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Bolton   1 - 1   Tottenham

Kevin Davies scores
Davies' goal capped an excellent first-half display from Bolton but Spurs hit back

By Harry Reekie

Tottenham fought back to earn an FA Cup fifth-round replay after an entertaining draw against Bolton.

The hosts were much the better side in the first half and went ahead when Kevin Davies completed an impressive passing move by firing in on the turn.

But Spurs responded and equalised when Jermain Defoe fired home on 61 minutes.

And Tom Huddlestone wasted the chance to send Spurs through as Jussi Jaaskelainen saved his penalty after a Sam Ricketts handball.

The old adage of "a game of two halves" can rarely have been more apt, with Bolton utterly dominant before the break and Spurs by far the better side after.

The sparse Valentine's Day crowd suggests the romance of the FA Cup is not what it was but the Bolton fans who did make it to the Reebok Stadium found plenty to appreciate in their side's revitalised style of play, particularly in the first 45 minutes.

The hosts, for so long derided as a long-ball side, were slick on the ball throughout and put Tottenham's more fashionable players to shame for long periods.

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Chung-Yong Lee's early driven cross was mis-controlled by Matt Taylor and Johan Elmander's follow-up only just deflected over the bar off Vedran Corluka.

The Swede, who has struggled to convince during his time at the Reebok, was then set free by Ricardo Gardner but could only manage an abysmal left-footed effort that was more akin to a rugby conversion.

Spurs were totally unable to get a foothold in the game in the opening period, as Taylor peppered the visiting defence with a series of free-kicks and corners.

One effort tested goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to the limit, while Davies once again bullied the Tottenham defenders at every opportunity.

Spurs' best chance of the opening half-hour was a long-range drive from the recalled Peter Crouch that ended up closer to the corner flag.

Bolton thoroughly deserved to be in front and their fine football finally reaped its rewards with after a 16-pass move.

Elmander broke free down the right and after a one-two with Lee, crossed with pace for Davies to control and fire home on the turn.

Any hopes of an immediate improvement from the visitors after the break were wiped away when a shot from Davies deflected just past the post and Elmander fired into the side-netting after another sweeping move.

Another fluent move, including a sumptuous pass from Davies, ended with Muamba dragging a horrible shot wide before Spurs finally drove forward and hit the crossbar on two occasions.

Firstly Crouch beat Jaaskelainen to a high ball but saw his header come back off the woodwork before a shot from Wilson Palacios caught Paul Robinson's foot and looped onto the bar.

Tottenham celebrate
Tottenham improved hugely after the break and deserved Defoe's equaliser

Redknapp's side suddenly had their appetite back and did not have to wait long for a leveller.

Bale burst forward down the left flank and passed to Defoe who slammed the ball high into the net - although a slight deflection off Ricketts did not help Jaaskelainen.

The defender did more damage shortly after when a flick from Crouch in the box cannoned into his raised arm, prompting referee Phil Dowd to award a penalty.

With Defoe having missed from the spot against Leeds in the previous round, Huddlestone stepped up but saw Jaaskelainen pull off a fine save.

The Finnish keeper then pulled off an even better stop to keep out a fizzing long-range drive from Defoe.

Tottenham ended the game much the stronger and really should have won it when Crouch glanced a header wide after more good work from the terrific Bale.

Ultimately Bolton will be the side most relieved to still be in the competition, but neither manager will be happy at the prospect of a replay with a string of crucial league games in the offing.


Bolton manager Owen Coyle:
"Harry (Redknapp) said to me at full-time he thought it was a game of two halves but I think it was a game of an hour for us with the last half-hour going to Tottenham.

"There is a lot to be pleased about. For large periods of the game we were in the ascendancy.

"If we had come in at half-time with a bigger lead no-one would have thought it was unjust.

"Probably none of us wanted a replay but we are in the draw for the next round and who is to say we can't go there and win the replay.

"It is easy to look back in slow motion and see Sam's arms were already up because of the nature of Crouch's movement but the referee called it and you have to get on with it."

Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan:
"We lived dangerously in the first half as we didn't play particularly well and the performance was not good enough.

"But in the second half we got ourselves sorted out and we should be going away with the victory, no question of that.

"We certainly didn't play in the first half and in the first 30 minutes Bolton's style of play caused us problems and it could have resulted in a second goal and we couldn't have had any complaints.

"It wasn't until the second half we dominated the game.

"We have not been too lucky with penalties. Normally when you see Tom take them in training he does it with power - today he tried to place it.

"But I think when a penalty is saved you have to give credit to the goalkeeper."


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Sunday, 14 February 2010

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bolton 1-1 Tottenham FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Davies 34
  • Defoe 61

Bolton

Substitutes

Tottenham

Substitutes

Ref: DowdAtt: 13,596
BOLTON
TOTTENHAM

Possession

  • Bolton 48%
  • Tottenham 52%

Attempts on target

  • Bolton 8
  • Tottenham 7

Attempts off target

  • Bolton 7
  • Tottenham 10

Corners

  • Bolton 8
  • Tottenham 12

Fouls

  • Bolton 15
  • Tottenham 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:13 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:28 Effort from outside the box by Jermain Defoe goes wide right of the target.
  • 90:00+1:14 Shot from just outside the box by Fabrice Muamba misses to the left of the target.
  • 89:45 Niko Kranjcar sends in a cross, blocked by Gretar Rafn Steinsson. Inswinging corner taken by Niko Kranjcar from the left by-line played to the near post, Kevin Davies manages to make a clearance.
  • 87:57 Foul by Andrew O'Brien on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded. Gareth Bale crosses the ball in from the free kick, Samuel Ricketts manages to make a clearance.
  • 87:08 Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:08 Substitution Matthew Taylor goes off and Tamir Cohen comes on.
  • 87:08 Handball decision goes against Wilson Palacios.
  • 86:19 David Bentley sends in a cross, Samuel Ricketts makes a clearance.
  • 84:39 Niko Kranjcar fouled by Fabrice Muamba, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Niko Kranjcar.
  • 83:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar by Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by Gareth Bale.
  • 80:31 Ledley King challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.
  • 78:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Gareth Bale. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
  • 77:29 Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Peter Crouch misses to the right of the target.
  • 76:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Davies. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
  • 76:15 Kevin Davies produces a cross.
  • 74:46 Peter Crouch fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Wilson Palacios restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:37 Johan Elmander delivers the ball, clearance made by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 73:32 Substitution Mark Davies joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chung-Yong Lee.
  • 72:45 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken by David Bentley from the left by-line played to the near post, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 70:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Gareth Bale. The free kick is swung in left-footed by David Bentley, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 70:08 Penalty taken by Tom Huddlestone is saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Bolton 1-1 Tottenham.
  • 70:08 Handball decision goes against Samuel Ricketts.
  • 69:28 Foul by Kevin Davies on Ledley King, free kick awarded. Gareth Bale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 68:06 Fabrice Muamba fouled by Ledley King, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:17 Niko Kranjcar takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Bentley from the right by-line to the near post. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Bentley, Headed effort from inside the area by Ledley King misses to the left of the goal.
  • 65:32 Centre by Gareth Bale, Wilson Palacios takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 63:50 Michael Dawson produces a cross, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 62:02 Substitution Zat Knight goes off and Andrew O'Brien comes on.
  • 62:02 Substitution Niko Kranjcar is brought on as a substitute for Luka Modric.
  • 60:09 Assist on the goal came from Gareth Bale.
  • 60:09 GOAL - Jermain DefoeBolton 1 - 1 Tottenham A goal is scored by Jermain Defoe from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Bolton 1-1 Tottenham.
  • 59:53 Zat Knight is adjudged to have handled the ball. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.
  • 57:28 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Vedran Corluka misses to the left of the goal.
  • 56:59 Corner taken short by Luka Modric.
  • 55:31 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Bentley.
  • 54:31 Jermain Defoe delivers the ball, Peter Crouch takes a shot.
  • 53:57 Fabrice Muamba has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 53:26 Centre by David Bentley, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 51:27 Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded. Peter Crouch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 50:09 Johan Elmander produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 46:46 Kevin Davies takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
  • 45:38 Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Heurelho Gomes. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 45:23 The ball is swung over by Johan Elmander, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:43 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+2:14 Booking Matthew Taylor receives a yellow card.
  • 45:00+2:04 Booking Caution for Jermain Defoe.
  • 45:00+0:49 Samuel Ricketts takes a shot. Blocked by Johan Elmander.
  • 44:23 Corner taken by David Bentley from the left by-line to the near post.
  • 43:49 The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Bentley, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 43:49 Booking Zat Knight receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:13 David Bentley takes a outswinging corner. Foul by Zat Knight on Gareth Bale, free kick awarded.
  • 43:05 The ball is crossed by David Bentley, clearance made by Samuel Ricketts.
  • 41:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Ledley King. Free kick taken by Gareth Bale.
  • 39:16 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Peter Crouch misses to the right of the goal.
  • 37:26 Matthew Taylor fouled by David Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 36:10 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Bentley.
  • 33:56 Johan Elmander provided the assist for the goal.
  • 33:56 GOAL - Kevin DaviesBolton 1 - 0 Tottenham Goal scored by Kevin Davies from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 1-0 Tottenham.
  • 32:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Bale on Ricardo Gardner. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
  • 31:38 Luka Modric takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 31:31 The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Samuel Ricketts manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:22 Corner taken short by Matthew Taylor. Matthew Taylor produces a cross. Kevin Davies produces a cross, clearance made by Gareth Bale.
  • 30:03 David Bentley takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a comfortable save.
  • 29:00 Ledley King concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Davies. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matthew Taylor.
  • 28:36 A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, David Bentley takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 27:55 Effort from outside the penalty box by Peter Crouch goes wide left of the goal.
  • 26:29 David Bentley takes a outswinging corner. Ledley King takes a shot. Blocked by Fabrice Muamba. Corner taken by David Bentley, Effort from just outside the box by Tom Huddlestone goes over the bar.
  • 25:22 Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Dawson. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 25:06 Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Tom Huddlestone results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:18 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, clearance made by Luka Modric.
  • 23:32 Matthew Taylor shoots direct from the free kick, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 23:32 Booking Wilson Palacios goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 23:28 Unfair challenge on Fabrice Muamba by Wilson Palacios results in a free kick.
  • 21:46 Matthew Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 20:31 Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Robinson. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
  • 19:47 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the left by-line. Zat Knight has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 19:16 Wilson Palacios challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Centre by Matthew Taylor, Samuel Ricketts takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Dawson.
  • 18:31 Corner taken by Matthew Taylor.
  • 17:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee by Gareth Bale. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 16:42 Matthew Taylor takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:42 Booking Tom Huddlestone shown a yellow card.
  • 16:37 Tom Huddlestone challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 15:09 A cross is delivered by David Bentley.
  • 14:26 Johan Elmander produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 13:40 Matthew Taylor produces a left-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 13:10 Shot from just outside the box by Gareth Bale goes over the crossbar.
  • 12:49 Ricardo Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bentley. Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 11:49 Shot from just outside the area by Johan Elmander misses to the right of the target.
  • 11:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Peter Crouch. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
  • 10:22 Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Gareth Bale.
  • 9:16 Volleyed right-footed shot by Zat Knight. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 8:51 Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Jermain Defoe results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 8:23 Corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
  • 8:04 Chung-Yong Lee produces a cross, Johan Elmander takes a shot. Vedran Corluka gets a block in.
  • 6:47 The ball is crossed by Kevin Davies, save by Heurelho Gomes.
  • 5:59 Fabrice Muamba sends in a cross.
  • 5:24 Gareth Bale concedes a free kick for a foul on Chung-Yong Lee. Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:12 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Ricardo Gardner gets a block in.
  • 1:42 Kevin Davies challenges Wilson Palacios unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ledley King takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:16 Samuel Ricketts concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Bentley, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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