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Game #4722

Sunday, 1 September 2002

Attendance: 22,113


Premier League

16th (-3)

Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Reebok Stadium

Villa fall to 16th as they lose for the third time in four Premier League games under Graham Taylor.

Bolton Wanderers


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None


Villa fall to 16th as they lose for the third time in four Premier League games under Graham Taylor, Sunday, 1 September 2002.




๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
๐ŸŸจ | 55โ€™ Booking, Peter Enckelman
๐Ÿฅ… | 56โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers, pen), Michael Ricketts
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Alan Wright, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐ŸŸจ | 84โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa


Villa had now lost their third game in four Premier League outings under Graham Taylor this season and had failed to score in each of those defeats. This latest defeat, courtesy of Peter Enckleman conceding a second half penalty, came against bottom club Bolton as Villa tumbled back to 16th place.

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


Bolton Wanderers

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


Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #21 |
Sunday, 1 September 2002


Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 1.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 2 April 2002, Villa 1-1 Newcastle, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Dunn


Graham Taylor names an unchanged line up for the first time this season.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.28 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.64 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.53 |



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

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

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Bolton Wanderers

GK Jussi Jรครคskelรคinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Simon Charlton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Bruno Nโ€™Gotty | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Guรฐni Bergsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Mike Whitlow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Warhurst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Per Frandsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Youri Djorkaeff | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Kevin Nolan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Michael Ricketts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Henrik Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |


๐Ÿ” RB Ulises De La Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | LB Simon Charlton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Ricardo Gardner | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)
๐Ÿ” | CB Paul Warhurst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Anthony Barness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |


GK Kevin Poole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bernard Mendy | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Dean Holdsworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


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
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 7/16
Homegrown: 5/16



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 : 6/13



Not reported


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


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Not reported


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โ€œI was very disappointed with the assistant referee.

โ€œI thought Juan Pablo looked on side but the assistant referee saw differently.โ€

Graham Taylor.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 1 September, 2002

*Bolton seal first win*

Bolton opened their account in the Barclaycard Premiership with a deserved win over Aston Villa at The Reebok Stadium.

Boltonโ€™s first win of the season - and their first in the Premiership since April - was as deserved as it was hard-fought, but the game did little to suggest that either side will enjoy a season of comfort.

A woeful first-half was littered with mistakes and injuries - Simon Charlton and Paul Warhurst both forced off for the home side and, worryingly for England, Darius Vassell limping off for Villa.

The game limped along too, before bursting to life in the opening moments of the second half.

Bolton thought they had made the breakthrough 33 seconds after the restart

Henrik Pedersen bundled home after Peter Enckelman had saved his initial effort, but referee Steve Dunn ruled he had used a hand to control.

Minutes later, Pedersen was out of luck again when he latched on to Rickettsโ€™ knock down, only to drag a left-foot shot woefully wide of Peter Enckelmanโ€™s far post.

But Bolton finally made a deserved breakthrough from the penalty spot on 56 minutes after Pedersen was sent crashing in the area by Enckelman.

Rickettsโ€™ spot kick was ice cool, the striker hesitating with his run-up then virtually walking to the ball before beating the committed Enckelman.

It was only the fourth goal the two teams had managed between them this season.

That statistic would have increased substantially, but for the form of the two Finnish goalkeepers on show in this encounter.

Enckelman saved superbly to deny Warhurst on 15 minutes, fingertipping his long-range drive over the crossbar after Pedersen had teed the midfielder up.

At the other end, Enckelmanโ€™s internation tea-mate Jussi Jaskelainen was also on form, though he was never required to work nearly as hard as the Villa keeper.

Jaskelainen, determined to keep a first clean sheet of the season, was alert to keep out a drive from Lee Hendrie and then even more athletic in palming away Vassellโ€™s follow up.

And when the big Finn was finally beaten midway through the second half, Juan Pablo Angelโ€™s low drive was controversially ruled out for offside.

Replays suggested that the Villa striker was level with play - and that the goal should have stood.

But Jaskelainen saved his best until last, brilliantly blocking substitute J-Lloyd Samuelโ€™s wickedly deflected shot in the final minute.

Villa, last yearโ€™s draw specialists having shared the spoils on 14 occasions, made a frantic late push for a point.

But Samuelโ€™s deflected strike and a Gareth Barry shot which flew wide were as close as Graham Taylorโ€™s side came as Bolton deservedly held on for their first win.