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Tottenham Hotspur beat Bolton Wanderers to maintain Champions League push
12:50am Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Sport
Tottenham kept their Champions League hopes alive after a 4-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers saw them record back-to-back league wins for the first time since January.
Luka Modric put Spurs in front before the break but Nigel Reo Coker restored parity for the Trotters.
Rafael van der Vaart restored the away side’s advantage before an Emmanuel Adebayor brace ensured Harry Redknapp’s men would return home with maximum points.
Spurs were well in control in the opening period despite David Ngog and Dedryck Boyata both going close for Bolton.
But Modric put the visitors in front eight minutes ahead of the interval when he fired into the top corner from distance after van der Vaart found his team-mate from a corner, although Sandro had looked to have handled the ball prior to the set-piece.
Reo-Coker’s leveller came courtesy of a neat move which saw Ngog flick a throw in into the midfielder’s path to net but a quick-fire double from Spurs put Redknapp’s men back in control.
First van der Vaart netted from Gareth Bale’s left wing cross, before Adebayor applied the finish for the third following good work from Aaron Lennon and Modric.
And the Togolese forward completed the scoring with 20 minutes still to play, rounding the keeper to seal maximum points for Tottenham.