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Game #5167

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Attendance: 32,263


Premier League


Bolton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

With relegation just a disappointing possibility the game before, Alex McLeish contrives to lose to Bolton at Villa Park to leave Villa just three points above the drop with three to play and in the worst form in the League - without a win in seven - and with only seven wins in thirty five this season.

Aston Villa


Bolton Wanderers

Assist(s) | Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | 61โ€™ |


Chris Herd and Villa fall to a home defeat against relegation rivals Bolton to leave them in real danger of the drop after just seven wins in thirty five Premier League games under Alex McLeish, Tuesday, 24 April 2012.




๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bolton Wanderers
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Stephen Warnock, Assist by Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿฅ… | 62โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Bolton Wanderers, pen), Martin Petrov
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Bolton Wanderers), David Nโ€™Gog
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Chris Herd, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+1 Booking, Eric Lichaj
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Bolton Wanderers


Alex McLeish's Villa suffer their most damaging defeat of the season and there is no way back for the embattled and controversially appointed Villa boss. Losing a 13th game of the season leaves Villa in 15th on 36 points and now just 3 points clear of the relegation zone with three to play. Even under Houllier in 2010-11 Villa were 6 points clear with 35 games played and in 13th place with 41 points.

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


Bolton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Bolton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Game | #35 |
Manager Game | #39 |
Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 29 Oct 11, Villa 2-2 Sunderland (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Dave Bryan, Richard West




Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chris Foy


Alan Hutton, Stephen Warnock and Emile Heskey replace Gabriel Agbonlahor, Stephen Ireland and James Collins.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.86 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.04 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 20.73 |



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 | โšฝ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Bolton Wanderers

GK รdรกm Bogdรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB David Wheater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tim Ream | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Grรฉtar Steinsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Sam Ricketts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo Coker (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Chris Eagles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Martin Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
W Ryo Miyaichi | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | ๐Ÿ” |
CF David Nโ€™Gog | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 88โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | W Chris Eagles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Marcus Alonso | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF David Nโ€™Gog | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Ivan Klasniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Ryo Miyaichi | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | (CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |


GK Jussi Jรครคskelรคinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Zat Knight (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Josh Vela | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marvin Sordell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ37.58m
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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 5/11

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: 11/18



Team Cost: ยฃ20.44m
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 : 6/14



Injury | 6 |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

Out on Loan | 1 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Olympiacos Piraeus


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


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Possession F | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 11
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 16


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"Villa took a deserved lead through Stephen Warnock just after the hour - but Bolton were ahead within three minutes as Martin Petrov equalised from the penalty spot and David Ngog swept home a second almost immediately."

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 24 April 2012

*Alex McLeish felt the full fury of Aston Villaโ€™s support as his side slumped deeper into trouble near the foot of the Premier League with a home defeat by fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers.*

Villa took a deserved lead through Stephen Warnock just after the hour - but Bolton were ahead within three minutes as Martin Petrov equalised from the penalty spot and David Ngog swept home a second almost immediately.

McLeishโ€™s side had impressed in the first half without getting the reward they deserved but the atmosphere inside Villa Park turned sour, and firmly against the manager, in the closing moments, as they chased the equaliser in vain.

Chants of โ€œsack McLeishโ€ - and worse - rained down on the Scot and he was subjected to a torrent of criticism as he made his way down the touchline from the technical area to the tunnel after the final whistle.

Now the man who tasted relegation at Villaโ€™s arch-rivals Birmingham last season before moving across the city in the summer faces another battle for survival after a dismal run of only one win in 13 league games.

The result leaves Villa with only four league wins at home this season and means they are just three points above the relegation zone.

Boltonโ€™s emotions contrasted sharply, as they saw their hopes of Premier survival lifted by this crucial victory.

Emile Heskey was restored to the hostsโ€™ attack with Gabriel Agbonlahor injured - and he was at the heart of their first-half domination, without being able to put the finishing touch to the pressure.

Chris Herd headed over inside two minutes before Heskey found space in the area only to fail to find the target. The former England striker also forced two saves out of Bolton keeper Adam Bogdan.

Wanderersโ€™ biggest escape came when Villa again created space in the box, only for Warnock to strike a rising effort against the bar with Bogdan beaten.

Away from the action, Villa Park twice rose in applause in the sixth and 19th minutes for Boltonโ€™s Fabrice Muamba, who is recovering after a cardiac arrest, and Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov, who has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

The feelings were not quite as warm in the technical area when there was an angry face-to-face confrontation between Bolton manager Owen Coyle and Villa coach Kevin MacDonald after a feisty exchange of challenges near the touchline.

Coyle, clearly concerned about his sideโ€™s lack of attacking impetus, made a change at the interval by sending on the experienced Kevin Davies for Ryo Miyaichi. It was to prove an influential substitution.

Villa keeper Shay Given was finally tested nine minutes into the second half when he collected Chris Eaglesโ€™ free-kick at the second attempt.

Villa finally got the lead they merited on the hour - but it was only the signal for a remarkable turnaround that ended with Bolton protecting an unlikely lead.

Charles Nโ€™Zogbia had been a real threat on occasions and he set up Warnock for a sliding finish from 12 yards as Villa at last provided the end product to match their approach work.

As the home fans celebrated, Bolton drew level, Petrov scoring from the spot after Mark Davies was pulled down by Carlos Cuellar.

There was worse to come for Villa as Eagles then weaved his way into the area for Ngog to bury a low and powerful finish beyond Given.

The landscape of the game had altered completely and, with 20 minutes left, McLeish introduced Agbonlahor, who had been struggling with a shoulder injury in the build-up to the game, for Heskey.

It was to no avail and, as it became increasingly obvious that this was a losing cause, the Villa fans turned their anger on McLeish.