x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Bolton bring Spurs back down to earth

Tottenham, conquerors of Champions League holders Inter Milan in midweek, had to settle for second best at the Reebok Stadium.

Gretar Steinsson, centre, strikes the ball past Heurelho Gomes in the Tottenham goal to put Bolton Wanderers two goals up.
Gretar Steinsson, centre, strikes the ball past Heurelho Gomes in the Tottenham goal to put Bolton Wanderers two goals up.

Bolton 4 // Tottenham 2

Bolton
Davies (2), Steinsson, Petrov

Tottenham
Hutton, Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham, conquerors of Champions League holders Inter Milan in midweek, had to settle for second best at the Reebok Stadium despite a rousing comeback.

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.