2023-01-24 19:19:00

Referee appears to send off wrong Bolton player for punching opponent

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The Telegraph
By Luke Edwards

Bolton striker Dion Charles was sent off for what looked to be a case of mistaken identity in their 1-0 win over Forest Green.

Charles had put Wanderers ahead after six minutes when he tucked away a Gethin Jones cross.

But there were farcical scenes in the 28th minute when the goalscorer was shown a red card by referee Tom Nield.

It was team-mate Elias Kachunga who appeared to throw a punch at Rovers defender Brandon Cooper as they tussled off the ball.

However, the 10 men held on to stay three points behind fourth-placed Derby, who scored twice in the final three minutes to beat Port Vale 2-1.

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