Bolton claim controversial QPR win
Ivan Klasnic struck four minutes from time to earn Bolton a priceless 2-1 victory over fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers QPR but it was a controversial result after Clint Hill was denied a clear goal for the visitors in the first half.
The defender's header had crossed the line before it was clawed out by Adam Bogdan in the 19th minute but referee Martin Atkinson waved play on and Bolton took the lead eight minutes before the break through Darren Pratley.
Djibril Cisse equalised three minutes after half-time but substitute Klasnic had the final say to lift Bolton out of the relegation zone and ensure Rangers will end the day inside it.
The only time Bolton really threatened a goal in the early stages was in the 14th minute when David Wheater got his head to Ryo Miyaichi's corner but Bobby Zamora cleared off the line.
Suddenly the visitors were looking dangerous and Zamora cracked a volley from a tight angle against Bogdan's bar, and they should have been ahead when Hill met a Joey Barton corner four yards out.
The ball was well over the line before Bogdan pushed it against the bar and out, but referee Atkinson waved play on.
The Trotters were celebrating in the 37th minute when defender Tim Ream produced a perfect cross for an unmarked Pratley to head in his second goal for the club.
Shaun Wright-Phillips had the chance to level matters almost immediately but curled a shot high and wide before Nedum Onuoha's effort was blocked by Bogdan.
It took QPR only three minutes of the second half to level as Cisse had all the time in the world to collect Wright-Phillips' deflected pass and poke the ball past Bogdan.
The visitors looked the more likely winners but with four minutes left Miyaichi played in Klasnic and he slotted his shot past Paddy Kenny.