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Game #4521

Saturday, 25 April 1998

Attendance: 38,392

Lost

Premier League

8th (-)

Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

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

Aston Villa

1-3

Bolton Wanderers

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

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor, spectacular goal

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MATCH TIMELINE

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

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 20 December 1997, Villa 1-1 Southampton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ

David Elleray

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

MANAGER

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

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

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 |

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 |

SUBSTITUTES

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

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 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

SQUAD STATS

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

SQUAD STATS

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

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY 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."

*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 26 April 1998

BOLTON threw themselves a Premiership lifeline with a 3- 1 over Aston Villa which dealt a massive blow to the home side's UEFA Cup hopes.

First half goals from Villa old boy Neil Cox and on-loan West Brom striker Bob Taylor plus a late effort from Nathan Blake sealed Bolton's first away win since the opening day of the season at Southampton.

Villa were quickly into their stride and Bolton keeper Keith Branagan blocked a low drive from Lee Hendrie as the visitors were forced onto the defensive.

But Colin Todd's side stunned the near full house by taking the lead with their first decisive move after 18 minutes.

Alan Thompson a possible target for Villa manager John Gregory threaded a pass through to Cox who got in front of the covering defender Alan Wright.

Cox was able to get in a low left-footed drive which crept past Mark Bosnich's despairing drive and into the net off the near post.

Villa retaliated and Branagan failed to hold onto a low Hendrie effort but, when the rebound fell to Dwight Yorke, he completely miskicked.

But four minutes before the interval Bolton went further ahead. Yorke's crossfield pass played Riccardo Scimeca, a replacement for the injured Steve Staunton, into trouble and let in Bob Taylor.

Taylor found himself with a free run on goal and he beat Bosnich inside his near post with a rising drive from the edge of the area.

Villa were soon back on the offensive in the second period and Milosevic saw a goalbound shot ricochet off a Bolton defender to safety.

Villa were not to be denied lan Taylor reduced the deficit with a spectacular goal after 56 minutes. Milosevic played the ball back to the Villa midfielder whose rising left-footed 25 yard effort flew past the stranded Branagan into the roof of the net.

Gregory then replaced Milosevic with Stan Collymore for his first action since having a cortisone injection to try cure a groin problem.

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.

It was constant one-way traffic towards the Bolton goal but six minutes from time the visitors broke away to earn the corner from which they clinched their victory.

Thompson's corner picked out Blake at the near post and his header entered the net off the body of Bosnich.