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Report - FA Cup - Bolton Wanderers 5-2 Walsall. A Game of Two Halves

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Mario Jardel of Bolton chases Paul Ritchie Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers won. Not only that, Bolton Wanderers won handsomely by five goals to two.

Now don’t let the scoreline fool you, Wanderers were disgustingly bad for the first 45mins.

Walsall ran the game and were deservedly in front following a good header by the very impressive Andy Cook. Wanderers looked in disarray and they were deservedly booed off by a severely-depleted home crowd.

Parkinson made two changes at HT, bringing on Will Buckley and Clayton Donaldson and those changes immediately turned things around for Bolton.

Donaldson would equalise on the 58th minute before Josh Magennis and a Guthrie own-goal would turn a shocking performance into a good win, which will hopefully give the team confidence going into the next fixture.

A special mention to the home crowd. I wasn’t shocked to see how poor it was and am torn between respecting those who turned out to thinking that they really should’ve made a stand against the ongoing shambolic situation at the club and stayed away but they got their reward with an excellent second half and a place in Monday night’s Fourth Round Draw.

I want Manchester City at home.