Saturday November 6, 2010 Day 11 Finished Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers 4 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Davies 31’, 76’ (pen.)
  • Steinsson 56’
  • Petrov 90’
  • Hutton 79’
  • Pavlyuchenko 87’

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    Bolton Wanderers brought Tottenham back down to earth with an entertaining 4-2 Premier League win at the Reebok Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • Tottenham Hotspur
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    • 90+7' Full-time at the Reebok! A fantastic game here, and Bolton take the points!
    • 90+6' Bolton: Robbie Blake on for Kevin Davies.
    • 90+5' GOAL!! Martin Petrov settles it for Bolton, running on to a Davies flick and finishing unerringly past Gomes. That really is game over!!
    • 90+4' Gallas nearly gets through, but Holden denies him with a fine challenge!
    • 90+4' A 20-second run-out for Mark Davies, who replaces Johan Elmander.
    • 90+3' Frustration for Tottenham as Bolton hold the ball up inside the Spurs half - some excellent running down of the clock.
    • 90+2' Elander wins a corner as his shot ricochets off Hutton. That will burn a few seconds.
    • 90+1' Martin Petrov hits the side netting with a fierce volley! A great finish here!
    • 90' FOUR MINUTES of added time to be played.
    • 89' Bolton decide attack is the best form of defence as they release Lee down the right...
    • 88' Now Bolton are starting to panic. They have seen two-thirds of their lead go up in smoke, and have two minutes plus stoppage time to hang on.
    • 87' GOAL!! STRIKER!! Fantastic volley from Roman Pavlyuchenko, smashing a volley past Jaaskelainen from a tight angle, and it really is game on now!!
    • 85' Nice cross from Petrov which comes to Lee on the right... claim for handball but this time referee Foy says no penalty.
    • 84' Lee runs into the box from the rigth but he brings the ball under control with his hand.
    • 83' Hutton is marauding down the right again, and receives a through-ball from Bentley. He attempts a cross.. cut out.
    • 81' Bolton change: Martin Petrov on for Matthew Taylor, who has done everything but score today.
    • 80' Can Spurs do the impossible here? That Hutton goal has set some nerves jangling.
    • 79' GOAL!! Absolute wonderstrike from Alan Hutton, who brings the ball inside from the right and picks out the top-left corner with a left-foot shot! Belter.
    • 78' Bentley comes on for the disappointing Kranjcar.
    • 77' Elmander brings down a through ball and it takes a great intervention from Gomes to claw the ball away to safety! Superb stuff from Bolton.
    • 76' GOAL!!! Kevin Davies tucks the penalty into the right corner, and that is surely game over! Spurs are being humbled.
    • 76' PENALTY BOLTON!! Assou-Ekotto pushes Lee over and Chris Foy points to the spot!
    • 75' Muamba charges through now for Bolton, cuts inside Kaboul and shoots into the side netting! Bolton are looking to finish this.
    • 74' TAYLOR HITS THE POST!! Takes a dropping ball on the volley at the edge of the box but the ball comes back off the woodwork!
    • 73' Gomes scuffs a clearance and Taylor tries to beat him with an ambitious first-time header... but it goes well wide.
    • 72' Spurs have had 75 per cent possession in the last 10 minutes. Not that they've done much with it...
    • 71' Tottenham don't have much left on the bench in the way of attacking options. Only David Bentley, really.
    • 70' Crouch heads down for Pavlyuchenko, who holds it up and tees up Kranjcar! Blazes his shot miles over.
    • 69' Spurs win a corner which Kranjcar trots across to take... poor delivery from the Croatian who has had a really quiet game.
    • 68' Bolton win a corner on the right... swung in low for Elmander who tries an ambitious back-flick but he hits the side-netting!
    • 66' Modric looks for Bale again, but this time the Welshman strays offside.
    • 65' Steinsson crosses low from the right... easily cut out by the first man.
    • 64' Bale crosses again from the left but Crouch takes it out of Pavlyuchenko's path when the Russian is well-positioned.
    • 63' Slow deliberate build-up from Tottenham, but Pavlyuchenko gives it away and Elmander is released on the break... he shrugs off two challenges and is eventually tackled by Gallas. He wants a free-kick but it looked an excellent - and crucial - challenge.
    • 61' Tom Huddlestone replaces Sandro, who has not really been at the races today.
    • 60' Hutton crosses superbly from the right, but Sandro tries a volley instead of heading it, and he somehow manages to take the ball away from goal!
    • 59' Bale tries to taker it past Steinsson, who makes a sturdy challenge. Good defending.
    • 58' Spurs at least have plenty of time to come back, and Bolton have not kept a clean sheet for nine games...
    • 57' That goal is no more than Bolton deserve for their dominance so far in the second half. Now they have a real job on their hands.
    • 56' GOAL!! STEINSSON FOR BOLTON!! Great finish from the full-back taking Lee's cutback and firing low into the far corner! Bolton flying!
    • 55' Gary Cahill tries an ambitious volley from the edge of the box, and fires it just inches wide of the right-hand post!
    • 55' Dangerous cross from Taylor, and Gomes is out quickly to block Elmander's effort!
    • 54' Bolton win a corner on their left... Crouch heads firmly away.
    • 53' Bale hits the free-kick.... off the outside of the post!! Jaaskelainen was rooted to the spot! Either it was great judgement, or he knew he wasn't getting there.
    • 52' Clumsy foul by Paul Robinson, late and hard on Sandro. Yellow card, no question. Can't believe he's arguing.
    • 51' Crucial touch from Hutton to stop the ball falling for Taylor right in front of goal. Spurs are hanging on here...
    • 50' Knight goes down clutching his face after an aerial collision with Crouch. Nothing malicious, but the Spurs striker did put a stray arm in his opponent's face.
    • 49' Another chance for Taylor, who cannot make a proper connection with a flicked-on long throw from the Bolton right.
    • 48' Lee gets the better of Assou-Ekotto and brings the ball inside... but the whistle goes for an alleged foul on the Spurs man. Very unlucky for the Bolton winger...
    • 47' It looks like Spurs are switching to a fairly orthodox 4-4-2, wit Pavlyuchenko partnering Crouch up top.
    • 46' Second half under way, and the sun has gone in at the Reebok.
    • 46' Half-time change from Spurs - Pavlyuchenko on for Palacios. An understandable move, though I might have withdrawn Sandro.
    • 45+2' Bale's long throw from the left is headed behind for a corner, surely the last act of the first half... Elmander heads clear and that's half time.
    • 45+1' Modric attempts a low cross from the left, but once again uit is cut out, this time by Cahill. Just one minute of stoppage time to be played.
    • 45' Bolton throw, deep inside Spurs territory.. results in a cross from Robinson but Gomes catches unchallenged.
    • 44' Gomes wallops a long ball clear but it is beyond Modric and bounces through to Jaaskelainen.
    • 42' Spurs are not producing much apart from the Bale-Modric tandem on the left side of midfield. Kranjcar has been very quiet.
    • 41' Bale sends Modric away down the left, but the Croatian has strayed just offside.
    • 40' A Tottenham corner lands at the feet of Kaboul, who blazes his shot high over the bar!
    • 39' Hesitant goalkeeping from Jaaskelainen, who pushes a tame Gallas shot back out into the danger zone... he is not punished by the onrushing Crouch.
    • 38' Here's Bale again, released down the left by Modric... his diagonal low cross is intended for Crouch but passes agonisingly between striker and goalkeeper!
    • 36' Weak shot by Crouch from the edge of the box... easy for Jaaskelainen.
    • 35' Bale crosses from the left towards Crouch... but cut out at the near post by Knight. Corner.
    • 34' Admirable tracking back from Davies - less so his crude foul on Bale. The ball is lumped into the Bolton area but is quickly headed clear.
    • 33' Modric attempts to deliver an instant riposte... drags his shot wide.
    • 32' The replay shows Davies was offside for that goal. Spurs won't be too happy, but it was awful from Sandro.
    • 31' GOAL!! Kevin Davies opens the scoring after some lamentable defending from Spurs! Sandro gives the ball away inside his own half, it is played to Davies, who finds the corner of the net with his left foot!
    • 30' Steinsson crosses with the outside of his right boot... it goes just over Elmander's head and Gomes claws it away for a corner!
    • 29' Panicked clearance by Palacios, smashing it out for a throw when a more considered pass might have launched a counter-attack.
    • 28' Palacios releases Bale down the left, he crosses for Crouch who heads down... it is hacked away before Modric can get the final touch!
    • 27' Bale switches flanks and gets a cross in from the right by-line which is headed clear.
    • 26' There's a shot on target! It comes from Taylor, whose smart strike from 20 yards is straight at Jaaskelainen.
    • 25' Assou-Ekotto hits an aimless 50-yard ball through the middle and it's all too easy for Bolton.
    • 24' A quarter of the match gone, and still no shots on target from either side.
    • 23' Elmander fires a low cross in from the right, but Hutton does well to prevent Taylor making clean contact and the ball passes just in front of Holden.
    • 22' Crouch finds Bale on the left, but slips as he prepares to receive the return pass.
    • 20' For those of you asking where Rafael van der Vaart is, he is out with a hamstring strain after coming off at half-time against Inter.
    • 19' The ball nearly falls for Holden at the edge of the box, but the American's first touch is not the best and the half-chance passes.
    • 18' It's a pleasant lunchtime in the north-west, with dappled sunshine on the pitch.
    • 17' Brilliant feint by Modric to beat his man, and the Croatian appears to be brought down from behind... but Chris Foy says no foul!
    • 16' Another interception from Palacios, who has made an impressive start. Spurs' midfield looks a sight sturdier when hr is playing.
    • 15' Another chance for Taylor following a Kevin Davies knockdown, but it falls to his right foot and the volley is well off-target.
    • 14' Jaaskelainen comes out to intercept a long ball intended for Crouch, but gets in a mix-up with Cahill and ends up slices his clearance high in the air.
    • 13' The pace of the game has just slowed a little after that lively start.
    • 12' Palacios sets up Sandro at the edge of the box, but the Brazilian midfielder blazes his shot high over the bar.
    • 11' Gareth Bale was directly involved in five of the club's six Champions League goals against Inter Milan - scoring three and providing two assists. Yet, he has not scored or provided a Premier League assist in his last eight matches.
    • 10' Gareth Bale is not god. Official. Modric finds him in acres of space on the left, but the winger boots his cross straight out for a goal-kick.
    • 9' Assou-Ekotto hits a diagonal free-kick for Crouch who heads it down... to the feet of a defender.
    • 8' Elmander attempts a backheel for Taylor inside the box, but Palacios cuts it out. Elmander then drags a shot well wide.
    • 7' Bale nutmegs Steinsson but Lee comes across to cover.
    • 6' Bale crosses low from the left, but Crouch cannot turn the ball goalwards. An entertaining start here.
    • 6' Steinsson brings Bale down as the winger tries to take the ball past him. No-nonsense defending. A clear foul, though.
    • 5' First attempt to set Bale clear down the left, but the ball is overhit and Jaaskelainen comes out to claim it.
    • 4' Gomes does not field the corner cleanly but pushes it away to the edge of the box and the visitors clear. Good start from Bolton.
    • 4' More danger in the Spurs box as it is played in from half-way and Palacios heads behind for a corner.
    • 3' Crouch tries to bring down a high ball but catches Steinsson in the midriff... he'll be OK... free-kick to Bolton.
    • 2' Bolton corner to the near post, where Bale clears to cheers from the visiting fans.
    • 1' Oh, what a chance for Matt Taylor! Spurs give it away, the ball is centred from the right and Taylor blazes over from the edge of the box - 31 seconds on the clock!
    • 1' Game on! Bolton are playing from left to right as we see it in white and navy; Spurs are in a light blue change strip.
    • 12:41 skill_error: Is your avatar Nicolo Festa singing Bad Romance? Just asking...
    • 12:40 Mike asks: "Where's Robbie Keane? One striker on the pitch, one on the bench and Bentley as the next most attacking player.... makes us look slightly less gung-ho than normal I suppose, but hope we are setting out to win this one." I would imagine Keane is booking his train back up to Glasgow for that January loan to Celtic.
    • 12:39 I didn't catch what Harry said. Probably something about the England job. OK, I'll stop it now.
    • 12:38 Owen Coyle has sagely pointed out that Tottenham are not just Gareth Bale. That's why he's a Premier League manager and you're not.
    • 12:35 Right on cue, this from Bryony: "spurs will win 10-2 go spurs" Well, it doesn't hurt to be optimistic.
    • 12:35 Plenty of comments already on the forum at the bottom of the page. Keep 'em coming, and if I'm particularly amused by one I'll publish it here.
    • 12:30 Harry Redknapp has once more touted himself for the England job, albeit in the guise of 'playing it down'. This is why he'd never stop talking to the media. We get it, Harry, you want to be England boss. Give it a rest.
    • 12:30 So it's good news for my Fantasy team as Palacios starts, although the Honduran does have a booking in him. Gretar Steinsson has the job of taming Gareth Bale, although one imagines he'll get some help from Fabrice Muamba among others. Phil Neville and Seamus Coleman double-teamed the rampaging Welshman when Spurs played Everton two weeks ago.
    • 12:25 TEAMS: BOLTON: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Lee, Muamba, Holden, Taylor, K Davies, Elmander... SUBS: Bogdan, Ricketts, M Davies, Petrov, Klasnic, Rodrigo, Blake.... TOTTENHAM: Gomes, Hutton, Bale, Kaboul, Palacios, Gallas, Modric, Crouch, Kranjcar, Sandro, Assou-Ekotto ... SUBS: Cudicini, Corluka, Bassong, Jenas, Huddlestone, Bentley, Pavlyuchenko
    • 12:20 Spurs have conceded once in each of their last nine PL matches, and conceded the opening goal in each of their last six. This is their longest run without a clean sheet in three years. If they concede today it will be their longest since a Premier League club record 20-match streak from November 2006 to March 2007.
    • 12:15 Bolton have failed to win or score in their last three PL home matches against London opposition - drawing the last two 0-0, both against Fulham. Their only victory in the last seven was 3-1 against West Ham in December 2009.
    • 12:10 Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur have met 84 times in the league. Bolton have won 33, Tottenham 37 and there have been 14 draws. They have met 22 times in the Premier League. Bolton have won eight, Tottenham eight and there have been six draws.
    • 12:05 If you haven't done so already, you can watch video previews of all this weekend's games in the Premier League right here.
    • 12:00 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur from the Reebok Stadium!
  • Summary

    • 90+5' GOAL!! Martin Petrov settles it for Bolton, running on to a Davies flick and finishing unerringly past Gomes. That really is game over!!
    • 90+1' Martin Petrov hits the side netting with a fierce volley! A great finish here!
    • 87' GOAL!! STRIKER!! Fantastic volley from Roman Pavlyuchenko, smashing a volley past Jaaskelainen from a tight angle, and it really is game on now!!
    • 79' GOAL!! Absolute wonderstrike from Alan Hutton, who brings the ball inside from the right and picks out the top-left corner with a left-foot shot! Belter.
    • 76' GOAL!!! Kevin Davies tucks the penalty into the right corner, and that is surely game over! Spurs are being humbled.
    • 76' PENALTY BOLTON!! Assou-Ekotto pushes Lee over and Chris Foy points to the spot!
    • 75' Muamba charges through now for Bolton, cuts inside Kaboul and shoots into the side netting! Bolton are looking to finish this.
    • 74' TAYLOR HITS THE POST!! Takes a dropping ball on the volley at the edge of the box but the ball comes back off the woodwork!
    • 60' Hutton crosses superbly from the right, but Sandro tries a volley instead of heading it, and he somehow manages to take the ball away from goal!
    • 56' GOAL!! STEINSSON FOR BOLTON!! Great finish from the full-back taking Lee's cutback and firing low into the far corner! Bolton flying!
    • 55' Gary Cahill tries an ambitious volley from the edge of the box, and fires it just inches wide of the right-hand post!
    • 55' Dangerous cross from Taylor, and Gomes is out quickly to block Elmander's effort!
    • 53' Bale hits the free-kick.... off the outside of the post!! Jaaskelainen was rooted to the spot! Either it was great judgement, or he knew he wasn't getting there.
    • 31' GOAL!! Kevin Davies opens the scoring after some lamentable defending from Spurs! Sandro gives the ball away inside his own half, it is played to Davies, who finds the corner of the net with his left foot!
    • 1' Oh, what a chance for Matt Taylor! Spurs give it away, the ball is centred from the right and Taylor blazes over from the edge of the box - 31 seconds on the clock!
    • 12:00 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Bolton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur from the Reebok Stadium!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • G. Steinsson Goal
      • G. Cahill
      • Z. Knight
      • P. Robinson Yellow Card
      • F. Muamba
      • S. Holden
      • C. Lee
      • M. Taylor Substitution Out (82′)
      • K. Davies Goals×2 Substitution Out (90′)
      • J. Elmander Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • I. Klasnic
      • R. Blake Substitution In90′
      • M. Petrov Substitution In82′ Goal
      • &. Bogdán
      • S. Ricketts
      • M. Davies Substitution In90′
      • Rodri
    • Starting line-up

      • Gomes
      • A. Hutton Goal
      • W. Gallas
      • Y. Kaboul
      • B. Assou-Ekotto
      • W. Palacios Substitution Out (45′)
      • Sandro Substitution Out (62′)
      • N. Kranjcar Substitution Out (78′)
      • L. Modric
      • G. Bale
      • P. Crouch

      Subs

      • C. Cudicini
      • J. Jenas
      • D. Bentley Substitution In78′
      • T. Huddlestone Substitution In62′
      • S. Bassong
      • V. Corluka
      • R. Pavlyuchenko Substitution In45′ Goal
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