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Game #4708

Saturday, 30 March 2002

Attendance: 24,600

Lost

Premier League

7th (-)

Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Reebok Stadium

Villa fail against a relegation threatened club for a second successive game under Graham Taylor to leave them with one win and four defeats in nine Premier League games since John Gregory's departure but at least the new boss begins to show some interest and passion at the predicament Villa are in.

Bolton Wanderers

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Mark Delaney, deflection

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Peter Crouch
๐Ÿฅ… | 8โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Mark Delaney o.g.
โšฝ | 15โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Own Goal, Paul Warhurst
โšฝ | 17โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿฅ… | 40โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Fredi Bobic
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, Peter Schmeichel
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Mark Delaney, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐ŸŸจ | 75โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿฅ… | 76โ€™ Goal, 3-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Kevin Nolan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa now have one win in seven under Graham Taylor as the former Villa boss' return to top flight management proves highly challenging. Since taking charge Taylor have taken one point from games against relegation fighting sides Bolton and Blackburn and Ipswich. Meanwhile, Schmeichel concedes three for the sixth time this season.

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

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #32 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Saturday, 30 March 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 21 Jan 02, Villa 2-1 Charlton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Mustapha Hadji and Ian Taylor (first start in 10) return as Peter Crouch makes his debut. Dion Dublin, Steve Stone and Jlloyd Samuel drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.00 |

Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 38.39 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.00 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Sam Allardyce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |

Bolton Wanderers

GK Kevin Poole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Simon Charlton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Bruno N'Gotty | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Paul Warhurst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kostas Konstantinidis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Per Frandsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ricardo Gardner | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Youri Djorkaeff | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kevin Nolan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Fredi Bobic | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Dean Holdsworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Per Frandsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (CB Mike Whitlow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Youri Djorkaeff | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Michael Ricketts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
F Boลกko Balaban | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jeff Cassar | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Rod Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Anthony Barness | 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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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 : 6/16
Homegrown: 5/16

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 : 5/11

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 : 9/16

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"I think it's fair to say I am angry and disappointed."

Graham Taylor.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 30 March, 2002

*Nolan strike sinks Villa*

A stunning Kevin Nolan free-kick gave Bolton the three points they so desperately need in their attempt to beat relegation.

The 76th-minute strike set up a nervous last quarter of an hour at the Reebok Stadium, as Villa searched for an equaliser and Boltonโ€™s fans prayed for the final whistle.

Nolanโ€™s 25-yard effort handed Bolton only their fourth home win of the season - and lifted them above Sunderland to 15th place in the Premiership table.

The midfielder also played a key role in Boltonโ€™s opening goal after just eight minutes.

His ambitious 30-yard volley deflected off Villa defender Mark Delaney to leave Peter Schmeichel completely helpless in the Villa goal.

But Bolton returned the favour on 15 minutes when Paul Warhurst diverted George Boatengโ€™s cross past Kevin Poole.

Worse was to follow for the home side two minutes later when Ian Taylor rose highest to head home a Thomas Hitzlsperger corner.

But the Premiership strugglers hauled themselves back into the game on 40 minutes when Fredi Bobic scored his goal for the club.

The on-loan striker reacted quickest to poke home Youri Djorkaeffโ€™s free-kick

The second half was a scrappy affair and neither side appeared to be doing enough to take all three points until Nolanโ€™s dramatic intervention.

And after this second straight win, Sam Allardyceโ€™s charges are well on their way to preserving their Premiership status.