Sunday, 1 September 2002
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥
Villa fall to 16th as they lose for the third time in four Premier League games under Graham Taylor.
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.
🕒 | HT Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
🟨 | 55’ Booking, Peter Enckelman
🥅 | 56’ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers, pen), Michael Ricketts
🟨 | 60’ Booking, Juan Pablo Ángel
🔁 | 64’ Sub off, Alan Wright, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
🔁 | 64’ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Marcus Allbäck
🟨 | 84’ Booking, Lee Hendrie
🕒 | FT Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa
ON THIS DAY
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.
European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96
European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1957-58
Previous 5 vs. Bolton: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥
Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #21 |
Sunday, 1 September 2002
Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴 | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Steve Dunn | 🏴 | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 1.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥
Referee: Steve Dunn | 🏴 | Bristol, 1992-2006 🆘
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 2 April 2002, Villa 1-1 Newcastle, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Graham Taylor names an unchanged line up for the first time this season.
Starting XI Average Age
| 26.28 |
Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 33.64 |
Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴 | 21.53 |
Graham Taylor | 🏴 |
Sam Allardyce | 🏴 |
GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 | 🟨 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴 | 🔁 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴 | 🟨 |
M Mark Kinsella | 🇮🇪 |
CF Peter Crouch | 🏴 | 🔁 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴 | 🔁 |
GK Jussi Jääskeläinen | 🇫🇮 |
LB Simon Charlton | 🏴 | 🔁 |
CB Bruno N’Gotty | 🇫🇷 |
CB Guðni Bergsson | 🇮🇸 |
CB Mike Whitlow | 🏴 |
CB Paul Warhurst | 🏴 | 🔁 |
M Per Frandsen | 🇩🇰 |
M Youri Djorkaeff | 🇫🇷 |
M Kevin Nolan | 🏴 |
CF Michael Ricketts | 🏴 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
CF Henrik Pedersen | 🇩🇰 | 🟨 |
🔁 RB Ulises De La Cruz | 🇪🇨 | for F Darius Vassell | 🏴 | 46’ |
🔁 RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴 | for LB Alan Wright | 🏴 | 64’ |
🔁 F Marcus Allbäck | 🇸🇪 | for CF Peter Crouch | 🏴 | 64’ |
🔁 | LB Simon Charlton | 🏴 | (LB Ricardo Gardner | 🇯🇲 |)
🔁 | CB Paul Warhurst | 🏴 | (RB Anthony Barness | 🏴 |)
GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 |
GK Kevin Poole (ex) | 🏴 |
M Bernard Mendy | 🇫🇷 |
CF Dean Holdsworth | 🏴 |
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 7/16
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 6/13
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
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
“I was very disappointed with the assistant referee.
“I thought Juan Pablo looked on side but the assistant referee saw differently.”
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.
Bolton’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 Ricketts’ knock down, only to drag a left-foot shot woefully wide of Peter Enckelman’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.
Ricketts’ 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, Enckelman’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 Vassell’s follow up.
And when the big Finn was finally beaten midway through the second half, Juan Pablo Angel’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 Samuel’s wickedly deflected shot in the final minute.
Villa, last year’s draw specialists having shared the spoils on 14 occasions, made a frantic late push for a point.
But Samuel’s deflected strike and a Gareth Barry shot which flew wide were as close as Graham Taylor’s side came as Bolton deservedly held on for their first win.