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Immediate Reaction: Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Huddersfield Town

Wanderers are out of the cup

Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

There will be no great FA Cup run for Bolton Wanderers this season, as they have just lost 2-1 to Premier League side Huddersfield Town in the 3rd Round.

It’s the sixth year in a row that Wanderers have failed to go any further than the 4th round.

Phil Parkinson made seven changes going into the game, but still put out a strong side. Top goalscorer Gary Madine was rested, with Aaron Wilbraham taking his place.

The first half was dull to say the least. Despite averaging over 60% of the possession, Huddersfield failed to muster up a solid chance, with Wanderers having the best chance of the half.

Somehow, Wilbraham headed wide when completely free in the box.

So 0-0 it was going into the break.

Wanderers were undone early into the second half.

First, just five minutes into the second half, former Wanderers target Rajiv van La Parra scored from a corner, before Town doubled their lead just a minute later.

In fortuitous fashion, Danny Williams’ effort from distance deflected off David Wheater and beat a helpless Mark Howard, who was diving the other way.

Wanderers didn’t roll over though, pulling a goal back in the 64th minute through Derik Osede.

Craig Noone, Jeff King and Connor Hall (who was making his debut, congratulations) were all introduced, but Wanderers couldn’t find the goal to force a replay.

It wasn’t a classic, and Wanderers can now go back to concentrating on the league.

Next up for Wanderers is a trip to face Brentford FC next Saturday.