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Tottenham   4 - 0   Bolton

Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko
Jermain Defoe (l) congratulates Roman Pavlyuchenko (r) following Spurs' opener

By Les Roopanarine

Roman Pavlyuchenko continued his recent resurgence with two more goals to earn Tottenham an all-London FA Cup quarter-final away to Fulham.

Pavlyuchenko tucked in the opener for Spurs from Luka Modric's flicked pass.

Jussi Jaaskelainen was at fault for the first of two Bolton own goals, the ball deflecting in off his leg as he failed to deal with a Wilson Palacios centre.

Gareth Bale's cross later went in off Andrew O'Brien before Pavlyuchenko drilled in a Danny Rose centre late on.

For the often-overlooked Pavlyuchenko, who made a strong case for his inclusion with two goals at Wigan on Sunday, the evening added further lustre to an impressive record in the domestic cups.

Pavlyuchenko has played second fiddle to Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch this season, but on a night when Tottenham were rarely required to be at their flowing best, the Russian's second brace in three days brought his Spurs cup tally to 13 goals in 13 matches.

With his side locked in a Premier League relegation battle, there is little that the Bolton manager Owen Coyle would not give for that level of return just now.

For all Tottenham's first-half superiority - and this was without doubt a deserved victory for Harry Redknapp's side - Bolton, energised by the second-half arrival of Mustapha Riga, were at times the better side after the break.

But the Trotters could not translate that intermittent superiority into goals, and their lack of a clinical finisher - combined with some abysmal defending - meant they never achieved a foothold in the game.

In mitigation, Coyle, mindful of Bolton's parlous Premier League plight - they currently lie 18th, a point adrift of safety - rested five members of the relegation resistance.

Coyle had insisted that his side would compete with Tottenham regardless of his selection decisions but, with the notable exception of Riga, Bolton's second string rarely looked capable of causing an upset.

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Tottenham were frequently lackadaisical when Bolton were in possession, and both Matt Taylor and Ivan Klasnic should have punished early mistakes by Bale, whose impressive work on the overlap was on more than one occasion marred by a lack of defensive focus.

Culpable too was Ricardo Gardner, who should have done better than head tamely behind from Sam Ricketts' precise cross early on.

Coyle cut a distraught figure on the sidelines in the wake of that miss, and when Modric fed Pavlyuchenko on the edge of the area, it became clear why.

Skipping over a flimsy challenge from Zat Knight, the Russian calmly balanced himself before tucking a low shot across Jaaskelainen for his third goal in 40 minutes of playing time since his late appearance at Wigan.

One became two soon afterwards when Tom Huddlestone fed a corner to Palacios on the right-hand side of the box.

Electing to tackle the Honduran's cross with his legs, the normally reliable Jaaskelainen - who had pulled off a fine save from Defoe only moments earlier and was again under pressure from the England man - failed to make contact and the ball rebounded in off his standing leg.

Further Bolton embarrassment followed shortly after the break when Bale capped a surging run down the left with a near-post cross that the stretching O'Brien could only divert into his own net.

Coyle responded with a double substitution, introducing Riga alongside fellow striker Johan Elmander.

The result was a sudden injection of urgency, with Riga - clearly intent on making the most of a rare chance to impress - offering Heurelho Gomes his first real tests of the night.

The most notable of those chances came when the Ghana-born Dutchman's close-range header produced a fine reflex save from the Tottenham keeper.

But there was to be no fairytale turnaround for Bolton, and instead Spurs - who were themselves energised by the half-time introduction of the lively Eidur Gudjohnsen - put the gloss on the win with a late fourth.

Danny Rose, on as a 70th minute replacement for David Bentley, broke down the right before finding Pavlyuchenko, who slotted in the fourth from eight yards.

It capped a fine night for Spurs, who will travel to Craven Cottage in the last eight with hopes high that Redknapp can mastermind a repeat of his 2008 Cup final win with Portsmouth.


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp:

"It's great to see Pavlyuchenko score four goals in two games, he's in great form and let's hope he can keep that up to the end of the season.

"It's difficult for Bolton, because Owen has obviously got the league on his mind, but things are going well for us.

"It will be a difficult game at Craven Cottage, but we can only focus on the next game, and that's Everton in the league.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle:

"Anyone who thinks that was a four-nil performance was watching a different game from me.

"We lost the game, but 4-0 isn't a fair reflection.

"We had chances to score, but we didn't take them.

"I put out a team to win an FA Cup tie, and they could have done that."

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tottenham 4-0 Bolton FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Pavlyuchenko 23
  • Jaaskelainen (og) 35
  • O'Brien (og) 47
  • Pavlyuchenko 87

    Tottenham

    Substitutes

    Bolton

    Substitutes

    Ref: WaltonAtt: 31,436
    TOTTENHAM
    BOLTON

    Possession

    • Tottenham 59%
    • Bolton 41%

    Attempts on target

    • Tottenham 9
    • Bolton 8

    Attempts off target

    • Tottenham 5
    • Bolton 10

    Corners

    • Tottenham 7
    • Bolton 5

    Fouls

    • Tottenham 6
    • Bolton 2
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:03 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+2:21 Johan Elmander produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 90:00+1:58 Luka Modric gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Holden. Stuart Holden crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:09 Shot from just outside the box by Niko Kranjcar misses to the right of the target.
    • 90:00+0:13 Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Mustapha Riga results in a free kick. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:57 The assist for the goal came from Danny Rose.
    • 86:57 GOAL - Roman PavlyuchenkoTottenham 4 - 0 Bolton Roman Pavlyuchenko gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 4-0 Bolton.
    • 85:29 Corner taken by Stuart Holden from the left by-line, Headed effort on goal by Johan Elmander from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 85:13 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stuart Holden played to the near post, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.
    • 85:01 Shot by Jlloyd Samuel. Blocked by Gareth Bale.
    • 84:51 Stuart Holden takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.
    • 79:18 Sebastien Bassong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mustapha Riga. The ball is sent over by Stuart Holden, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Chung-Yong Lee goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 78:43 Substitution Chung-Yong Lee replaces Ricardo Gardner.
    • 75:13 Unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Luka Modric results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Stuart Holden.
    • 73:19 Stuart Holden takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 71:47 The assistant referee flags for offside against Roman Pavlyuchenko. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 70:06 Danny Rose takes a shot. Ricardo Gardner gets a block in.
    • 69:18 Niko Kranjcar takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Zat Knight.
    • 69:18 Substitution David Bentley leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Rose.
    • 68:35 Eidur Gudjohnsen is ruled offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
    • 67:44 Eidur Gudjohnsen takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • Correction - 65:36 Foul by Gareth Bale on Stuart Holden, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Stuart Holden, Mustapha Riga takes a shot. Fantastic save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 65:36 Gareth Bale challenges Stuart Holden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Holden produces a cross, Andrew O'Brien takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 65:08 Mustapha Riga has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 63:54 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Bentley.
    • 63:39 Luka Modric takes a shot. Zat Knight gets a block in.
    • 60:52 Mustapha Riga takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 60:02 Shot from close range by Mustapha Riga misses to the right of the target.
    • 59:24 Substitution Niko Kranjcar comes on in place of Wilson Palacios.
    • 59:10 Eidur Gudjohnsen is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
    • 57:59 David Bentley has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • Correction - 55:21 Substitution (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Mustapha Riga coming on for Matthew Taylor.
    • Correction - 55:21 Substitution Ivan Klasnic leaves the field to be replaced by Johan Elmander.
    • 55:21 Substitution Mustapha Riga comes on in place of Ricardo Gardner.
    • 55:21 Substitution (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Johan Elmander coming on for Ivan Klasnic.
    • 54:37 Roman Pavlyuchenko produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 54:29 Gareth Bale crosses the ball, clearance made by Zat Knight.
    • 53:31 Short corner taken by David Bentley.
    • 51:07 David Bentley is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 49:18 The referee blows for offside against Roman Pavlyuchenko. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • Correction - 47:25 A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale.
    • 47:25 Centre by Gareth Bale,
    • Correction - 46:59 Assist on the goal came from Gareth Bale.
    • 46:59 Assist by Gareth Bale.
    • 46:59 GOAL - Andrew O'BrienTottenham 3 - 0 Bolton Andrew O'Brien puts the ball into his own goal from 12 yards. Tottenham 3-0 Bolton.
    • 46:20 Unfair challenge on Ricardo Gardner by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Jlloyd Samuel crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Wilson Palacios.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Jermain Defoe.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:59 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:36 Centre by Samuel Ricketts, save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 43:49 Shot by Ivan Klasnic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 42:13 Stuart Holden has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 41:08 Corner from the left by-line taken by Stuart Holden, save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 40:59 Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 38:41 The ball is delivered by Roman Pavlyuchenko, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.
    • 35:16 The ball is delivered by Wilson Palacios.
    • 34:35 Assist on the goal came from Wilson Palacios.
    • 34:35 GOAL - Jussi JaaskelainenTottenham 2 - 0 Bolton An own goal is scored by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Tottenham 2-0 Bolton.
    • 33:53 Inswinging corner taken by David Bentley.
    • 31:25 Corner taken by Matthew Taylor.
    • 31:11 Ivan Klasnic takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.
    • 29:24 David Bentley takes a short corner, Shot by Gareth Bale from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 29:06 Outswinging corner taken by David Bentley, clearance made by Zat Knight.
    • 28:54 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 26:57 Foul by Wilson Palacios on Ricardo Gardner, free kick awarded. Andrew O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:34 The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Andrew O'Brien makes a clearance.
    • 23:35 Shot from outside the penalty box by Ricardo Gardner goes wide right of the goal.
    • 22:17 Assist on the goal came from Luka Modric.
    • 22:17 GOAL - Roman PavlyuchenkoTottenham 1 - 0 Bolton Roman Pavlyuchenko scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Bolton.
    • 20:18 Close range header by Ricardo Gardner goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 18:58 Ivan Klasnic has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
    • 16:40 Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Ivan Klasnic gets a block in.
    • 16:12 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Bentley, clearance made by Zat Knight.
    • 13:01 Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Bale.
    • 12:49 Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
    • 11:39 The ball is crossed by David Bentley.
    • 8:45 Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight.
    • 7:23 Sebastien Bassong takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 4:12 Gareth Bale crosses the ball, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 3:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ivan Klasnic on Michael Dawson. Direct free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
    • 3:24 David Bentley delivers the ball, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:43 Wilson Palacios takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the goal.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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