Bolton’s shocking defeat acknowledged by captain Davies on Twitter

Bolton Wanderers’ captain Kevin Davies was full of remorse for the egregious defeat on Twitter.

The words of Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies say it all, his side having suffered a humiliating 5-0 hammering at Wembley yesterday, at the hands of a Stoke City team with no experience of playing in such a big occasion. It was evident from the start that Stoke had their strategy right; aggressive, competitive and not afraid to shoot from distance, before Owen Coyle’s men had a chance to settle down and get into their stride, the match was more or less over as a contest.

First the rejuvenated Matthew Etherington, a testament to Tony Pulis’ incredible man-management ability, smashed home a sweet volley from the edge of the box, before another shot from distance, this time a tamer strike by towering German defender Robert Huth, curled just too much for ‘keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. Bolton were understandably shellshocked by these two opening salvos, and quickly Wembley was turned into a Stoke City cauldron by the incredible atmosphere created by the Potters’ fans, as they turned Tom Jones’ 1968 hit ‘Delilah’ into a requiem to victory, and the soundtrack to the afternoon.

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