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Game #4789

Wednesday, 21 January 2004

Attendance: 16,302

Lost

League Cup Semi Final

Semi Final

Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Reebok Stadium

Villa lose a crazy League Cup semi final first leg despite a brace from Juan Pablo รngel with it all to do in the second leg.

Bolton Wanderers

5-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, scored what were hoped to be two excellent away goals

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 2โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Jay-Jay Okocha
๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Kevin Nolan
๐Ÿฅ… | 17โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Bolton Wanderers), Stelios Giannakopoulos
โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bolton Wanderers 3-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 54โ€™ Sub off, Olof Mellberg, Sub on, Ronny Johnsen
โšฝ | 56โ€™ Goal, 2-3, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐ŸŸจ | 64โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿฅ… | 74โ€™ Goal, 2-4, (Bolton Wanderers), Bruno Nโ€™Gotty
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 2-5, (Bolton Wanderers), Jay-Jay Okocha
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bolton Wanderers 5-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa go three down within 17' at Bolton in the League Cup semi but to their credit bring the deficit down to one goal before Bolton the finish the game with their three goal advantage reinstalled.

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #28 |
Wednesday, 21 January 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-5
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 24 August 2003, Villa 0-0 Liverpool, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

None

Paul Durkin

TEAM NEWS

Gavin McCann, Darius Vassell and Dion Dublin replace Ronny Johnsen, Marcus Allbรคck and Thomas Hitzlsperger.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.02 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.77 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.38 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

Bolton Wanderers

GK Jussi Jรครคskelรคinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Bruno Nโ€™Gotty | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CB Nicky Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB ร‰merson Thome | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Anthony Barness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ivรกn Campo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Kevin Nolan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Youri Djorkaeff | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jay-Jay Okocha | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
W Stelios Giannakopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 54โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Anthony Barness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Simon Charlton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Youri Djorkaeff | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Ibrahim Bรก | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Stelios Giannakopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Henrik Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Kevin Poole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Javi Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 5/14

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

"All Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary could do was show his frustration from the sidelines as the recalled Dion Dublin and Mellberg again came woefully unstuck at the back."

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 21 January, 2004

Bolton grabbed a healthy three-goal lead over Aston Villa in a thrilling Carling Cup semi-final, first leg.

Jay-Jay Okocha, playing his last game before leaving for the African Nations Cup, opened the scoring with a curling free-kick in the second minute.

Kevin Nolan, Stelios Giannakopoulos and Bruno Nโ€™Gotty were also on target for Bolton before Okocha sealed the win with another stunning free-kick.

Juan Pablo Angel scored two vital away goals for David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side.

Bolton were eager to get their chase for a final place up-and-running and did not have to wait long to make their early pressure pay.

Nolan took his time to line-up his shot from 20 yards out but was denied the chance by Peter Whittingham, who clipped him from behind.

Wanderersโ€™ skipper Okocha stepped up to take the resulting free-kick and his curling right-foot effort found the back of the net thanks to a hint of a deflection from Jlloyd Samuel.

Villaโ€™s defence were left exposed six minutes later as Nolan was determined to get his chance in front of goal.

The midfielder out-muscled Olof Mellberg, skipping past him to slam his shot beyond a despairing Thomas Sorenson.

All Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary could do was show his frustration from the sidelines as the recalled Dion Dublin and Mellberg again came woefully unstuck at the back.

Kevin Davies rose to get the better of Dublin in the air and flicked the ball on to Giannakopoulos who grabbed a third goal for Bolton with a clinical overhead kick.

With just 17 minutes gone at the Reebok Stadium, the third goal seemed to be the wake-up call the visitors needed.

Villa were determined to battle back in the game and the industrious Angel displayed some sublime footwork to leave Davies baffled on the right.

The Colombian capitalised on his good work as his floated cross drifted beyond Jussi Jaaskelainen at the far-post and into the net.

A reinvigorated Villa side began to dictate the pace of the game and Jaaskelainen deserved credit for protecting Boltonโ€™s lead.

The Finn got his fingertips to a Gareth Barry pass to push the ball out of reach of the looming Darius Vassell.

But the home sideโ€™s defence was breached in the 56th minute when Vassellโ€™s goalbound effort deflected in off Angel.

Bruno Nโ€™Gotty restored Boltonโ€™s two-goal advantage in the 74th minute, rising clear of the Villa defence to head home Youri Djorkaeffโ€™s corner.

Okocha rounded off his farewell six minutes later with a second stunning goal.

The Nigerianโ€™s free-kick swerved before rocketing back into the corner of the net to hand Bolton a three-goal advantage.