Bolton collapse hits survival hopes

James Morrison crashed home a dramatic last-minute equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw for West Brom as Bolton let slip two precious points in their Barclays Premier League survival fight.

Martin Petrov's first-half penalty and a 70th-minute own-goal from Billy Jones looked likely to send Owen Coyle's side into next week's final-day decider at Stoke with their top-flight destiny in their own hands.

But the Baggies emphatically proved there is life after Roy Hodgson as Chris Brunt reduced the deficit two minutes after Jones's mishap, then Morrison converted a cross from fellow substitute Simon Cox with seconds to spare.

Bolton should have gone ahead in the 11th minute when Petrov fired a cross from the left that eluded everyone except Kevin Davies, who stole into the six-yard box only to blaze his shot high over the bar.

Ben Foster then tipped a David Ngog header over the bar in the 21st minute and two minutes later Bolton grabbed the lead from the penalty spot, Petrov slotting home after Youssouf Mulumbu fouled Mark Davies in the box.

Bolton grabbed their second in bizarre fashion, when Liam Ridgewell's attempted clearance from another Petrov cross struck team-mate Jones in the chest, and ricocheted into the net past a helpless Foster.

With Bolton's fans still prematurely celebrating potential survival, Albion reduced the deficit a minute later when Shane Long was given space on the right side of the box and cut the ball back for Brunt to strike low past Adam Bogdan.

And with the final 20 seconds showing on the Reebok Stadium clock, Cox hooked a ball into the box for Morrison to lash home at the far post and claim a dramatic - and, for Bolton, potentially fatal - point.