Coyle can't hide disappointment

Bolton boss not happy with heavy loss

Owen Coyle: Saw his Bolton side's run of good form come to an end

Owen Coyle: Saw his Bolton side's run of good form come to an end

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Bolton manager Owen Coyle could not hide his disappointment after seeing his side surrender their unbeaten run to Fulham.

The Cottagers dominated the match as they took all three points courtesy of two goals from Clint Dempsey and a late strike from Mahamadou Diarra.

Coyle's men came into the game on the back of three successive wins and he was not happy to see their run ended in the manner it was.

"I don't think there is any doubt it is disappointing," said Coyle.


"We come into the game and being at home, looking to make it four games on the bounce, I thought it was an even start, not much in it, and then Clint Dempsey, an outstanding player, curls the ball in from 35 yards.

"But even at 1-0 we are still in the game, but my disappointment is the goals we have conceded. The free-kick is something we don't have to give away, and then the second right on half-time we have given away with a poor pass and Damien Duff sets up a great ball and we want defenders or midfielders to sense danger but Dempsey is allowed to run unmarked with a free header.

"Second half we changed it, we scrapped around at 2-0 without creating anything gilt-edged and we needed the next goal but then we give away another poor goal on the counter.

"But it is disappointing as you try and win the game and with some scores going our way today we had a chance to open up a gap and with our game in hand too.

"But I feel that the first goal is always vital and that turned the game on its head today."