skip to content
Kevin Davies leaves the field to be replaced by Robbie Blake.
Martin Petrov grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 4-2 Tottenham.Assist by Kevin Davies.
Martin Petrov scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 4-2 Tottenham.Kevin Davies provided the assist for the goal.
Johan Elmander leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Davies.
Fabrice Muamba produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Stuart Holden by Tom Huddlestone results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Petrov.
Short corner worked by Martin Petrov.
Johan Elmander takes a shot. Blocked by David Bentley.
Effort from inside the area by Martin Petrov misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Younes Kaboul on Kevin Davies. Chung-Yong Lee takes the free kick.
Roman Pavlyuchenko finds the net with a brilliant goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Bolton 3-2 Tottenham.
Stuart Holden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton. Gareth Bale takes the direct free kick.
Martin Petrov crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by David Bentley.
Chung-Yong Lee is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line to the near post, Gareth Bale manages to make a clearance.
Martin Petrov joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Taylor.
Alan Hutton scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bolton 3-1 Tottenham.Assist on the goal came from Luka Modric.
Alan Hutton grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Bolton 3-1 Tottenham.Assist by Tom Huddlestone.
Foul by Matthew Taylor on William Gallas, free kick awarded. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
David Bentley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Niko Kranjcar. Unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Younes Kaboul results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Assist by Chung-Yong Lee.
Kevin Davies scores a penalty. Bolton 3-0 Tottenham.Benoit Assou-Ekotto challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
Fabrice Muamba has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Effort from just inside the box by Matthew Taylor hits the post.
Niko Kranjcar produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Alan Hutton takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight.
Corner taken right-footed by Niko Kranjcar from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Zat Knight.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Taylor, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Johan Elmander goes wide right of the goal.
Johan Elmander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Younes Kaboul. Heurelho Gomes takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gareth Bale. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Gretar Rafn Steinsson sends in a cross, William Gallas makes a clearance.
Niko Kranjcar produces a cross, Zat Knight makes a clearance.
Alan Hutton sends in a cross, Matthew Taylor gets a block in.
Tom Huddlestone is brought on as a substitute for Raniere Sandro.
Matthew Taylor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. William Gallas restarts play with the free kick.
Alan Hutton delivers the ball.
Gretar Rafn Steinsson fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 2-0 Tottenham.The assist for the goal came from Johan Elmander.
Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Blocked by Younes Kaboul.
Johan Elmander takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.
Kevin Davies fouled by Younes Kaboul, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Taylor from right wing, clearance by William Gallas.
Effort from the edge of the box by Gary Cahill goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Johan Elmander takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden from the left by-line, clearance by Peter Crouch.
Matthew Taylor produces a cross, blocked by Niko Kranjcar.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Gretar Rafn Steinsson gets a block in.
Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Paul Robinson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Paul Robinson on Raniere Sandro, free kick awarded. Gareth Bale produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Roman Pavlyuchenko. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zat Knight by Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Gary Cahill.
Shot from 12 yards by Matthew Taylor.
Chung-Yong Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Gareth Bale takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Johan Elmander.
Short corner worked by Gareth Bale.
Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Gallas. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Wilson Palacios goes off and Roman Pavlyuchenko comes on.
Corner taken short by Gareth Bale.
Paul Robinson crosses the ball, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
The ball is sent over by Matthew Taylor, Alan Hutton gets a block in.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Luka Modric. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Gareth Bale, Shot from deep inside the area by Younes Kaboul goes over the bar.
Curled left-footed shot by William Gallas. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.
Gareth Bale sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Gary Cahill, comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.
Effort on goal by Peter Crouch from 18 yards. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Niko Kranjcar, clearance by Johan Elmander.
The ball is crossed by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Zat Knight.
Gareth Bale fouled by Kevin Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Niko Kranjcar, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Raniere Sandro. William Gallas restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Luka Modric misses to the right of the goal.
Kevin Davies gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bolton 1-0 Tottenham.Assist by Matthew Taylor.
Corner taken by Stuart Holden.
Centre by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.
Gareth Bale crosses the ball, clearance by Gary Cahill.
Alan Hutton crosses the ball, Matthew Taylor gets a block in.
Shot from 30 yards by Matthew Taylor. Comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.
The ball is sent over by Zat Knight, save made by Heurelho Gomes.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Crouch on Gary Cahill. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Kevin Davies on William Gallas, free kick awarded. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Matthew Taylor results in a free kick. Alan Hutton takes the free kick.
Chung-Yong Lee delivers the ball, clearance made by William Gallas.
The referee blows for offside against Johan Elmander. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Johan Elmander gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by William Gallas on Johan Elmander. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
Raniere Sandro produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Stuart Holden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric. Direct free kick taken by Younes Kaboul.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale.
Gary Cahill challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
Shot from outside the area by Johan Elmander misses to the left of the goal.
The offside flag is raised against Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Foul by Peter Crouch on Gretar Rafn Steinsson, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Bale.
Effort on goal by Matthew Taylor from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
The match gets underway.
The match restarts for the second half.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The referee ends the match.
Coyle relishing Tottenham test
Bolton manager Owen Coyle believes his side can test Tottenham to the full despite the visitors' stunning victory against holders Inter Milan in the Champions League.
Coyle is anxious for Bolton to bounce back after only their second league defeat of the season, a 1-0 home loss to Liverpool.
Tottenham beat Rafael Benitez's side 3-1 at White Hart Lane on Tuesday and will travel to the Reebok Stadium full of confidence.
But Coyle is convinced his team is up for the fight and will give a better show than the Italians.
He said: "Our performance against Liverpool was of a high standard. The disappointment was in losing the game so late.
"It was not a feeling we have been accustomed to given how well we had been doing.
"We have to pick ourselves up and be ready for Tottenham as they are playing well. They gave an outstanding performance against Inter Milan and all credit to them.
"It is a game we are looking forward to. We need to play our maximum and try and get the three points. We know our capabilities.
"I have a great group of players who work their socks off. They did very little wrong against Liverpool.
"The margins in the league are minimal. There are a lot of very good teams and everyone is doing their best to try to win matches.
"We have to make sure we do not feel sorry for ourselves. It is a great game to do it against a team who gave an outstanding performance in midweek against the champions of Europe."
Coyle could be tempted to name an unchanged side with Matt Taylor retaining his place even though Martin Petrov is available again after a slight hamstring strain.
"Continuity and consistency of selection helps," the Bolton boss added. "Whether we will freshen things up for Saturday time will tell.
"You want selection headaches. That is a good problem for a manager to have."
Rafael van der Vaart will miss out for Spurs with a hamstring injury.
The Inter Milan victory saw Holland star Van der Vaart aggravate the problem picked up in last weekend's defeat at Manchester United.
Aaron Lennon is also doubtful with a hamstring injury, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes returns from suspension, while captain Ledley King and Vedran Corluka (both groin) are still out.
Jermain Defoe, Michael Dawson (both ligament damage), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are long-term absentees.
Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp has ordered his Tottenham players to forget about their historic victory - because he managed to do so just an hour after the final whistle was blown.
This week has been dominated by Spurs' stunning 3-1 win against the European champions and another world-class performance from man of the moment Gareth Bale.
But Bale and his team-mates face a challenge of a completely different kind when they travel to a stadium where Tottenham have never won in the Barclays Premier League.
Bolton's Reebok Stadium has been Spurs' bogey ground in recent years, with the visitors failing to win any of their 10 league games there.
And manager Redknapp will tolerate nothing more than 100% focus from his squad as he tries to break that sequence.
"I was in my car driving home an hour after the end of the game the other night and you're thinking about nothing else but how we can get a result on Saturday," Redknapp said.
"We've got to play well on Saturday at Bolton away from home if we're going to pick up anything, because they're a good side, they're a dangerous team."
Redknapp admitted his players were still buzzing from their extraordinary exploits against Inter.
He said: "I think everybody who enjoys watching football must have enjoyed the performance.
"It was a great game but, as I've said before, as one game finishes, within half an hour you're thinking about Saturday's game.
"What happened on Tuesday has happened and now we're moving on and getting prepared for a big game tomorrow.
"You've only got to look at our record there; it's not good.
"I've never been to the Reebok yet and had an easy game."
Bolton batter Bale & co
Tottenham, conquerors of Champions League holders Inter Milan in midweek, had to settle for second best at the Reebok Stadium as a rousing comeback proved fruitless in a 4-2 defeat to Bolton.
Trailing 3-0 they scored twice in the last 11 minutes thanks to Alan Hutton and substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko.
However Martin Petrov stepped off the bench to seal Bolton's victory in stoppage time with a fine solo effort.
Tottenham have never achieved a league victory at the ground and manager Harry Redknapp will wonder how they failed to build on their famous win in midweek.
Certainly they missed Rafael van der Vaart and Aaron Lennon, who are both suffering from hamstring injuries.
But Bolton were good value for their victory with Kevin Davies scoring twice, once from the penalty spot, with Gretar Steinsson also on target.
They could have taken the lead inside the first minute when Lee Chung-yong picked out Matt Taylor. He was left unmarked in the penalty area but failed to test Heurelho Gomes, sending his effort high and wide.
Gareth Bale, outstanding against Inter, then nutmegged Steinsson but Lee provided back-up and made the clearance.
The Welsh international was seeing plenty of ball and got on the end of a good pass from Luka Modric after 10 minutes. However Bale made a mess of the cross from the left, sending it high over the bar.
Back came Bolton and they made the breakthrough two minutes later, with Tottenham shooting themselves in the foot.
Sandro carelessly lost possession to Fabrice Muamba, who played the ball on to Taylor. He then slipped it through to Davies, whose shot was too strong for Gomes and found the bottom corner.
The visitors hit back and William Gallas tested goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from distance in the 39th minute after being set up by Modric.
Tottenham were beginning to get into their stride and Younes Kaboul found himself in space following a corner from Bale. But he failed to take advantage of the situation and shot high over the bar.
Redknapp decided to boost his attacking options at half-time and brought on Pavlyuchenko for Wilson Palacios.
Tottenham almost drew level in the 52nd minute following a superb free-kick from Bale which shaved the outside of Jaaskelainen's post.
Bolton hit back immediately and Johan Elmander saw his effort booted clear by Gomes with Paul Robinson and Taylor also playing their part in a flowing move.
Tottenham again found themselves on the back foot when Gary Cahill strode forward but he sent his effort wide of the target.
Bolton extended their lead in the 56th minute thanks to Steinsson's first goal of the season. The Icelandic full-back, charged with the task of shadowing Bale, broke clear to get on the end of a cutback from Elmander to fire a shot beyond Gomes and give his side some breathing space.
Tottenham were stung but Hutton sent a fine ball into the area only to see Sandro fail to get a decent touch.
Bolton were looking to build on their lead and Elmander came close in the 68th minute, finding the side-netting.
However, the hosts made it 3-0 after 75 minutes with Davies' second goal of the game, which came from the penalty spot.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto was punished for tripping Lee and Davies calmly slotted the ball home.
The goal came after a spell of pressure from Bolton with Taylor seeing his shot come back off the post and Muamba firing wide from close range.
Tottenham were left reeling but pulled a goal back in the 79th minute thanks to a magnificent solo effort from Alan Hutton.
They were given real hope when Pavlyuchenko grabbed a second with a superb volley nine minutes later - only for substitute Petrov to wrap things up.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk