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Bolton edge five goal thriller against Tottenham

Bolton threw away a two goal lead before finally triumphing 3-2 over Tottenham at the Reebok Stadium. The Wanderers were comfortably two goals to the good midway through the second half, after strikes from Sebastien Puygrenier and Kevin Davies.

But lacklustre Spurs suddenly woke up and a brace from substitute Darren Bent in the 73rd and 75th minutes seemed to have earned the visitors a point.

Then, with three minutes remaining Davies made sure Bolton enjoyed thee points for the first time in six matches.

For Spurs however it was their sixth defeat on the bounce on their travels.

Bolton boss Gary Megson was always confident of the win:

"When we were pegged back to 2-2, I didn't think the game at that stage was a drawn game, I thought we much better than they were and a lot more positive - they've got some quality players but I felt we deserved our lead.

"Thankfully, though, we've got Matty Taylor's fantastic deliveries and Kevin Davies's heading ability and that's pulled us through.

"As for any transfer activity - the Miguel Veloso deal is not going to happen. We don't want to run a fool's errand, and that looks a bridge too far.

"But we've got two bids in at the moment - one for a Premier League player and one Championship player - and I would expect some business to happen over the next couple of days."

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp bemoaned his teams habit of conceding late goals:

"That's the last four away games in which we've dominated proceedings and then gifted the opposition - and these are teams that are around us at the bottom end of the table - a winner two or three minutes from time.

"Sitting there with five minutes to go I wouldn't have taken a draw because we were pummeling them and there was only one team who I thought would win it and that was us. But we've thrown it away again.

"As far as transfers go, no-one will be leaving this club in the next few days, I'll tell you that, because we can't afford for anybody to leave. But I definitely think we need one or two more players - strong players - to come in, so if something can be done, we'll do it.

"And as for Darren Bent - he has absolutely nothing to prove to me, I know he's a good player. He was excellent today, has 14 goals for the season, and we need him here - especially with Jermain Defoe out with what looks a nasty injury."

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