English FA Cup

March 17, 2012

Abandoned

Tottenham

1 a 1

Bolton

English FA Cup

17:30 +00:00, March 17, 2012

White Hart Lane, England

Referee: Howard Webb

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    MATCH ABANDONED The FA Cup tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane has been called-off.

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    I will bring you news as we get it from White Hart Lane.

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    Howard Webb has not abandoned the game we are told. Players taken inside for now.

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    Webb in discussion with Owen Coyle and Harry Redknapp. Players going into the tunnel for now.

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    The players are heading off the pitch it seems as Muamba is carried off. The game may be in doubt.

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    Muamba's name is ringing around White Hart Lane. The crowd is in shock. Looks very serious.

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    Both sets of medical staff are in attendance also. Not looking good.

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    Owen Coyle comes onto the pitch to see to his man. A lot of distressed faces.

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    Play is held up as Muamba is down. Not looking good for the midfielder. The paramedics are on the pitch quickly and it doesn't look good.

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    Bale gets forward down the left-flank and looks to supply the strikers but his cross hits the side-netting.

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    Now Tottenham struggling to get out their half. Better than Bolon have been recently.

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    SHOT COUNT Tottenham 6-1 Bolton

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    Petrov does brilliantly down the left and floats a cross to Miyaichi at the back-post, but it is too high for the Japanese winger.

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    Spurs look to counter with Defoe and once more Reo-Coker is there to make a fantastic slide-tackle to snuff out the danger.

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    Nelsen looks to get on the corner, but again it hits his shoulder with the goal gaping. Three times today we have had players shoulder the ball!

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    Now it is Bale, with a beautiful cross from the left that flies across the face of goal ahead of Defoe.

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    Lovely cross from Assou-Ekotto to the front-post, but there is no-one coming in on it. Cleared.

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    Klasnic goes close for Bolton. The Croat hits the side-netting with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area.

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    Bolton deserve credit here. Dragged themselves back into the game. It was worrying for ten minutes or so.

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    Fizzing corner from Miyaichi smashed high-and-wide by Boyata on the volley.

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    Martin Petrov fires a shot wide of goal now. Should do better on his left-foot. Better for Bolton.

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    Ryan Nelsen does well. With Miyaichi at the back-post, the New-Zealander heads it behind at the last minute.

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    For fifteen seconds, Bolton had the ball.

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    Bolton have the ball!!!

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    Lovely cross from Assou-Ekotto and Bale rises at the front post to head at goal, but he miscues the chance again. Wasted.

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    This is torture for Bolton. They cannot get out their half. It's cruelty.

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    Great tackle from Reo-Coker to deny Bale running down the left-flank.

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    Spurs camped in Bolton's half. No chances coming for now though.

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    Direct from a throw-in Gareth Bale almost sets Defoe away, but Bogdan comes off his line sharply to interject.

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    Still Tottenham possession. Relentless for a few minutes now. Bolton can't get on the ball.

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    Scrappy now, but Spurs firmly on top. Bolton need to wrestle their way back into the game.

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    Great play from Louis Saha. Cuts in from the right and unleashes a stinging effort at goal. Dealt with by Bogdan, just.

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    GOAL Tottenham 1-1 Bolton Walker with a storming header!!! Bale, back on the left-flank for once, produces a beautiful cross to the back-post where the onrushing Kyle Walker rises high to head home.

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    Tottenham have a great crossing opportunity from the left, wasted by Bale as it hits the first-man.

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    Harry Redknapp is not amused on the Spurs' bench. Plenty of head-shaking going on.

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    Lovely pass from Modric across the pitch to Defoe, with acres of space ahead of him. Offside though.

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    Defoe almost makes an immediate response out of nothing. Cuts in onto his right-foot and hits powerfully at goal. Saved fairly comfortably by Bogdan.

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    GOAL Tottenham 0-1 Bolton Bale o.g.!!! The corner is swung in from the left and Bale miscues his header, shouldering the ball into the net. Calamity!

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    Corner to Bolton. Ricketts cross headed behind.

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    Benoit Assou-Ekotto looks to set Louis Saha away down the middle, but the pass is slightly overhit and Bogdan collects.

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    Bale attacks down the left and looks to break clear but Sam Ricketts covers well

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    Bolton attack down the left with Pratley, but dealt with by Walker.

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    KICK OFF

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    Moments away from action now. Lets hope its a cracker!

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    Just the 650 travelling Bolton fans today. The magic of the cup is alive!

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    Teams are in the tunnel. Howard Webb is in command today.

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    Bolton will be looking to Japanese flyer Ryo Miyaichi for their inspiration. Has made an immediate impact since his loan-move from Arsenal.

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    Gallas and Nelsen at centre-back for Spurs then, with both players on the comeback trail. This is Gallas' first game since 3rd January.

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    Not looking good for Bolton on the stats front then, is it? Can the Trotters take advantage of Tottenham's centre-back partnership?

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    STATS Tottenham have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 9 matches against Bolton in all competitions.

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    STATS Tottenham have won their last 5 home matches against Bolton in all competitions.

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    Bolton line-up: Bogdan, Ricketts, Boyata, Knight, Alonso, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Miyaichi, Klasnic, Petrov

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    Some early team news for Spurs: Cudicini, Walker, Gallas, Nelsen, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vart, Parker, Modric, Bale, Defoe, Saha.

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    Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has told Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to . quit sniping at his team and concentrate on the battle for the Champions League qualifying places

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    Harry Redknapp is under pressure to bring success to Spurs.

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    Join us for some FA Cup action as Tottenham look to get back to form against Bolton.