Ameobi scores as Fulham deny Bolton Wanderers second league win

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The 24-year-old was on target as the Trotters were not denied the maximum points at the Craven Cottage by a late Tom Cairney header

Sammy Ameobi scored as Bolton Wanderers were battled to a 1-1 away draw against Fulham in Saturday’s English Championship encounter.

A fortnight ago, the 25-year-old, returning from a six-week injury layoff, ended his ten-month goal drought against Sheffield Wednesday.

After firing blank in their last match against Queens Park Rangers, the former Newcastle United winger was on hand to steer Phil Parkinson’s side to their fourth stalemate of the season.

In the 29th minute, Ameobi pounced on goalkeeper Ben Alnwick clearance, beat a defender before converting past David Button in the Cottagers’ goal.

Having defended so well with hope of claiming their second win in the league, the Trotters’ resistance was broken after Tom Cairney headed past Alnwick in injury time to help the Cottagers avoid a shock home defeat.

The strike was Ameobi’s second in six English second tier appearances this season. He was afforded 68 minutes of action in a match where Togo and DR Congo internationals, Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano were on hand to save Slaviša Jokanović’s side.

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Ayite played for the entire duration while Kebano was a second half substitute.

Phil Parkinson’s side are rooted to the bottom of the 24-team English Championship log with seven points from 14 games.

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