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Game #5135

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Attendance: 22,261

Lost

League Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa are described as "inept" in the national media after they are knocked out of the League Cup with Alex McLeish fulfilling the worst fears of a sceptical fan base.

Aston Villa

0-2

Bolton Wanderers

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Nathan Delfouneso hurdles through but Villa crash out of the League Cup in the third round as Alex McLeish disappoints the home faithful once again, Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bolton Wanderers
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Chris Eagles
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Gaรซl Kakuta
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Bolton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa, branded "inept" in the national media, are dumped out of the League Cup.

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #7 |
Manager Game | #7 |
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Darren Deadman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Deadman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ

Darren Deadman

TEAM NEWS

Stephen Ireland, Marc Albrighton and Nathan Delfouneso replace Darren Bent, Charles N'Zogbia and Fabian Delph.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.16 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.44 |

Youngest Player |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.64 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Owen Coyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bolton Wanderers

GK รdรกm Bogdรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Ricardo Gardner | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Gary Cahill (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB David Wheater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Grรฉtar Steinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabrice Muamba | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stuart Holden | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Darren Pratley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gaรซl Kakuta | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | โšฝ |
W Chris Eagles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF David Nโ€™Gog | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Grรฉtar Steinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (LB Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Fabrice Muamba | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Mark Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF David Nโ€™Gog | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
RB Shane Lowry | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jussi Jรครคskelรคinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
W Martin Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Tuncay ลžanlฤฑ | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Robbie Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ44.51m
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: 4/11

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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ26.92m
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 : 8/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 2 |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | Watford
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Olympiacos Piraeus

UNAVAILABLE

Not Reported

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 | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 14

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI know what winning cup finals can bring, but sometimes it doesnโ€™t go for you.

โ€œWe didnโ€™t deserve it. We werenโ€™t good enough.โ€

Alex McLeish.

*The Guardian*
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

*Bolton Wanderers put inept Aston Villa to the sword*

Any credit Alex McLeish had built up with Aston Villa supporters during an unbeaten start to the season โ€“ and it was not much, considering most of their games had been drawn โ€“ will have been severely depleted on Tuesday night, not so much by the result as by a performance of dismayingly cautious ineptitude. The single effort they managed on target came in the 87th minute, and by the close his team looked as dispirited as they did incompetent.

โ€œI know what winning cup finals can bring, but sometimes it doesnโ€™t go for you,โ€ said McLeish, who won this competition with Birmingham City last season. โ€œWe didnโ€™t deserve it. We werenโ€™t good enough.โ€

They should have been, given the side he selected, which contained only three changes from the previous Premier League game. His attitude to the competition appeared to be in stark contrast to that of opposite number Owen Coyle, who made nine changes, but given the Trotters came into the game with a record of having lost 12 of their last 16 matches in all competitions, including their last four in the Premier League, a number of his team must have fancied their chances of getting a run in the side.

The visitors certainly looked the hungrier side in the early stages. Stuart Holden, making his return after six months out injured, looked as though he had never been away, and his distribution, along with Fabrice Muambaโ€™s physicality, gave Bolton a clear edge in midfield, where Villa looked distinctly lightweight.

Chances were scarce in the first half, with the best coming from a set piece when Boltonโ€™s David Wheater headed a Chris Eagles corner against the outside of Shay Givenโ€™s leftโ€‘hand post.
Going into half-time Villa had begun to improve, with Barry Bannan and Stilian Petrov finally beginning to exert some creative influence, but the break did the home team no favours.

Ten minutes into the second period, Bolton took a deserved lead when Marc Albrightonโ€™s attempt to intercept a pass succeeded only in diverting the ball to Eagles on the left. The winger still had plenty to do, but he was allowed to cut inside, and did so before thumping a fine angled drive beyond Given.

Villa Park expected a response, both on and off the pitch, but in both cases it was a long time coming, and it was no real surprise when Bolton made the game safe, Richard Dunne missing his attempt to head Ricardo Gardnerโ€™s free-kick clear and Gaรซl Kakuta volleying cleanly past Given.

โ€œFor Holden to play at the level and intensity he did was remarkable in the circumstances, and looked to have a nice balance,โ€ said Coyle. โ€œAs a manager you want to pick a team on form, and a few of those players have put themselves in real contention for a place against Arsenal on Saturday.โ€