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  • Bolton 2-2 Portsmouth: Dindane double

    Already-relegated Portsmouth staged a feisty second-half recovery to earn a 2-2 draw with Bolton at the Reebok Stadium, Dindane double strikes bring them level and earn point.

    The home side looked to be cruising after Ivan Klasnic and Kevin Davies struck midway through the first half.

    But Portmouth were a side transformed after the interval and Aruna Dindane celebrated his return to the Pompey side after a month out by scoring twice as the visitors assumed control.

    Dindane is free to play after Portsmouth reached an agreement with Lens over a clause in his contract that waives a £4 million fee the French club would have been owed as part of his loan agreement.

    Kevin Davies could have won it for Bolton in the dying seconds when his header hit a post, but a home victory would have been harsh on Pompey.

    Despite the disappointment of squandering a two-goal advantage, Bolton will retain their Premier League status; Hull's defeat at Sunderland meaning any lingering relegation fears have dissipated such is the superiority of their goal difference over Hull.

    Bolton made a sharp start to the match with visiting goalkeeper David James quickly called into action, but was powerless to prevent Klasnic heading Jack Wilshere's cross into the net.

    They hosts then extended their lead when Vladimir Weiss turned provider for Davies to slot home despite a strong suspicion of offside enveloping the goal.

    Portsmouth looked to be beaten before manager Avram Grant threw four up front in the second period. a tactic that saw his side rewarded.

    Substitute Frederic Piquionne made a fine surging run before crossing for Dindane to expertly convert on 55 minutes.

    Despite being consigned to Championship football next season, Portsmouth continued to fight for the win and went level when Ukata fed Dindane 13 minutes later. His cutback was pounced on by a delighted Dindane from close range to secure the draw for the vistors.



    Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Weiss, Muamba, Wilshere, Taylor, Klasnic, Kevin Davies

    Portsmouth: James, Vanden Borre, Mokoena, Rocha, Sowah, Yebda, Utaka, Brown, Hughes, Smith, Dindane

    Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)


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