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Bolton boss Coyle defends Bogdan after amazing Howard goal

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle felt for Adam Bogdan after Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard's goal last night.

Bogdan was stranded as Everton's goal bounced into the net, but Coyle refused to blame the Hungarian goalkeeper - who was in the side for the injured Jussi Jaaskelainen - for what happened, and felt overall his team were worthy winners.

"It was certainly one of the most freakish goals I've ever seen in football," Coyle said.

"Young Adam Bogdan has come in and I thought he was terrific for us.

"He was in a good position, but we had seen all night particularly at that end that when the ball was hitting the top it was gathering pace with the wind, and it flew into the net.

"You are thinking the bad luck we have had in 2011 is carrying into 2012, but I also believed, because of how well we had played prior to that, that we could come back into the game as we did.

"I think was a measure of the resilience and character we showed, because it would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves, but I thought the players showed real belief and they scored two magnificent goals.

"I don't think anyone can deny that we were worthy of the three points."

Everton boss David Moyes was in agreement.

"We didn't deserve to be in front and Bolton deserved to win the game," he said. "I've got no qualms with the result. You can't perform like that and expect to win."

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