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Game #4844

Aston Villa

Drew

9th (-)

Saturday, 23 April 2005

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨

Premier League

Bolton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 36,053

Aston Villa

1-1

Bolton Wanderers

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are held at home for the third successive game to leave them with six wins in twenty one Premier League games under David O'Leary but extend their unbeaten run to five.

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell, should have doubled lead.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 April 2005

⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Fernando Hierro
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
🥅 | 54’ Goal, 1-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Gary Speed
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Carlton Cole
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Villa extend their unbeaten run to five games - their best run since November - but have just seven wins in the last 22 League matches under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Bolton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1957-58

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #35 |
Manager Game | #83 |
Saturday, 23 April 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Uriah Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 83 | 🟩 | 33 🟨 | 22 🟥 28 | 1.46

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 16
🟩 : 7
🟨 : 7
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 14 Aug 04, Villa 2-0 Southampton (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Bolton Wanderers

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Martin Laursen replaces Lee Hendrie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.64 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | 30.73 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 | 20.32 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 |
W Nolberto Solano | 🇵🇪 | 🔁 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Sam Allardyce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Bolton Wanderers

GK Jussi Jääskeläinen | 🇫🇮 |
LB Ricardo Gardner | 🇯🇲 |
CB Bruno N’Gotty | 🇫🇷 |
CB Nicky Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Fernando Hierro | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Tal Ben Haim (yth) | 🇮🇱 |
M Gary Speed | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | (⚽)
M Jay-Jay Okocha | 🇳🇬 | 🔁 |
W Stelios Giannakopoulos | 🇬🇷 |
CF Kevin Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | 🇸🇳 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Nolberto Solano | 🇵🇪 | 79’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Nicky Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CB Radhi Jaïdi | 🇹🇳 |)
🔁 | CB Fernando Hierro | 🇪🇸 | (M Iván Campo | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 |)
🔁 | M Jay-Jay Okocha | 🇳🇬 | (M Kevin Nolan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | 🇨🇲 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Kevin Poole (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Henrik Pedersen | 🇩🇰 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/16
Homegrown: 7/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“We’ve taken three points from our last three home games games instead of the nine we should have got. “Imagine the difference those eight points would have made to our hopes of qualifying for Europe. “It was a good performance but we had enough chances to be out of sight before Bolton equalised.” David O’Leary.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 23 April, 2005

Gary Speed’s first Premiership goal for Bolton salvaged a point for the Trotters at Aston Villa. Speed’s powerful header from El-Hadji Diouf’s cross cancelled out Fernando Hierro’s own goal when he glanced home Nolberto Solano’s inswinging corner. Keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen produced stunning saves from Darius Vassell and Juan Pablo Angel. A point did little for Bolton’s Champions League hopes or Villa’s late push for a Uefa Cup spot. Villa’s defence was guilty of slack marking in the opening stages but escaped punishment as Kevin Davies, Diouf and Stelios Giannakopoulos all failed with close-range headers. Diouf looked particularly lively in an advanced role, with he and Stelios quick to support Davies in a fluid Bolton formation that switched from 4-5-1 to 4-3-3. Villa worked hard to keep Bolton at bay and got their reward - albeit fortunately - when they took the lead on 25 minutes. Solano whipped in a corner to the near post where former Real Madrid star Hierro, under no pressure, glanced the ball into his own net. Vassell should have doubled Villa’s lead when he robbed Tal Ben Haim deep inside the Bolton half but Jaaskelainen out-psyched the England striker and spread himself to win the one-on-one duel. Steve Davis and Thomas Hitzlsperger were winning the midfield contest to give Villa the upper hand and only another sharp save by Jaaskelainen from Jlloyd Samuel denied Villa a second just before the break. Bolton boss Sam Allardyce attempted to beef up his midfield with the introduction of Ivan Campo, but Jaaskelainen again kept his side alive by denying Davis. Allardyce’s ploy worked, though, as Bolton rounded off a good spell of pressure with an equaliser on 54 minutes. Diouf was again the architect, showing neat skills to buy himself a yard of space to ping in an inviting cross for Speed to climb above Davis and power home a header. Campo’s physical presence and simple but effective use of the ball was a growing influence on the game as Bolton looked for the win to rekindle their Champions League hopes. But Jaaskelainen again proved a one-man barrier with his best save as he launched himself to his right to paw away Angel’s header. Bolton substitute Kevin Nolan almost grabbed the winner but fired wide of an unguarded goal after Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen flapped a corner into his path. *Aston Villa manager David O’Leary:* “We’ve taken three points from our last three home games games instead of the nine we should have got. “Imagine the difference those eight points would have made to our hopes of qualifying for Europe. “It was a good performance but we had enough chances to be out of sight before Bolton equalised.”

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