06/11/2011 Match of the Day


06/11/2011

Colin Murray introduces highlights from the Premier League, including Fulham against Tottenham. There will also be a comprehensive review of Saturday's eight games.


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How do. This is Match Of The Day 2. It's a pleasure to relocate to the

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region that brought us LS Lowry, Anthony Burgess, Emmeline Pankhurst,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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Sir John Alcock and Bez. It's time I hope you've had a good weekend.

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Thanks very much for ending it with us. A full Sunday service for you

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as usual, live and in HD, in the company of a guy who grew up in the

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neighbouring city, Lee Dixon. And beside him, a man who is currently

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celebrating his 25-second anniversary as a Match Of The Day

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pundit, Jason Roberts. We are super sized yet again tonight. Here's the

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Bolton hosted a rumble at the Another Sunday, another London

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derby. Fulham and Spurs at the Wolves and Wigan battle for the W

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at Molineux. We've also got October's Goal of the Month. All

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the action too from yesterday coming your way. But we start at

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the Reebok. Not a happy home for the Wanderers, as they welcomed the

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Europa League's golden boys. This is Bolton's 11 consecutive season

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in the Premier League but as they enter the 11th game for this when

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there was reasons for concern. After a tough schedule, Owen

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Coyle's side have lost eight, conceding 27. More worryingly

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though, they haven't picked up a point yet at home. Stoke are also

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not in the best league form, losing three out of their last four and

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conceding six in their last two. On Monday they were beaten 3-1 at home

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against Newcastle but away form is their big weakness. With just one

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Eight days since Bolton last played and Owen Coyle changed half his

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players on the starting line-up and Swansea. Most eye-catching is the

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Premier League debut for Riley at days. Only Andy Wilkinson has been

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picked to start all three games. It's the first meeting between

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Bolton Wanderers and Stoke City. Since the FA Cup semi-final back on

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Sunday 17th April, which you will remember was won by stoke City by

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5-0. Some say Bolton wanders have never recovered from that defeat. I

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think that is debatable. It's a matter of fact that Bolton have won

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only three of their last 16 games. That is from Glenn Whelan. Was it a

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back pass? Yes, it was. They have take it quickly. The referee has

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given it. One minute 25 on the clock. Stoke will protest about

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that, and for certain. The referee will have none of it. That was

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smarter by Bolton. Intentional back pass, Glenn Whelan? Just watch

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Begovic here. Very quickly taken. Out of his hands, by Ivan Klasnic,

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and given to Kevin Davies, who had the simplest of tasks. He was very

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accommodating, Begovic to Ivan Klasnic. He effectively gave him

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the ball. In Bolton's position they needed a bit of fortune. Not a

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single point at the Reebok Stadium this season and what a gift that

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was for them and certainly not what Tony Pulis wanted and clearly he is

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extremely upset about the way that goal has been conceded. Here is

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Chris Eagles. Wilkinson. He was in got away from Robinson. Scuffed

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contact, really, from Peter Crouch. Chris Eagles start on the left-hand

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from Begovic. Mark Davies given far too much space there for so stoke

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City have lost all three of their games they have played immediately

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after their Europa league matches this season. Davies with the flag.

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Ivan Klasnic, it too much of it to Huth. Chris Eagles finds the goal!

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Brilliant from Chris Eagles, greater awareness and precision, as

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well, with the finish. 2-0, Bolton wanders. -- Wanderers. Chris Eagles

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thing about Bolton going 2-0 up midway through the first half is,

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clearly it's given stoke plenty of time to get back into the match,

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but I don't think a Jussi Jaaskelainen has had a save to make

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since they went 2-0 up. Walters. Clawed away by the goalkeeper, no

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whistle. The defenders are looking at the referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen

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Are they going to take a quick one? Here he comes. It is a good one.

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Huth, nodded away. It might have been going wide anyway but Mark

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Davies made sure on the post. This Also, another throw-in to defend.

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Huth went close with the header from the last one. Here it comes.

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Danger. Crouch couldn't get there and away by Chris Eagles. Tried to

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win the free kick. Away by Robinson. It struck his arm, but he can't

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have known anything about it. Walter's appealed. The Stoke

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supporters are appealing, as well, behind that goal. Tony Pulis has

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seen its strike his arm as well. I'm sure it does, but no, it hit

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Bolton! And I think Bolton can celebrate now. Still half an hour

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to play but a 3-0 lead. It opened up for Bolton. That was perfect for

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the left foot of Ivan Klasnic. He just grabbed his foot around it.

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And he couldn't have plays did any better. They are shouting, we want

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five, the Bolton supporters. Remember the FA Cup semi-final?

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Nigel Reo-Coker. He's absolutely their system now. Lovely finish

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from Chris Eagles, his second goal of the game. Level. Correct

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decision and look at that. Lovely. Just nicely done. Just tucked away

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and, with that, Bolton Wanderers are heading for victory while, for

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Stoke, it's going to be a 4th consecutive defeat away from home

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With the little glance and this is undoubtedly revenge now for Bolton

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Wanderers. Just a little touch. Remarkable scoreline. That is his

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block. Really, really good chance for Fabrice Muamba. Could easily

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O'Reilly! Very nearly a goal on his So at the sixth attempt Bolton take

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their first points at home this season thanks to this 5-0 win. And,

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at the same time, avenge that 5-0 FA Cup semi final humiliation. As

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for Stoke, they are finding life hard after the Europa League. This

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is their fourth straight defeat following their continental

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excursions. I've managed the club I think for

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over eight-and-a-half years and it's a disappointing performance as

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any that I have managed. We just didn't compete. We look second best

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all over the pitch. It's very very disappointing. It was a massive win.

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It showed what the players, even when we went 1-0 up, we knew the

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job was not done because a team like stoke can bounce back. Today

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we showed we are a great team together and individually, as well.

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Have you got grievances about that goal? Not at all. I had a grievance

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is about the way we played but the get the opening goal. It was

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clearly a back pass and the referee blew and it was great for Ivan to

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set up the skipper. It gave us a platform to move forward. We played

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at a high intensity. The supporters have had a horrible couple of

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months and we gave support there something to smile about today. I

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had a good feeling come into the match. I'd like to thank my parish

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priest. Someone was looking after him for the Jason, if that semi-

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final defeat which was crushing last season psychologically damaged

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this squad, but the ultimate therapy. Yes, when you take a

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defeat like that it's hard to deal with, but what can help us coming

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back and beating aside in a game you played against them in the

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future, so they will be feeling good about that. Help early doors?

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Yes, away from home, you want a good, solid start. Begovic didn't

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help his team up. When it first happened, we thought the referee

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had got it wrong but he didn't. He got it spot on. Quick thinking. The

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important thing is the game, when it started, you get straight into

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you think it's a free kick but he hasn't. It's a back pass. I'm not

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sure he got that right. The ball comes down. Glenn Whelan A Shanks

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it off his foot. What you don't do, you don't give it to him again. The

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referee, quick-thinking, Davies put it in the open goal and a fire as a

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manager, I would be having a go of the goalkeeper. Do not let go of

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the ball. Quick thinking by Ivan Klasnic But that should never

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happen. The ball gets put down. And literally, from then on, he

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explains to the players it was a back pass, so they got it spot on,

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the referee, but Begovic didn't get any better. Second goal, 23 minutes

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in, horrendous kick out. Didn't do a lot to get back his goal. Great

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thinking from Chris Eagles but I think the goalkeeper had a

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nightmare. He wasn't only to blame. The back four, the worst

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performance I have seen. Tony Pulis disappointed most - hard to pick

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out a Bolton player who pleased more than the others. That is your

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job? Klasnic had a great game. Eagles was great today. Everything

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he did, he did well. What a game for him! If you look at his first

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goal, which was fantastic. First here, he sets it off. He's outside

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the box. He hits the strike off. The keeper does well to get hold of

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that. Here, you can see him making his way forward. It's not a great

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clearance from Begovic. What a strike that is. That's the only

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place it could have gone in. A nice pass setting up a move for Bolton.

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Here, he wins the first header. He's not happy with that. He makes

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a run-in. Shows desire to make his way here. He is gambling they will

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get that. He's playing confidence and he'll put that goal in. A

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lovely little dink over the keeper. There you know he will score once

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the ball is bouncing like that. He has a nice sandwich under it. That

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is a player playing a loot of confidence. As for Stoke, the last

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time they played in the Europa League they lost at the weekend.

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You look at who they play - is it as simple as that? Pulis has tried

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to improve the squad because of the our rope pa league. He tried to

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pack that squad and get the quality. They've had four away games when

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they've come from from Europe. Travelling all over the place. Four

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away games, not easy. They are better at home. Today they were

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poor from the front to the back. This is your little bit of

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moonlighting. On a Monday morning you turn up for training after what

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Bolton have been through. What does that mean inside the dressing room?

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D They will feel confidence. A result like that can kick-start

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your season. That is what will happen to Bolton now. Next we head

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to the banks of the river Thames with the home side looking to leap-

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frog up the tight table and the visitors hoping for three points to

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pull level with Chelsea. You never know what Fulham are

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going to do. Sometimes they are hot, sometimes they are cold. They enter

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this after a league win and a victory at Wigan. Their last match

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saw them freeze. A 6-0 win against QPR. Four te feets in four draws,

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they are as changeable as the weather. Since Scoty Parker entered

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Spurs he has shown intersurprise. Six wins in seven is his, following

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his move from West Ham. Van de Vaart has six goals in five,

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as Harry's men go in the right direction. Over to our spaceman,

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captain money. With Harry Redknapp convalue

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lessing. Van de Vaart needs a goal today, to

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set a club record of scoring in six successive preemyeership games.

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Martin Jol was manager of Spurs for minute's silence is being observed

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Riise on the overlap. He's forced a corner.

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Fulham starting the way they left off on Thursday night.

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They had that impressive performance in the our rope pa

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league. -- Europa League.

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Where was the marking by Tottenham? Friedel, at the age of 40, his

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opposite number is 39. It makes it just on the line there. He gets his

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hands to it. The header was by Cydonia. That was close in Fulham -

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- by Sidwell in Fulham's first taken the lead.

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Fulham were stretched, first one side, then the other. Gareth Bale,

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who was signed by the Fulham manager, Martin Jol, from

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Southampton when Jol was at Spurs has really started things off here

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for Tottenham, just when Fulham appeared to have got the better of

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the early stages. Walker, the right-back may have

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made an impression to get into the England squad again.

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Adebayor can't get there. The move and speed of the Tottenham attack

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and Tottenham take the lead. Now, Lennon. Adebayor making

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strides in the middle, so is Bale. This is Lennon - deflected.

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Martin Jol took Tottenham to fifth in the Premier League, which at

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that time was the highest they had finished since it started. Only

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just missed out on the Champions League, if you remember, when the

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team fell ill on the last day of the season. Lennon, on the left

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It's Lennon for Spurs. He goes all the way. Lennon scores!

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Spurs go two-up. Right on 45 minutes.

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The switch where Lennon came across to play on the left has suddenly

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worked for Tottenham. They swap the wingers over during play. Lennon

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here picks up the ball on the left hand side, from Bale, who moved

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inside. Look at the way he teased Baird.

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It's a well-taken individual goal by Lennon, who hasn't actually

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scored since he got one at Hearts in a play-off early in the season,

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in the Europa League. He was then injured. There is a suggestion that

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if Lennon can come up the right wing and move across the line, he

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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can do more damage. He has made it Oh, what a trip over by Friedel.

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One goal and things could change Spurs' players have got their

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bodies in the way of Fulham shots. You wonder whether Fulham can make

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one of these corners pay? It's gone in.

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They made one this time. It seems to have gone in. Possibly off a

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Tottenham defender. One defender on to another there. One Tottenham

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heading it against another. It may be an own goal. It is. It has come

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I think. Kaboul and the referee has gone to his pocket. Yellow card.

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Well, I don't know about that - I thought it was more ball to hand

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good save by Friedel. Baird had a go there from a

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distance. angle. A corner.

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Dembele, around Friedel. King, what fouled here. He was pushed by

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Cydonia. Nothing given. Another day he -- by Sidwell. Another day he

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How on earth did that not go in? They are appealing now for a

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penalty. How many shots did they have there in the six-yard box?

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Everybody was having a go. Friedel, handball there. It looks like a

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handball. It looked like Walker who had the

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ball under his arms there. That's what Fulham were appealing

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for while that was going on. Then Dembele went down.

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-- then Dempsey went down. It's a corner only for Fulham.

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What a finish. An amazing goal.

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Modric on the line there stopping Dempsey. I don't think Friedel

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knows how that stayed out. I don't think any of us do. It came off his

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body. It was Dempsey and Modric on the post saved Spurs and protects

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the lead. They've had enough excitement for one afternoon,

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Schwarzer. Spurs have got it now. It went in off Kelly. Defoe with a

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snapshot to make it 3-1. The Spurs' fans celebrate. Last minute of the

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added time. Spurs get a break.

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Defoe will doubtless claim the goal. It's Fulham, 1, Tottenham, 3. That

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does not reflect what has happened STUDIO: That's eight unbeaten for

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Spurs. With seven wins in that run without Harry, today they did their

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job for the caretaker crew. A few years ago, we would not have one

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those games. But we dug in and showed that quality. We had to hang

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on in there. For a good half an hour. We were not holding the ball,

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not passing the ball. Not the way we did in the first have and we

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have been doing all season. We consider ourselves lucky to get

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away with the three points. Fulham's hot and cold streak

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continues. But big positives to be taken from their performance today.

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The first goal was a bit unfortunate. We had some great

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challenges with Steve Sidwell and can Dempsey. Replayed well in the

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second half, of course. We had to force the issue. -- we played well.

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We should have had at least a penalty or scored the goal.

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will be talking to Harry tonight. When will he be back at work?

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this gives them a good two weeks to sit down and take it day by day and

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consider along with the doctors, where his next step is Platt the

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moment, there's no rush. Best wishes to him, of course. This is

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my favourite part of Match Of The Day 2. You go to say nice things

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about Spurs. You have to. Seven wins and a draw. I thought

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especially, in the first half, they played a very good game, attacking

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and their movement in midfield was brilliant. Lucky in the second half.

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Perhaps if Fulham should have a penalty. I think it was an

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important victory for Tottenham to keep the momentum going. Fulham can

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consider themselves unlucky after the second half performance but

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they were bad in the first half. When they played Liverpool, Spurs

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were very fast out of the blocks, Jason thought up they were under

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the Premier League, you have to start fast and they did that.

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of the features of the game was Carl Walker getting forward. He

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shows unbelievable pace to get there. John Arne Riise thought he

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was getting in there. That is his go on his left foot and finish. A

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great bit of skill. He can hit a fantastic finish right in the

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corner of the net. Another feature was a him getting on the ball, as

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bringing the ball from right to left. Different angles. Luka Modric,

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he is looking up to see a people can make and have a run for him. He

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makes it look easy for so we see another side of his game. He takes

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the ball, trying to make something happen, and gets another free kick

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for his side. Here, he shows his defensive qualities. He has got his

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head up and is looking to pass it That is the positives. Is there a

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little bit of anecdotal evidence that they may be fading a little in

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the second half? The today they didn't play as well in the second

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half. For an increase the tempo. -- Fulham increased the tempo. Did

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they step up too much? They dropped off in midfield a little bit.

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loads of space, on his right foot, they have got to drop off,

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Tottenham. Ledley King drops off. Suddenly, a dangerous position. He

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plays it back. Gets a shot on goal. A space in midfield. Looker much

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time John Arne Riise gets. Sets it up on his left foot. Luka Modric

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has got to close it down, get tighter. They can pick any line he

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wants. Dempsey through the middle. Spurs torn apart on what occasion

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and should have scored. Parker and Sandro doing the same job for the

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Dempsey in the middle. Luka Modric has got to help out and it leaves a

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big hole on the right and this is too easy. Look how much space he

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has got. He doesn't get close down. Too easy. Not enough pressure and

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then, right at the end, this is the penalty I was talking about. He

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scrambles, a handball. 2-1. The ball is cleared eventually. Parker

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puts a flying block on and then Luka Modric. This is what Brad

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Friedel thinks about it. He knows he got away with it. Overall,

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A Jason, you played against them. Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, man City,

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how serious should be be taking Spurs this season? Very seriously.

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Kyle Walker gives them another dimension. For me, Luka Modric is

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the best in the country. They are title contenders. Both played in

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Europe. It just shows different in the squad. You look lovely in HD,

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by the way. I wish I could say the same about you. Whatever. Goal of

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the Month still to come. But these two teams would be happy never to

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hear the word October again. Wolves picked up just one point. Wigan

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didn't get any. And the less said about September the better. So

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today's game, put simply, was massive. Even at this early stage,

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Wolves and Wigan enter this desperate for points, with managers

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Mick McCarthy and Roberto Martinez dreaming of a win to ease the

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pressure. At the end of last season, these two survived on the last day.

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But it could be a worse scenario when they meet again on the final

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day in May. And that's because they just can't buy a win. Mick's men

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have lost six out of their last seven. Wigan's record is worse.

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They have lost seven on the trot with their solitary success coming

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on August 27th. So who dares wins side. Gary Caldwell suspended. A

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Squeezed away by a Al-Habsi. So often injury-hit, returning to the

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side of late. The first appeared on the goal in the game was a worthy

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one, two. Best corner of the game at the far post. Headed away by

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Hugo Rodallega. Giving a headache for his pains. 16 goals conceded by

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Wolves in their last seven games. Here is a chance for Stephen Hunt

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at the other end. The goalkeeper put that back in the middle. East

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away by Watson. Had he gone down, he would have got a penalty. Well,

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I think Stephen Hunt treads on the goalkeeper and goes beyond him, and

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I think the referee got that right. Johnson with the header down and he

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is claiming a hand ball. The referee was well placed. He would

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have been blind side to that and needed his assistant to flag. Well,

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hand came down on the ball, but I Johnson again. Had it not been for

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him, Wolves would have been in real man whose goals kept Wigan out last

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season simply cannot get one this miss. It will come back to haunt

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for Wolverhampton Wanderers by Jamie O'Hara, moments after Wigan

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miss a gilt-edged opportunity and Wolves had the lead after 31

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minutes. The game of football so often can twist on a hit or miss.

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There was a miss. There is a hit and Wolves lead. O'Hara finished

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sweetly but the defender was beaten too easily by the ball in the air

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across. WHISTLE BLOWS It's a penalty kick.

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Foul lot by Stephen Hunter. It was an enterprising run. Head down.

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penalty. Watson will take the spot kick before half-time to level it.

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A big moment. Hennessy blocks. Watson, from the rebound, 1-1. It

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was a wretched a wretched penalty. But, in the end, Hennessy was built

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in and Watson was relieved. Awful support. A little bit hesitant

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initially. Momentum is slow. Wigan defended well. Henry. From the

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charge. Henry. Splendid keep it out. Terrific run here by

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Henry. Saw the gap, went for it. Good initial save from hunt.

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Brilliant for Al-Habsi. Was it over the line? Edwards made sure anyway.

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Edwards credited with the goal in the ground and he certainly lashed

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it in. Let's see if it was over the line? No, it wasn't. Edwards's goal

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10 minutes into the second half. Wolves's lead is restored. Johnson.

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overlap now. Here is Jarvis. wanders a two-goal cushion. -- Ward

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gives Wolverhampton Wanderers a two-goal cushion and once again,

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the good work of the goalkeeper Al- Habsi means nothing. Jarvis got to

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the byline too easily. Pushed back into the danger area via a

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deflection. Wolverhampton Wanderers, around him seems to have caused him

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problems. How Kenny complain about the free kick being given? It was

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his second bite. We Johnson has gone for it. A brilliant save! He

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has had such a good game. Cruel fortune has dogged him today. He

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deserved to see that one fly over. Brilliant reactions. So bringing

:43:44.:43:54.
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athleticism. -- springing athleticism. Albert Crusat. On his

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interesting. Help is on its way. Moses with the corner kick. Edwards

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had a good shout and left it. Tempers begin to rise. Gohouri in

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the thick of things. Why all the pushing and shoving? Somebody needs

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to calm him down. He seemed to spit their and that is what enraged the

:44:36.:44:46.
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was. It has come to Crusat. Moses is screaming for it.

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It's Diame. Ripples the side of the side

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netting only. Wigan will look back on this game

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and know they missed big opportunities when they come.

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Wolves stopped the rot to win for the first time since August 21. As

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for Wigan, it is now eight defeats on the trot with Roberto's boys at

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rock-bottom. No better time than today, against somebody who looks

:45:31.:45:37.

like being one of our rivals down at the bottom of the table. A huge

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win. Really valuable. Much needed. Today you feel really down because

:45:42.:45:49.

it was a game we had high hopes. We started well enough. Unfortunately

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we conceded three goals. We've got another opportunity, an

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international break. I want to make sure we are as good as we can be

:45:58.:46:05.

for our next game. It got hot under the collar. What did your players

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say? Generally no idea what it was about. Come on, the game, it should

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have been hot under the collar, shouldn't it from the start? We are

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fourth bottom. They are at the bottom. Needed points. Desperate

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Wigan cannot take a chance. They get this after 30 minutes. What a

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miss. 35 seconds later Wolves go from the

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other end. Doyle does better with his second touch. Pressure on Wigan.

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Fabulous save. This is a better one. Al Habsi, but no luck. 2-0.

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The trouble with Wigan is they cannot score any goals. They had

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enough chances in the game. The pressure is on them. A chance here.

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Rodallega, fluffs his lines. Unbelievable. That is what Martinez

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thinks. Believe it or not, Mick McCarthy is happy here. He gets the

:47:29.:47:32.

win. It is massive because Wigan have a string of results where they

:47:32.:47:37.

have games where they have got to pick points up and they cannot

:47:37.:47:44.

score goals. Played all right today. I have a moral question for you.

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This is Stephen Hunt. This is him with the wind this his sails. Got

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through into the box. He's very honest. Applause that. He went down.

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There's enough contact for him to go down. If he stays down, I think

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it is a penalty. For me, the answer is yes. I am staying down. Would

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you go down? I am staying down after that one. He gives the

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penalty away. Ironically. That is a foul. If he had gone down the

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referee would have looked at it and said there is contact. The

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goalkeeper tried to pull his arms away. If he goes down it is a

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penalty. He would have gone down if he had not gone anywhere near him.

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I would still be down now! You said the deflected goal you would

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celebrate that as well. Badly deflected is OK? I would be kissing

:48:37.:48:40.

the shirt. Now we have to highlight this, because it happened in the

:48:40.:48:44.

game. Some of the players were really angry at the spiting

:48:44.:48:54.
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incident. Berra with Alcaraz. There is a spit from Alcaraz there. It

:48:56.:48:59.

hits Stearman. There's nothing worse than spiting. It is the worse

:48:59.:49:04.

thing you can do on a football pitch. Has id happened to you?

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I cannot remember his name. Centre- back. I had a foul. He was standing

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over me as hi stood up. I looked up at his face. He was six foot four.

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He cleared his throat and spat right in my eyes.

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Red mist came down. I was swinging, I could not get near to him.

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Horrible thing to do. Horrible. time back to football and countdown

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eight of the best in our goal of the month. Jason will pick his

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favourite. More importantly it is gone past Johnson. He scored a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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brilliant goal! D Drenthe - what a goal! What a

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 46 seconds

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That's delightful! It couldn't be easier for you, all

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this pressure. Open goal. easiest one. Goal of The Month?

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Ruiz. What? Are you surprised? choice.

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This reminds me of one George Best. They were all good goals this month.

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Gareth Bale was the best by one million miles! You may or may not

:53:13.:53:20.

have heard that Sir Ferguson has been celebrating 25 years.

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Highlights of the latest game, but a journey back to the days before

:53:28.:53:38.
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Can you please welcome Sir Alex Ferguson.

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I am delighted to say that today the North Stand is to be renamed

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the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. Thank you for this wonderful, proud

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moment. Thank you! It's gone in!

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Manchester United lead. I think it went in off the defender.

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It's Wes Brown against his former club.

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penalty. The decision is overturned.

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Manchester United can breathe a sigh of relief.

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He thought it was a United arm. That is why he had the penalty. He

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had a chat with him and it was rightly overturned.

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How about that for a stop!? What a double save. The first is at

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him. Rooney hits it. The second is a magnificent reaction stop. I feel

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honoured and emotional. When I saw my name in that stand. Was it a

:56:08.:56:12.

bombshell for you? Did you know about it? I did not know anything

:56:12.:56:22.
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D We have got Fergy's first 11. easy. He picks himself smichael.

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Gary Neville. Vidic. I come from the school of

:56:47.:56:51.

Adams, so Vidic, left a couple of centre-backs out. Obviously well

:56:51.:56:57.

known. Erwin. A legend. I don't think you

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can leave this guy out as well, Mr Manchester United in the middle,

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Scholes. He can do anything. You've got to have a bit of tackling

:57:11.:57:17.

ability, the way he tackles. Can't leave him out. Mr Manchester United

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on the left. You cannot leave the great man out - Cantona along side

:57:33.:57:41.

R -- Ronaldo. We put together a second 11 if they

:57:41.:57:51.
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were to play a training match in a Ferdinand has to be pushing to get

:57:53.:57:57.

in there and Rooney. I would have stuck him out on the left there. He

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would have made his way in, maybe pushing Rooney out -- Ronaldo out

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on the right. Talking of teams, the England squad

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for the looming friendlies has been announced. John Terry confirmed

:58:15.:58:22.

Rodwell and Steridge get called up. If you spent your Saturday nights

:58:22.:58:31.

away from the sofa, we'll look after you. We start at Loftus Road.

:58:31.:58:38.

Man City stay top of the table. QPR made them work for it in a cracker.

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They were fortunate to win a free kick in this challenge with

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Bothroyd. There was no disputing Bothroyd. There was no disputing

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Bothroyd. There was no disputing what followed.

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Bothroyd, for Queen's Park Rangers Milner. That's a good ball.

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Inside he's done ever so well. It is a brilliant goal.

:59:17.:59:27.
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Bothroyd a bit of work to do. Now Dzeko.

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his head and, for me, it has to be his goal. Decent ball. A 3-2.

:00:11.:00:18.

Manchester City. Barton. Heidar Helguson. Off the woodwork. Great

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off the early season's surprise package, Everton.

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COMMENTATOR: Three in the penalty area. It's an own-goal. Away by a

:00:40.:00:47.

Rodwell. Taylor, again, encouraged to shoot. What a strike from Brian

:00:47.:00:53.

Taylor. A lifelong Liverpool fan. With one to remember against

:00:53.:01:03.
:01:03.:01:17.

Everton. Phil Neville. Louis Saha, Louis Saha. But it came back to

:01:17.:01:27.
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Louis Saha. Deflected wide for a double as the claret and blue is

:01:30.:01:35.

moved up to eight with a win against the plucky Canaries.

:01:35.:01:42.

COMMENTATOR: Pilkington, brilliant, stunning goal! A sumptuous free

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kick by Antony Pilkington. Gabriel Agbonlahor. He has done well. A

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:01:59.:02:06.

Gabriel Agbonlahor will surely give them the lead? They have committed

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Anfield, they lost 8-0 in the FA Cup. There were no goals this time

:02:35.:02:40.

around but plenty of incident. COMMENTATOR: Andy Carroll is at the

:02:40.:02:46.

far post. What a chance and he missed. Danny brain gave up Pepe

:02:46.:02:56.
:02:56.:02:56.

Reina ahead they all day. -- a headache. He played a provider. It

:02:56.:03:04.

is wildly blasted over. Glen Johnson. Dirk Kuyt is there. It

:03:04.:03:14.
:03:14.:03:16.

won't count. In it comes and Dirk Kuyt is offside. They had a hero in

:03:16.:03:26.
:03:26.:03:35.

stop by the goalkeeper. It was routine at the Emirates Stadium as

:03:35.:03:45.
:03:45.:04:08.

Arsenal racked up their 4th victory arsenal goal! Roy Hodgson

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pesticides Endeavour -- praised, but the header was easily saved.

:04:17.:04:19.

After two defeats, Chelsea still appoints a Blackburn but this one

:04:19.:04:24.

was far from comfortable. What a chance this could be. It is wide,

:04:24.:04:32.

would you believe it. Yakubu had a golden chance. Peter Schep was

:04:32.:04:37.

injured but his team mates would thank him later for sticking it out.

:04:37.:04:47.
:04:47.:04:54.

to put Chelsea in front. Pedersen hits it hard. Petr Cech! There were

:04:54.:04:59.

shades of last weekend as John Terry got in a muddle but it just

:04:59.:05:09.

wasn't Blackburn's day. Yakubu turning black -- back past Terry. A

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Blackburn corner. Against the bar. So lucky that did not going. It is

:05:16.:05:21.

a day to forget for Fernando. is Fernando Torres. Dear me. It

:05:21.:05:28.

Jason, you spent almost every day with Steve King. Give me an insight

:05:28.:05:34.

into the man himself. The he's positive, confident. On TV, people

:05:34.:05:38.

think it's something he is putting on, but he's like that every single

:05:38.:05:44.

day and he believes we can turn things around. What I want to work

:05:44.:05:48.

out is, when the demonstrations are going on after the game and you go

:05:48.:05:52.

in the dressing room, it's embarrassing for the players to

:05:52.:06:02.
:06:02.:06:04.

hear the fans outside saying Kean Out. Is that hard? If we are

:06:04.:06:09.

winning, it's hard. Football is a result business. If you are winning

:06:09.:06:12.

games, everything seems OK and we want to get back to doing that as

:06:12.:06:17.

soon as possible. It's such a bleak situation at the moment because the

:06:17.:06:19.

circle of that ball from the boardroom to the management into

:06:19.:06:23.

the dressing room, back to the supporters, and the boardroom,

:06:23.:06:27.

there's no harmony at all. It's one of these things people may have

:06:27.:06:32.

gripes, but the only way to move forward is together. The fans, the

:06:32.:06:37.

management, the players. It will come from winning games. What would

:06:37.:06:43.

you say to Blackburn fans watching tonight? In terms of the fixtures

:06:44.:06:48.

you're capable of winning? I would say, look at the performances,

:06:48.:06:53.

aside to want to do well, who are playing for the manager, the club.

:06:53.:06:58.

Hopefully we can turn it around. We haven't had a lot of luck but we

:06:58.:07:01.

are remaining positive, training hard, and we hope to put it right

:07:01.:07:08.

as soon as possible. This season, you haven't been smashed out. You

:07:08.:07:11.

have played teams and there has been a lot of big results this

:07:12.:07:16.

season, but Blackburn are losing by the odd goal. Performances are not

:07:16.:07:22.

far off. That's the frustrating thing. We are playing well. Luck

:07:22.:07:28.

has not gone for us. We must two penalties against Everton. We had

:07:28.:07:32.

10 minutes to close the game at against Norwich. The Chelsea game,

:07:32.:07:36.

we could easily have won. Football can be like that at times. At the

:07:36.:07:45.

moment, it's not happening for us. How optimistic are you a Blackburn

:07:45.:07:52.

staying in the Premier League? positive. We went to the last game

:07:52.:07:55.

last season to do it, and by more positive now we will stay in the

:07:55.:08:04.

league. OK, many thanks, gents. Nearly finished. I hope you enjoyed

:08:04.:08:14.
:08:14.:08:14.

the last 70 minutes or so. Here's a Stoke come unstuck. Spurs stun

:08:14.:08:18.

Fulham in a Craven Cottage cracker. And Wolves find their bite as

:08:18.:08:28.
:08:28.:08:29.

victories for the top five to stay level on points with Chelsea. The

:08:29.:08:33.

Manchester clubs still lead the way, but Arsenal move neck and neck with

:08:33.:08:37.

Liverpool. Wolves' first victory since August moves them up four

:08:37.:08:40.

places. But it's another grim day for Wigan who are looking

:08:40.:08:43.

increasingly forlorn at the bottom. Bolton's big win sees them take a

:08:43.:08:51.

small step forward as they go above Sorry, Jason. So, thanks all from

:08:51.:08:54.

Match Of The Day 2, on a weekend when we're not sure whether actions

:08:54.:08:57.

spoke louder than words, or words spoke louder than actions.

:08:57.:09:07.
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# How can I find a way to make QC I love you?

:09:20.:09:27.

# Words don't come easy. # It's a simple song I have made

:09:27.:09:36.

Colin Murray introduces highlights and reaction from three Premier League matches which include the London derby between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur.

Fulham boss Martin Jol will have approached this match with relish given he was manager of Tottenham for three years. Still a hugely popular figure among Spurs fans, the Dutchman will put sentiment to one side as he bids to end Fulham's dismal run in league fixtures between these sides. The Cottagers have only beaten Tottenham in one of their last 10 league matches, but they triumphed easily against Harry Redknapp's side 4-0 in the FA Cup last season.

The other fixtures include struggling Bolton hosting Stoke at the Reebok Stadium and Wigan travelling to the Midlands to play Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. As always there will also be a review of all the goals and incidents from Saturday's matches - with the analysis led by MOTD2 regular, Lee Dixon.


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