, Gunnarsson, Kim; Mason, Cornelius

2.07pmCARDIFF SUBS: Lewis; Caulker, Medel, Campbell, Noone, Dæhli, John

2.10pmBolton manager Dougie Freedman elects not to bring Andre Moritz back into his starting lineup. He missed out last week because of injury but is only back on the bench today.

2.13pmFor Cardiff, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hands a full debut to January signing Magnus Wolff Eikrem while another addition, Mats Moller Daehli, is on the bench.

2.16pmREFEREE WATCH! The man in charge today is Jonathan Moss.

2.20pmOne interesting subplot today is the Cardiff right-back Kevin McNaughton, who made 13 starts for Bolton earlier this season on loan at the Reebok Stadium.

Kevin McNaughton of Cardiff City during the Pre Season match between Cheltenham Town and Cardiff City at the Abbey Business Stadium on July 27, 2013© Getty Images

2.25pmAs mentioned above, neither side is doing as well as they might have hoped in their respective league this season. Cardiff are rockbottom of what is a very tight bottom half of the Premier League. All three sides in the bottom three are on 18 points, with 11th-placed Aston Villa just five points further ahead.

2.28pmBolton, meanwhile, are down in 18th place in the Championship, four points clear of the second tier's bottom three.

2.32pmTake a look at Bolton's form this season here. They didn't pick up a league win until October but then went unbeaten for a while. They ended the year struggling for wins though and last week suffered a humiliation by losing 7-1 at Reading.

2.34pmCardiff may have also lost their last game but it was a respectable display as they only went down 4-2 at the Etihad to free-scoring Manchester City. Here's the two sides' recent form:


2.39pmLAST TIME OUT: When these two met in the league last season, Bolton won the game at the Reebok while the most recent match in April last year ended as a draw. Craig Noone scored in both of those games but he's been dropped to the bench today despite his impressive performance against City last week.

2.42pmWe're covering three of the 3pm kickoffs with detailed live updates on SM this afternoon. Find all the links if you want to follow another game as well as this here.

2.45pmBetween them, these two sides have won the FA Cup five times. Bolton have been triumphant on four occasions, but not since 1958 while Cardiff's one and only success was way back in 1927. They are the only non-English team to win the famous old competition.

2.50pmPREDICTION TIME! Just 10 minutes until kickoff at the Reebok. I've got to say that I can see a draw today. Neither side will particularly want a replay but it's the most likely result in my eyes.

2.54pmIn today's early game, Liverpool avoided an upset by coming past Championship side Bournemouth 2-0. Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge scored the goals.

2.56pmHere come the two teams out of the tunnel:

0 minKICKOFF! And we're off at the Reebok. Bolton in white and navy, Cardiff in red with their changed shorts of white instead of black.

3 minManchester United manager David Moyes was at the club's training ground this morning to welcome club-record signing Juan Mata for his medical. He's made the trip to the Reebok this afternoon though to take a look at Cardiff, who United play on Tuesday night in the league.

7 minBest opening of the match so far as Eikrem is fed the ball down the right and crosses for Cornelius. With his back to goal, he lays it off for Mason, who is shut out before the ball drops to Whittingham who also can't get a shot away.

10 minBolton respond well as Turner nods the ball away from Davies for a corner. Danns whips it in and the loose ball falls kindly for Eagles, whose shot is blocked.

11 minCareless from new Cardiff man Eikrem as he gifts Bolton possession to break. Danns slips in Eagles and he looks for a low cross into the middle that Cardiff keeper Marshall pushes away from danger.

13 minBOOKING! Chung-Yong is shown the first yellow card of the game for a nasty, nasty tackle on Gunnarsson.

18 minSHOT! Some might argue that he's lucky to be on the field after that last challenge, but Chung-Yong almost gives Bolton the lead with a dipping 20-yard drive that Marshall watches wide.

3.22pmWhoa! Struggling Championship side Watford have just gone in front AT Manchester City! Open this link in a new tab to follow our overall live updates on all the fourth round ties.

24 min

3.29pmUPDATE! Can you believe this?! Watford are now two ahead at Manchester City!!

29 minWhittingham curls over a deep corner for the visitors that is met at the back post by Hudson. He heads it back across the face of goal but there's no-one coming in to nod home.

34 minLittle to speak of in the last few minutes. Most of the play on the deck is happening in the middle third while both defences are happy to lump the ball up hopefully towards the frontmen.

36 min

37 minBOOKING! Moss gets out his yellow card for a second time after McNaughton beats Danns to the ball and was chopped down by his teammate from earlier this season.

41 minI said before the game that I fancied a draw in this one and so far it's done little to change my mind. At this rate, a 0-0 is nailed on.

45 minHalf chance for Cardiff as the interval approaches. Theophile-Catherine cut the ball back for Whittingham but he couldn't test Lonergan in the Wanderers goal. One minute added on.


3.48pmOh so close to a goal for Bolton with the final kick of the half. Chung-Yong won a corner and from the set piece the ball dropped to the South Korean, whose volley flew just wide of the post. Goalless it is at the break though.

3.52pmSTATS! Visitors Cardiff have had 58% of the ball while there has been seven shots but not a single one on target.

3.56pmSNAP! Here's Lee, who has perhaps been Bolton's biggest threat, trying his luck in the first half:

Bolton Wanderers' South Korean midfielder Chung-Yong Lee (L) has a shot at goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City on January 25, 2014© Getty Images

4.01pmClick here to see the latest scores in the FA Cup and more. There's four Championship games today but not a single goal in any of those games.

4.04pmCARDIFF SUBS! Solskjaer has made two half-time changes as Craig Noone and Fraizer Campbell replace Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Andreas Cornelius, who both influenced the game very little in the first 45.

46 minKICKOFF! The Trotters get us back underway as the rain comes down a bit heavier in Lancashire.


50 minIt takes Campbell just five minutes to make an impact but it's a horrible goal for Bolton and especially keeper Lonergan to concede. He came out to smother the ball but then somehow let it out of his grasp, allowing Campbell a free goal to roll it into from a tight angle.

51 minMoments before the goal at the other end Marshall made a great save from Davies's header but the offside flag had already gone up.

55 minCampbell isn't quite tall enough to head the ball in for his second at the back post.

57 minSAVE! Best moment of the match for the home side as Danns shifts the ball past Theophile-Catherien before stinging the palms of Marshall at the near post.

61 minSAVE! Another good stop at his near post by Marshall as Baptiste's cross takes a wicked deflection.

64 min

66 minSAVE! Yet another important stop by Marshall as Turner inadvertently diverts a cross towards his own goal, with Marshall tipping it wide.

70 minBOOKING! Dear oh dear. Theophile-Catherine upends Lee and gets a booking. The resulting free kick is taken by Eagles but he skies and slices it horribly.

72 minBOLTON SUBS! Freedman makes his first two changes, bringing on Sanmi Odelusi and Andre Moritz for Eagles and Medo.

4.37pmCity have pulled it back to 2-2 against Watford. Remember, if you want to keep up with all the fourth round matches at once, open this link in a new tab.

79 minDavies sends over a cross into the 'corridor of uncertainty' and it does cause confusion in the Cardiff defence but no white shirt can take advantage.

81 minCARDIFF SUB: Solskjaer gives new boy Mats Mohller Daehli for Mason. That's the visitors' third and final change.

84 minBOOKING! Spearing is rightly shown yellow for an awfully late tackle on Gunnarsson.

86 minBOOKING! Kim is the next man to go into the book for bringing down Lee.

90 minBolton may be the ones chasing the game, but it's Cardiff who go close to a second as Campbell fires wide before Daehli almost caps his debut with a classy goal but fires over after tricky run.

90+1 minFOUR minutes of time added on.

90 minBolton may be the ones chasing the game, but it's Cardiff who go close to a second as Campbell fires wide before Daehli almost caps his debut with a classy goal but fires over after tricky run.

90+2 minBOOKINGS! Campbell and Baptiste square up and are both booked. Baptiste was dangerously close to seeing red as it looked like he dipped his head at the Cardiff man.


4.58pmNo upset at the Reebok today then as Cardiff squeeze past Bolton in an ugly game in Lancashire. The winning goal came soon after the break when half-time substitute Fraizer Campbell rolled home following an awful blunder by Bolton keeper Andy Lonergan:

Cardiff City's English forward Fraizer Campbell (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal with teammates English midfielder Craig Noone (L) and Scottish defender Kevin McNaughton against Bolton on January 25, 2014© Getty Images

5pmReferee Moss dished out seven yellow cards and there could have been at least one red card as well.

5.03pmSolskjaer's Cardiff progress into the last 16 of the FA Cup and will be in the hat for tomorrow's fifth-round draw, which you can follow LIVE here on Sports Mole.

5.05pmThe weather has played havoc with plenty of games today and as always on a Saturday there's been plenty of goals. See all the results here.

5.08pmThat's it from us here, thanks for joining SM. There's plenty more on site this evening and if you want to stick with the FA Cup then follow this link for our live updates of the evening game between Stevenage and Everton. Enjoy!

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