Within six minutes Swansea had the lead through Scott Sinclair, who scored with a stunning curling strike just outside the area. Bolton replied eight minutes later as Chris Eagles slotted home a low cross from Martin Petrov.
While the visitors dominated in the first 10 minutes, Bolton took control after its equalizer and looked like adding another. The second half saw Swansea come out to control most of the half as it could of took the lead with a few really good chances. Bolton had a couple of chances near the end of the match but failed to make them count.
While Swansea has nothing really to play for, a top-10 finish would be a great way to end its first season in the Premier League. For Bolton though a win would have helped in its effort to beat the drop. The result has left the Trotters in 19th place but they still have two games in hand over their relegation rivals.
Bolton boss Owen Coyle opted with Kevin Davies upfront as the Trotters top-scorer Ivan Klasnic was on the bench with fellow striker David Ngog. Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers named an unchanged side for the trip to the Reebok Stadium. Defender Alan Tate was missing with a calf injury for the Swans.
It only took six minutes for Swansea to open up Bolton’s defense and take the lead. Sinclair picked up the ball on the edge of the area and the 23-year-old cut inside onto his stronger foot where he curled the ball into the top-right corner of the goal.
However eight minutes later the home side equalized with a well-crafted goal. Petrov ran down the left wing towards the byline where his low cross was met by Eagles, who guided the ball into the bottom right corner, leaving Michel Vorm with no chance.
From then on, Owen Coyle’s side dominated much of the first half. Petrov combined with Nigel Reo-Coker down the left for the Englishman to cross into the box were Vorm nervously punched it away into the path of Eagles, who fluffed his shot, allowing the Swans to clear the danger.
Petrov caused Swansea all sorts of problems down the left as he again made a darting run and crossed the ball low into the box, where Eagles was waiting only to see the cross cleared by Ashley Williams.
Swansea winger Nathan Dyer was forced off early with an injury and was replaced by Luke Moore.
Williams fouled Kevin Davies on the edge of the area picking up a yellow card for his troubles. Petrov struck a curling free kick that forced Vorm to the bottom left corner of his goal to make a strong save.
While Bolton looked like scoring, it needed to be wary of Swansea’s speed when breaking which at time caused problems for the home side, giving away free kicks in dangerous areas.
Mark Davies held back Gylfi Sigurdsson to give away a free kick which Sigurdsson curled over the wall and down low to the bottom left corner forcing Adam Bogdan down low to parry away.
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Swansea started the second half strongly, coming at Bolton and forcing a corner which the Trotters could only scramble to get away.
Danny Graham had a great chance to make it two as Sigurdsson slotted a ball through to Graham, who failed to capitalize on as Bogdan saved.
With Coyle needing three points Ryo Miyaichi made way for striker David Ngog as the home side looked to grab all three points.
Despite the change Swansea again looked more dangerous, putting more pressure on Bolton’s defense as Leon Britton slotted a ball through to Graham, who crossed the ball towards Sinclair at the far post which was blocked by GretarSteinsson.
On 74 minutes Graham hit the bar with a stunning strike as Swansea continued to look dangerous going forward.
Bolton flooded forward with 10 minutes left as it looked to for a second goal but failed to take its chances.
Eagle’s shot was inches away from securing a winner for the home side but his strike narrowly went wide.
As Bolton looked for a winner, Swansea withstood the pressure as the points was shared in a entertaining game between the two.