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Game #5002

Aston Villa

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Aston Villa

4-2

Bolton Wanderers

Premier League

Bolton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 35,134

Won

4th (+1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

Assist(s) | Martin Laursen | 25’ | Ashley Young | 68’ | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 78’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it consecutive League wins for the first time since October as they climb to fourth in the table.

KEY MAN

Ashley Young celebrates scoring Villa's fourth in their demolition of Bolton to move into fourth, Saturday, 13 December 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 December 2008

🥅 | 17’ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Johan Elmander
⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Martin Laursen
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 2-1, Own Goal, Kevin Davies
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 3-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Ashley Young
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, James Milner, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
⚽ | 78’ Goal, 4-1, Ashley Young, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
🔁 | 81’ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
🥅 | 86’ Goal, 4-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Kevin Davies
🔁 | 87’ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Nicky Shorey
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-2 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it successive wins to climb to 4th in the Premier League.

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

Villa Vs.

Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #27 |
League Game | #17 |
Manager Game | #110 |
Saturday, 13 December 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Lee Probert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Score: 🟩 4-2
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 110 | 🟩 | 44 🟨 | 36 🟥 30 | 1.53

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Probert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 23 Sep 07, Villa 2-0 Everton (h)
Cards: 🟨
Assistants: Mike Mullarkey, Stephen Child

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

None

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🟨

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TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.44 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 37.60 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.18 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | 🔥 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Carlos Cuéllar | 🇪🇸 |
RB Luke Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 |
M Steve Sidwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔥 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Gary Megson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Bolton Wanderers

GK Jussi Jääskeläinen | 🇫🇮 |
LB Jlloyd Samuel (ex) | 🇹🇹 |
CB Gary Cahill (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Andrew O’Brien | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
RB Grétar Steinsson | 🇮🇸 |
M Kevin Nolan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Fabrice Muamba | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Matthew Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gavin McCann (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Johan Elmander | 🇸🇪 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Kevin Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |
🔁 CF Marlon Harewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 81’ |
🔁 LB Nicky Shorey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 87’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Fabrice Muamba | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (LB Ricardo Gardner | 🇯🇲 |)
🔁 | CF Johan Elmander | 🇸🇪 | ⚽ | (CF Ebi Smolarek | 🇦🇹 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Ali Al Habsi | 🇴🇲 |
CB Danny Shittu | 🇳🇬 |
CB Chris Basham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Riga Mustapha | 🇳🇱 |
CF Tope Obadeyi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/18
Homegrown: 4/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

Possession F | 54%
Possession A | 46%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 17

MATCH QUOTES

“We will win the league! I am only joking. But the number of points - 31 - we have accumulated already is very important. “We have now got to press forward and psychologically and physically it is a demanding month. “We were finding it difficult after Bolton had scored, which was the last thing we had wanted. “They looked quite comfortable at that stage but Gabby’s goal was a terrific effort. We needed a piece of magic to equalise and after that I felt we took charge of the game.” Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT