Cole stirs embers of fading career to seal Fulham victory
Graeme Souness may can you canada goose coat 1000 calorie a day meal plan wash a canada goose coat be a ruthless pragmatist, but he must surely be wondering whether he and Andy Cole should have just kissed and made up after their summer sledging session. Cole wrote his name into the history books of his new club by poaching both their goals and, in the process, scoring his 200th league goal, as they made a winning return to Premiership life at Craven Cottage.
Cole was denied a hat-trick only by the width of a post when he had done all the hard work in dribbling past Jussi Jaaskelainen, leaving him sprawling at his feet, but he could not squeeze the ball home from a tight angle.
Cole’s new manager, Chris Coleman, was not complaining. ‘The situation at Blackburn has been widely documented, but that’s nothing to do with me,’ Coleman said. ‘There were two other clubs interested in signing him, so we had to act fast, but we had a good year last year, so we were a much more attractive club for him.’
Fulham did not have the liberty of choosing their opposition for this occasion, but if they did 88, it would have been no surprise if they had invited Bolton. canada goose coat 1000 bulbs free It will be fatuous for canada goose coat – kensington any team to relish facing them, but Bolton have never won a Premiership game against Fulham. Despite their wealth of attacking can you machine wash canada goose jacket riches available this season, operating black friday 2013 canada goose sale in a slick 4-3-3 formation, they still failed to add to the measly two goals that they have scored against Fulham in the Premiership. Fulham now have 13 against Bolton.
It is difficult to believe that this was the same team who won so convincingly against Charlton last weekend, although Bolton looked bereft of ideas when searching for an equaliser and shaky at the back throughout.
Cole’s first goal arrived when he diverted Zat Knight’s long-range effort towards goal after Bolton had only partially cleared a corner. Whether Cole’s touch was intentional or not is open to debate. There were no questions to be asked about the second goal, though, as authenitc canada goose outlet store in gta with discount price Cole collected Claus Jensen’s diagonal pass and slotted the ball between Jaaskelainen’s legs.
Bolton manager Sam Allardyce was not happy. ‘The defending was abysmal,’ he said. ‘We might as well have just gone off the pitch, Andy Cole just wandered into the penalty box, nobody marked him and just let him run.’
Cole’s supplier for the second goal, Jensen, was arguably the real star of the show. Coleman said: ‘He’s a bit tired because he was playing in midweek for buy canada goose coat online Denmark. It was touch and go whether he would play for us, but he wanted to. Obviously I’m delighted we did play him. I took him off at the end just to protect him.’
Fulham’s collective performance was buy canada goose coat online what would have been most pleasing for Coleman, though. He and his players had plenty to cheer canada goose coat 1000 bulbs and the next time Fulham have a celebration, Bolton are sure to be on the guest list again.
Man of the match: Claus Jensen – creativity was incessant throughout.
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