Bolton Forced to Relegation After EPL Tie with Stoke City

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Bolton Forced to Relegation After EPL Tie with Stoke City
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Bolton became the final of three teams to be relegated from the Premier League when they weren't able to defeat Stoke, finishing their season with a 2-2 draw on Sunday at the Britannia Stadium.

Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers will join Bolton in the Championship next season as the three relegated teams.

Queens Park Rangers weren't able to spoil Manchester City's title ambitions, but they will remain in the Premier League thanks to Bolton's 2-2 draw with Stoke City.

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QPR lost 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium after allowing City to score two goals in stoppage time to win the league title for the first time since 1968.

The London club finished the campaign one point ahead of Bolton with 37 points, barely escaping relegation after being promoted this season.

After taking a 2-1 lead just before halftime, Bolton weren't able to hold onto their lead as they gave up a penalty kick that Jonathan Walters scored to tie the game. It also was Walters' second goal of the match.

After many scoring chances late in the match weren't capitalized on, Bolton's fate was sealed.

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The Wanderers didn't score enough goals to earn enough positive results this season, and their defense was consistently poor. Bolton allowed 77 goals this year, third-most in the league.

Being relegated is probably the most awful feeling a footballer can have. Instead of going to places like Anfield and Old Trafford next season, Bolton will travel to Middlesbrough, Hull and Brighton.

Bolton will now have to work hard next season to earn their way back to the top flight.

 

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