Bolton 3-2 Tottenham Highlights
Kevin Davies struck four minutes from time to snatch an unlikely victory for Bolton after Spurs had bravely fought back from two goals down late on.
Bolton controlled the early proceedings and deserved their lead when Sebastien Puygrenier headed in, before Davies fired into the corner to make it 2-0.
Substitute Darren Bent scored twice in two minutes from close-range, though, to put Spurs right back into the game.
But Davies had the final say when his header earned Bolton a thrilling win.
Three points see Bolton leapfrog their fellow strugglers and up into 12th in the table, and also spared boss Gary Megson’s blushes after his side had contrived to throw away a two-goal lead for the second time in four days.
It was cruel luck in the end for Bent, though, who marked his first appearance since his now infamous miss against Portsmouth denied Spurs a home win a fortnight ago with two goals that looked like securing an unlikely point for the visitors.
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Bolton Wanderers
26 October 2008 – Ref: Andre Marriner
Spurs scorers: Pavlyuchenko 17, Bent 76 pen
Sent Off: McCann (Bolton) 56
Phil Dowd (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire)