Coyle Hails 'Tremendous Result'

  • August 13, 2011 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Owen Coyle had nothing but praise for his side after their 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Gary Cahill, an own goal from Danny Gabbidon and strikes from Ivan Klasnic and Fabrice Muamba gave Wanderers their biggest away win in the league since they beat Everton by the same scoreline in December 2005.

Speaking after the game, Coyle praised the performance of his team and expressed the importance of keeping their hosts at bay.

"Well I think it was a tremendous result," Coyle told Sky Sports.

"We knew that we were going to have to withstand some early pressure, because Queens Park Rangers had run away with the Championship last year.

"Their fans were on a high and I'd experienced it myself with our own first home game of the season with Burnley, when we beat Manchester United and Robbie Blake scored with a wonder volley.

"I knew the atmosphere would be incredible and it was, we would have to defend with our lives early on, but gradually we grew into the game and scored a wonderful goal through Gary Cahill.

"That gave us the platform to go on and express ourselves, and I don't think there is any doubt we are fully deserving of the three points and the goals we scored.

"It was a wonderful goal, but I don't know if it changed the game because I felt we had grown into the game and were getting a stranglehold on the game.

"But once we got that goal, the confidence flows through the players and even more so after that and it was just a wonderful goal from Gary.

"I've said before, he has feet that belong to a centre-forward although he operates as a centre-back.

"He's got unbelievable pace and great timing in the air, and he's just a wonderful footballer, and as I say, it set us on our way to a tremendous victory."

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