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England round-up: Last-gasp joy for Bolton

Published: Monday 24 March 2003, 23.16CET
A penalty deep in added time gave Bolton Wanderers FC a 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur FC.

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Published: Monday 24 March 2003, 23.16CET

England round-up: Last-gasp joy for Bolton

A penalty deep in added time gave Bolton Wanderers FC a 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur FC.

A penalty kick deep into added time gave Bolton Wanderers FC a priceless 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur FC on Monday night.

Final minute
Sam Allardyce's side did their hopes of Premiership survival a power of good after Gary Doherty's challenge on Youri Djorkaeff a minute into added time allowed Jay-Jay Okocha to beat Tottenham's Kasey Keller with a low shot to the goalkeeper's left.

Just reward
It was a fitting reward for Okocha who had been in impressive form as Bolton laid siege to the Tottenham goal in the second half of a full-blooded encounter at the Reebok stadium.

Magnificent save
Keller had been in magnificent form for the visitors in the second period, making a magnificent save to deny substitute Pierre-Yves André. Bolton's Icelandic captain Gudni Bergsson beat the goalkeeper but his headed effort cannoned off the goalpost.

Two-point gap
The victory takes Bolton to fourth from bottom of the Premiership table, leaving West Ham United FC occupying the third relegation slot. West Ham are two points behind Bolton, with the two sides meeting at the Reebok stadium on 19 April.

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