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Saturday January 31, 2009 Day 24 Finished Reebok Stadium

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Bolton Wanderers

  • Puygrenier 31’
  • Davies 63’, 87’

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Bent 73’, 75’

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  1. Bolton down Spurs late

    Bolton down Spurs late

    Bolton Wanderers scored a dramatic late winner to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in a thrilling match at the Reebok Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+4' All over at the Reebok! Captain Kevin Davies to the rescue as his late winner seals the points for Bolton and consigns Spurs to a fourth straight defeat on the road.
    • 90+2' Two minutes more of stoppage time to be played. Samuel gives the ball away to Jenas, but Spurs can't work an opportunity.
    • 90' Spurs are throwing everything at Bolton now, but the Trotters are resisting well.
    • 87' GOAL!! Bolton have surely snatched the winner now! Again it's Tottenham's inability to defend set pieces that does for them - this time it's a corner that's is headed in at the near post by Kevin Davies for his second of the game!
    • 85' Gretar Steinsson looks in pain after going up for a header with Bentley. There was no malice in it though, and the tough Icelander will carry on.
    • 82' Spurs have yet another corner. Dawson rises highest to head and appeals for a handball, but the referee is not interested.
    • 79' Puygrenier is replaced by Andy O'Brien for the final stages of this match.
    • 78' Smolarek nods Kevin Davies's chip into the path of MARK DAVIES... shot wide!
    • 75' GOAL!! Incredible - Spurs have equalised! Chimbonda's cross is only cleared as far as Palacios, and Jaaskelainen can only parry the Honduran's shot into the path of Bent, who knocks a tidy finish through the keeper's legs! This game has been turned on its head!
    • 73' GOAL!! Time to eat those words as Chimbonda sets up a goal for Darren Bent! The Frenchman was played in by Lennon and he squared a ball to give Bent the easiest of tap-ins.
    • 66' Spurs have a mountain to climb now. Not sure bringing on Pascal Chimbonda for Corluka is going to be enough to boost them though.
    • 63' GOAL!! Spurs don't clear the danger and a ball back into the box is flicked on by Puygrenier to Kevin Davies, and the new Bolton skipper controls with a great first touch and fires into the far top corner!
    • 63' Assou-Ekotto blocks a Matt Taylor cross with his hand and Bolton have another free-kick. Taylor blasts the ball into the wall.
    • 61' Megson has seen enough and hauls off Makukula. He is replaced by Ebi Smolarek.
    • 60' Lennon jinks into the area and tries a cross to the far post... Headed behind for a corner by Cahill. The Bolton defender then gets to the set piece first and heads it away.
    • 58' Steinsson tries to find Mark Davies with a through ball, but it runs to Cudicini. The 20-year-old has had a far better debut for his new side than Palacios, who cost Spurs around 10 times as much.
    • 55' Makukula controls in the Spurs box with his back to goal. He holds off two men as he turns and SHOOTS... Blasted into the stands! That's two excellent chances that Makukula has failed to test the keeper with.
    • 54' Despite the double-change, Spurs are still looking below par and don't really look like equalising.
    • 51' Dowd has given Spurs a corner that no one was expecting! Bentley's cross is punched away by Jaaskelainen.
    • 49' Bolton break forward but Muamba is caught in two minds over whether to cross or shoot and in the end the ball trickles to Cudicini. Phil Dowd then books Dawson for a foul on Gardner in the build-up.
    • 48' Bent has his first sight of goal but instead elects to square a pass that is intercepted, but the ball comes out to JENAS... The shot from outside the area is swiped into the crowd.
    • 47' Lennon cuts in from the right and chips a ball to PAVLYUCHENKO AT THE FAR POST... The Russian sends his volleyed effort from an acute angle into Row Z.
    • 46' Bolton get the second-half underway.
    • HT Redknapp is addressing the fact that Pavlyuchenko was isolated for much of the first-half by bringing on Darren Bent. Jermaine Jenas is also coming on, with Modric and Zokora making way for the pair.
    • 45+2' Half-time is called and Bolton are ahead. Harry Redknapp has every right to have a go at his players during the break.
    • 45+2' Bentley drills it low into the mass of bodies and Bolton eventually scramble it clear.
    • 45+1' Pavlyuchenko has been fouled by Gardner on the right and Spurs have a free-kick. One good good delivery from Bentley could put Spurs level...
    • 45' Two minutes of added time are signalled. Bentley tried to beat Samuel but ended up out-tricking himself, to the joy of the home fans.
    • 44' Dawson beats Maskukula to the ball and concedes Bolton's first corner of the match. Cudicini gets to the delivery first and punches away.
    • 41' Pavlyuchenko times his run to perfection and latches on to Zokora's ball over the top. He has to check his run and turn inside to STRIKE... Pavlyuchenko got all of the ball there, but the shot was right at Jaaskelainen.
    • 40' Some tidy Bolton defending and they break. Kevin Davies sends a ball up for Makukula but Woodgate beats him to it in the air.
    • 39' Palacios is caught out in possession. Makukula then does the same and Spurs break via Bentley. The ball is played up to Pavlyuchenko but the Russian is offside.
    • 36' Palacios challenges Gardner and the ball breaks for Bentley who is free and onside! The referee calls play back, saying that Palacios fouled Gardner, but he clearly got the ball. That's unfortunate for Spurs.
    • 34' Lennon cuts on to his right foot and STRIKES... Steinsson was on hand to block the effort for a corner. Once again, Spurs waste a set piece.
    • 31' GOAL!! Mark Davies swings the ball in Sebastien Puygrenier rises to head past Cudicini for his first Bolton goal! Tottenham had everyone back behind the ball but the Frenchman was virtually unchallenged in the area.
    • 31' Palacios fouls Gardner on the left and Bolton have another set piece opportunity.
    • 29' Kevin Davies backheels to Taylor who STRIKES... Taylor is capable of unleashing rocket strikes, but that one was drilled along the ground and Cudicini saves comfortably. Bolton have looked marginally the better side with half an hour gone after Tottenham's bright start.
    • 28' Dawson shoves Kevin Davies in the back needlessly and Bolton have a free-kick in a good position. Taylor's ball in is a good one but Cudicini is off his line to catch with authority. Hard to imagine Gomes coming out and claiming a cross like that.
    • 26' Steinsson dithers and loses the ball to Lennon. The winger lets it run for BENTLEY TO STRIKE... Jasskelainen beats away the solid strike with both hands!
    • 23' Mark Davies spreads the play out to Steinsson and the first-time ball comes back to MARK DAVIES FOR THE HEADER... Drifted wide of the upright! Good move by Bolton.
    • 22' Bentley fights off Mark Davies at the byline and Jaaskelainen concedes the corner. Once again the set piece is not a threat though.
    • 21' Bentley's corner goes over everyone and the chance is gone. Spurs build again in midfield and Davies puts in a solid tackle on Palacios that leaves the Honduran on the ground! Wasn't he bought to be Tottenham's midfield hardman?
    • 20' Gardner concedes a foul and Dawson and Corluka come up for the free-kick. Samuel is first to Bentley's delivery and it's behind for the corner.
    • 18' Pavlyuchenko leaps into the air for a header and clatters right into Modric! The little Croatian took a real knock to the head there, but he's back on his feet and will continue.
    • 18' The long ball from Jaaskelainen is flicked on by Davies for MAKUKULA... The striker swipes the strike well wide of the goal! That's the best chance of the game so far, and Makukula should have at least tested Cudicini.
    • 14' Megson is angry about something - he's still shouting from the sidelines. The referee jogs over to have a word about his conduct. Megson might end the afternoon watching from the stands the way he's going.
    • 13' Bentley breaks down the wing and is tackled by Samuel. The referee gives a free-kick though. Bentley fires the ball to PAVLYUCHENKO AT THE NEAR POST... The Russian glanced the header too finely and the ball flashes across the face of goal.
    • 12' Gary Megson is screaming at his players from the touchline - His face is as red as his hair!
    • 10' Pavlyuchenko hits the deck after clashing with Cahill in the air... He reckons he was elbowed by the defender! Referee Phil Dowd is not interested, and all Spurs get is a throw-in.
    • 9' Taylor swings in an excellent delivery on to the head of DAVIES... Kevin Davies beat Dawson in the air but heads over the bar!
    • 8' Assou-Ekotto fouls Taylor. Cahill and Steinsson come up for the free-kick...
    • 7' Ricardo Gardner is on the receiving end of a solid but well executed tackle from Palacios and Bolton have a throw. The long throw is aimed a Kevin Davies but it's cleared.
    • 5' It's been all Spurs in the opening five minutes, but Kevin Davies drops deep to intercept and initiate an attack. The offside flag is up against Makukula.
    • 4' Bentley sends the corner over to Palacios on the far side of the area - the Honduran's first touch in a Spurs shirt is a bad one and the ball is cleared for a throw!
    • 3' Modric knocks Cudicini's long kick forward to BENTLEY... Jaaskelainen fumbled the save and Spurs have a corner. It bounced right in front of the Finnish keeper.
    • 1' Spurs kick off to get this show on the road!
    • 14:59 Spurs line up with Roman Pavlyuchenko as their lone striker and Luka Modric just behind. Wilson Palacios makes his debut following his move from Wigan.
    • 14:57 Bolton begin life without Kevin Nolan by handing a debut to Mark Davies, the 20-year-old midfielder signed from Wolves during the week. Kevin Davies inherits the armband.
    • 14:54 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s LIVE coverage of Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur!
  • Team Stats

    Bolton Wanderers Stats Tottenham Hotspur
    49% Possession 50%
    13 Shots 17
    5 Shots on target 7
    1 Saves 1
    2 Corners 8
    11 Fouls 13
    1 Offsides 2
    0 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0
    34 Tackles 23
    277 Accurate passes 304
    24 Bad passes 53
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Bolton Wanderers
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      22 Jussi Jaaskelainen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0
      5 Gary Cahill 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 26 0 0
      3 Jlloyd Samuel 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 30 6 4
      7 Matthew Taylor 0 3 1 0 3 0 1 28 3 5
      15 Grétar Steinsson 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 0 2
      11 Ricardo Gardner 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 31 4 8
      18 Sebastien Puygrenier 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 3
      6 Fabrice Muamba 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 33 1 7
      16 Mark Davies 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 35 4 1
      14 Kevin Davies 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 23 3 3
      21 Ariz Makukula 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 0
      26 Ali Al-Habsi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      17 Riga Mustapha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      24 Danny Shittu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      35 Temitope Obadeyi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      10 Ebi Smolarek 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 2 1
      31 Andy O'Brien 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
      30 Chris Basham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Tottenham Hotspur
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      23 Carlo Cudicini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0
      20 Michael Dawson 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 33 4 1
      32 Benoit Assou-Ekotto 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 21 10 2
      22 Vedran Corluka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 3
      39 Jonathan Woodgate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2 1
      14 Luka Modric 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 5 1
      4 Didier Zokora 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 4 3
      12 Wilson Palacios 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 29 4 3
      5 David Bentley 0 3 2 1 3 0 0 23 6 4
      7 Aaron Lennon 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 23 5 1
      9 Roman Pavlyuchenko 0 4 2 2 2 2 0 11 7 1
      10 Darren Bent 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 12 1 0
      8 Jermaine Jenas 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 28 2 3
      6 Tom Huddlestone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      3 Gareth Bale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      21 Pascal Chimbonda 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0
      27 Ben Alnwick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Fraizer Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 87' GOAL!! Bolton have surely snatched the winner now! Again it's Tottenham's inability to defend set pieces that does for them - this time it's a corner that's is headed in at the near post by Kevin Davies for his second of the game!
    • 78' Smolarek nods Kevin Davies's chip into the path of MARK DAVIES... shot wide!
    • 75' GOAL!! Incredible - Spurs have equalised! Chimbonda's cross is only cleared as far as Palacios, and Jaaskelainen can only parry the Honduran's shot into the path of Bent, who knocks a tidy finish through the keeper's legs! This game has been turned on its head!
    • 73' GOAL!! Time to eat those words as Chimbonda sets up a goal for Darren Bent! The Frenchman was played in by Lennon and he squared a ball to give Bent the easiest of tap-ins.
    • 63' GOAL!! Spurs don't clear the danger and a ball back into the box is flicked on by Puygrenier to Kevin Davies, and the new Bolton skipper controls with a great first touch and fires into the far top corner!
    • 55' Makukula controls in the Spurs box with his back to goal. He holds off two men as he turns and SHOOTS... Blasted into the stands! That's two excellent chances that Makukula has failed to test the keeper with.
    • 41' Pavlyuchenko times his run to perfection and latches on to Zokora's ball over the top. He has to check his run and turn inside to STRIKE... Pavlyuchenko got all of the ball there, but the shot was right at Jaaskelainen.
    • 31' GOAL!! Mark Davies swings the ball in Sebastien Puygrenier rises to head past Cudicini for his first Bolton goal! Tottenham had everyone back behind the ball but the Frenchman was virtually unchallenged in the area.
    • 26' Steinsson dithers and loses the ball to Lennon. The winger lets it run for BENTLEY TO STRIKE... Jasskelainen beats away the solid strike with both hands!
    • 23' Mark Davies spreads the play out to Steinsson and the first-time ball comes back to MARK DAVIES FOR THE HEADER... Drifted wide of the upright! Good move by Bolton.
    • 18' The long ball from Jaaskelainen is flicked on by Davies for MAKUKULA... The striker swipes the strike well wide of the goal! That's the best chance of the game so far, and Makukula should have at least tested Cudicini.
    • 9' Taylor swings in an excellent delivery on to the head of DAVIES... Kevin Davies beat Dawson in the air but heads over the bar!
    • 3' Modric knocks Cudicini's long kick forward to BENTLEY... Jaaskelainen fumbled the save and Spurs have a corner. It bounced right in front of the Finnish keeper.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • G. Steinsson
      • G. Cahill
      • S. Puygrenier
      • J. Samuel
      • M. Davies
      • F. Muamba
      • M. Taylor
      • R. Gardner
      • K. Davies Goals×2
      • A. Makukula Substitution Out (60′)

      Subs

      • A. O'Brien Substitution In79′
      • D. Shittu
      • A. Al Habsi
      • R. Mustapha
      • E. Smolarek
      • C. Basham
      • T. Obadeyi
    • Starting line-up

      • C. Cudicini
      • V. Corluka Substitution Out (66′)
      • M. Dawson Yellow Card
      • J. Woodgate
      • B. Assou-Ekotto
      • D. Zokora Substitution Out (46′)
      • W. Palacios
      • D. Bentley
      • L. Modric Substitution Out (46′)
      • A. Lennon
      • R. Pavlyuchenko

      Subs

      • J. Jenas Substitution In46′
      • D. Bent Substitution In46′ Goals×2
      • P. Chimbonda Substitution In66′
      • B. Alnwick
      • T. Huddlestone
      • G. Bale
      • F. Campbell
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