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Game #4946

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Attendance: 18,413

Drew

Premier League

10th (-1)

Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Reebok Stadium

Villa draw at the Reebok having surrendered the early initiative to lowly Bolton.

Bolton Wanderers

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 56โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Luke Moore celebrates his equaliser as Villa recover to draw with lowly Bolton at the Reebok, Sunday, 28 October 2007.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 22โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Nicolas Anelka
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Isaiah Osbourne, Sub on, Patrik Berger
โšฝ | 56โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Luke Moore, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐ŸŸจ | 79โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa draw at Bolton to make it P10 W4 D3 L3 compared to Martin O'Neill's first season record of P10 W3 D6 L1, delivering 15 points each time.

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #54 |
Sunday, 28 October 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 1.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 16 Sep 07, Villa 0-1 Manchester City (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Stuart Taylor, Shaun Maloney and Isaiah Osborne replace Scott Carson, Nigel Reo-Coker and Craig Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.17 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.69 |

Youngest Player |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.99 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MANAGER

Gary Megson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Bolton Wanderers

GK Jussi Jรครคskelรคinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Ricardo Gardner | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Abdoulaye Mรฉรฏtรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Andrew Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Joey Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin Nolan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ivรกn Campo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Danny Guthrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ivรกn Campo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Danny Guthrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Gvin McCann (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (LB Jlloyd Samuel (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ian Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stelios Giannakopoulos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 10/16
Homegrown: 4/16

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

Possession F | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 15
Touches F | 615
Touches A | 606
Passes F | 347
Passes A | 334
Tackles F | 25
Tackles A | 26
Clearances F | 93
Clearances A | 68
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 7
Offsides A | 0
Offsides F | 2
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 18

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe tried a different system, it wasnโ€™t working and it was up to us to change it. Things were better in the second half without being terrific.

โ€œBolton were putting it in, we were coping reasonably well but you never know so Iโ€™m satisfied with a point, we probably deserved it.

โ€œThe decision (for the goal) was right, the referee could see more clearly and we reacted quickly.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 28 October 2007

*Luke Moore denied Gary Megson in his first league match in charge of Bolton, as the points were shared before the Reebok Stadiumโ€™s lowest league crowd.*

Nicolas Anelka gave Bolton a deserved lead with a free-kick into the top corner before leaving the field in the second half with a thigh injury.

Bolton had two penalty claims rejected and were incensed by Mooreโ€™s equaliser.

The referee overturned a Bolton throw and Gabriel Agbonlahor raced clear to set up substitute Moore to chest in.

It would be untrue to suggest that Megsonโ€™s appointment had created feverish excitement amongst the Bolton followers.

There were plenty of empty blue seats again at the Reebok - not as many as last Thursday when 10,848 attended the clubโ€™s Uefa Cup match - but a crowd of 18,413 is hardly what the Bolton treasurer would have hoped for.

Villa came close in the opening minute, Shaun Maloneyโ€™s free-kick left by Jussi Jaaskelainen but curling only inches above the top corner.

It was to prove Villaโ€™s best moment for the next 44 minutes as Bolton had the better of a disappointing first period.

The home side had a strong penalty claim turned down as Wilfred Bouma appeared to push the ball away from Kevin Davies.

Ricardo Gardnerโ€™s attempt to administer his opinion of justice was unimpressive, the full-back falling theatrically to the ground when Zat Knightโ€™s challenge clearly made no contact.

England midfielder Gareth Barry, at 26 beating Frank Lampardโ€™s record as the youngest player to reach 300 Premier League games, needed to be alert to block a close-range opportunity for Kevin Nolan.

It took Villa until the final minute of the half to find the target, Maloneyโ€™s weaving run culminating in a 20-yard shot that Jaaskelainen spilled, with Bolton scrambling clear before Agbonlahor could pounce.

Martin Oโ€™Neill was understandably less than impressed, but it was Maloney who came off along with Isaiah Osbourne at half-time, with Moore and Patrik Berger introduced.

Martin Laursenโ€™s short back-pass almost left the replacements with even more to do, however, keeper Stuart Taylor racing out to block Anelka.

But Villa found their way back in somewhat controversial circumstances.

The linesman had signalled for a Bolton throw but referee Martin Atkinson overruled, much to the bewilderment of Bolton who had switched off and were stunned as Agbonlahor was released down the right flank.

He jinked in towards goal and fizzed in a cross-shot that Moore was able to deflect in off his chest ahead of the defenders at the near post.

Bolton had further cause for complaint when the ball brushed Knightโ€™s elbow as he rose to try to clear a corner, referee Atkinson again waving away the penalty appeals.

There might still have been time for Bolton, but Gardnerโ€™s low shot was parried by Taylor and El Hadji Diouf blazed over with his left foot from an acute angle inside the six-yard box.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWe tried a different system, it wasnโ€™t working and it was up to us to change it. Things were better in the second half without being terrific.

โ€œBolton were putting it in, we were coping reasonably well but you never know so Iโ€™m satisfied with a point, we probably deserved it.

โ€œThe decision (for the goal) was right, the referee could see more clearly and we reacted quickly.โ€