English FA Cup

March 17, 2012



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English FA Cup

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

White Hart Lane, England

Referee: Howard Webb


    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.




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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    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


    Harry Redknapp is under pressure to bring success to Spurs.


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