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Ryo Myaichi scored within four minutes of his full debut for Bolton Wanderers to set Owen Coyle’s side on their way to a hard-fought win over Championship strugglers Millwall .

Although David Ngog sealed victory in the 58th minute with a spectacular goal , Bolton had to work hard for their place in the sixth round of the FA Cup, as Millwall recovered from a poor start to play the sort of football that belied their lowly league position.

Myaichi, the Japanese teenager, signed on loan from Arsenal, caught Millwall cold when Sam Ricketts took a quick free kick after three minutes, galloping away from Alan Dunne before curling a measured shot into the far corner of Steve Mildenhall’s net.

It was a great start for Bolton and they could have increased their lead on more than one occasion in the first half-hour. Ngog

g was denied by a last-ditch tackle from Millwall skipper Paul Robinson, and Tuncay’s shot was pushed away by Mildenhall after the Turkish striker was given the time and space to turn on Myaichi’s low cross into the penalty area.

But once Millwall started to believe in themselves, they started to play and create chances. Darius Henderson forced Adam Bogdan to save at full stretch with a meaty shot, Andy Keogh shot wide and Liam Feeney shot weakly after a free-flowing move down the left.

With Liam Trotter and Harry Kane, the teenage striker on loan from Tottenham, dictating play in midfield, Millwall ended the first-half as the better-looking side and almost equalised when Gretar Steinsson deflected a cross from Feeney just over his own crossbar.

Millwall started the second-half brightly, too, before Ngog increased Bolton’s lead in the 58th minute.

The former Liverpool striker, jeered by home supporters because of his running battle with defender Shane Lowry, pounced with a spectacular strike after Tuncay collected a poor clearance on the halfway line and played the ball forwards.

Ngog took the ball with his back to goal, turned to the left and hit a low drive past Mildenhall from 25 yards.

It was enough to confirm Bolton’s place in the sixth round, but even then Millwall did not give up. Trotter had a long shot saved by Bogdan, who then made a great double save to deny Kane and Feeney from close range in quick succession.

Ricketts went close to making it 3-0 in the closing minutes, but Bolton were comfortably through by that stage.

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