Tuesday 25 July 2017

Coyle takes blame

FULHAM 2 BOLTON 0

Simon Press

Bolton manager Owen Coyle last night took full responsibility for his side's lowly position in the Premier League. The Trotters lie rock bottom of the table after a 2-0 defeat at Fulham in west London.



Clint Dempsey and Bryan Ruiz netted the all-important first-half goals that condemned Bolton to a 13th defeat in 16 league games. Coyle apologised for his side's lacklustre performances and admitted the Trotters must start winning games soon.

"My chairman and owner understand me," he said. "They know exactly what I am doing at the football club and how we want to proceed in the long term. But equally I accept everything has to be backed up by results in the Premier League. We have to accept we are in a dogfight in a dangerous area of the league, and we have to address that. The only way of doing that is by winning games. As a manager, I accept total responsibility for the games."

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