Last Updated: 03/05/12 9:47am
Full time at The Reebok Stadium. 4-1 the final result. Spurs deserve the three points for an attractive counter-attacking display, but Bolton will feel they could have grabbed a result when they had the momentum after equalising.
Spurs will end the game with a corner, after Bale's marauding run and strike is deflected wide. Walker goes for goal from distance but it is blocked.
Spurs break with Bale on the left. He finds Adebayor on the left edge of the box, who rather than looking for a pass, goes for glory but his strike is far from close to giving him a hat trick.
Spurs look quite happy to rest on their three goal lead, knowing that closes the gap in goal difference with Arsenal to just one goal.
Walker clears the ball to van der Vaart, who takes a lovely touch before passing to Adebayor. He has had an enjoyable night, the Dutchman.
The tempo has calmed down in this match, as you might expect after Tottenham's fourth goal effectively ended the contest.
Sandro goes in hard on Klasnic who stays on the floor, but Spurs continue their attack and Adebayor travels into the area but his little touch towards van der Vaart is cut out.
Klasnic sets Petrov free on the left, the Bulgarian then closes down on goal but smashes his shot straight at Friedel. The ball goes loose but the hosts can't get a shot off.
Bale is instrumental as he first exchanges passes with van der Vaart before timing his pass perfectly to Adebayor. Adebayor, played onside by Ricketts advances forward, rounds Bogdan before tapping into the empty net. Bolton out of sight now.
Petrov plays a long ball for Kevin Davies, but he is called back for offside. Tight call but looks a correct decision.
Spurs look to counter and Ricketts had to get across quickly to stop Bale going past him free on goal.
Double change for Bolton who look to respond to a manic few minutes. Youngster Vela comes on for Reo-Coker while N'Gog is replaced by Klasnic.
N'Gog has an effort on goal from the edge of the area but he fails to get any power behind it and it is an easy save for Friedel.
Two goals in quick succession for Spurs. Modric delivers an inch perfect diagonal ball to unleash Lennon on the right. The winger easily beats Ricketts for pace and squares for Adebayor at the far post. A brilliant move instigated by Modric.
Spurs, who have barely featured in this second half, race forward on the break and it is Bale's run and cut back to van der Vaart who cooly sidefoots into the bottom right corner.
It is all Bolton at the moment and they have themselves another corner. Davies looks to meet Petrov's corner but Sandro gets there first. Another corner.
Bolton with another set piece as Ricketts searches out Kevin Davies, but as expected he is marked tightly and can't win the ball.
Petrov delivers but Gallas is the first with his head to it. Wheater crosses the ball back in from the left and the ball is headed back to Petrov in space, but the winger loses his balance and scuffs it wide.
Tottenham can't get a touch at the moment, and the ball is firmly in their half. Bolton now have their first corner of the evening.
The atmosphere has really lifted inside The Reebok Stadium, and the hosts do have a spring in their step following their goal.
Bolton felt aggreived by not being handed a free kick but find a leveller regardless. A throw in from the right is headed on by Kevin Davies. A neat flick from N'Gog suddenly sees Reo-Coker free in the box to pick his spot. No visible marking from Spurs at all there.
Kevin Davies passes to Eagles on the right wing. He tries to get past Rose but is clearly impeded although the referee allows play to carry on.
Good work from N'Gog allows Bolton to continue to attack in Bolton's half, but Davies is told to get up after he hits the deck on the edge of the box.
Wheater's blushes are spared as he gifts the ball directly to van der Vaart in his own half, but the visitors fail to capitalise.
It is not too late to have a bet on this game and Sky Bet have Spurs priced at 2/9 to seal victory. Bolton have moved to 12/1 to come from behind to take all three points while the draw is available at 4/1. van der Vaart has already gone close a couple of times tonight and if you fancy him to be the next goalscorer, he is available at 7/1.
Paul writes: "I'm a spurs fan I had a feeling Bolton where gonna beat us 2/1 but I'm not sure now the boys r playing well and it was a great strike from modric.I think bale needs to get in the game a bit more and bring on he's a yido yido defoe on about 75mins to finish them off and come on Chelsea need you to draw"
Mike Dean signals the end of the first half. Tottenham lead thanks to a terrific strike from Luka Modric in an otherwise uneventful game so far.
Another set piece from Bolton before the end of the half sees Boyata with a super chance to equalise. Ream sends the ball forward to Kevin Davies from the centre circle. The striker does well to head across goal and the unmarked Boyata is left with plenty of space and the goal in front of him but he blazes his volley over.
Just the one minute to be added here. Bolton try to seek out their target man Kevin Davies with a deep free-kick but Friedel collects.
The ball goes loose outside of Spurs' box and Eagles goes for goal on the volley. He connects well but it travels wide.
N'Gog is hurt after a clash of the heads with Kaboul. Looked a painful one but he is back on his feet now.
Penalty claims for Bolton as N'Gog is smothered in the box. Appeals for handball are disregarded by Mike Dean, and Spurs find themselves breaking with pace, but are unable to make it count.
Spurs unable to take advantage of this set-piece as Sandro's unchallenged header at the back post goes harmlessly wide. Should have done better.
The corner leads to an attack where Bale is in a great position and tries to square the ball but it is closed down well for a further corner.
Spurs look eager to add another, and have themselves a corner after Lennon's run on the right wing is cut out by Ricketts.
Spurs had won a corner after the loose ball was hacked clear following Bogdan's save from van der Vaart. The corner was then drifted out to Modric who, from 30 yards out, chested the ball down before sweetly striking the ball into the top right corner of the net. Absolutely no chance for Bogdan. Fantastic effort.
Bolton's best opportunity yet results in Friedel making a decisive save from N'Gog. Petrov hits a low cross from the left which Kevin Davies fails to meet. The ball is then squared back to N'Gog, who turns and takes a shot but is closed down well by the Spurs keeper.
A rare attack for Bolton sees Boyata in space on the right of the box. He runs to the by-line but his squared ball is straight into the hands of Friedel.
Mark Davies is penalised again for tripping Sandro on the right wing, although it looked accidental. van der Vaart swings the ball into the box with Kaboul threatening, but the ball finds its way into Bogdan's grateful arms.
Spurs have a free-kick in a good position now as Mark Davies fouls Modric. van der Vaart goes for goal with a powerful drive from 30 odd yards but it goes just wide.
Eagles looks to switch play to Petrov on the left but Walker intercepts in the air and Tottenham can move forward.
Nice intricate passing by Bolton on the edge of Tottenham's area but Boyata finally loses it when he looks to play it inside from the right wing. It looked promising for a moment there for Bolton.
Ricketts tries to find Kevin Davies with a deep cross from the left, but he misjudges it slightly and the striker is unable to get close enough to it.
Not for very long though as Bale creates a fantastic opportunity for Spurs to take the lead. He takes the ball from the half-way line all the way up to the left by-line before squaring, but no Spurs attacker comes close to meeting the low drive. Someone should have done.
Again the ball is in Bolton's half, but Spurs look unable to pass their way through the hosts' backline. Lennon loses possession allowing Bolton to take a breather.
Bolton advance with Mark Davies who does well to beat a couple of players, but plays himself into trouble and loses the ball.
Spurs with the ball in Bolton's half. Some good passing comes to end as Rose knocks the ball out for a goal kick from Bale's pass.
Not a huge amount of goalmouth action yet in this game, but it is Tottenham who look the most likely to make something happen at the moment.
Spurs go close with Lennon's strike deflecting narrowly over after linking up with Adebayor on the edge of the area. The corner comes to nothing.
Spurs move forward, with Modric finding Bale on the left. Boyata does well to prevent the Welshman going past him and then clear.
Good chance for Bolton now as Petrov lines up a free kick from the right. He searches out Kevin Davies but Freidel does well to get up and claim the ball.
Another chance for Spurs who are starting to gain some momentum. The ball finds Adebayor in the area through on goal, but his touch lets him down and Bogdan can gather.
Good save from Bogdan from Bale's long range effort. The rebound falls to van der Vaart, his shot closed down briliantly again by the keeper.
Nice pass from Modric towards Lennon on the right, who again is able to out-pace Ricketts, but is again unable to get the ball in the box.
Eagles almost goes through on goal as he steals the ball from Rose on the edge of the area, but Rose is just able to recover and clear out wide.
Eagles has an attempt on goal with a free kick from distance. He hits the wall with a poor effort. Would have been wiser to search for bodies in the box.
Bolton enjoying the first real spell of possession but it is rather wasted as Bogdan decides to hoof clear.
Bolton look to get forward on the left with Petrov, but his cross fails to meet the box before it is cleared.
Lennon races down the right wing. He gets past Ricketts but is unable to create an attack. Spurs with a throw on the left flank.
van der Vaart hits a dangerous inswinging corner but no-one is able to get a touch and it runs for a goal kick.
Steven O'Donoghue writes: "Tonight shapes the whole season for Spurs . Lose and Chelsea will catch them, win then Arsenal are back in sight. It's a massive game."
Emotional return to The Reebok for Muamba as he is greeted by a prolonged standing ovation before tonight's kick off. Will no doubt be the motivation behind Bolton's performance.
Sarah Dodsworth writes: "Hello, felt a little bit nervous heading into the game but hopefully the distraction of Harry possibly leaving Over we an push on now. I see a strong win today - Bolton to be punished because of Harry's disappointment. 4-1 cause we can't keep a clean sheet!"
Eric Storlie writes: "I may be a student here in the States, but that isn't gonna keep me from keeping up with the game during chemistry class. 3-1 for Tottenham tonight. Come on you Spurs!"
Will Ireland writes: "Spurs not won here since 1996! Bolton will be up for it with fabs in the stands and on good form. 3-1 wanderers!"
Conor Walsh writes: "As a QPR fan in Boston watching the game live on Fox Soccer Plus, I am rooting for a Tottenham win. Great to see Spurs unchanged. A Tottenham win will be a massive boost for QPR and a bad blow for Bolton. Come on Spurs. My prediction....Bolton 1 Totteham 2"
Bolton and Tottenham both name unchanged sides for tonight's Barclays Premier League clash at the Reebok Stadium. Spurs, hoping to tighten their grip on fourth spot, are again without midfield inspiration Scott Parker, but Aaron Lennon overcomes a knock to feature for Harry Redknapp's side. Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker is passed fit to start for relegation-threatened Bolton, who could move out of the bottom three with a point.
Yep, Fabrice Muamba is at the stadium and has said that he is getting better each day. He has also thanked everyone for all their support. A nice touch to this evening's match.
Nickolaj writes: "Im really hoping now that hodgson is england manager that we can concentrate on finishing off this season the way we was playing before capello left... in style!! hopefully we get a good result in the other game aswell tonight which will help the cause. Great to hear that Muamba might be at the stadium tonight. What a great piece of news that is!!"
Pablo writes: "Despite our slump(spurs) other results have gone in our favour. Its time tonight to take advantage of those results and secure a win. 2-0 Tottenham my prediction."
Ellis Newbury writes: "I see a 2-1 spurs with Davies for them and bale and Ade for us! COME ON YOU SPURS!"
Lewis Manners writes: "I'm a tottenham fan and I think when we beat Blackburn on the weekend that was such a massive win for us and with Harry and all the players being able to relax knowing that he's staying I think we can only go on strength to strength and I think we'll go into this evening's game with great belief and confidence and play back to our best! I've got my fingers crossed this evening that we can get the 3 points that we vitally need."
If you fancy a bet on tonight's fixture, our friends at Sky Bet have priced Bolton at 3/1 for a home win, Tottenham at 5/6 with the draw available at 11/4. Their priceboosts include Kevin Davies to score first at 81 and Tottenham to win 2-0 at 9/1. I feel Tottenham will be too good an opponent for Bolton tonight, and backing them to win 3-0 at 14/1 is my tip. www.skybet.com is the place to go to place your bets before and during the match.
Darcy Steels writes: "Spurs in the hunt for third again after the weekend, 2-0 tonight with sandro and bale to score!"
Aaron Smith writes: "I sense a big performance from Spurs tonight and can see a similar possession game like that of the Blackburn game but more chances being converted. 4-1 spurs."
Bolton: Bogdan, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Petrov, Ngog, Kevin Davies. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Sordell, Miyaichi, Vela.
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Kaboul, Rose, Lennon, Sandro, Modric, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Saha, Giovani, Defoe, King, Livermore, Nelsen.
Tottenham and Bolton will be desperate for points today, with Champions League qualification and Premier League safety both at stake. Spurs currently occupy fourth place in the table, but will need a victory to stay there with Chelsea and Newcastle lurking closely behind them. For Bolton, a point would be enough to see them out of the drop zone following QPR's heavy defeat to Chelsea at the weekend. Team news coming up...
Hello and welcome to The Reebok Stadium for this evening's Premier League clash between Bolton and Tottenham. Oliver Bell here to steer you through the 90 minutes. In the meantime, why not send your thoughts and predictions to email@example.com and I'll publish as many as I can.