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BOLTON 2, SPURS 0

Posted on 19 August 2006  - 12:00

All the action as we suffered a loss on the first day of the Premiership season at Bolton.

All the action as we suffered a loss on the first day of the Premiership season at Bolton.

Didier Zokora, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Dimitar Berbatov all made their Premiership debuts with Dimitar partnering Jermain Defoe up front and Robbie Keane is fit enough after a thigh strain to take his place on the bench. Teemu Tainio (ankle) and Ledley King (knee) missed out.

THE KEY ACTION...

4mins: Lennon nipped in to rob Nolan in midfield, played it wide to Defoe, cross too deep for Berbatov.

6mins: First aerial test for Robinson as Vaz Te's cross is deflected and loops up, took ball cleanly as Davies bundled him into the goal, free-kick awarded.

8mins: Speed corner caused problems, Meite flicked on at near post, Dawson's clearing header flew just wide of post.

9mins: GOAL - BOLTON. Davies headed home Speed's corner from six yards, replays showed Meite clearly pulled back Davenport, preventing him from getting near to Davies.
Bolton 1, Spurs 0

13mins: GOAL - BOLTON. Two poor clearances led to Campo drilling 30-yarder that zipped off the wet surface past Robinson.
Bolton 2, Spurs 0

21mins: SAVE. Our first decent move kick-started by Zokora centrally, fed into Berbatov's feet, he controlled and laid back for Defoe to try curler from 18 yards that Jaaskelainen saved diving to his left.

31mins: Defoe beat offside trap to latch onto Berbatov's pass, left channel, Jaaskelainen out to take cross.

35mins: SAVE. Robinson flew to his right to tip away Speed's curling 25-yard free-kick.

38mins: Berbatov laid ball square for supporting Davids, left channel of box, fierce hit blocked by Hunt's sliding tackle.

42mins: Jenas free-kick from 22 yards floated three yards over.

Half-time: Bolton 2, Spurs 0

50mins: Great block from Ben Haim to deny Lennon. Zokora played ball into Berbatov, Lennon cut in from left and took ball off the striker, beat Meite and was through for a second but Ban Haim slid in to block shot.

55mins: MISS. Dawson sliced Vaz Te's cross into path of Davies, only had to hit target from 15 yards and it was a goal but he screwed shot just wide.

58mins: Berbatov free header from Zokora's deep corner cleared by Ben Haim. From following corner, Zokora took short to Lennon, who beat Nolan before clipping in cross met by Dawson but header straight at Jaaskelainen.

59mins: SUB - SPURS. Keane for Zokora.

61mins: SAVE. Keane threaded perfect pass through to Berbatov who beat offside trap, Jaaskelainen out to meet him on the slide and whipped ball off his feet.

62mins: Danger as Diouf's cross zipped across goal but Vaz Te couldn't make it at far post.

64mins: SAVE. Hunt clipped in free-kick from half-way, Davenport got under his clearance and only managed to flick it on for Diouf, six yards out, made decent connection but Robinson equal to it with superb reaction save to tip around the post.

73mins: Jenas curled 22-yard free-kick two yards over.

74mins: Ben Haim inches under Speed's dangerous free-kick.

74mins: SUB - SPURS. Huddlestone for Lee.

82mins: Berbatov headed Assou-Ekotto's cross wide, difficult chance.

84mins: Speed's corner flicked on at near post, three shots blocked before Speed hit the corner flag from the edge of the box.

86mins: SUB - BOLTON. Stelios for Vaz Te.

Added time: Stelios looped header over from 12 yards.

Full-time: Bolton 2, Spurs 0

Line-ups: Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Hunt, Nolan, Meite, Speed, Campo, Davies, Fortune, Vaz Te (Stelios, 86), Diouf, Ben Haim. Subs: Walker, Tal, Smith, Foult.

Spurs: Robinson, Lee (Huddlestone, 74), Assou-Ekotto, Dawson, Davenport, Lennon (Keane, 59), Jenas, Zokora, Davids, Berbatov, Defoe. Subs: Cerny, Gardner, Ziegler.

Referee: Mr P Dowd.

Assistants: Mr B Sygmuta, Mr G Turner. Fourth official: Mr C Foy.

Attendance: 22,899.