Frustration as Leicester City fail to take their chances against Bolton
Leicester City produced a vastly-improved performance but it was not enough to take all three points against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.
After the defeats to Crystal Palace and Watford, City looked much more like the side that had surged to the top of the Championship before their recent poor form.
They should have claimed their first-ever win at the Reebok Stadium, but were frustrated by Trotters keeper Adam Bogdan.
City failed to score for the first time this season against a Bolton side that has struggled to keep clean sheets, but it was not for the lack of chances created.
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Nigel Pearson's side dominated the first half and created a host of chances but failed to take them.
David Nugent had the best opportunity after just three minutes when he was on the end of a fast and clinical City break and only had Bogdan to beat, but the Trotters keeper denied him.
In fact, Bogdan was by far Bolton's best performer and, if it was not for him, City could have had a comfortable lead at the break as the keeper also denied Martyn Waghorn, who looked very lively early on, and Danny Drinkwater.
Inevitably, the hosts improved after the break and Kasper Schmeichel had to produce some excellent saves to deny Chris Eagles and former City loanee Mark Davies.
When Bogdan was beaten, Bolton had the woodwork to thank for denying Ritchie De Laet as City put the hosts under the cosh, to the disdain of the Trotters fans.
City keeper Kasper Schmeichel had to produce some excellent saves himself at the start of the second half as Bolton improved, but City still looked dangerous on the break and Bogdan reaffirmed his man-of-the-match status with an excellent save to deny Anthony Knockaert.
Earlier in the day, City had completed the loan signings of Manchester United duo Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard.
Keane started the game and went off just before the hour, before Lingard was introduced as a late substitute.
Pearson said he was confident both 19-year-olds would make a valuable contribution for City.
"We have been operating with a smaller, more balanced squad this season, but we felt the time was right to increase the options available to us," he said.
"Not only do Michael and Jesse add a great deal of quality to the group, they are also the type of hungry young players that will fit in well with what is already a very strong squad."