Bolton 1 - 1 Reading

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman was unhappy with the referee's performance after Nick Blackman's second-half penalty saw his side held to a draw against Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.

Reading share the points with Bolton

Bolton Wanderers David Ngog battles for the ball with Reading's Alex Pearce Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Darren Pratley's first-half header from Marc Tierney's cross had given Wanderers the lead.

But David Wheater then gave away a penalty in the early stages of the second half to give Blackman the chance to equalise, which he duly converted to earn the Royals a point.

Freedman said: "I felt that it was a good match and we were outstanding in the first 45 minutes.

"But fair play to Reading. They looked like a Premier League side today and they counter-attacked us really well.

Bolton Wanderers Chung-Yong Lee battles for the ball with Reading's Gareth McCleary Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

"I will be amazed if they aren't in the top six. We've played a really top team there and there wasn't much in it.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins, meanwhile, defended the referee's performance despite two further penalty decisions not going their way.

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