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Game #4521

Aston Villa

Saturday, 25 April 1998

Lost

8th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Bolton Wanderers

Attendance: 38,392

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-3

Bolton Wanderers

Assist(s) | Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | 57โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose only their second Premier League game in ten under John Gregory as they are beaten at home by Bolton.

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor, spectacular goal

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 April 1998

๐Ÿฅ… | 18โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Neil Cox
๐Ÿฅ… | 41โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Bob Taylor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton Wanderers
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Ian Taylor, Assist by Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
๐Ÿ” | 32โ€™ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, Riccardo Scimeca
๐Ÿ” | 45โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Southgate, Sub on, Simon Grayson
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Sub on, Stan Collymore
๐Ÿฅ… | 84โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Bolton Wanderers), Nathan Blake
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffered a surprise defeat to relegation club Bolton - their first loss in 7 games under John Gregory.

Former Villa full back Neil Cox and future Villa midfielder Alan Thompson lined up for Bolton.

Cox scored the opening goal for his new club at Villa Park.

Centre forward Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ made his final Villa appearance aged 24 before moving on to Real Zaragoza in July 1998. Miloลกeviฤ‡ played for Villa between 1995-96 and 1997-98 making 117 eventful appearances and scoring 34 goals.

Left back Steve Staunton made the final appearance of his first spell with Villa aged 29 before returning to Liverpool in July 1997 on a free transfer. Staunton had played for Villa between 1991-92 and 1997-98. Staunton had allowed his contract to run down to facilitate a return to Liverpool. Staunton would however return to Villa again in 2000 after his move to Liverpool and subsequent loans failed to work out.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Bolton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1957-58

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1997-98 |
Matchday | #49 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #11 |
Saturday, 25 April 1998

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 11 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 8 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 2.18

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Matches Officiated: 21
๐ŸŸฉ : 8
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 9
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 20 December 1997, Villa 1-1 Southampton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ replaces Simon Grayson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.48 |

Oldest Player
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.91 |

Youngest Player
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.95 |

MANAGER

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” | ๐Ÿ”ด |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Colin Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Bolton Wanderers

GK Keith Branagan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Neil Cox (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Gerry Taggart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Guรฐni Bergsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Mark Fish | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Jimmy Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John Sheridan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Per Frandsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Bob Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Nathan Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 32โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Simon Grayson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 45โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Stan Collymore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 58โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Mark Fish | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (CB Chris Fairclough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Per Frandsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (M Michael Johansen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Bob Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Gaetano Giallanza | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jussi Jรครคskelรคinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
W John Salako | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 1995-98 | ๐Ÿ•’ 117 | 110 (7) | โšฝ 34 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 11 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 8 | #707 |
๐Ÿ”ด LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Villa's Julian Joachim came within inches of grabbing an equaliser when he toe-poked the ball over Branagan but the ball rebounded back off the bar into the hands of the grateful Bolton goalkeeper."

MATCH REPORT