Another frustrating night appeared to be on the cards yesterday as Bolton’s reserve goalkeeper had the game of his life to keep Spurs at bay. At one stage in the first half, Spurs had eight strikes on goal to Bolton’s nil but as the game progressed, the goalie and the woodwork had some of us fearing the worst.

Just as the script seemed to be written for a late winning goal for the Trotters, Ryan Nelsen cropped up to head us in front. One of the popular stats doing the rounds on Twitter yesterday was the number of fruitless corners Spurs have had this season – I believe it was 125 without a goal before the Kiwi centre half nodded us in front.

Bale added a second and Kevin Davies’ late strike was just a prelude to the goal of the game from our other deadline day signing, Louis Saha.

“We dominated the game but couldn’t get that first goal,” said Harry Redknapp after the game.

“It took a long while to come but their goalkeeper was amazing. I’ve never seen a keeper make so many saves. It was one of the great goalkeeping performances.

“I said at half-time that the goals had to come if we kept playing the way we played. They had to come.

“But the second half started and he continued making save after save. You do start to wonder if it’s going to be one of those nights but eventually the goals came.”

So we’re on our way to Wembley once again with just Chelsea between us and our tenth FA Cup final.



  1. Overall I’d say that our performance yesterday wasn’t as bad as the one when we were defeated against Arse and the 3-1 win last night would give our players a morale boost.

    But the only thing that keeps in my mind now is the game against Swansea. Our next game would be difficult, of course. I’d just hope that Spurs players don’t get carried away with the win last night.

    Let’s keep focus of our next game as if Arse lost against QPR on Saturday, then a win against Swansea would put Spurs in the same level of points which also brings pressure to Arse as they will face Money Citeh the game after.


  2. The nerves were jangling as each minute ticked by, but as soon as Bale put the second away that was it. Not worried at all about Chelsea winning the CL – lets be honest, can you see them getting past Barcelona?? Messi will destroy John Terry!! I just hope that we “turn up” to this semi, remember the Portsmouth game?? The timing for us is perfect, especially if Chelsea have match v Barcelona 2 days later…

    Can’t see Arsenal slipping up at Loftus Road as QPR are pants – yes we should push all the way for 3rd, but realistically I would definitely take 4th now and a win at Wembley!!

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