Second Half Was Better - Davies

Last updated : 08 January 2004 By Mark Heys
Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies beleives that his side could have forced a different result against local rivals Manchester United if they had played better in the first half of the game.

The Wanderers top scorer had been critical of the team effort in the first half which had allowed the Champions to go in at half time with a 2-0 lead, however he admitted that the second half was better and that his side where unlucky at times in the game

"We let ourselves down a bit in the first half" he told the clubs official site

"If we'd played in the first half like we did in the second then it might have been a different story. We tried our best and created a good few chances in the second half but they didn't come off for us" he explained

Davies also claimed Wanderers should have won a penalty after United defender Rio Ferdinand appeared to push the Bolton player over in the area as he attempted to connect to Kevin Nolan's cross.

"The ball came in and I made a run for it. I felt two hands in the back and i've gone down. Obviously for me it's difficult to see what it looked like from behind but it was a blatent push" he said