Freedman: Bolton Deserved To Win

  • December 08, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman thought his side deserved to come away from Huddersfield Town with all three points.

The game ended 2-2 at the John Smith's Stadium, as James Vaughan's late strike earned the Terriers a draw.

Wanderers had trailed to an early Zat Knight own goal, before goals inside the final 20 minutes from Mark Davies and Chris Eagles, who also missed a penalty, turned the game around.

Speaking after the game, Freedman believed his side were good value for all three points, but admitted that you don't always get what you deserve in football.

"You are always disappointed when you don't win a game and I think a fair result would have seen us take the three points, but you don't always get what you deserve," Freedman told the club's official website.

"To see our spirit and how we went about it, we moved the ball around and created chances. The desire we had - it was a great advert for the Championship.

"I think we showed the fans exactly how football should be played. I am disappointed for the players and the amazing travelling support we had today. I think, if we continue to play that way, we can move up the table.

"I thought we had good shape around us. I thought we defended well and attacked with the right amount of numbers, created opportunities and were unlucky not to come away with the win.

"I thought the way Chris Eagles played today showed not only his quality, but his grit and determination. He has got the desire to help the team and the strength to score what was a good goal on the back of the penalty miss.

"I just feel that if we keep on playing like that and we work on getting over the line and seeing out these games, we are not far from putting a decent run of results together.

"After we scored our second goal we began to take control of the match, but the injury to Matt Mills knocked the rhythm of the defence.

"Overall, I am really proud to be part of that team today and hopefully the 2,000 travelling fans will go away happy with what they have seen.

"When you add up the opportunities we created, the missed penalty and the way we played, it was unfortunate that we didn't secure the three points.

"I have no doubt that our season will turn around. Today it was two teams that wanted to come out and win the match and they really went for it."

Sky Bet Championship Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
20 Hull City 17 17
21 Birmingham City 17 15
22 Burton Albion 18 14
23 Bolton Wanderers 18 13
24 Sunderland 18 11
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