Game #5188

2011-12

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Position:

9th (-)

Premier League

Bolton Wanderers

Reebok Stadium

Attendance: 20,285

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Villa beat bottom of the table Bolton to secure a fourth win in fifteen Premier League games under Alex McLeish.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Marc Albrighton | 33’ | Stiliyan Petrov | 39’ |

Assist(s) | Gabby Agbonlahor | 33’ | Stephen Warnock | 39’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #5188

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 10 December 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Alex McLeish |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Phil Dowd, Staffordshire |
HT Score | 2-0 |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLDLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd
Assistants: Darren Bond, Jake Collin

MATCH INCIDENTS

Phil Dowd

Villa

🟨 |

Bolton Wanderers

🟨 | 🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Team Cost:
| £62.37m |

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.34 |

Oldest Player |
CB Richard Dunne | 32.45 |

Youngest Player |
W Marc Albrighton | 22.07 |

TEAM NEWS

Following Shay Given's injury Villa are forced to play Brad Guzan whose appearances to date have been limited to various Cup outings and despite being rated by Martin O'Neill was seen as a compromise by subsequent managers. Meanwhile, Charles N'Zogbia and Stiliyan Petrov replace Barry Bannan and Jermaine Jenas.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
D Eric Lichaj |
GK Shay Given |
M Jermaine Jenas |

Loan | 5 |
M Jean Makoun | Olympiacos Piraeus |
28 Aug 11 - 30 Jun 12 |
RB Habib Bèye | Doncaster Rovers |
1 Nov 11 to 1 Jan 12 |
CB Nathan Baker | Millwall |
22 Nov 11 to 1 Jan 12 |
CB Shane Lowry | Millwall |
23 Nov 11 to 26 Jan 12 |
M Gary Gardner | Coventry City |
24 Nov 11 to 24 Dec 11 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 11
Shots on Target A | 12
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 10

MANAGER

Alex McLeish

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Peter Grant
First Team Coach: Gordon Cowans
First Team Coach: Andy Watson
First Team Coach: Kevin MacDonald

STARTING LINE UP

GK Brad Guzan |
RB Alan Hutton |
LB Stephen Warnock |
CB James Collins |
CB Richard Dunne |
M Chris Herd |
M Stiliyan Petrov |
W Charles N’Zogbia |
W Marc Albrighton |
F Gabby Agbonlahor |
F Darren Bent |

SUBSTITUTES

CF Emile Heskey for F Darren Bent | 81’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall
M Stephen Ireland
F Nathan Delfouneso
CB Ciaran Clark
M Barry Bannan
F Andreas Weimann

THE OPPOSITION

GK Jussi Jääskeläinen, CB Paul Robinson, CB Gary Cahill (ex), CB Zat Knight (ex), CB Dedryck Boyata, W Chris Eagles, M Mark Davies, M Darren Pratley, W Tuncay Şanlı (M Gaël Kakuta), CF Kevin Davies, CF Ivan Klasnić (g) (CF David N’Gog).

Manager: Owen Coyle.
Team Cost: £16.96m

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa bounce back from defeat to Manchester United with their fourth League win in fifteen to remain 9th in the table.

Goalscorer Marc Albrighton celebrates Stiliyan Petrov's that earns Villa a fourth win in fifteen under Alex McLeish, Saturday, 10 December 2011.

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2011/12/10/match-report-bolton-1-2-villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

33’ Goal, 1-0, Marc Albrighton, Assist by Gabby Agbonlahor
39’ Goal, 2-0, Stilyan Petrov, Assist by Stephen Warnock
HT Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Aston Villa
55’ Goal, 2-1, (Bolton Wanderers)
81’ Sub off, Darren Bent, Sub on, Emile Heskey
90’ Booking, Gabby Agbonlahor
90’ Booking, Marc Albrighton
FT Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“I’m delighted to get the first away win of the season.

“It’s been a long time coming - we have thrown away a couple of opportunities, so well done to the players for digging deep at the end under a barrage of Bolton attacks.

“It is credit to their mental toughness, and hopefully that is improving after capitulating at a couple of other away venues.”

Alex McLeish.

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*RTE Sport*
Saturday, 10 December 2011

"Goals from Marc Albrighton and Stiliyan Petrov at the Reebok Stadium earned Aston Villa their first away win of the season as Bolton’s troubles at home continued."

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Goals from Marc Albrighton and Stiliyan Petrov at the Reebok Stadium earned Aston Villa their first away win of the season as Bolton’s troubles at home continued.

Wanderers went into the contest having lost six out of seven Barclays Premier League games at their own ground this term, and they fell behind in the 33rd minute when Albrighton prodded in Gabriel Agbonlahor’s cross.

Petrov then added to the Trotters’ woes six minutes before the break with a strike that went in off former Villa man Gary Cahill, and although Ivan Klasnic reduced the deficit 10 minutes into the second half, the hosts could not salvage a point, slumping to the foot of the table.

They were booed by their disgruntled fans, something recently heard from Villa supporters, who will be feeling more positive after seeing their team - now up to eighth - record a win on the road and only their second victory in eight matches.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle made two changes to his first XI, Darren Pratley and Tuncay Sanli coming in for the benched Fabrice Muamba and injured ex-Villa man Nigel Reo-Coker, with Cahill keeping his place to face his old side after his red card in Wanderers’ 3-0 defeat to Tottenham last weekend was rescinded.

Villa’s team showed three adjustments from the 1-0 loss to Manchester United, manager Alex McLeish recalling Charles N’Zogbia - a week after dropping him for a breach of club rules - at the expense of Barry Bannan, and replacing injured duo Shay Given and Jermaine Jenas with Brad Guzan and Petrov.

After respects had been paid around the ground to former Bolton midfielder Gary Speed with a minute’s applause, it was the hosts who created the first real chance of the game when Chris Eagles swung a free-kick towards the box and Cahill headed into Guzan’s arms.

Eagles side-footed weakly at Guzan from Klasnic’s lay-off before Villa squandered a good opportunity, Cahill’s slip allowing N’Zogbia to cross to Petrov, who was right in front of goal but put his shot wide.

Moments later, it was Darren Bent failing to convert when he really should have scored, the unmarked striker seeing his effort come back off the legs of Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Bolton were bizarrely awarded a free-kick in a useful position after Kevin Davies appeared to shove over Alan Hutton and it was taken by Eagles, whose strike was spilled by Guzan before the danger passed. N’Zogbia then attempted to guide the ball in following a short corner, but his effort was off target.

Wanderers were struggling to contain their opponents’ attacking play and it came as little surprise when Villa made the breakthrough just after the half-hour mark, Albrighton on hand to tap in Agbonlahor’s delivery from the left.

Within six minutes, the visitors had doubled their lead, Petrov’s drive taking a deflection off Cahill on its way in.

Bolton might have pulled one back two minutes before the break, but Guzan did well to block Kevin Davies’ header.

The hosts showed more purpose at the start of the second half and after Guzan had dived to push away a curler from Eagles, Wanderers made it 2-1.

Klasnic pounced in the 55th minute, sweeping in his seventh goal of the season after Zat Knight’s shot had caused a scramble in the box.

Bent was then guilty of further profligacy with a glaring miss, allowing the Trotters go on the hunt for an equaliser, Eagles dragging a shot wide, Kevin Davies heading tamely at Guzan and Mark Davies firing over the bar.

Coyle refreshed his attack, introducing Gael Kakuta in place of Tuncay and then being forced to replace the injured Klasnic with David Ngog.

Despite their continued efforts, though, Bolton they were unable to find a leveller, with Kakuta lashing wide in the closing stages before Jaaskelainen prevented Albrighton from inflicting an even heavier defeat.

Goals from Marc Albrighton and Stiliyan Petrov at the Reebok Stadium earned Aston Villa their first away win of the season as Bolton’s troubles at home continued.

Wanderers went into the contest having lost six out of seven Barclays Premier League games at their own ground this term, and they fell behind in the 33rd minute when Albrighton prodded in Gabriel Agbonlahor’s cross.

Petrov then added to the Trotters’ woes six minutes before the break with a strike that went in off former Villa man Gary Cahill, and although Ivan Klasnic reduced the deficit 10 minutes into the second half, the hosts could not salvage a point, slumping to the foot of the table.

They were booed by their disgruntled fans, something recently heard from Villa supporters, who will be feeling more positive after seeing their team - now up to eighth - record a win on the road and only their second victory in eight matches.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle made two changes to his first XI, Darren Pratley and Tuncay Sanli coming in for the benched Fabrice Muamba and injured ex-Villa man Nigel Reo-Coker, with Cahill keeping his place to face his old side after his red card in Wanderers’ 3-0 defeat to Tottenham last weekend was rescinded.

Villa’s team showed three adjustments from the 1-0 loss to Manchester United, manager Alex McLeish recalling Charles N’Zogbia - a week after dropping him for a breach of club rules - at the expense of Barry Bannan, and replacing injured duo Shay Given and Jermaine Jenas with Brad Guzan and Petrov.

After respects had been paid around the ground to former Bolton midfielder Gary Speed with a minute’s applause, it was the hosts who created the first real chance of the game when Chris Eagles swung a free-kick towards the box and Cahill headed into Guzan’s arms.

Eagles side-footed weakly at Guzan from Klasnic’s lay-off before Villa squandered a good opportunity, Cahill’s slip allowing N’Zogbia to cross to Petrov, who was right in front of goal but put his shot wide.

Moments later, it was Darren Bent failing to convert when he really should have scored, the unmarked striker seeing his effort come back off the legs of Jussi Jaaskelainen.

Bolton were bizarrely awarded a free-kick in a useful position after Kevin Davies appeared to shove over Alan Hutton and it was taken by Eagles, whose strike was spilled by Guzan before the danger passed. N’Zogbia then attempted to guide the ball in following a short corner, but his effort was off target.

Wanderers were struggling to contain their opponents’ attacking play and it came as little surprise when Villa made the breakthrough just after the half-hour mark, Albrighton on hand to tap in Agbonlahor’s delivery from the left.

Within six minutes, the visitors had doubled their lead, Petrov’s drive taking a deflection off Cahill on its way in.

Bolton might have pulled one back two minutes before the break, but Guzan did well to block Kevin Davies’ header.

The hosts showed more purpose at the start of the second half and after Guzan had dived to push away a curler from Eagles, Wanderers made it 2-1.

Klasnic pounced in the 55th minute, sweeping in his seventh goal of the season after Zat Knight’s shot had caused a scramble in the box.

Bent was then guilty of further profligacy with a glaring miss, allowing the Trotters go on the hunt for an equaliser, Eagles dragging a shot wide, Kevin Davies heading tamely at Guzan and Mark Davies firing over the bar.

Coyle refreshed his attack, introducing Gael Kakuta in place of Tuncay and then being forced to replace the injured Klasnic with David Ngog.

Despite their continued efforts, though, Bolton they were unable to find a leveller, with Kakuta lashing wide in the closing stages before Jaaskelainen prevented Albrighton from inflicting an even heavier defeat.