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HUGHTON'S LAMENT

Posted on 25 September 2007  - 12:00

Chris Hughton was disappointed not to bag maximum points at Bolton on Sunday.

Chris Hughton was disappointed not to bag maximum points at Bolton on Sunday.Robbie Keane opened the scoring in the first half but it was a lead we held for only a matter of minutes as Ivan Campo headed home El Hadji Diouf’s free-kick.

That was the only time Bolton profited from a barrage of aerial balls and we had the better chances in the second half with Jussi Jaaskelainen saving from Robbie Keane and Teemu Tainio and Steed Malbranque volleying just over.

“In another season, perhaps a draw would have been a good result,” said Chris, who is well aware that Bolton had won our last five league meetings at the Reebok.

“On reflection, we were the better side, had the better opportunities and the major disappointment was that we conceded because we felt quite comfortable.

“They played a very direct game and I thought on the whole we coped well and that’s why it’s all the more disappointing that we conceded how we did and when we did, soon after taking the lead.

“Our form hasn’t been so bad, we’ve created chances and looking back at United, Fulham and now Bolton, we could have got more out of those games."

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