Coyle - We deserved a draw
Trotters undone by Huddlestone 'wonder goal'
By Hayley Paterson. Last Updated: May 1, 2010 6:49pm
Bolton boss Owen Coyle felt his side deserved at least a point following a 1-0 defeat by Tottenham.
A wonder strike from Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone in the 38th minute was the only goal of a very tense game which the home side needed to win to remain in fourth place and UEFA Champions League contention.
But despite Tottenham having the lion's share of the chances and possession, Coyle said Bolton should have come away with at least a point.
"I thought it was a terrific game, both teams went all out to win the match and it took a wonder goal to separate the teams," Coyle told Sky Sports.
"It was a fantastic strike and we're disappointed to be leaving with nothing if truth be told."
Matthew Taylor had the best chance for the visitors in the final stages of the game when he saw his controlled volley palmed away by an athletic Heurelho Gomes.
Taylor was also denied by a Younes Kaboul clearance off the line when substitute Johan Elmander did well to round Gomes and lay the ball off to the set-piece specialist.
"(Heurelho) Gomes made a couple of wonder saves in the game and also so did Jussi (Jaaskelainen) so we had to give balance to that," Coyle said.
"I think it's fair to say we came here and made a real game of it and we have to continue with performances like that.
"I think they certainly felt that they'd put enough into it to certainly leave with a point."
Coyle added that there were plenty of positives to take out of the game as the Wanderers boss' side can prepare for another season in the Premier League having already secured their top flight safety.