Davies left to rue missed chances

14 February 2010 03:52
Davies fired the Trotters ahead after 31 minutes as they dominated the opening half of the match at the Reebok Stadium.[LNB]But after failing to convert their chances Owen Coyle's side were lucky to escape with a draw after Jermain Defoe equalised on the hour before Jussi Jaaskelainen saved a late Tom Huddlestone penalty.[LNB]"The amount of chances we created today we should probably have put them to bed," Davies told ITV1.[LNB]"We let them back into the game and Jussi made a great save to keep us in the tie.[LNB]"I think we were better in the first half but as you would expect they came out and played better in the second half."[LNB]Jaaskelainen was pleased to ensure his side would stay alive in the competition with his penalty save after Sam Ricketts had been punished for handball.[LNB]"It was a nice feeling to save the penalty," the veteran goalkeeper said. "Sometimes it goes my way, I just decided to go and saved it."[LNB]Davies believes Bolton, who lie second from bottom in the Premier League table, proved in he game that they will be more than a match for Tottenham when they resume their battle in the return leg at White Hart Lane.[LNB]"We've lost home advantage but we've proved we can outplay them at times," he said.[LNB]"The amount of chances we created we'll take a lot of confidence from that.[LNB]"We'll go down there and give it a good go, we're still in that hat, so who knows."[LNB][LNB]

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