Coyle Curses Bolton Defending

  • January 24, 2011 | By Chris Mann
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Owen Coyle was left to rue defensive mistakes as his Bolton side crashed to a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Chelsea.

Goals from Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and Ramires gave the Blues their first victory on the road since October and condemned Wanderers to only their second home defeat of the campaign.

The first three goals were all the result of mistakes from the Trotters, leaving Coyle disappointed with the manner of the loss.

"We gifted them each and every goal," Coyle told Sky Sports.

"Gretar (Steinsson) had a poor touch and was punished severely for the first goal.

"The second goal came from a corner which was not cleared and we paid a heavy price for bad decision making - the third goal our skipper (Kevin Davies) passed the ball to them.

"They got the bounce of the ball, it didn't go for us tonight. But to give up our terrific home record tonight is something we're disappointed with.

"We've had as many chances as them tonight but they're clinical and that's why they're champions.

"It's hard to take but you can either feel sorry for yourself or get up tomorrow morning ready to do something about it. That's what we'll do.

"Take nothing away from Chelsea, their finishing was top class - but there was no way four goals between the teams."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
13 Accrington Stanley 27 36
14 Charlton Athletic 27 33
15 Bolton Wanderers 26 32
16 Lincoln City 26 31
17 Cheltenham Town 27 31
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