Game #5536

Season | 2018-19 |

Matchday | #46 |
League Game | #43 |
Manager Game | #32 |
Friday, 19 April 2019
Football League | Championship | Away | Bolton Wanderers | University of Bolton Stadium | 17,344 |

Game Summary

Manager | Dean Smith | 

KO | 15.00 |
Referee | John Brooks | 

 HT Score | 0-0 | 

 FT Score | 2-0 | 
 FT Result | Won | 

Last 5 Games | WWWWW | 

Scorers | Jack Grealish | 47’ | Tammy Abraham | 57’ |

Assists | Tammy Abraham | 47’ | Jack Grealish | 57’ |

 League Position | 5th | - | 

Line Up |

GK Jed Steer |
LB Neil Taylor |
RB Ahmed El Mohamady |
BOOKED | 17' |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | SUB OFF | 74' |
CB Tyrone Mings |
M John McGinn |
SUB OFF | 72' |
M Glenn Whelan |
M Jack Grealish |
GOAL | 47' | ASSIST | 57' |
W Anwar El Ghazi |
W Albert Adomah |
CF Tammy Abraham |
ASSIST | 47' | GOAL | 57' | SUB OFF | 60' |

Substitutes |

CF Keinan Davis for CF Tammy Abraham | 60’ | 
M Conor Hourihane for M John McGinn | 72’ | 
M Mile Jedinak for CB Axel Tuanzebe | 74’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Matija Šarkić
M Henri Lansbury
W André Green
M Birkir Bjarnasson

Cards |

 Yellow | Ahmed El Mohamady for a bad foul | 17’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.94 | 

Oldest Player | M Glenn Whelan | 35.29 |

Youngest Player | CF Tammy Abraham | 21.44 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

GK Ørjan Nyland |

GK Lovre Kalinić |

CB James Chester |

CB Tommy Elphick |

CB Kortney Hause |

CF Jonathan Kodija |

RB Alan Hutton | 


Loaned Out |

M Gary Gardner | Birmingham City | 9 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

RB Mitchell Clark | Port Vale | 16 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

M Aaron Tshibola | Kilmarnock | 29 August 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

RB Richie De Laet | Melbourne City | 14 September 2018 - 31 May 2019 |

CF Ross McCormack | Motherwell | 5 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

 F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | Cambridge United | 11 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

F Callum O'Hare | Carlisle United | 29 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

W Corey Blackett-Taylor | Walsall | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

RB James Bree | Ipswich Town | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

M Jake Doyle-Hayes | Cambridge United | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

F Scott Hogan | Sheffield United | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 | 

F Harry McKirdy | Newport County | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

RB Frédéric Guilbert | SM Caen | 31 January 2019 - 31 May 2019 |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 66
Possession A | 34
Shots F | 21
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 9
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 16
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 16

 On this day 19 April 2019 

Villa had now won 9 consecutive league games for the first time since 1910-11.

Match Report

 

BBC Sport

Friday, 19 April 2019

*Bolton have been relegated from the Championship following a home defeat by Aston Villa.*


Second-half goals by Jack Grealish and Tammy Abraham gave Villa a club record-equalling ninth straight win and sent Bolton into League One.
 

Villa had the early chances with Anwar El Ghazi firing wide from a Grealish cross before John McGinn had an effort cleared off the line by Harry Brockbank.
 

Bolton then lost both captain David Wheater and veteran midfielder Gary O’Neil to injury before half-time.
 

Villa claimed the lead just two minutes into the second half when Abraham crossed to the far post for Grealish to head home.
 

Ten minutes later Grealish returned the favour, collecting a pass by McGinn and setting up Abraham to head home and become the first Villa player to score 25 league goals in a season since Andy Gray in 1976-77.
 

Ahead of Monday’s home game with Millwall, victory also equalled Villa’s club record of nine successive wins, set in 1910.
It leaves them in fifth, four points behind West Bromwich Albion and six points clear of seventh place in the race for play-off spots.

 

To compound Bolton’s misery, they set a new club record of 27 league defeats in a season.
 

*Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith:*
 

“No living person will have seen the last run [Villa’s joint club record nine straight wins, from October to December 1910] so I am proud of the players.
 

“Now we have to go all out and try and break the record against Millwall on Monday. We are very motivated to keep the run going. You could see that from the players.
 

“We have three regular league games to go so hopefully we can have a winning end to the season.”